A Unique Opportunity To Own A Luxury Residence On A Private Island

Nov. 14, 2006 – London (14 November, 2006) – Barama Bay is an 80 hectare private island, located less than 500m off the northeast shore of Phuket, Thailand. It can be reached with a 15-minute drive and 4-minute boat ride from Phuket International Airport. While the island itself offers the impressive facilities of a five-star hotel, including restaurants and a world-class spa, its excellent location puts owners within easy reach of Phuket’s first-rate infrastructure, including shopping and entertainment facilities, schools and hospitals.

Barama Bay will be regarded as Asia’s most exclusive address
Barama Bay has been conceived to be the most exclusive and private development in the world, featuring waterfront residences, a five star boutique hotel, spa and wellness centre, marina and private berth. There will only be 31residences with plot sizes of approximately 1-5 acres which are the largest waterfront and lowest density property’s currently being built in Phuket. The exclusive residences of Barama Bay offer buyers the ultimate in island living – maximum sea views with unparalleled privacy.

Barama Bay is within 5 minutes of the shores of the already established destination of Phuket offering easy access to international-standard infrastructure. With an international airport, world-class schools and hospitals, natural beauty, wonderful people, great weather, and many beautiful golf courses, Phuket is fast becoming THE top destination for buyers in the know. The island is attracting an increasing number of international buyers, who are chosing Phuket as the place to own both permanent homes and holiday homes. All in all, Phuket offers an unbeatable lifestyle of sophistcation, tropical charm, splendid white-sand beaches and gracious Thai culture.

Waterfront custom-designed residences
All residences will enjoy breathtaking sea views and most will have direct waterfront access to beaches.

• 31 individually designed estates
• Plot sizes from from 4,000m²/43,060 sq.ft to11,200m²/120,600 sq.ft
• Under roof build from 800m²/ 8,611 sq.ft to 2,500m²/ 26,910 sq.ft
• 26 out of the 31 residences will come with 40-148m/ 131- 486 ft of waterfront
The residences will come with a homeowners’ Premium Package including:
• 10-year prepaid lease on a marina berth;
• Founder Private Members’ Yacht Club membership;
• Family lifetime membership to Blue Canyon Golf & Country Club;
• Electric vehicle (for use in the resort).

Completion is scheduled for early 2009.
Management of the estate owners’ properties will be carried out by Jumeirah Group, the dynamic Dubai based luxury international hospitality group. Should owners decide that they wish to rent out their home for part of the year this will be carried out and managed again by the boutique hotel operator

Jumeirah Barama Bay Private Island Resort
The five-star hotel, Jumeirah Barama Bay Private Island Resort will be a boutique hotel, setting the standard for luxury in Asia. Residence Owners will be able to enjoy the full services and facilities of the hotel including: 450m/1,476 ft white, sandy beach; Three Restaurants; Two Bars; 1,500m²/16,150 Spa & Wellness Centre; Swimming Pools; Yacht Charter; Accredited Diving Centre; Tennis Courts; Fitness Centre; State-of-the-art Business Facilities and Room service

Golf
An investment in Barama Bay real estate also comes with a family lifetime membership at one of Asia’s finest golf resorts. Blue Canyon Golf & Country Club covers 720 acres of the neighbouring island of Phuket and comprises two award-winning 18-hole courses set against the glorious backdrop of the Phang Nga Mountains and the Andaman Sea. Blue Canyon has attracted the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Nick Faldo competing in the Johnny Walker Championships.

Marina and Private Berth
There will be a deep-water marina located in a natural lagoon on the east coast of Barama Bay Island. This 73-berth luxury marina will certainly become one of Asia’s most sought-after offering 24hr deep water access and is capable of berthing 70m-plus mega-yachts.
Phuket is rapidly becoming a major yachting centre of Southeast Asia. Cost of berthing in Barama Bay up to 80% lower than in European and Caribbean resorts, and import tax on yachts is 0%.

Great Investment Value
During the past 20 years demand for private islands has grown steadily, while the supply remains the same. Islands are a limited commodity, and offer an incredible investment as they appreciate rapidly. Good islands don’t come cheap, they are like diamonds and are a unique one-of-a-kind investment.

Guide Price: from US$3 Million for an 800m² villa set on a 4,800m² plot.

To learn more about Barama Bay, email info@SignaturePropertiesWorldwide.com or call +44 (0)20 7095 8701, or visit www.SignaturePropertiesWorldwide.com.

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