By Alexander Britell
A significant new luxury destination is coming to the Out Islands of The Bahamas, Caribbean Journal has learned.
In a major development for Long Island, one of the most pristine and undeveloped islands in The Bahamas, Star Resort Group has unveiled plans to deliver the Port St George project on behalf of owners PSG Limited.
Funding for the $500 million project has been arranged by Clairfield International.
The mixed-used Port St George will span 2.25 miles of Long Island shorefront, with 4,200 feet of shoreline on the Exuma Sound and 2,000 feet of Atlantic frontage, for a total of 882 acres.
It will be headlined by a five-star hotel and spa, along with 515 luxury residences, a 640-berth full-service marina a yacht club, a beach club and a golf course, among other amenities.
The real estate offerings will include 500 condominiums and townhomes and 15 luxury villas.
According to Star Resort Group, the project will also have a significant eco focus, with plans to eventually operate entirely off the grid through solar tiles and storage batteries.
“Port St. George will serve as a vibrant oasis from which to explore the untouched wonders of Long Island,” said Duane Gerenser, president of Star Resort Group Inc. “The sustainable development will create an environment that is inclusive of the Bahamian people and local culture, an uncommon effort among many secluded luxury resorts. The eco-engineered project will bring employment opportunities, provide athletic facilities and instruction to local schools, and offer a platform for artists, craftspeople, and entrepreneurs to thrive.”
The marina component will be the largest in The Bahamas, with a marina village including a yacht club, a market, food and beverage options and a culinary school, along with a lighthouse and a bar.
It will put a new spotlight on Long Island, home to spectacular beaches and blue holes, among other natural wonders.