By the Caribbean Journal staff
Sandals Resorts International has officially broken ground on its newest resort project in the Caribbean.
Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet turned the sod on the Sandals LaSource Saint Lucia project, which will be the company’s fifth fourth on the island.
Chastanet was joined by a delegation including Minister with Responsibility for Tourism Dominic Fedee, Minister of Economic Development and Urban Renewal Guy Joseph, Sandals Director of Corporate Services Jeremy Jones and Sandals Saint Lucia Managing Director Winston Anderson.
Chastanet said the project would bring “significant” benefits to the island. citing a close to $65 million in additional expenditures expected to be generated by the property.
The 330-suite resort gets its name from its sister property in Grenada.
It will include features from over-the-water bungalows to swim-up suites, with a setting on Pigeon Island Beach, adjacent to the company’s Sandals Grande resort.