Featuring several luxurious villas and a 20-acre organic farm atop the Bluff, the boutique Le Soleil d’Or resort marks Dart’s latest Cayman real estate acquisition and its first hospitality investment in Cayman Brac.
Dart Chief Executive Officer Mark VanDevelde said the purchase is a natural expansion of the organisation’s growing hospitality portfolio, given the resort’s reputation for excellence and focus on sustainability.
“The nine-room resort, Le Soleil d’Or, has an outstanding international reputation which complements our existing hospitality portfolio,” VanDevelde said. “Restoring this luxury property to full operations will enhance Cayman Brac’s tourism product and directly benefit the local economy.”
The resort was ranked second best resort in the Caribbean and 34th best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016. Dart representatives met with senior Cayman Brac government officials ahead of the purchase to plan for a smooth transition. District Commissioner Ernie Scott says local government officials are optimistic about Dart’s decision to invest in Cayman Brac.
“On behalf of the people of Cayman Brac, we welcome the arrival of the Dart Group to Cayman Brac,” he said. “We recognise the partnership opportunities that we discussed in our recent meeting and the positive outlook this means for Cayman Brac.”
VanDevelde said the acquisition is further proof of Dart’s commitment to sustainable economic growth for the Cayman Islands.
“This latest investment demonstrates Dart’s confidence in the strength and resilience of the Cayman Islands economy,” he said. “We look forward to working with local officials and the Brac community to ensure Le Soleil d’Or remains a preeminent luxury destination for local and international visitors.”