The Coral Beach Club in Paget has been granted approval to build eight new tourist units in six new buildings by the Development Applications Board (DAB).

Plans for the new tourist accommodation were approved on January 14, which includes the development of a maintenance yard as well.

In a letter outlining the plans, the club said it hoped to attract a “broader spectrum of guest traveller” to the island and that Bermuda needs a “new product”.

The DAB said: “Members of the club will be offered the opportunity to acquire by lease the rights to use a particular tourism unit for a period of time – however, the period of time cannot exceed 90 days, which will only be granted to one owner per unit.

For the remaining 275 days of the year each unit will be available for transient paying guests of the hotel with the Coral Beach Club managing the units.”

The new units would have designated parking space with bike parking nearby, in addition to porches, lawns and balconies.

The plans were initially submitted and approved by the DAB in October 2018, but the planning permission expired in 2020.

It was also noted that the proposed apartment units were in line with the Bermuda Plan as a boost to tourism, saying: “The new tourist units will allow Carol Beach Club to target other areas of the tourism market and provide a versatile product for their members and guests.”