Thousands of exotic fruit trees, spices, herbs, veggies and flowers!
A true Garden of Eden on a protected lagoon in southern Belize!
Offers superior moorage for Belize marina development!
This Belize property is not out of the ordinary ~ it is out of this world!!
ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT:
Belize Property Description –
2,040 Acres of Prime Recreational Property:
2,040 acres of prime recreational property in Stann Creek, Belize is offered for sale on the Sapodilla Lagoon with open space mangrove reserves on the coast of Belize; bountiful orchards and gardens; 16 operating shrimp ponds.
This 2,040-acre Belize property encompasses orchards, gardens, undeveloped lands, a shrimp farm operation and a proposed 523-acre residential and marina development, named Royal Palm Harbour, outlined below. Notable features of this property include its location in the protected waters of the Sapodilla Lagoon, the only protected and undeveloped harbor of this size in Stann Creek, Belize.
This Belize oceanfront property in the Stann Creek District is close enough to Hopkins and Placencia to be convenient, but far enough away to offer the luxury of seclusion.
Exotic fruits abound on this Belize property:
This acreage in Belize represents a truly exceptional investment opportunity for a visionary developer who may be interested in building a Belize resort, Belize marina, or Belize residential community on a piece of property that rivals the Garden of Eden. The Garden of Eden reference is no exaggeration – this Belize property is a veritable breadbasket with yields that could feed a small village. This Belize acreage is studded with thousands of exotic fruit trees and vegetation. As an example, the orchard produces 25,000 pounds of mangos per annum! Mosey through the acres of orchards and inhale the heady scent of nutmeg (200 trees), ylang ylang (over 1,000 plants), tangerines, tamarind and gardenias (150 plants)! You’ll swear you’re in a perfume factory! Email Ollie@BelizePropertyCenter.com for a full list of the plants grown on this Belize property.
Safe Harbour in the Protected Waters of the Sapodilla Lagoon:
The shoreline of the Sapodilla Lagoon frames the eastern (windward) side of the development site. The Sapodilla Lagoon is a large body of water that encompasses about 710 acres.
lagoon mouth entrance is 345’ wide with a 16’ depth. A 300-foot wide bank of mangroves separates Sapodilla Lagoon from the Caribbean Sea. The subject property encompasses a piece of that bank, but can only be reached by water. The Sapodilla Lagoon is the major body of water adjacent to Cabbage Haul Creek. The Cabbage Haul Creek watershed feeds freshwater to the Lagoon from its source in the Maya Mountains. A fresh water creek, running north to south, cuts across the site on the western portion of the property.
This Belize oceanfront development opportunity is located west of the Sapodilla Lagoon; just south of Sittee Village, north of the Placencia Peninsula and east of the Southern Highway, close to the protected Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
This Belize property is located close to the community of Maya Center and the well known KananTik Resort. From Hopkins Village, bear south along the Southern Highway, just south of Maya Centre, near Mile 17, and turn left along All Pines Road (the road that leads to Sanctuary Bay). The property is located 2 miles east of the Southern Highway. Currently, the area is serviced by the domestic airport in Placencia, about 45 minutes distant.
DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS FOR THIS BELIZE PROPERTY:
The Royal Palm Harbour residential and marina development would consist of 21.3% of the total land area of 2,040 acres. The proposed location of this Belize subdivision project is west of the Sapodilla Lagoon and east of the existing Haney shrimp farm. The project encompasses lagoon frontage for development of a marina. The proposed residential subdivision and marina development includes 29.3 acres of a “well-protected, high ridge area colonized by a tropical broadleaf forest”.
The proposed residential development will also include a network of canals that will be dug to 14' with a navigational depth of 8' that will offer canal frontage for each lot.
The target market of this proposed residential marina community in southern Belize would be foreign retirees, second home and vacation home owners and boating enthusiasts. The Master Plan for this proposed Belize development accommodates a 660 to 836 boat slip marina, and residential lots.
If you’d like to receive a copy of the site planof the proposed Royal Palm Harbour Marine Community, a Master Plan incorporating approximately 500 acres, please email Ollie@BelizePropertyCenter.com.
Residential and Commercial Lots
The residential and commercial lots would vary in size, as follows: 1. 22 Subdivision Lots of 110’ x 200’; 2. 37 Subdivision Lots of 110’ x 275’; 3. 12 Estate Lots of 2+ acres each; 4. 306 Canal Side Lots of ½ acre each; 5. 42 Commercial Lots of 110’ x 250’ each
As cited above, this proposed Belize marina development will entail 660 to 836 boat slips spanning 15 to 19 proposed marina piers. The marina would be built to accommodate vessels up to 150 feet in length.
The design of each marina pier combines 44 slipways to accommodate small, medium and large-sized boats ranging from private vessels and fishing boats through to catamarans, sail boats, yachts, etc.
A proposed network of canals (incorporating north and south canals), along with their canal inlets, would allow easy egress throughout the residential subdivision.
This idyllic lagoon provides protected harbor for watercraft and superb access for Deep Water Fishing excursions. Other water sports perfect for this environment: Yachting; Sailing (Hobie Craft); Sea Kayaking; Snorkelling; Scuba Diving; Windsurfing; Parasailing.
Another integral element of the proposed marina will be the maintenance and servicing of marine vessels – both residents and visitors. Services will include: collection and disposal of solid waste; collection and treatment of waste and bilge water; provision of fuel, potable water and energy; and boat repair, painting, fiberglass, engine repair, wood work and retrofitting.
This proposed residential and marina development in Belize includes elements for an environmentally sound plan to reduce the impact to wildlife; and to enhance, not degrade, the natural environment of this Belize acreage. There are innovative alternatives in conserving and promoting existing mangrove environments. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sponsors an annual competition to ascertain which developer in Belize tops the list in their “Mangrove-Friendly Development Challenge”.
Further Development Options
In addition to the proposed residential and marina development, the vegetation on this property would allow a developer to establish a nursery or launch any number of different cottage industries originating from the amazing diversity and proliferation of fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, spices and shrimp ponds.
Activities for Residents
This proposed Belize resort community will appeal to those seeking the ultimate in location and environment. Residents who lead an active lifestyle will be rewarded with many activities including: Boating; Sea Kayaking; Some of the Best Scuba Diving on the Planet; Snorkelling; Birdwatching; Deep Sea Fishing; Fly Fishing; Tours to Area Wonders including Mayan Ruins, River Tours, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the Placencia Peninsula, Village of Hopkins, Offshore Cayes and on sight river tours.
For those less active residents, the beauty and natural wonders of the community will allow them to enjoy the spectacular Caribbean setting or perhaps engage in conservation efforts for some of Belize’s endangered species such as the Manatee and Hawksbill Turtle.
Water Resources The proposed development will source its potable water from the existing well that is presently used by the administrative buildings of the Haney shrimp farm. A comprehensive analysis has also been produced to target water resource options for this Belize oceanfront property.
Wastewater Generation The management of waste water during the construction and operation phases of this proposed Belize development has been comprehensively researched and the Vendor can supply interested parties with a full report.
A comprehensive report has been completed pertaining to Road Transportation for this Belize development project, ALTERNATIVE INCOME STREAMS FOR THIS BELIZE PROPERTY:
Cottage Industries Revenue-generating opportunities derived from this Belize oceanfront property are infinite. Consider the cottage industries that could spring from this Belize farm and orchards. Examples of Belize cottage industries that have been spawned from locally produced fruits, veggies, peppers and spices are Belize’s “Hot Mama’s” and “Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods Ltd.”. These companies have made successful incursions into the global marketplace with their exceptional sauces, jams and jellies.
Expansion of the farm’s sugar, cacao, banana, tea, and coffee crops could yield benefits by selling to Fairtrade companies. (Tate & Lyle, Britain’s second-biggest sugar company, is ramping up to convert its retail sugar range to Fairtrade by the end of 2009. Britain’s Sainsbury’s is now stocking Fairtrade bananas; and Marks & Spencer’s backs Fairtrade tea and coffee). If you’re not familiar with Fairtrade, it is a practice instituted to effect greater equity in trading. Farmers receive a guaranteed price for their product above the world market rate, in addition to receiving support and advocacy for sustainable development practices.
Potential Export Markets
Produce your own essential oils for the export market. Launch Belize’s first winery. Potential income streams are only limited by your imagination. The land is rich and the opportunities are plentiful. This Belize property has unlimited future development potential.
The sixteen operating shrimp ponds produce year-round due to the tropical climate in Belize, a huge competitive advantage for the savvy investor. The shrimp ponds are comprised of a series of feeder roads that were constructed on the pond levees and reservoir canals. Hydroponic gardens to produce leaf lettuce and tomatoes are also in the works currently.
THE HISTORY OF THIS BELIZE PROPERTY:
In 1982, Mr. Haney, a dapper Alabaman gentleman who loved The Tropics flew over this Belize property (now known as Haney Farms Limited) and bought it from the air. The navigation chart in his lap revealed that Sapodilla Lagoon was the only protected water in the area, a key and important feature of this Belize property. He then returned to Miami to inform his wife about his purchase. Thus began the Haneys' love affair with Belize.
In due time, Mr. Haney met a gifted gardener named Ms. Emma. Her “green thumb” prints are found everywhere on the property. Although Haney Farms Limited is the official name of the property, it is commonly known as “Ms. Emma’s Garden” in respect to the horticulturist who has lovingly nurtured this bountiful haven on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Stann Creek, Belize. THE AREA CLOSE TO THIS BELIZE PROPERTY:
Close to New International Airport:
This Belize oceanfront property is located only 13 miles and about half an hour from the new international airport in Riversdale, which is currently under construction. With a 150-foot wide, 6,000-foot reinforced concrete runway (with room for expansion to 12,000 feet), the airport will be equipped to handle the biggest jumbo jets in the world. The airport will be equipped with its own customs and immigration services and will be able to accommodate all types of aircraft, including jet charters. The airport represents a huge coup in the bid to increase international passenger traffic to the area. With the paving of the Placencia road, and the new international airport, this area is expected to boom.
Access to this Belize property is by road or sea. This Belize oceanfront property provides great access to the Caribbean Sea. Sail to Hopkins (the friendliest village in Belize) for lunch and to the funky town of Placencia for dinner. Enjoy the close proximity to the Mayan Mountains and the Belize Barrier Reef which offers exceptional snorkeling and diving opportunities. Only 30 minutes or 6 miles by boat to the barrier reef and 10 minutes to the jungles of the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve. THE ORCHARDS OF THIS BELIZE PROPERTY:
Ever eaten an Ice Cream Bean? No? Well, the white fleshy fruit around the bean tastes just like ice cream – a taste sensation, bar none. Ponderosa Lemons, the size of grapefruits, weigh down the trees. Fingered Citron (the zest of which is super in salads) dot the orchards. Go out on a limb and pick the Bilimbi Fruit (also known as The Pickle Tree), but wait until you can dip it into a little salt before savouring this crisp and tart fruit that tastes like a pickle! July is harvest time for the Mangos ~ and what a harvest! If you’ve never eaten mango cobbler, with a little ice cream on the side, you haven’t lived yet. And you can get your fix of daily potassium by picking fresh Bananas.
Of course, Eden wouldn’t be Eden without apples. There are apples aplenty. Velvet Apples (under that fuzzy peel is a very delectable fruit); Wax Apples, also known as Love Apples (for good reason), a small, pinkish fruit that tastes absolutely sublime; Molly Apples (or Malay Apples) which are used to make delicious jams and wines; and Mammee Apples which are a great addition to a fresh fruit salad!
However, we’ve saved the best for last. Mangosteen. This superfruit should be featured in everyone’s last supper because when you eat it, you swear you are in Heaven. Mangosteen is beyond distinctive – it is the most studied and researched fruit of all time….and just about the most expensive. Nurseries sell two-foot high mangosteen plants for between $35US to $75US. Its antioxidant-rich, luscious fruit tastes like a peach or pineapple. A 25oz. bottle of mangosteen juice sells for $35US to $40US! Liquid gold.
FLIGHTS TO BELIZE FROM THE USA - DAILY:
International flights to Belize City go through Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Miami and New York. The major airlines servicing Belize are:
American Airlines 1-800-433-7300
Delta Airways 1-800-221-1212
US Airways 1-800-428-4322
FLIGHTS FROM BELIZE CITY TO THE HANEY FARM:
Fly to the Dangriga or Placencia Airport from the Belize International Airport. Both Maya Island Air and Tropic Air, the airlines of Belize, fly daily. The flight from Belize City to Dangriga takes about 15 minutes. We can arrange to pick you up in Dangriga. The drive from Dangriga to the Haney Farm is about 45 minutes. By road: Driving from Belize City to the Haney Farm, via the Western, Hummingbird and Southern Highways takes about 2 and a half hours.
By arrangement: We can also arrange to meet and pick you up at the Belize International Airport.
Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, is the only country in Central America that doesn’t have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east). Sharing borders with Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south, Belize feels more Caribbean than Central American.
Belize is renowned for its exceptional natural wonders, including the 185-mile long Belize Barrier Reef and its 3 major offshore atolls. The Belize Barrier Reef straddles its Caribbean coast and offers some of the best scuba diving in the world. Belize is teeming with hundreds of coral sand cayes (islands), stunning rivers, cascading waterfalls, ancient Mayan ruins, tropical rainforests, spectacular limestone caves and sun-blessed beaches. It is a country that is alive with exotic plants, birds and animals, enticing residents and visitors to trek far and wide throughout this adventurer’s paradise.
With a population numbering about 300,000, English is the official language of Belize. Belize