ST.KITTS-NEVIS TOURISM MINISTER ANNOUNCES US$3BILLION SEA CITY ULTRA-LUXURY SEA-BORNE, SEMI-SUBMERGED, HOTEL RESORT PROJECT
Basseterre, Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Lindsay Grant has announced that the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has been chosen as the Host- Nation for the unique, futuristic, cutting-edge, SEA City Development project, coded name SEA City, by MOI Imagineering International Limited.
“The amazing US$3 Billion mega project, which will be built by a consortium of international acclaimed organizations, is to be in 10 square kilometres of blue waters in our beloved country”, Minister Grant announced. This innovative masterpiece”, Minister Grant advised, is a sea-borne, floating, semi-submerged, ultra-luxury residence and resort, which promises to add to the appeal of St. Kitts and Nevis as an Iconic Global Destination.”
Once completed, SEA City – St. Kitts & Nevis, will be an exclusive, the First of its kind, “Ultra Luxurious Underwater Living Experience and Lifestyle, unlike anything seen to date” the developers contend.
To explain the nature and scope of the SEA City project, the developers sought to capture the significance of sharing this beautiful island, which is a microcosm of Earth – fragile and irreplaceable – and the vision of how to enhance and protect this small space at the same time. It embodies and celebrates also, the importance of Ocean Governance and Marine Development for the good of the islands’ people mindful that as global warming and rising sea levels intensify, mankind must look beyond the shores of our land-based habitats for growth.
Principally, Sea City will showcase the importance of environmental protection and the prerequisite of environmental sustainability, unafraid to embrace technology and to employ it wisely in applications that benefit the local people. For reasons such as these; as well as the willingness of the Government to embrace innovation for people empowerment and the vision of the developers in addition to the creative spirit of those who have gone before us, SEA City is springing to life.
The Project will occupy a 10 Square Kilometer space that will develop as a floating city comprising:-
- 1,000+ signature [floating] semi-submerged residential units;
- 500+ Signature floating semi-submerged resort accommodation units;
- underwater leisure pool and spa complex;
- underwater garden;
- floating banqueting restaurant and bar;
- semi-submerged resort reception building with feature restaurant and conferencing facilities;
- a 1,300+ berth marina;
- marina clubhouse restaurant and bar;
- 20,000 + square meters of floating leisure attractions, for use by the residents and tourists of the Host Location alike (external to the Sea Wall);
- a network of floating roads;
- a protective floating sea wall, with built-in running and cycling tracks;
- a 50+ MW solar power plant and fresh water generator;
- a retail and reception spine adjacent to the marina complex.
Minister Grant advised that “amongst the many project proposals presented for consideration, the SEA City project is the most promising and impressive; not only in for its futuristic and innovative appeal but also in terms of its ability to further imprint our country on the world’s map. We are also pleased with its ability to create jobs on a large scale; which means that our citizens stand to benefit tremendously from this project. We also welcome the opportunity for St. Kitts and Nevis to be a leader in underwater research and development, as well as being a global, prestigious “Underwater Residential and Resort Destination.”
Named as the Top Caribbean Destination by Forbes 2018, “the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis each has treasures to explore amidst their Caribbean waters, rainforests, inviting climate, landscape, heritage, and culture. SEA City embraces and will reflect all our distinctive, inherent geographic and cultural elements”, Minister Grant concluded.
The Developers have stressed that the emerging collaboration with St. Kitts and Nevis flows from the Government’s commitment to sustainable development, innovation for growth and people empowerment wedded with the belief in the power of working to fulfill God’s plans to enhance lives and build better communities; and therefore, SEA City will be a project of Love for the betterment of all mankind.