A proposal to rezone a piece of seafront real estate in the Beach Bay area of Bodden Town for tourism use has been submitted.
The application, which includes outline designs for three five-story hotel buildings and surrounding villas, indicates that the land could be used for a “high quality, luxury, hospitality development.”
The designs are not necessarily intended for a specific hotel project but are required as part of the rezoning process to show how the land could potentially be used.
The land is close to the area where a five-star hotel development has been discussed in the past but is not on the same parcel of property and is understood not to be connected to that project.
The application was submitted in the name of Alister Ayres, a real estate agent. He told the Caymanian Compass that the people behind the application did not wish to discuss their plans at this stage. J and J Bear Ltd. is listed with the Lands and Survey Department as owner of the land.
Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell said discussions are ongoing over a potential five-star hotel in the Beach Bay area.
He said government is keen to see tourism opportunities spread east outside the Seven Mile Beach corridor and would support the hotel as well as this rezone application.
He said, “I believe the Bodden Town area would be a very good area for tourism development. It is a good sign to see diversification of our product that gives a real lift to other parts of the island.”