Las Cuevas Estate, Trinidad

Las Cuevas Estate, Trinidad

The Las Cuevas Estate located on the north coast of Trinidad and Tobago has best been described as the ‘Jewel’ of the Southern Caribbean and is indeed a prime mode for the development of 2 high value, high quality resorts.

  • Investment Required

    US$10 million (negotiable) each for 2 oceanfront hotels
  • Type of Investment

    Equity investors (able to bring independent funding)

Lush, Green Environment

The Las Cuevas Estate is 18km north east of Port of Spain or a 45 minute drive from the capital city. The site is bounded by the North Coast road to the south and framed by the Las Cuevas Bay on the north. To the east and west of the site are rain forest foot hills of the Northern range.

Blue Flag Certified Beach

The Las Cuevas Bay received the prestigious Blue Flag award which is a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 4,000 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean. The only Blue Flag certified beach in the English speaking Caribbean, Las Cuevas has won the award 3 years in row since 2014 proving that it meets the stringent standards of the Foundation for Environmental Education.

2 ten-acre sites for 4 to 5 star hotels

The available space for sale is ideal for the greenfield development of 2 oceanfront hotels. The Las Cuevas Estate is privately owned by a citizen of T&T and is approximately 500 acres. It is envisioned that approximately 66% of the property will be developed to include roads, buildings, paved areas, gardens and landscaped areas. The remaining 34% is expected to be retained as natural forest. The existing parcel of land is currently undeveloped and does not include any present developments on the site.

Investment Requirements

The land is available for an outright purchase; there will be flexibility on the quantum of land based on the type of development proposed. The proposed developer will be required to build the relevant infrastructure for road access such as public utilities, refuse collection and recycling.

Investor Incentives

The Tourism Development Act (TDA), 2000 (as amended) provides for benefits to be granted to the owners/operators of various types of tourism projects, once these projects have the potential of contributing substantially to the growth of the tourism sector:

  • Tax exemption for a period not exceeding seven (7) years in respect of gains or profits
  • A capital allowance in respect of approved capital expenditure incurred by the owner or operator in the creation of a new tourism project or expansion of an existing tourism project

Customs and Excise exemptions include:

  • A permit for the importation of materials or entry into T&T free of customs for the purchase in T&T with the privilege of a drawback of customs duties or excise duties, of such building materials which are not already duty free and of such articles of tourism equipment
  • A licence to import vehicles with the payment of customs duty at a reduced rate of 10%

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