It's a long story but... back in the early 2000s, two of the current shareholders of Prickly Bay Waterside Limited were working on a project in Grenada, on the opposite side of the peninsular to Prickly Bay.
Every day, after a long hard morning on the site, they would arrive at the old Boatyard for a couple of the coldest beers on the island and some lunch. One lunchtime, they learned that the Boatyard business was to be re-located, the property sold and developed. It's such a stunning, exciting and inspiring location that one of those, "What would we have done if we had bought it?" lunches followed. Tables were rotated to improve the view and paper napkins were covered in sketches.
A couple of months passed and learning that the deal had fallen through, napkins were hastily retrieved from the file and Prickly Bay Waterside was born.
Above: The original sketch
Prickly Bay Waterside is a luxury residential community situated on the stunning island of Grenada. Winner of multiple International Property Awards and American Property Awards, including Best Development and Best Architecture, the high-end project boasts a unique architectural design modelled after a modern nautical theme. Nautical cues can be found everywhere from the stainless steel railings to porthole windows and symbolic masts that resemble those found on mega yachts. The signature design vision results in a sleek, elegant and ultra-modern development that sets the standards for a new wave of contemporary Caribbean design.
The inclusion of new techniques and innovations also provides Prickly Bay Waterside with an outstanding quality of build. The structure features state-of-the-art materials and technologies including carbon fibre and composite mouldings and balustrades, often used in other high-tech fields like the automotive and aeronautical industries. Prickly Bay Waterside is one of the first property developments in the world to feature some of these materials and technologies.
Eventually composed of 78 waters-edge residential units ranging from 949 sq. feet up to 5,644 sq. feet, Phase 1 is segmented in three styles of residences including Waterside apartments, Spinnaker apartments and Lawn houses created to take advantage of the stunning location. Building on the location's yachting atmosphere and lifestyle, the properties feature stunning architectural design, which maximises the feeling of indoor/outdoor living with extensive use of glass doors and generous balconies in all units that provide outstanding ocean views.
Properties in the development range from one-bedroom apartments to five/six bedroom houses. Phase 1 is a section through the development and features eighteen exclusive examples of the different designs and floorpans. Overlooking the manicured lawns and the Olympic sized pool to the bay beyond, are five/six bedroom lawn houses, with glazed, double-height living spaces and huge deck areas. They feature some of the best materials from all over the world - metals, stone, glass and ceramics - in innovative combinations to create an effect that is light, airy and spacious. Further back from the water's edge and set into the cliffs themselves, is a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplexes. All have large balconies and several have their own private plunge pools.The administration centre for the site handles the arrivals of owners and guests and any concierge requirements or enquiries they may have. There is a Tiki bar on site close to the marina jetty, complete with a restaurant and pizzeria, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are plans to re-develop and re-locate it in the future phases.
An exclusive club hotel will form part of the total development with comprehensive hospitality and dining facilities as well as meeting rooms and a gym. It will also serve take over the administrative operations for the site for owners and guests.