Grenada: the unspoilt isle bouncing back

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Grenada: the unspoilt isle bouncing back

Grenada is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful islands left in the Caribbean.

It's often overshadowed by islands such as Barbados, but the lush island that has recovered from two hurricanes is also bouncing back from the global downturn.

Inland investment includes high-end hotels, yachting clubs and marinas.

"With the ongoing sympathetic development of Port Louis and its mega yacht marina, word is spreading fast that Grenada is the next 'MUST ISLAND' to visit!" says Peter de Savary, the creator of the island's Mount Cinnamon resort (as well as The Carnegie Club, Cherokee Plantation and Bovey Castle).

Perhaps so. 12 Years a Slave Oscar Winner Steve McQueen was just there at the weekend (his mother was born on the island), Morgan Freeman is a big fan, and over the last six months, a steady stream of celebrities have visited, including Mick Jagger, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Michele Rodriguez.

Actually, although a small island, Grenada is incredibly rich in talent: gifted individuals of Grenadian ancestry also include Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, Victoria Cross Awardee, Lance Sargent Johnson Beharry; and Olympic Gold Medallist (400 metres), Kirani James.

"Although not as well-known as St Lucia, Barbados and other Caribbean islands, it certainly provides the most charming and enchanting of lifestyles in one of the few remaining authentic islands of the West Indies," adds de Savary, announcing the sale of two villas and two one-bed duplex apartments on Mount Cinnamon at an introductory price for a limited time.

Set on a majestic hillside amongst lush tropical gardens, Mount Cinnamon consists of 22 spacious luxury hacienda suites and villas (one pictured here), all with stunning views of Grand Anse Beach - one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

All the accommodation at Mount Cinnamon is fully furnished, spacious and airy and furnished turnkey. Homes have beamed cathedral ceilings leading to large outdoor-living terraces, and the master bedroom suites are one of their Wow factors.

The properties are priced at US$500,000 (£303,000) reduced by US$95,000 (£57,570); or US$650,000 (£394,000) reduced by US$100,000 (£60,000).

Owners have the option to retain their property for private use, or to join a rental group managed by Mount Cinnamon and receive 50 per cent of the rental income.

"With the global economy turning a corner, now is a good time to buy in Grenada," suggests de Savary.

"Positive signs of inward investment to Grenada is very encouraging, and with the recently completed Port Louis Marina attracting movers and shakers, as well as celebrities, the time to acquire a property, would not only be an astute move, with rental and capital potential, but would also provide the buyer with a stunning holiday home on one of the prettiest and friendliest islands in the Caribbean."

Close proximity to the island's wealth of activities and attractions, including plantation tours, world-renowned diving, hiking, river tubing, sailing, kayaking and more, plus access to the resort's private beach cabana, Mount Cinnamon is well located.

Grenada has direct flights from the UK, Canada, US, Germany and inter-island in the Caribbean.

Read more about Grenada here.

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