Range Developments Signs Definitive Agreement with Government of Saint Lucia to Develop Black Bay Under the Country’s Citizenship-By-Investment Programme

PRESS RELEASE:-SAINT LUCIA: Range Developments, an international developer focusing on luxury hotel projects in the Caribbean, signed definitive agreements with the Government of Saint Lucia today (Tuesday 16) to continue the development of the Black Bay Master Development.

The heart of the Black Bay Master Development will consist of a luxury branded hotel and villas set on 180 acres on the beautiful southern tip of the island. The site is on the Caribbean southwest coast, within easy reach of the international airport and the Pitons, the world famous heritage site. The Master Development will be developed in a number of phases.

The luxury hotel, the anchor of the Master Development, will be developed under the country’s Citizenship-by-Investment programme and will comprise of 180 rooms.

“We have been working with the developer and are grateful for their patience in working with us on getting to this point of such a project which will benefit everyone,” says Allen Chastanet, prime minister of Saint Lucia. “I am looking forward to the commencement of construction of this project which coincides with our overall development plans for Saint Lucia.”

Range Developments has received plaudits and awards both for its designs and robust and innovative corporate social responsibility activities. “This will be our third major luxury development in the Caribbean and we are delighted to be working with the Government of Saint Lucia,” says Mohammed Asaria, Vice Chairman of Range Developments. “Range is aggressively expanding in the Caribbean. The Park Hyatt St Kitts will be completed in the coming months and Kempinski Dominica is advancing with pace.”

The Black Bay hotel will be designed and built to the highest standards in keeping with Range Development’s ethos. Range will imminently be announcing the hotel operator for the development. The project will create about 500 jobs on the island during construction, with a similar amount once the hotel is operational.

Saint Lucia’s Citizenship-by-Investment programme is aimed at encouraging investment in the region. Investors not only have a chance to invest, but assuming they meet the stringent requirements, apply for citizenship of the country, with all the benefits of full citizenship.


  1. Anonymous
    May 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Why are so many HOTELS being built?? Built Nursing homes, Factories introduce Beauty Schools.

    1. Anonymous
      May 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm


    2. Anonymous
      May 18, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Exactly. They keep building hotels yet the existing ones remain unfilled. Mr. Chastanet, we have many people here who do not want to serve as bell boys, chef, grounds keepers, security guards, etc. Be reminded that we produced Sirs Derek Walcott and Arthur Lewis.

      1. Anonymous
        May 18, 2017 at 8:21 am

        What the article didn’t say was that the Kenny Anthony’s administration signed a Framework agreement with Range Developments in May 2016

    3. Anonymous
      May 18, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you…I have been asking the same question. We need a few but not 5 or 7 more. Especially, those with golf courses that will result in a strain on our water resources. When the low season comes and the hotel workers are sent home, what happens. We need jobs but let’s try to explore other options.

  2. Anonymous
    May 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    What is the maximum number of hotels and hotel rooms that this 238 sq. mile island can accommodate before we begin to experience diminishing returns?
    How many hotel rooms is enough?

  3. 666
    May 18, 2017 at 8:37 am

    More “plantations on the beach.”

  4. Another Perspective
    May 18, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Range Developments has not even completed one single project! The St. Kitts Park Hyatt is about US$40 million over budget and way behind schedule. Good luck!

  5. Anonymous
    May 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    St. Lucians why are you all so daft (stupid)? You want Jobs don’t you? Why do U care about the type of Jobs that you get? How many of you are thoroughly qualified for white color Jobs? Stop the politics and move your country forward.

St Lucia records first homicide for 2018Read
+ +