Government signs agreement for the development of Coral Cliff at Santa Martha
WILLEMSTAD - On December 4, the Government of Curaçao has signed an important agreement with four local companies to develop the Coral Cliff area in Santa Martha. In addition to this agreement, the Minister of Urban Planning Zita Jesus-Leito also signed the Ministerial Decree which gives the developers the right to lease the property. The development plan consists of three eco-friendly hotels consisting of 700 rooms in total and also a marina. In addition, they will renovate the beach used by locals, maintaining free access for all.
After Sunset Waters closed its doors in 2009 the area has not been developed and it lost its value. With innovate ideas in mind, the Vogels and Van Alstede families made the decision to buy the ruins of what was once a beautiful hotel, the Coral Cliff and develop this into a touristic area.
The hotel and the marina will be developed in various stages seeing that the area is quite big. This will be in a period of ten years. This will be good for the economy because of job creation for the people in Barber, Soto and surroundings including those who work at the social workplace Santa Martha.
The first phase of the construction is a hotel with 200 rooms. The infrastructure will also be renovated. This will take place in cooperation with the government.
The government expressed its support for this project during the signing ceremony.