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  • Condos, Then and Now April 1, 2007 North Caicos condominiums past and present share a common dream. By Jody Rathgeb Historical Photo Courtesy Karen Preikschat Recent visitors to North Caicos might have noticed a new look on the island and interest in a type of development that takes a turn away from North Caicos’ traditional communities. You might call it “condomania.” While Providenciales has been ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Lasting Impression January 1, 2007 The Watermark is distinquishing itself among Grace Bay resort condominiums. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Renderings Courtesy Apollo Developments Being a person necessarily surrounded by paper, I’ve always associated the term “watermark” with the translucent design visible when a page of high quality paper is held to the light. It symbolizes a certain elegance and Žlan, a step ... Read more about this post
  • Easy Living; Hard to Forget January 1, 2007 Windsong Resort condominums occupy a neighborly niche on Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Renderings Courtesy Windsong Resort This slogan for a popular perfume commercial kept repeating itself in my head as I wrote this story. That’s likely because thoughts of the Windsong Resort condominium project conjured up the same dreamy, romantic notions as the perfume advertising ... Read more about this post
  • Luxury is Still Affordable September 1, 2006 The Villa del Mar Hotel & Resort offers a reasonably priced alternative to Grace Bay beachfront condominiums. By Kathy Borsuk It doesn’t seem fair. These days, a sun, sand and sea drenched lifestyle in the Turks & Caicos Islands, especially on Providenciales, appears reserved for the rich (and/or famous). A glance through the local real estate association’s ... Read more about this post
  • Take a Deep Breath and Say “Ahhh…” June 1, 2006 The West Bay Club is attracting investors west of central Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk A stroll along central Grace Bay’s heralded beach these days reflects its burgeoning popularity, as condominium developments seem to sprout like dune grass along the sugar-sand shores. While each project is upscale and well designed, some Providenciales investors seem ready to “head ... Read more about this post
  • Redefining Civilization: January 1, 2006 Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, Ambergris Cay By Kathy Borsuk Ambergris Cay Turks and Caicos Islands Have you ever dreamed of having an island all your own . . . a magical place where life blends seamlessly with nature and the term “civilization” is redefined? Such a place exists on the tiny island of Ambergris Cay, a coda on ... Read more about this post
  • A Perfect Hue of Blue: St. Charles Condominiums, North Caicos September 1, 2005 By Kathy Borsuk When Phillip Misick was brainstorming for a name for North Caicos’ first condominium resort development, it was his father Charles that came to mind. “My dad was a founding member of the Turks & Caicos Islands Progressive National Party (PNP), served for over 15 years in the Legislative Council and was committed to ... Read more about this post
  • Right Place, Right Time June 1, 2005 The Royal Reef Resort By Kathy Borsuk~ Renderings by QR Imaging North Caicos beach fronting Royal Reef Resort North Caicos beach fronting Royal Reef ResortEvery so often, an opportunity appears that is too good to pass up. That’s the way Fred Paatz and Mark Hall felt when they first saw the beach just north of Sandy Point, North ... Read more about this post
  • Mandalay on Grace Bay April 1, 2005 Caribasian Resort & Residences By Kathy Borsuk~ Artwork by Kevin Melbourne Many travelers find themselves captivated by the mysterious charms of the East. Its ancient blend of energy, peace and wisdom grows ever more compelling as the Western world becomes increasingly chaotic. As well, the standards of its high-end hospitality industry are unparalleled. With this in mind, ... Read more about this post
  • Reaching Towards The Stars January 1, 2005 Seven Stars Residences By Kathy Borsuk The sky is no longer the limit when it comes to development on Providenciales’ Grace Bay “Gold Coast.” Seven Stars has set its sights on another galaxy by offering luxury residences that surpass expectations in an upscale market where standards rise with each new offering. Most distinctive are the size and location ... Read more about this post
  • A Sound Decision September 1, 2004 The economics of condo hotels By Brian McDonald ~ Photos courtesy OBM International In the Turks & Caicos Islands, condominium hotels are becoming increasingly popular among developers, residents and visitors considering investing in the Islands. What makes this concept so well received? Sometimes referred to as hybrids, condo hotels merge ownership opportunities with the appeal of services and ... Read more about this post
  • The Time Has Come: Development looms for North Caicos June 1, 2004 By Kathy Borsuk For nearly the past decade, “the talk” has been that North Caicos will be the next island in the Turks & Caicos chain to attract focused development. Honestly, it was hard to imagine. North Caicos is one of the most tranquil places in the country. Covered with lush vegetation that includes fruit trees, ... Read more about this post
  • Building on a Reputation: April 1, 2004 The Tuscany By Kathy Borsuk Not so long ago, developers of property on Providenciales were considered mavericks, brave pioneers taking a risk on the mostly unknown island chain. It’s a testament to Provo’s rapidly maturing condominium market that well-known developers are now eager to etch their signatures in the fine ivory sand. The Tuscany is a case in ... Read more about this post
  • Fit for a Queen: January 1, 2004 Queen Angel Condominium Resort By Kathy Borsuk Not everyone chooses to live beachfront, especially as prices for such properties on Providenciales escalate into the stratosphere. Investor representative Cosmo Kerr has long recognized the need for reasonably priced condominium suites in a prime location that offers panoramic views, a range of amenities and easy beach access. He believes ... Read more about this post
  • A Reflection of Character September 1, 2003 French Riviera Condominiums By Kathy Borsuk Photo by Jean Philippe Alonso Jean Philippe (“J.P.”) Alonso could be described as an island “character.” He first came to the Turks & Caicos Islands nearly a decade ago to hunt for treasure in shipwrecks off the Silver Banks. He found no gold, but soon afterwards became a successful entrepreneur, whose primary ... Read more about this post

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