Sunday, April 28th, 2019
Port St George the Largest Marina in the Bahamas
The Bahamas’ first ever eco-engineered luxury destination, Port St George will now boast a superyacht capable marina. And it will be the largest in the island chain.
Located minutes from Stella Maris International Airport, Port St George will feature a 640-berth marina. This will accommodate vessels up to 35 metres in length. It will provide a quick and easy access for the HNWI yacht enthusiast.
In line with Port St George ’s sustainability efforts, the marina is targeting Blue Flag certification. If it gets awarded, it will make it one of the few marinas in The Bahamas to achieve this eco-label.
Located on a one-mile arc of waterfront, the marina will:
- Provide enhanced storm protection due to the size, enabling vessels to dock year-round, a rare advantage in this region
- Offer full marina services including customs, immigration, boat cleaning and repair facilities, fuel, supplies and chandlery
- Act as a bustling village centre for residents, resort guests and local Bahamians.
The self-sustaining resort spanning over two miles of coastline will offer
- 276 luxury condominiums, 82 townhouses, 5 single-family homes and 5 branded residences, all of which are positioned at most a few hundred yards from the waterfront
- A 50-room five-star hotel including hotel residences
- A 40-room inn
- A culinary school, retail shops, food market and other food and beverage venues
- A yacht club
- A lighthouse overlooking Exuma Sound
- A waterfront bar and restaurant
Port St George will, when completed, be located on Long Island, known for its contrasting coastline of limestone cliffs and tranquil beaches.
Port St. George is taking a major step toward operating entirely off-grid through extensive use of solar tiles and storage batteries.
Mixed use development
The mixed-use development will be designed for those seeking an experience characterised by an authentic Bahamian environment, luxurious, modern amenities and an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Port St. George will exemplify the next evolution of luxury destinations, as eco-engineering and future-proofing is being incorporated into every aspect of the project.
An organic hydroponics farm will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, reducing the need for imported products. Food waste will be distributed directly from residential and commercial structures to a composting centre, which will reduce waste and create a product for soil enrichment.
Rainwater will be collected in cisterns and a solar-powered, reverse-osmosis desalinisation plant will convert seawater into fresh, drinkable water for the development.
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.”
Port St. George will span the two-and-a-quarter-mile width of Long Island, with 4,200 feet of untouched shoreline on Exuma Sound and 2,000 feet of Atlantic Ocean frontage, constituting a total of 882 acres.
Costing in excess of $500 million construction will span five years. When complete the development will include real estate offerings.
Real estate offerings
Real estate offerings at Port St. George will consist of condominiums, townhouses and 23 luxury villas. They will be positioned along Exuma Sound, the 100-acre harbour front or the Atlantic Ocean, providing each with waterfront views. In line with Port St. George’s commitment to sustainability, each residence will come equipped with a roadworthy, modified electric golf cart, as motor cars will be discouraged. The 640-berth marina, sheltered by the protected harbour, will be the largest in The Bahamas.
The area will feature a yacht club, a market, a culinary school and a variety of food and beverage venues, including a lighthouse with a bar and cafe at the harbour inlet where residents, locals and staff alike can gather while enjoying unmatched ocean views. An intimate and refined five-star hotel will serve as the corner stone of the development.
Positioned on a peninsula overlooking Exuma Sound, the hotel will include a two-story luxury spa, several dining options, private villas, branded residences and more.
Sporting facilities will be an important feature of Port St. George. They will include:
●An 18-hole golf course.
●Six first-class tennis courts, comprising three grass courts and three clay courts.
●Water sports including fishing, snorkeling, ocean rowing, paddle boarding, kayaking and excursions on solar-powered watercraft.
●A swimming complex with an Olympic size pool and wading pools.
●Athletic fields including a cricket pitch, a soccer field, and a ball field with a running track will also serve the local community.
Port St. George will be accessible by both commercial and private aircraft via Stella Maris International Airport. The airport has port of entry status and is five minutes from the development.