The Abacos region in the Bahamas, the self-proclaimed “sailing capital of the world,” could become home to The Keep Club Retreat, a brand-new private island retreat concept where luxury and community meet.
The Keep Club Retreat, although only at the artists’ impression stage as far as we can tell, will, if completed, be more than just a holiday destination. According to the people behind the concept, it will be a private community where members can escape the boisterous, public world around them. To help to bring this retreat from an idea to a reality, Glenn Cavill Architecture has been appointed as the lead architect, bringing their unique and creative flair to the development.
About the private island retreat concept
At the heart of the island is The Clubhouse (hotel), a spacious sanctuary designed to exemplify opulence and nurture a sense of community. It is tucked away in a picturesque setting, encircled by verdant vegetation, and in front of one of the largest marinas in the region at 30 acres.
From the moment you enter the stately foyer, you are greeted by an ethereal aura that murmurs of peaceful nights and unhurried moments as you gaze straight through to the Atlantic Ocean by following one of the region’s longest Infinity Sea Pools.
Guests can stay in one of the 80 suites, but if they want something more private, they can use one of the 30 private villas. Both the suites and villas will feature a variety of amenities, including spectacular views, ample space for relaxation, and easy access to other areas of the island.
Unique to the Clubhouse and the Abacos region will be ten Atlantic Suites, each of which will have its own berth for guests who are yacht owners.
The Infinity Sea Pool extends from the Clubhouse vestibule into the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the island’s distinguishing features. The tip of the Infinity Sea Pool is transparent, merging it with the Atlantic Ocean.
For those who wish to make this island their residence, there are 42 villas available for purchase. The availability of villas with one to eight bedrooms makes them ideal for individuals, couples, families, and large groups.
Each villa features a fully equipped kitchen, a private toilet, a lounge area, and a private terrace, as well as an electric buggy. Two-bedroom villas begin at $5,450,000.
Throughout the year, members of the private club will have access to more than 70 villas, some on the coast and others inland, that are reserved exclusively for them.
The 30-acre Marina will be at the centre of the island, so if you are an avid fisherman, snorkeller, swimmer, or diver, get set for your aspirations to come true in The Keep Club Retreat’s breathtaking paradise!
The island, surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and magnificent natural beauty, will be one of the finest destinations in the world for marine enthusiasts.
Guests will be spoilt for choice with more than 35 upscale boutiques. Discerning fashionistas will find haute couture, ready-to-wear collections from international designers, attractive artisan jewellery, and outstanding timepieces.
Individualised guidance from skilled stylists ensures that visitors find the appropriate attire for every occasion. To enhance this one-of-a-kind experience, the stores coordinate special events such as fashion presentations and cosmetics and wellness classes.
Whether you’re a foodie or merely seeking an unforgettable culinary experience, The Keep Club’s luxurious island retreat will leave you spoilt for choice. The club features not one but four world-class restaurants across the island’s enchanting terrain, ensuring that visitors will enjoy an unmatched culinary experience.
The Cigar and Bar Lounge welcomes guests with an atmosphere that emanates tenderness and comfort, intended to transport them from the outside world. Rich, earthy tones and luxurious furnishings create an environment that invites you to surrender to utter peace.
As you sink into our opulent leather sofas and gaze out at the Atlantic Ocean, the dimmed lighting projects a soothing aura over the lounge.
The lounge will offer an assortment of the world’s finest cigars from renowned manufacturers. There is a team of aficionados on-hand to guide guests through a carefully curated selection of premium cigars, ensuring that even the most discerning connoisseurs find their ideal match.
One of the most significant locations on the island is the 15,000-square-foot Health & Wellness Center, which guests can use to relax and forget all of their worries. Within the facility, guests will also have access to private medical facilities with on-site doctors, nurses, and a dentist.
There is also a 7,000-square-foot “children’s escape zone” for the little ones to enjoy themselves in seclusion, complete with shallow pools, toys, classrooms, a games room, and a soft play area.
“The Keep Club Retreat has been a dream of mine for many years, and having now spent a decade within the high end of luxury presenting my clients with over $81 billion worth of assets, I know exactly what the wealthy want when they want to escape. The goal of the private island retreat is to provide them space to be themselves, whether they are alone or with family.”
“We will be sharing our Hotel Operating Partner as well as the island itself in the coming months.” – Khawer Carr – Founder & Principal.
Guests will also have access to an on-site grocery store, pharmacy, café, three-day yachts, two seaplanes for island hopping in the Bahamas, a large selection of water toys, babysitters, private tutors, and Xbox and PlayStation consoles in each villa. Additionally, there will be 24/7 private security and three patrol vessels on the island.
Discover more about The Keep Club Retreat Development by visiting – www.thekeep.club.
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