JUNE 2013 UPDATE:
Plans are speeding along! Permits are issued. The Articles of Incorporation will be completed and filed in a couple of weeks. We are ready to break ground. The budget and scope of Phase 1 construction is finalized; 1 large rancho with 2 rooms, 2 bungalows, 4 cabañas, and the kitchen. We plan to open in 2014. Join us in this project!
THE OLDER INFO …
We intend to build an eco-lodge with a variety of amenities and attractions. It will be sensitive to the environment and locale in scale, material, and operational impacts. There will be seven rooms of two types. The first type consists of four Rancho Rooms with private restrooms split between a pair of two-story structures set within the mango grove on the north side of the island. The second type consists of three seasonal Cabaña rooms which will be small free-stand structures with nearby restroom facilities. These will be used during the high-season and can be converted into day-use open sided cabañas when useful.
In a later phase of construction (
2-3 1-2 years after the first phase), when there is sufficient capital savings, we will build three the remaining bungalows and a second 2-story rancho to be distributed toward the south of the island and accessible by private walkways. At that time, we will convert the Cabañas for day-use and event spaces exclusively.
In addition to the overnight accommodations, we will construct a kitchen and staff area, boat dock, restrooms, bar, dining area, recreation area (ping-pong), and a yoga/multi-use platform. Many of these features will be detailed on our plans page.
We will facilitate a variety of activities for guests including fishing with locals, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding and plantation tours, and leisurely touring of the isletas with bird watching. We will also partner with local tour and transportation operators so guests can easily visit and return from Granada and attractions beyond the city.
In addition to overnight guests, we will welcome day-use visitor who will be able to enjoy the outdoor spaces, bar, kayaks, swimming, yoga, and massage.
We will also market to and host those planning a variety of organized events such as weddings, family reunions, company retreats, and yoga retreats.