Robert De Niro Resort Project in Antigua & Barbuda in Progress
The government of Antigua & Barbuda has recently approved a massive new development headed by the actor Robert De Niro and the billionaire James Packer. The Project approved by the Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Ambassador Gilbert Boustany, is slated to begin construction in early 2017.
When the project was first announced at the end of 2014, Robert De Niro was named a special economic envoy for Antigua and Barbuda. The actor and the Australian billionaire have purchased 859 acres in Barbuda that include the 251 acres of the former K-Club resort, as well as 137 acres and 167 acres, respectively of buffer land. The cost for this project is more than $250 million.
There will be a superyacht marina built with 12 water moorings, as well as a main jetty dock and individual docks at each villa. This will be accessible to Paradise Found guests and owners only.
The project will be building a Princess Diana Beach Anchorage with six water moorings, set at the beach named for Princess Diana. This will be accessible to the public.
“Once they start construction of the hotel (phase one is 77 rooms, a spa and four restaurants), then they would have access to an additional 140 acres, within but no later than 36 months,” Ambassador Gilbert Boustany said in a statement.
And added: “They will have a beautification project for Barbuda, where they are in process now of creating a donkey sanitary, and refurbishment of the Government house to be used as a museum. Paradise Found also offered to have a Sustainable Development Plan done for Barbuda at their cost.”