Rodney Bay, St. LuciaThe proposed redevelopment of Rodney Bay Marina will be a dynamic revitalization, offering 5-star services which include a luxury world class marina, an expanded and redeveloped upland retail, restaurant, and commercial space, a full service boat yard, and a first class condominium development with private boat slips - all integrated into the ultimate entertainment destination.
The development of Rodney Bay Marina and the adjoining parcels works to reposition the island of St. Lucia as a major mega-yacht destination and enhances the tourism industry in Rodney Bay by serving as a preferred port of disembarkation in the southern Caribbean. The marina redevelopment will produce 30 megayacht berthing slips ranging from 80 to 260 feet and 231 berthing slips ranging from 40 to 80 feet. This strategic location allows for the mega-yacht circuit to cruise through the southern islands in the Caribbean toward Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago. Rodney Bay Marina will serve not only as a destination, but also as a provisioning base and home port for mega and luxury yachts. Crews and captains will be able to keep their vessels in port, perform maintenance, and provision as needed to suit their operation. The new marina will be fully operational by the end of 2008.
The redevelopment of Rodney Bay Marina and the boatyard are equally attractive to boaters, as it will be the first full-service, first-class marina located in the Windward Islands. This positions Rodney Bay Marina as the only full-service marina to cater to all vessels' needs in the Windward Islands. The boat yard will draw vessels from other islands in the region, as the facilities at the boat yard will be far superior to existing regional competition.
The upland marina redevelopment will bring a new sense of demand to the area with alluring new restaurants, retail, and office space. The restaurants are planned to be themed to compliment the marina atmosphere and to serve a variety of cuisines. The vernacular of the entire development will be modeled after early 20th century St. Lucian architecture. Upon completion, approximately 50,000 square feet of new and renovated retail and restaurant space will exist at the marina. Both marina users and tourists will enjoy the use of the beautiful guest-friendly outdoor environment located on an attractive and newly constructed waterfront. This construction is estimated to be completed in phases by the end of 2009.
The Rodney Bay development plan allows greater flexibility for the marina, and a fresh new look and feel for the upland marina, transforming Rodney Bay into a world class yachting facility. www.igy-rodneybay.com