Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize featuring magnificent oceanfront estates, private residences and overwater bungalows.
Scheduled to open in 2021, the project is in in partnership with Thor Urbana, Inmobilia Desarrollos and GFA Grupo Inmobiliario, three real estate development groups based in Mexico.
Four Seasons Resort & Residences Caye Chapel, Belize will transform the intimate private island of Caye Chapel into a luxury destination for residence owners and leisure travellers, with approximately 50 private estate lots, 35 private residences, and 100 guest rooms and suites.
Caye Chapel is located 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.
The island will feature an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman in consultation with Lorena Ochoa, a Fabien Cousteau nature and conservation institute, a marina and private airstrip.
“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 Allen Smith, president, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
The 280-acre (113 hectare) island is outlined by 9.7 kilometres of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, and is located 26 kilometres from Belize City, either 30 minutes by boat or ten minutes by flight.
The island’s marina and airstrip can accommodate private boats and planes for easy access by owners and guests arriving from further afield.
A destination in its own right, the island also acts as a convenient base to explore the nearby cultural and natural sites of mainland Belize and surrounding cayes.