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For sailing enthusiasts seeking time-out in a relaxed atmosphere, or anyone looking to change pace and enjoy the luxury of sea-side living, the development of the new Marriott Residences in Ambergris Caye, Belize is excellent news. The resort will offer a perfect balance between high-end living and the cozy comforts of a small-town Caribbean home – complete with all the adventures only the ocean can provide, right on your doorstep.
Ambergris Caye, Belize’s largest island is blessed with a temperate climate, an abundance of fresh air and turquoise-blue Caribbean waters that gently lap at the expansive white sand. The new Marriott residential resort is set to be built just a few miles away from the bustling town of San Pedro. It’s the perfect spot from which to explore the Belize Barrier Reef – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere. Aside from the multiple waterfront attractions, the resort’s surroundings also offer fascinating Mayan ruins to explore and local arts and crafts shops and galleries. The resort is scheduled to open in 2020. It is being developed by ECI Development, which promises to deliver the perfect solution for those looking for a luxurious yet affordable resort community residence.
The beachfront development will offer 203 luxurious units, consisting of studio apartments and two-bedroom condominium homes with spectacular views of the ocean. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of top-rated oceanfront restaurants, a rooftop lounge, events and conference facilities, a fitness center and spa, ample retail space and a water sports and dive shop. The private dock makes this residential resort the ideal destination for sailing and diving enthusiasts in search of high quality lodgings.
The Marriott Resort is uniquely designed to combine the old-world colonial-style, which echoes Belize’s rich British heritage, with traditional local aesthetics and woodwork. The architectural renderings will be released by the end of the year, and construction is set to start by the beginning of 2019.
ECI Development Led by Cobb and Nagel
The concept for the Belize Marriott Residence was crafted by a top international team of experts lead by ECI Development. Co-founded by international investor and businessman Joel Nagel and CEO Michael Cobb, the ECI real estate development company has been delivering luxurious and affordable resorts and residences in idyllic destinations across Latin America, including Belize, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, for over two decades. The company made a substantial investment of US$43 million in order to develop this exciting resort.
ECI is especially pleased to be working with an internationally renowned company like Marriott on this project. Joel Nagel commended Marriott’s known commitment to conserving the environment, and further mentioned that, he is happy to be working with a partner that, like ECI Development, recognizes the importance of protecting and preserving the Belize Barrier Reef system.
Belize is Booming
The ECI-Marriott project is the latest in a wave of new developments in Belize that are rising in popularity with the global sailing community. The economic benefits of this boom are predicted to positively influence the economy throughout the country. Manuel Heredia, Belize’s Minister of Tourism expects the opening of resort to create more than 200 jobs and drastically increase income from water sports and other tourist sites.