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Stone Island

WELCOME TO

The team behind The WaterColours is adding to their award-winning waterfront lifestyle developments with The Residences of Stone Island.

Located in the prestigious Yacht Club neighbourhood, Stone Island is a gated and fully maintained waterfront community comprised of 44 luxury residences, each with approximately 4,500-square-feet of open-concept living space.

With no detail to be missed, these exclusive three-story residences feature private plunge pools, double car garages, vaulted master bedroom ceilings and waterway views, complete with exceptional fixtures and finishes. Choose to upgrade your residence to include elevator, built-in outdoor barbecue and superior finish packages, among other options.

Live at The Residences of Stone Island, and embrace the waterfront lifestyle.

LOCATION

The Yacht Club neighbourhood is a well established and prestigious residential low-density community, accommodating a boating lifestyle and walkable access to Seven Mile Beach with a multi-use trail.

The Residences of Stone Island are at the heart of this community, with close proximity to The Cayman Islands Yacht Club, offering full service marina, restaurants and amenities. Indulge in short boat ride to North Sound or a calm sail to Stingray City and Rum Point, departing directly from the comforts of home.

Just minutes from conveniences and upscale shopping & entertainment at Cayman’s epicentre, Camana Bay, Stone Island is also within minutes of grocery stores, world class boutiques and restaurants, as well as major hotels like The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Westin Casuarina Resort and Kimpton Hotel.

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Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences Resort Suites

Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

 

Strata Condo RESORT SUITES specifications

 

 

  • Minimum 10’ high ceilings with 9’ high glass doors/windows
  • Refined and custom designed warm Caribbean interiors
  • Attention to detailing with thoughtful custom lighting throughout
  • Custom designed cabinetry throughout
  • Engineered Quartz countertops in bathrooms, kitchenette and minibar
  • Custom backsplash detailing in kitchenette
  • Indirect lighting under kitchenette cabinets
  • Stainless steel sink in kitchenette
  • Under counter bar refrigerator
  • Spacious closets and storage
  • Spacious ensuite bathrooms, with frameless glass enclosed shower
  • Custom designed ensuite vanities with large mirror
  • High quality brushed nickel fixtures and fitment details throughout
  • Dual flush toilets
  • High-speed wireless broadband internet
  • Large flat screen TV with movie selections
  • Independently controlled AC system
  • High quality King or Double Queen beds with high grade mattress and pillows
  • Custom headboards and bed frames complete with integrated lighting
  • Comfortable side chair in all units
  • Built in desk with mobile desk chair
  • Louvered interior doors throughout
  • Custom window treatment to suit interior finishing, with black out shades
  • VingCard or equal security access door hardware to all units
  • High quality wood-grain porcelain flooring throughout
  • Smooth finish detailing to all walls
  • Accessorized with minimum two custom art pieces
  • In-room safe
  • Exterior balcony with lounge furniture and privacy garden screen
  • Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems as per code

 

 

 

NOTE: the Developer reserves the right to change or substitute materials and products of equal or higher quality. Other changes may be incorporated as the design develops, or as may be required by the hotel brand, or by the Cayman Islands Planning Board, or as may be required due to operational or supply chain requirements.

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Grand Hyatt Cayman Hotel & Residences

Grand Hyatt Grand Cayman Hotel & Residences, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

 

RESORT specifications

 

  • Long white sand beach
  • 2 Family Swimming Pools, one with wedding island
  • Connecting lazy river
  • 1 Adult only pool
  • 1 Family Jacuzzi
  • Lush Caribbean landscaping
  • Poolside fire pit and lounge area
  • Ocean pool with ocean access
  • Kids’ Activity Club with outdoor play area and pool
  • Variety of Water Sports
  • Ironshore Nature Ecopath
  • 3-storey main lobby
  • Lobby lounge
  • 5 Restaurants:
    • Main restaurant with ocean view and terrace
    • Lobby restaurant with Grab and Go
    • Pool restaurant
    • Signature restaurant
    • Pizza and pasta restaurant
  • 5 Bars:
    • Beach bar
    • Pool bar
    • Lobby bar
    • Signature restaurant bar
    • Spa Juice bar
  • Private dining rooms
  • On site charcuterie with cheese and wine
  • Specialty retail boutiques
  • Dive shop
  • 25,000 sq ft of function areas, with ocean view terrace
  • Private screening room with state-of-the-art video and surround sound
  • State of the art gymnasium
  • Day spa with terrace

NOTE:

The Developer reserves the right to change specifications or substitute materials and products of equal or higher quality. Programmatic changes may be incorporated as the design develops, or as may be required by the Cayman Islands Planning Board, or as may be required due to operational or supply chain requirements.

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A Brief Look at Cayman’s History

The Cayman Islands remained largely uninhabited until the 17th century. While there is no archaeological evidence for an indigenous people on the islands, a variety of settlers from various backgrounds made their home on the islands, including pirates, shipwrecked sailors, and deserters from Oliver Cromwell’s army in Jamaica.

Cayman Islands National Museum, George Town, Grand Cayman

The first recorded permanent inhabitant of the Cayman Islands, Isaac Bodden, was born on Grand Cayman around 1661. He was the grandson of the original settler named Bodden who was probably one of Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers at the taking of Jamaica in 1655.

England took formal control of the Cayman Islands, along with Jamaica, as a result of the Treaty of Madrid of 1670. Following several unsuccessful attempts at settlement, a permanent English-speaking population in the islands dates from the 1730s. With settlement, after the first royal land grant by the Governor of Jamaica in 1734, came the perceived need for slaves. Many were brought to the islands from Africa; this is evident today with the majority of native Caymanians being of African and English descent. The results of the first census taken in the islands in 1802 showed the population on Grand Cayman to be 933 with 545 of those inhabitants being enslaved. Slavery was abolished in the Cayman Islands in 1833. At the time of abolition, there were over 950 Blacks of African ancestry enslaved by 116 white families of English ancestry.

The islands continued to be governed as part of the Colony of Jamaica until 1962, when they became a separate Crown colony while Jamaica became an independent Commonwealth realm.

The Heroes Square in the centre of George Town, which commemorates Cayman Islands’ war dead. The Legislative Assembly building is at the left.

On 8 February 1794, the Caymanians rescued the crews of a group of ten merchant ships, including HMS Convert, an incident that has since become known as the Wreck of the Ten Sail. The ships had struck a reef and run aground during rough seas.  Legend has it that King George III rewarded the island with a promise never to introduce taxes as compensation for their generosity, as one of the ships carried a member of the King’s own family. While this remains a popular legend, the story is not true.

The Cayman Islands historically has been a tax-exempt destination. The government of the Cayman Islands has always relied on indirect and not direct taxes. The territory has never levied income tax, capital gains tax, or any wealth tax, making them a popular tax haven.

 

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Special Economic Zone (Cayman Enterprise City)

Special Economic Zone

The Cayman Islands Government is facilitating and encouraging further economic growth and attracting additional international investment through the recent enactment of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Law.  This Law, which specifically caters for exempted companies and exempted limited partnerships, creates an alternative licensing regime, as well as several additional incentives for entities that have already established, or wish to establish, a physical presence in the Islands.

These organizations located in the Special Economic Zone may carry on business in any part of the world, however, business activities conducted in the Cayman Islands are restricted to activities that are in furtherance of offshore business. In other words, they cannot compete in the domestic Cayman Islands market.

The following types of businesses are specifically authorized to operate within the SEZ:

  • Media and Marketing (including digital media, film and broadcasting)
  • Internet and Technology
  • Commodities and Derivatives
  • Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Green Technology
  • Maritime Services and Aviation Services

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) is Cayman’s first SEZ. Their highly anticipated campus will be just over 50 acres and located in affluent South Sound, Grand Cayman. Until these facilities become available in 2018, there are provisions for existing commercial space to be treated as gateway space into the SEZ. The CEC are already operating out of the HSBC Building and the Grand Pavilion, both on West Bay Road, and several businesses are already operating under the regime.

Reasons to Relocate to CEC

  • 100% exempt from corporate, capital gains, sales, income tax and import duties
  • 100% foreign ownership permitted
  • Renewable five-year work/residence visas granted within five days
  • 4-6 week fast-track set-up of operations
  • Intellectual Property owned offshore
  • No government reporting requirements
  • Strategic base with easy access to lucrative North and Latin American markets
  • On NYC/EST time zone

For more information visit www.caymanenterprisecity.com

 

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Meet Our Friends at Beacon Farms

Beacon Farms – A History

Beacon Farms was the vision of Frank ‘Bud’ Volinsky, Granger Haugh and Scott Haugh. The three worked together on several projects to support sober living with The Bridge Foundation and agreed that there was a need for the next step in rehabilitation. Recidivism levels for those in recovery are increased due to lack of appropriate, safe, sober living environments. Many of those recovering from substance abuse issues have few housing, educational, or employment resources available, and are prone to fall back into old behaviors, and poor decision making, which often results in repeated legal involvement. The vision for Beacon Farms is to facilitate a variety of educational and skills programs for residents who are committed to improving their quality of life and avoiding legal issues.

Scott Haugh, Granger’s son, is a well-respected leader in rehabilitation services and the concept of the ‘Continuum of Care’ in Seattle, Washington. Scott is a Certified Chemical Dependency Professional with nearly a decade of experience in the field. Granger is a successful retired entrepreneur and has ample experience in building business models from the ground floor. Bud is the founder of a very successful transitional housing facility (The Bridge Foundation) and he has a long career in construction management.

The Haugh Family Foundation has provided the investment to purchase the Beacon Farms property along with the needed capital to renovate the structures and till the land in preparation for planting a variety of crops. Scott is providing the professional direction to ensure quality services for the residents assigned to Beacon Farms. Bud has provided the operational leadership and has supervised the overall operation that will facilitate housing and jobs with the vision of a continuum of care for dozens of men and women annually.

The Haugh Family Foundation is led by Granger and Margie Haugh. The couple has a 35-year relationship with the Cayman Islands and recently received permanent residence status.

www.beaconfarms.ky

Farm To Table

Farm to Table is the cornerstone of the entrepreneurial concept called Beacon Farms. Since the property was purchased by the Haugh Family Foundation and leased to this non-profit, many projects followed to prepare the 34-acre parcel for its mission.

The renovation of the two houses was the priority and the construction on both is complete. The men’s house, a two-story facility, will welcome six men and provide space for dining, recreation, educational programs and meetings to support recovery services. Beacon Farms CEO, Bud Volinsky, and his wife Kate are comfortably moved into the second facility, the Manager’s Residence, and they are overseeing day-to-day farming and residents’ activities.

The driveway from Frank Sound Road has been leveled, widened and enhanced to allow the delivery of the heavy equipment needed to clear the land and prepare the soil for planting. Although the property has a history of farming, the foliage had grown-over, necessitating a heavy duty clearing process, which continues as the expansive property is groomed.

One of the workhorses has been the John Deere 5100 Tractor. With a hydraulic hammer head, the John Deere has been grinding up the rock and tilling the soil, handling this monumental task in a timely manner. As crop land is cleared for planting all vegetation is chipped on site and composted so that the soil can be enriched organically. After harvest, crop debris will also be composted on site. Another revenue opportunity gained from the clearing process has been the rock that has been removed and sold to local landowners.

Moving forward, greenhouses will be constructed to develop temperature-controlled germination and cultivation environments for traditional and experimental crops.

Crops Planned for Planting

  • Mangels – Cattle Fodder, Animal Feed
  • Lavender – Oil, Flavorings
  • Sunflowers – Chicken Feed
  • Moringa – Tea Leaves
  • Stevia – Sweetener (Retail)
  • Peppers – Seasoning Peppers (Retail)
  • Tobacco – Cigars

Coconut Processing – Oil, Water, Flower and Husks  

Coconut Products: no longer will Cayman coconuts go to the landfill. Beacon will process its own coconuts and others gathered on Grand Cayman. Coconut Oil, Water, Flour, and Husks will be marketed.

The Beacon Farms garage will be transformed into a soils laboratory and a clean food grade processing area. Soil nutrient testing for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and other nutrients will allow Beacon Farms to produce its crops under organic conditions.