It's a long story but... back in mid-2003, two of the current principals of Prickly Bay Waterside Limited were working on a project in Grenada, on the opposite side of the peninsular to Prickly Bay.
Every day, after a long hard morning on the site, they would arrive at the old Boatyard for a couple of the coldest beers on the island and some lunch. One lunchtime, they learned that the Boatyard business was to be re-located, the property sold and developed. It's such a stunning, exciting and inspiring location that one of those, "What would we have done if we had bought it?" lunches followed. Tables were rotated to improve the view and paper napkins were covered in sketches.
A couple of months passed and learning that the deal had fallen through, napkins were hastily retrieved from the file and Prickly Bay Waterside was born.
Above: The original sketch
Prickly Bay Waterside is a new luxury residential community situated on the stunning island of Grenada. Winner of multiple International Property Awards and American Property Awards, including Best Development and Best Architecture, the high-end project boasts a unique architectural design modelled after a modern nautical theme. Nautical cues can be found everywhere from the stainless steel railings to porthole windows and symbolic masts that resemble those found on mega yachts. The signature design vision results in a sleek, elegant and ultra-modern development that sets the standards for a new wave of contemporary Caribbean design.
The inclusion of new techniques and innovation also provides Prickly Bay Waterside with an outstanding quality of build. The structure features state-of-the-art materials and design technologies including carbon fibre and composite mouldings and balustrades, often used in other high-tech fields like the automotive and aeronautical industries. Prickly Bay Waterside is one of the first developments in the world to feature some of these materials and technologies.
Eventually composed of 78 waters-edge residential units of up to 6,179 sq. feet, Phase 1 is segmented in three styles of residences including Waterside apartments, Spinnaker apartments and Lawn houses created to take advantage of the stunning location. Created to highlight the location's yachting atmosphere and lifestyle, the units also feature stunning architectural design that maximises the use of indoor/outdoor living with extensive use of glass doors and generous space all units that provide with outstanding ocean views.
Phase 1 is a section through the whole development. Overlooking the manicured lawns, are five/six bedroom lawn houses, with glazed, double-height living spaces and huge deck areas. They feature some of the best woods, metals, stone, glass and ceramics from all over the world in innovative combinations to create an effect that is light, airy and spacious. Towards the back of the site, set into the cliffs themselves, are a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplexes. All have large balconies and several have their own private plunge pools.
Properties in the development range from one-bedroom apartments to five/six bedroom houses. An exclusive club hotel will be part of the total development with comprehensive hospitality and dining facilities as well as meeting rooms and a gym. Longer term, it will also be the base for the administrative centre for the site handling the concierge requirements of owners and guests.
Showcasing outstanding architectural design, Prickly Bay Waterside residences are segmented into three nautical themed floor plans, including Waterside apartments, Spinnaker apartments and Lawn houses. All apartments and houses are built with the highest quality of design, materials and technologies that make the contemporary properties like no other residential development in the region.
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