By the Caribbean Journal staff
A major new resort is coming to The Bahamas.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand is opening its first property in Nassau, with plans for a $250 million, six-acre development centered at The Pointe, a mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Nassau.
Already under construction, the property will feature a 150-room Margaritaville Beach Resort, along with 150 luxury oceanfront residences, 100 of which will be branded One Particular Harbour at The Pointe.
Margaritaville Holdings’ newest project will also include a marina, a water park, a spa, an entertainment center, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, retail shops and a kids’ club.
“The Bahamas – one of the most beautiful places in the world – is an absolutely perfect location for a Margaritaville lifestyle destination,” said John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville. “We’re excited to combine our casual-luxe brand with the local Bahamian culture, known for its warmth and hospitality, to create a one-of-a-kind paradise to vacation, visit, live or just kick back and relax. Nassau is an ideal destination for our lifestyle brand as we continue to expand our global hospitality footprint.”
The project is expected to begin a phased opening in mid-2019.
The Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe will also include an open-air shopping concourse, a movie theater, a bowling alley, an outdoor performance stage and a cascading water pool.
Other amenities will include the St. Somewhere Spa, retail huts, a private beach and a special blue hole diving pool, among others.
The 45-slip marina will feature modern floating berths for up to 150-foot yachts.
It’s a huge new addition to a downtown area that has been experiencing a renaissance in recent years.
It’s also the latest new Margaritaville-branded resort to launch in the Caribbean, following last October’s announcement of a new Margaritaville in Punta Cana.