Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
Based on an email we received:
Cuban Golf Resorts will be the joint venture of UK based Esencia Hotels & Resorts Ltd and Palmares S.A., a Cuban organization supervised by the Ministry of Tourism. The Carbonera Club will feature an award-winning team of Championship golf course PGADC designers, Spanish architects Rafael De La Hoz, Italian architects OneWorks and UK architects and interior designers Conran and Partners creating a beachfront resort over 170 hectares in Carbonera Cuba.
The Chairman of the UK side of The Cuba Initiative, Ian Taylor, MP (former UK Trade Minister) commented after a recent visit to Cuba: ‘I am delighted that Esencia, which has been working on this project for several years, has been able to make progress and that this important project is now becoming a reality. It was one of the projects I discussed with Cuban ministers. To have a British company that is able to bring so many well-known names together in relation to an investment in Cuba heralds a new era for British business in Cuba and augurs well for closer UK relations’.
The Carbonera Club to be located in Carbonera Cuba is a sixty minute drive East of Havana and twenty minutes West of Varadero. The Club will offer 104 apartments designed by Sir Terence Conran.
There will be 468 apartments in residential buildings of three to four stories and 154 private villas designed by Rafael De La Hoz. All of the above benefit from golf views, sea views or beach frontage.
The entry level price of apartments is from $2000 per square meter with sizes from 75 to 150 square meters. The entry-level price of villas is $1.3 million and sizes range from 300 to 500 square meters.
While public access will be permitted to The Club, certain areas are members only. Members will also receive special benefits at Xanadu mansion and golf course, the Marina in Varadero and the Hotel Victoria in Havana.
The member phase will be followed by the official public launch in Spring 2009. Construction will begin in 2009 and complete in 2011.
* PGADC Championship Golf Course and Club House
* Beachfront and Golf View Villas
* Apartments, including Conran Residences
* 150-room boutique Hotel & Spa Conference Centre, Tennis, Restaurants, Shops and Nightclub
* A Maritime Center in the resort and Marina berths for 20m yachts at nearby Varadero Yacht Basin
* Unique separate beach club and Golf Course at Xanadu in Varadero
2. 10% reservation
3. 30 day cooling-off period
4. 30% on sales contract
5. 60% on completion
You must be a member to buy property within the resort. Properties may be purchased in a personal name or in the name of a company or Trust and rental management is offered. Resident visa (with no tax issues) will be issued for property owners since the tourist visa is only valid for sixty days. As per agreement with the Cuban government, there will not be any sales tax charged on the sale of the property.