Lighthouse Point resort goes green

Nancy and Jay Easterbrook, owners of world renowned diving company Divetech, have designed a new resort called Lighthouse Point using the latest engineering technology for structural strength with an old classic lighthouse look.

Situated on the western curve of Northwest Point Road in West Bay, the resort will comprise nine condo units with a dive shop and bistro-style day restaurant.

Lighthouse Point’s dock will allow easy shore diving. The exploration of the new site has revealed many shipwreck artifacts from the early 1800s and is designated Historic Shipwreck Site GC#33, a known archaeological site with restrictions on removal of artifacts.

The resort will be built as an environmentally friendly green resort with a hurricane Category 5 rating. Energy efficiency provides an improvement in lifestyle and uses the Earth’s renewable energy sources.

Implementation of the environmentally green features is expected to save condo owners more then 75 per cent of the average maintenance costs of similarly sized units on the waterfront by generating over 17,000 watts of power daily.

The resort expects to operate as a vacation resort catering to scuba divers and two of the condo units have already been sold.

Divetech will operate a full service dive shop from the premises and boat diving operations from the dock. Shore diving is open already to explore the beauty of this new area underwater. Dive credits are also available up until the start of construction in February 2008.

Scott Roe of RE/MAX Cayman Islands is the exclusive selling agent for the resort, and units are two bedroom/two bathroom beginning at US$500,000. Groundbreaking will begin this month, with completion by Christmas of 2008.

Energy saving features

Low wattage outdoor lighting;

Energy efficient interior lighting, appliances and fixtures;

Solar hot water heating;

Solar photovoltaic electricity;

Double pane thermal windows;

Hi/lo water use toilets and showers;

Sink and shower runoff capture system for toilet flushing;

Natural lighting with glass blocks;

Skylights and ‘solar tubes’;

18 Seer air conditioning systems, and propane gas stoves and dryers to keep operating costs down;

Recycling bins

for glass, plastic, paper, cans and batteries.