Indigo Bay, Grand Cayman
Words by Natasha Were
A sophisticated development of 29 ocean-view villas, Indigo Bay is a unique luxury residential community in eastern South Sound. Located on the edge of calm, reef-protected Crawl Bay, with its own dock and gazebo, it offers all the benefits of tropical seaside living, combined with the convenience of being a short walk from the shops and services at Grand Harbour and only minutes from George Town and the airport.
The design and layout of the individual homes and the development as a whole has been carefully considered to optimise the lifestyle potential of the location and ensure it meets the needs of today’s homebuyers.
The Pedro Theye/ Charlton Developments designed two- and three-bedroom villas feature clean, simple lines and bright, airy interiors. Floor-to-ceiling glass on the sea-facing side plus skylights, light-wells and internal transom windows in middle units let the natural light flow through the sleek, glossy interiors where wood, stone and other natural materials have a softening, organic effect on the modern design.
Up to eight configurations will be available with three interior décor options, ranging from cosy traditional through seaside style to white-based contemporary.
Each unit features a ground floor private terrace leading to its own private garden area with steps to the ocean side park. Premium units additionally have optional breeze-cooled roof terraces with barbecue areas, hot tubs and shaded wraparound views. Six three-storey units, meanwhile, feature drive-in garages on the lower level, which can be converted into studios or workshops.
Capitalising on the natural setting, the development features Indigo Park that runs the length of the development, between the sea and the private gardens. World-class landscape design has been used to create lush, shady recreational spaces which provide plenty of options to find a quiet corner to read or a place to share a picnic. A 100’ pool in the centre, sandy beach areas at either end and a gym offer plenty of scope for the fit and active, and the private dock and shallow waters of the bay are ideal for kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkelling and boating.
Answering to the growing demand for green, energy efficient homes, Indigo Bay has incorporated a wealth of sustainable measures: ICF constructed walls are durable and highly insulating, top-end energy-efficient appliances run on propane and air conditioning units are high SEER rated. Indigo Bay’s design includes flat concrete reinforced roofs, grid pattern concrete interior walls and impact glass, as the development has been engineered to the newly updated Dade County and 2017 Cayman Island Building codes for hurricane resistance design. Every unit comes with its own solar array installed, capable of producing $400 worth of electricity per month, outlets to charge electric vehicles in parking areas and the option to install a Tesla Powerwall for backup.
Community facilities are equally green, which keeps strata fees exceptionally low: separate solar arrays power the community facilities, the pool runs on a saltwater filtration system and the landscaping design requires minimal water and maintenance.
Conceived for an active, adventurous and environmentally minded lifestyle, these waterfront villas make ideal homes for Cayman’s hardworking professionals and young families, as well as for retirees looking for a second home in the sun.
Priced at CI$1.05 to CI$1.50 villas at Indigo Bay are not only some of the most affordable beachfront homes available on Grand Cayman today, but also some of the most ideally situated, close to schools, shops and offices, yet in a peaceful area with a stretch of private ocean.
Planning permission has been granted and construction is expected to begin in early 2018.
Indigo Bay is being developed by Charlton Developments Ltd. Early purchasers can benefit by only paying stamp duty on the land value.
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