Resort planned for Brac Bluff

Developers have proposed what they call an ‘ecologically sensitive, ultra luxury resort’ on the Bluff in Cayman Brac.

Developers DLZ Real Estate Holdings Cayman Brac Ltd confirmed that they have finalized a master plan to create a resort community called ‘The Bluff’.

The Bluff

An aerial view of The Bluff

Situated on a 215-acre parcel located atop the northwest tip of the Bluff, the resort will feature a boutique hotel, a world class spa, wellness centre and private residences.

The official submission to the Planning Department is slated for later this year and so a detailed timeline for the project has not been finalised, said a press release.

DLZ is made up of a team of three physicians, Bobby Dey, Marc Loev, and Lester Zuckerman, who have been business partners for over a decade and who have been visiting Cayman Brac for more than four years.

To create the master plan for the project, DLZ selected a team of professionals in ultra luxury resort development.

The buildings of the resort will be positioned to capture views from the 140′ Bluff.

Water reclamation, solar energy, ecologically responsible waste treatment and other sustainable development techniques are all part of a comprehensive plan to minimize the environmental impact of the resort on the island, said the release.

There is to be a deliberate placement of each building into the existing landscape while minimizing disturbance, use of native foliage for landscape, water features and pools incorporating natural stone outcroppings and reliance on walking/hiking trails and eco-friendly/electric vehicles. All buildings will be built to withstand Category 5 hurricane conditions.

At the heart of the development is The Bluff Hotel, a 125-room ultra-luxury boutique property that is planned to have eight different room types, ranging from a standard room to the four-bedroom Presidential suite, which has 6,000 square feet of interior space and 2,400 of exterior space.

Each room will offer views, a private plunge pool and appointments commensurate with the standards of a five-star resort.

Features within the common areas include large infinity edge pools; personal attendants; a fine-dining restaurant; indoor and outdoor lounges; ample and flexible meeting spaces, special event and retail spaces and a number of soothing water features.

The Spa at Cayman Brac will have both indoor and outdoor treatment locations as well as private spa villas and relaxation gardens. Specialists will offer both ancient and modern health and beauty treatments to the guests. Mind and body activities such as Pilates and Tai Chi will be offered daily on patios with expansive views of the Caribbean Sea.

Healthy cooking classes and dietary consultations are among the variety of services which will compliment the spa and wellness centre experience.

The Bluff at Cayman Brac will also offer private residential villas and large estate home sites. In addition to a private residence club, all residences will have complete access to the Bluff Hotel and its amenities including concierge and in room services.

Unique amenities will focus on the integration of the resort within the surrounding Brac community. The planned discovery centre, observatory and amphitheatre will offer guests the opportunity to be immersed in the geology and ecosystem of Cayman Brac, and the heritage and culture of the Brackers, while also creating venues for meetings and special events and as educational opportunities to local schools and the children of Cayman Brac.

The developers envision using as much locally harvested produce, fish and meats as possible in the restaurants; and water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and other aquatic offerings for the guests will be provided by local professionals.

The developers expect to create numerous opportunities for Brackers and other Caymanians in fields of construction, management and other guest service positions within this resort community.