Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in the Belize archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage designated Belize Barrier Reef System, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere.
Scheduled to open in 2021, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize will have approximately 50 private estate lots, 35 private residences, and 100 guest rooms and suites. Four Seasons partners on the project are Thor Urbana, Inmobilia Desarrollos and GFA Grupo Inmobiliario, three leading real estate development groups based in Mexico.
“We are excited to be a part of the reimagination of Caye Chapel into an exclusive luxury experience, and to do so in a way that protects and reinforces the natural wonders of the island,” says J. Allen Smith, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
About Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize
Caye Chapel is a 280-acre island with more than 9.7 kilometres of white sand beaches, located 26 kilometres from Belize City. Its marina and airstrip can accommodate private boats and planes.
The development will include approximately 35 Four Seasons Private Residences and 50 Four Seasons Private Estates that owners can help design and build to their own preferences. Each lot will have private beach and golf course access, and owners can choose between a site on the east to enjoy sunrise or on the west for views of the sunset. The resort will feature 100 guest rooms and suites designed by Studio Caban, including a collection of overwater bungalows.
- health and wellness facilities;
- two beach clubs;
- multiple dining and bar options with sea views;
- retail outlets;
- a young residents club;
- a marina;
- tennis courts;
- and the 18-hole White Shark Golf Course designed and reinvented by Greg Norman and Lorena Ochoa.
Guests and homeowners will be able to experience the natural aquatic environment around the island through boat expeditions, snorkelling, paddle boarding, diving and the on-site Fabien Cousteau Nature and Conservation Institute and Adventure Center. The institute will be home to research and education initiatives that guests and residents can participate in, including a 3D coral reef printing program.