Development plans have been submitted to spring new life into the old Ariel Sands by 2025 with a 33 room hotel and amenities, 21 villas and 30 condominiums.
The plans submitted to the Department of Planning for the Devonshire cottage colony, co-owned by Hollywood couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, are similar to the plans approved in 2015.
The application calls for buildings to be “sited, accessed and landscaped in such a manner as to retain a low density of buildings and a high level of open space, as well as achieve the highest level of privacy between units and neighbours, while capitalising on the best sea views wherever possible”.
The resort style amenities will also include “a gym, resort pool, a restaurant/café and bar”.
A new waste water treatment plant and parking for 47 cars with 20 motorcycle spaces, will also be included. The developers also plan to promote the use of small electric vehicles.
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The anticipated date of completion at this point in time in two years, was set for late 2024 or early 2025.
The resort opened as a hotel and cottage colony back in 1954 but closed down in 2008.
The site was later cleared in anticipation of redevelopment and several plans were put forward, but never materialised.
Mr Douglas, whose mother, Diana Dill, was Bermudian, announced last November that he had joined forces with JTRE, a Slovakian real estate developer, to redevelop the 13.8-acre site as a five-star resort.
A spokesman said at that time the resort would be managed by an “internationally recognised operator, offering branded condominiums and luxury villas, and a multitude of desirable amenities”.