With an average year-round temperature of approximately 80 degrees and the stunning mountain volcanic plugs known as the Pitons dominating its iconic landscape, the island of St. Lucia paints one of the Caribbean’s prettiest pictures of paradise.
And if you’ve been looking for a way to stake your own claim on the island for something more permanent than a one-off vacation, the new Cas en Bas development on St. Lucia’s northern coast makes an appealing case for buying in.
With studios starting at $330,000 and two-bedroom residences at $660,000, the homes unsurprisingly gained a lot of early attention. Phase 1 has already sold out, with Phase 2 now on the market for buyers looking to invest in one of the Caribbean’s most perennially popular vacation isles.
The UK-based resort company, Wellington Estates, is behind Cas en Bas Beach Resort, which occupies a coveted spot between a ribboning white sand beach and St. Lucia Golf and Country Club, right next to Cabot St. Lucia golf estate.
It’s a secluded and exclusive part of the island that offers easy access to Pigeon National Park—just a 10-minute drive—as well as the nightlife and restaurants of Rodney Bay and Marina Village. The boutique resort is scheduled to open in 2023, with its 90 luxury freehold apartments owned privately.
The resort has one of the longest pools in St. Lucia and the property’s layout was designed to follow the path of the sun, with shaded and sunny areas to be found throughout the day. Residences have premium finishes and full height sliding glass doors to maximize views and open onto private balconies that beckon owners to enjoy tropical indoor/outdoor living.
“Cas en Bas Beach Resort fills a void in the current St. Lucia lifestyle hotel and real estate market, so we are delighted to enhance this wonderful island’s tourism in partnership with Dream Hotel Group,” said Edward Wellington, CEO of Wellington Estates. “Our objective is to create a world-class, professionally managed resort that offers the finest levels of contemporary island living, and Dream Hotel Group shares in that ambition.”
The property’s low monthly service charge (just $250 per month for a studio) means owners can cover the running costs of an apartment by renting it out for just a few nights each month–another factor investors in the project find appealing.
Amenities that owners—and the hotel’s future guests, too—will enjoy here include the resort’s Champagne terrace and rooftop bar, tapas-style wine bar, sports and beach bars, and a grill on beautiful Cas en Bas Beach.