Blue Sky South and L’Anse Caraibe are small private developments located on the north coast of Grenada, approximately 5 minutes from the town of Sauteurs in the parish of St Patrick’s. The developments are at the extreme western end of Copland Bay, at the other end of which lies the ruins of a centuries’ old brick lime kiln. Both have views over the bay to the town of Sauteurs to the extreme right and the islets and southern Grenadine islands to the north. The parish of St Patrick is the northernmost parish on the island and contains lush countryside, a number of boutique hotels and restaurants and several beautiful beaches.
Grenada has direct connections by air from London via BA and Virgin Atlantic; Miami via AA; New York via Delta and Caribbean Airlines; Toronto via Caribbean Airlines. It is also regularly served by Liat and Caribbean Airlines from Trinidad, 30 minutes to the south, and by Liat from Barbados, 45 minutes to the east. The airport is 26 miles of scenic drive either along the west coast or over the central hills from the developments.
Sauteurs the nearby town is predominantly an 18th Century town and has restaurants, pharmacies, bakery, fresh fish and food markets, supermarkets, medical facilities and bank. It is accessible entirely along the beach at low tide or along the public road, about 15 minutes on foot and less than 5 minutes by car. Sautuers is on the public transport route with connections available by bus to the towns of Victoria, Gouyave and the capital, St George’s, and on to the airport along the west coast and the island’s second largest town, Grenville, on the east coast.
Blue Sky South comprises 4 parcels of land, each of which has received approval for construction of holiday cottages. Three have been built to date, comprising 1, 2 and 3 bedroom Caribbean-style cottages. These cottages were designed by Mitch Stuart senior architect of OBM Limited, a well-known firm of architects which has designed several fashionable resorts in the Caribbean. Mitch has also designed the 3 2 bedroom cottages at L’Anse Caraibe which have a similar layout as those at Blue Sky South but are of a distinctive Mediterranean look with larger pools and on larger parcels of land.
The developers are offering Parcel 4 in the Blue Sky South development comprising 7236 square feet of gently sloping land with the southern boundary bordering the Mount Rodney public road and the northern boundary ending on the Blue Sky South common area that leads to the beach. Each cottage in this development has been carefully positioned by the architect to optimize privacy and views. The development is covenanted to ensure that the owners get maximum enjoyment from the property and that the values are maintained. The developers are offering Parcels 1, 2 and 3 in L’Anse Caraibe development. All are connected to a common walkway to the beach below.
Because they are north facing, all the cottages are continually washed by the tradewinds. Each features:
- Air-conditioned bedrooms with ceiling fans
- Open air shower off one bedroom
- Open plan living areas
- Large well equipped kitchen
- Individual parking
- Large open terraces overlooking the sea
- Private swimming pool
- Easy access to the beach by a short private footpath located on the development
The properties are developed by the owners, John and Gail Carrington on the basis that freehold title on the property is sold and the cottages are constructed by Northcottages Limited, which has done the construction on all three existing cottages. All parcels being offered for sale have approved plans for building. Purchasers should be aware that non-Grenadian citizens will require landholding licences issued by the Government of Grenada. These licences typically are processed in 4-6 months. Transfer taxes are payable on the purchase of the land but as the land is being sold as raw land before construction, these taxes are minimised. There is no tax on the construction. Annual property taxes are payable but these are currently less than EC$1000 annually on developed parcels. The properties are connected to main public electricity, water and telephone. There is no public sewerage system in Grenada so each cottage has its own septic system.
Owners in both developments will be allotted a share in Blue Sky South Limited, the resident’s association, and so will have a say in any the running of the developments. For both developments, owners have the opportunity to place their cottages into a rental pool for short term guests through Blue Sky South Limited. The existing three Blue Sky South cottages have been rented as short term tourism destinations for the past 5 years and have enjoyed excellent reviews from visitors which can be reviewed on www.homeaway.co.uk