Shoal Bay East, Anguilla – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Located along 1,000 feet of “the best beach in the world” (per the Discovery Channel), Zemi Beach is a brand-new resort development comprising 73 one- to three-bedroom residences. Those lucky enough to nab one of these spectacular Caribbean homes will have a slew of five-star amenities at their fingertips when in residence, plus the services of a specialist boutique hotel operator to maximize the property’s return when they’re away.
Residences, ranging in size from 1,200 to 3,700 square feet, will feature private plunge pools and breathtaking views of the crystalline Caribbean and Fountain Cavern National Park, a protected reserve guaranteed not to be developed. Designed by world-renowned Caribbean architects Lane Pettigrew Associates, the resort will employ natural materials (think coral stone, hard woods and clay tiles) for a classic Caribbean vibe enhanced by modern accents and lush beachfront surrounds.
In the works for the luxe resort are an array of first-class facilities, including bars and restaurants, infinity-edge pools, a luxury spa and state-of-the-art fitness center with an outdoor yoga terrace. A 24-hour concierge and a bespoke Zemi Beach iPad app will allow residents to book restaurant and spa appointments whenever they want, wherever they happen to be.
Anguilla, an island hideaway long favored by A-listers seeking both privacy and paradise, has attracted the likes of Beyoncé and Jay Z, Alec Baldwin, Harvey Weinstein, Will Smith, Michael Jordan, Paul McCartney, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres and John Malkovich. When it comes to exclusivity and luxury, Anguilla ranks up there with St. Barths, touting 33 idyllic white sand beaches and one of the highest concentrations of fine dining restaurants in the Caribbean.
Sheldon Goldstein, the founder of the family business behind this particular portion of paradise, remarked, “As our first development outside of the U.S., we were determined to choose a premier destination which would be appealing both as an upscale second-home and vacation destination. Anguilla is an exceptionally beautiful and a truly exclusive Caribbean retreat which, unlike other islands, is protected from over development as the government has limited development to upscale and boutique resorts. At Zemi Beach we believe it is essential to support the community and provide local employment to create a sustainable development.”
The Goldstein family, a veteran of the U.S. real estate industry, is well-known for the construction and management of thousands of residential units and over three million square feet of commercial and industrial property.