A high-profile all-inclusive project has officially broken ground on the island of Saint Lucia.
The Canelles Resort Project, the product of a partnership between Caribbean Galaxy and AMResorts, will include a pair of all-inclusive resort properties.
“This hotel will fit in nicely with a number of other projects that are currently already underway or planned for the south of the island, as we attempt to spread the benefits of national development and narrow the social and economic gap between rural and urban communities,” said Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who was on hand for the groundbreaking. “I want to thank the Galaxy Group and AMResorts for their vision and for choosing this area for their hotel project. It is an area that has remained in near pristine condition over the years mainly because of its rich archaeological, historical and environmental sites as well as the economic and social opportunities it provides for scores of residents in the agriculture and fisheries sectors.”
Canelles, which was launched last year, will see the construction of two AMResorts properies: one under the Zoetry wellness-focused brand, and another under AMResorts’ family-focused Dreams brand. (The latter has been on a major expansion push in the wider Caribbean-Mexico region).
The project is set in the village of Micoud, on the stunning Atlantic coast of Saint Lucia, with plans to build a total of 330 rooms — along with a residential component that will include 380 residences.
“One of the precautions that we took in the planning of this project was to ensure that the integrity of these sites would not be diluted in any way, and in fact we have received the undertaking of the developers that this will not only be so, but that they will ensure that this development adds even greater value to what they will find here,” Chastanet said. “Most important are the environmental issues which relate to the impacts of the development during construction and operations on the integrity of the marine reserve. This is vital for the preservation of important ecosystems—both marine and land—the fisheries, and Saint Lucia’s natural biodiversity.”
It’s another new project for Caribbean Galaxy, which is also behind the soon-to-debut Ramada resort project in St Kitts.