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3Presentation Outline Intro to Northern Two Cayes and Atolls Where Are Northern Two Cayes?Descriptions of Northern Two CayesWhy are These Islands so Valuable?Why are Atolls so Special?Overwater Bungalow Resort ConceptA Once in a Lifetime OpportunityFurther Details and Info
4A PRIME PAIR OF ISLANDS ON THE FINEST ATOLL IN THE CARIBBEAN
5What’s an Atoll, Anyway?An Atoll is a seamount rising from deep oceanic water situated in the earth’s tropical zone. These seamounts rise to just below the surface of the sea, and with the warm tropical waters and bright sunlight in the shallow waters, CORAL can grow and create a reef surrounding the edge of the seamount.An Atoll with a Coral IslandIt is important to make these clear distinctions:Islands are NOT AtollsAtolls are NOT IslandsBut, YES Islands do Form Upon Atolls
6Atolls Can Come in Many Forms Tetiaroa Atoll, “Brando Island” - French PolynesiaAitutaki Atoll in the Cook IslandsKayangel Atoll, PalauA Small Atoll in the Maldives - (no island formed)To see more on how Coral Atolls are formed click here
7An Extraordinary Opportunity for the Perceptive Resort Developer
8Where in the Caribbean? - Belize A 2 Hour Flight from Miami, Houston, or DallasMore akin to Caribbean Islands than to its Central American neighborsHas the practical benefits of being a part of mainland Central America
9Belize in the Western Caribbean Similar in culture to Jamaica, Antigua, and St. Vincent with friendly Latin influence.Former British Colony (British Honduras)Stable Parliamentary GovernmentUp and Coming Tourist DestinationRainforests on the MainlandMayan Indian, Carib & British HeritageEnglish is Primary LanguageWell educated population(90% literacy, 35% bi-lingual)Spectacular Water-WorldHoustonGulf of MexicoMiami2 Hr Flight2 Hr FlightBelize
10The Water-World of Belize The Highest Concentration of Islands and Reefs in all of the Americas180 mile long barrier reef runs along the entire length of the country3 unique offshore Atolls outside the Barrier ReefKnown for spectacular fishing, diving and great cruising waters183 Islands and Cayes sprinkledthroughout the atolls and reefs
11Where in Belize are Northern Two Cayes ? Map KeyShallow WaterDeep WaterLand & Reef CrestWhere in Belize are Northern Two Cayes ?On Lighthouse Reef Atoll40 Miles offshore of mainland BelizeThe eastern-most Atoll of BelizeSecluded yet very accessible20 minute plane ride from the mainlandSurrounded by deep oceanic blue waters.(3000 to 4000 feet deep)
12Where are Northern Two Cayes Located on Lighthouse Reef Atoll? At the Secluded North End of the AtollOnly 8 miles from the world-famous Blue Hole16 miles away from Half Moon Caye NationalMonument and marine reserveJust inside of a major reef opening - this channelallows for excellent access to the islands by sea
13What’s Special about Lighthouse Reef? A “must visit” in the travelogue, One Thousand Places To Go Before You DieNorthern Two CayesMade famous by Jacques Cousteau when heexplored the Great Blue Hole in 1973Cousteau found additional world class wall diving atLighthouse Reef which is still widely visited todayExcellent saltwater fly fishing inside the reef anddeep sea fishing outside of the reefMarine reserves and booby bird sanctuary keep thereefs preserved and development in checkWaters within the reef are shallow and calm but stillnavigable for boats up to 140’South End of Lighthouse Reef looking North
14The Two Islands Together As They Lie Within the North End of Lighthouse Reef AtollThe protective reef of the Atoll gives outstanding shelter to the Islands and shields them from occasional storms and big ocean waves.- Meanwhile -Northern Two CayesThe deep surrounding waters outside the Atoll constantly bathe the lagoon with crystal turquoise waters.
15Northern Two Cayes – Nature’s Playground The solid reef structure endows the lagoon of the Atoll with calm waters, which in turn provides the two Islands with:Approachable BeachesCalm Boat HarborsA Perfect Environment forSwimming and Water-sportsThe Most Beautiful Settingclosest in nature to a SouthSeas Tropical Paradise
16Northern Two Cayes – A Dynamic Pair Together these Gorgeous Islands have a Synergy that Adds Value to BothTherefore, they will only be sold together as a pair because:This will maintain precious & ultimate privacy for both IslandsThe big island provides the necessary support for the small islandThe little island gives an additional playground and dimension to the big oneNowhere else can you find two islands so well suited to each other
17Northern Caye – The Big Island Blessed with Beautiful Natural AssetsTwo Miles of beautiful sandy BeachesAbundant Fresh Water underground with 2 proven wellsTurquoise Waters around the perimeter - full of marine lifeCalm Interior Lagoons with navigable waters (great for a marina)Profuse Palm Trees from former Coconut Plantation ( )Massive amounts of natural Mangroves providing beautiful habitat for fish nurseries.
18Northern Caye – Lots of Acreage The Perimeter Covers Approximately 950 Acres Including:202 acres of surveyed,buildable high ground100 acres (approx) of lowground350 acres (approx) ofinterior lagoons300 acres (approx) ofhealthy mangrovesThe former resort is locatedon 16 acresThe current airstrip is 1900feet in lengthA Future re-located airstripcould be up to 5400 feetHigh Ground
19Northern Caye – Beauty with Utility Varied Terrain and Good Waters Yield Excellent FunctionalityHigh ground for resort, private villas, restaurants and airstripLow ground could be filled and used for support facilitiesLagoons for an excellent boat harbor and marinaMangroves for fisheries habitat to maintain marine lifeTurquoise surrounding waters for recreation and overwater bungalows
20Existing Improvements on Northern Caye A former small resort, enough to house the staff to start building the real deal.Paved Air Strip – 1900 ft5 Concrete Cabins3: Two BR SuitesRestaurant Building2 Docks2 Water WellsMaintenance BuildingsStaff Quarters
21Sandbore Caye – The Little Island The Essence of the Perfect Tropical South Seas Island10.2 acres of solid ground with a perfect swimming beach on the west side.Includes a superior natural boat harbor with depths to 6 feet.Located just 2/3's of a mile from Northern Caye.
22Sandbore Caye – A Precious Islet Featured in Islands MagazineOf all the 183 islands in all of Belize, Islands Magazine chose only one to showcase in the article on Belize…(Please Note: these beautiful coral-laden waters are, in fact, actually very navigable for boats with up to 6’ drafts )
23Why are these Islands so Valuable? Enough space on the big island for a 5400 ft. airstrip(enough for Lear or Gulfstream jets).A ¼ mile boat ride to world class diving and fishing.Two miles of white sandy Caribbean beaches.Excellent deep water access up to the shore for boats.It’s not just that they are beautiful, functional, and in the midst of great fishing and diving, but their rare location adds timeless value...
24What Else Makes Them so Valuable? Location, Location, Location:Only a 2 hour flight from the U.S. to Belize and these islands.Most importantly, their unique location on an ATOLL enhances their value above and beyond just any ordinary pretty tropical island!AND Because of this location ON AN ATOLL… a unique development opportunity, only possible on these islands, will make a huge success story for some astute and perceptive investors….
25Where are these Atolls Located? Depending on which scientific study you read, there are from 199 to 400 Atolls in the world. The differences in counts comes from differences in how one defines an atoll, but the lowest count includes only the most true form of coral tropical atolls with beautiful lagoons nearly enclosed by healthy coral reefs.(The white dots represent atolls in the World)Notice that there are very few atolls near the Americas….Indeed, from 94% to 98% are in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, whereas there areonly 2% in the entire Atlantic-Caribbean System.
26And What’s so Great about an Atoll? Privacy and Seclusion within the Haven of an Aquatic PlaygroundThe perimeter reef of an atoll protects beautiful calm waters inside the atoll, while deep oceanic waters outside continually bathe the atoll lagoon with crisp, azure watersThe main lagoon of the atoll provides the environment for healthy coral reefs, mangrove habitats for marine nurseries, and private islands like our Northern Two Cayes
27Yes, What’s so Great about an Atoll? Lastly and Most Importantly...... An Atoll offers the only feasible location for one of those spectacular Tahitian styled 5-Star resorts with romantic OVERWATER BUNGALOWS.
28Lighthouse Reef – the Perfect Atoll Home to Northern Two CayesNorthern Two Cayes at the North EndTHE ONLY Atoll in the Americas that can support a 5-Star overwater bungalow resort.Only a 2 – 3 hour flight from Mainland North America vs. very long flights to French Polynesia or to the MaldivesFamous for water-sports, diving, and, fishing with incredible reef structure.The Entire Extent of Lighthouse Reef- 22 miles in length
29Overwater Bungalow Resorts in the Maldives (Indian Ocean) Four Seasons, W Hotels, and Hilton have several of the26 Overwater Bungalow Resorts in the MaldivesMaldivesMaldivesThese are approximately 10,000 miles from Houston and 5200 miles from Paris(long flights)WHEREAS our islands are only 1000 miles from Houston and 5300 miles from Paris
30Overwater Bungalow Resorts in French Polynesia (Pacific Ocean) St. Regis, Intercontinental, Four Seasons, and Hilton have several ofthe 28 Overwater Bungalow Resorts in French PolynesiaMooreaBora BoraThese are approximately 5000 miles from Houston and 10,000 miles from Paris(very long flights)WHEREAS our islands are only 1000 miles from Houston and 5000 miles from Paris.
31The O-W Bungalow Resorts of the World (Resorts indicated are only 4-Star to 5-Star Resorts with overwater bungalows)4 Resorts1 Resort4 Resorts26 Resorts1 Resort4 Resorts1 Resort1 Resort1 Resort28 Resorts1 ResortNotice how these resorts are concentrated where the Atolls exist?(The white dots represent atolls in the World)Basically, this type of resort cannot exist anywhere but on an atoll….
32Atolls in the Atlantic - Caribbean There are Only 4 True Coral Atolls in the Entire Atlantic-Caribbean SystemThese 4 atolls are located off the coast of Belize and the Yucatan PeninsulaBecause there are so few Atolls in this part of the world, there are virtually no, zero, first-class Overwater Bungalow resorts.The first and only one shall be built at Lighthouse Reef on Northern Two Cayes
33Existing Overwater Bungalow Resorts of the Caribbean Several Attempts have been Made … with Very Mediocre ResultsCayo Espanto, BelizeCoco View, HondurasOperators know these are very much desired by tourists, but the locations are just not right…..Punta Caracol, PanamaSt. Georges, Belize
34Atoll Location is Essential! Map KeyShallow WaterDeep WaterLand & Reef CrestLeonardo DiCaprio and Tiger Woods stayed at the Cayo Espanto Resort in 2005 and then bought an island nearby:Blackadore CayeThey entered into an agreement with Four Seasons to build a first class resort, but unfortunately the folks at Four Seasons soon learned that this was not the right location – nothing like an atoll…..The project went nowhere.A 1st Class O-W Bungalow Resort requires crystal blue waters of an atoll andNorthern Two Cayes has just that.
35So, Here is Your Once in a Lifetime Opportunity ! Will this be your breakthrough in Resort Development?Be the SECOND entity to recognize the incredible potential of these tropical islands as the only location in the entire western hemisphere suitable for a 5-star Tropical Resort with those coveted romantic over-water bungalows which are currently only available far, far away.
36“You build it and we’ll run it.” Why Would You be the SECOND Entity to Discover this Incredible Opportunity?….. Because …..FOUR SEASONS HOTELS and RESORTS has already discovered these islands and is very interested in being a part of the development and management of the future resort.“You build it and we’ll run it.”To the left are some plans made by another entity, but they were unaware of the great value and popularity of overwater bungalows. They did not take advantage of the unique atoll location, nor did they plan an airstrip large enough to handle Lear or Gulfstream Jets.
37Your Future Resort at Northern Two Cayes Be a part of an exciting development that will “take off” the day it opens,AND SHALL REMAIN FOR DECADES TO COME ASthe one and only resort of its caliber and type in the Caribbean.
38For Further Info on Different Aspects of this Presentation: Check out the following links to our comprehensive website:Overwater Bungalow Resorts of the WorldThe Attributes of Northern Two CayesBelize Culture and GovernmentEnd of Presentation
39How Coral Atolls are Formed This animation shows the dynamic process of how a coral atoll forms. Corals (represented in tan and purple) begin to settle and grow around an oceanic island forming a fringing reef. It can take as long as 10,000 years for a fringing reef to form. Over the next 100,000 years, if conditions are favorable, the reef will continue to expand.As the reef expands, the interior island usually begins to subside and the fringing reef turns into a barrier reef. When the island completely subsides beneath the water leaving a ring of growing coral with an open lagoon in its center, it is called an atoll. The process of atoll formation may take as long as 30,000,000 years to occur (NOAA).