The resort is designed to feature privately owned villas, condominium units, an hotel with 60 suites, and a Six Senses Spa.
The conceptual master plan for the resort features innovations in green building, organic architecture, bamboo construction, and a 2.5-megawatt (MW) renewable energy system to power the entire resort.
The Design and Development Team spearheading the project includes architect Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Canopy Development, experienced sustainable resort planners and developers. Bamboo is also collaborating with members of the Bob Marley family to create a One Love Music Village which honors the musical legend Bob Marley and showcases Jamaica’s vibrant music culture as part of the resort’s amenities.
Bamboo’s Co-Founder and President, Jill McKenzie Burr said, “we are very excited to have the opportunity for Bamboo to be managed by a company that shares parallel social and environmental values and to bring the award-winning Six Senses brand to Jamaica.”
The preliminary design plan for Bamboo Eco Resort has been developed around a property site located in the coastal region of St. Mary, Jamaica. Like Six Senses resorts worldwide, the proposed Bamboo site was identified as an ideal location for the development of a resort because of its exotic location, warm friendly people, and unspoiled natural beauty. Although the area has a secluded feel, it is easily accessible from Jamaica’s international and regional airports and the recent completion of Jamaica’s North Coast Highway now provides increased accessibility to this once remote region of the island.
With a total project cost of US$125 million, the Bamboo development will create vitally needed new jobs, vocational training, and opportunity in the St Mary region. The development of Bamboo is expected to take place over a four year period. The group aims to begin phase one development in 2011, with a projected opening in 2015.