What we know so far about the fourth Beaches holiday resort
At the time of writing there arethree Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean
However, there are rather exciting plans for a fourth Beaches Resort on the Island of St Vincent. Here's the official announcement on the Beaches website.
Here’s our guide to everything we know so far about the new resort
Where is the new Beaches resort?
The new Beaches Saint Vincent and The Grenadines resort will be on the South West coast of a Caribbean Island called Saint Vincent. The Island is roughly half way between Saint Lucia and Grenada and is part of a country called Saint Vincent and The Grenadines. The Grenadines are an Island chain which are near to the main Island – some are inhabited, some aren’t.
The new resort will be on the site of a former resort called Buccament Bay Resort after it was bought by the company which owns Beaches in 2020.
Buccament Bay Resort closed back in 2016 after financial problems and there are several reviews from around 2016 about it being wound down. When it was open, the resort had two swimming pools, six restaurants/bars and about 100 rooms according to Caribbean Warehouse.
However, we know that the site is undergoing a ‘complete transformation’ so it will look very different when it opens under the Beaches name.
We also know that the new resort will be about 45 minutes drive from Argyle International Airport. That means it will have a quicker transfer time than Beaches Ochos Rios Resort and Beaches Negril Resort.
At the time of writing, getting from the UK to Argyle International Airport is not an easy journey and involves 30 hours of travelling including a long stop in Miami. However, I am writing this whilst COVID-19 continues to bring massive disruption to airlines so this may not be the case when the new resort opens. Argyle International Airport currently flies direct to locations including Barbados and Grenada.
When will the new Beaches resort open?
Unfortunately, we don’t know (Scroll down for a November 2022 update!)
However, we know that news of the site being purchased was reported by TTG in July 2020. We also know that the site will undergo an ‘extensive re-imagination and renovation for a complete transformation’. So, we can assume that it won’t be a quick job.
Google Maps says that the resort is ‘coming soon’ without adding further detail.
Update: November 2022!
We thought we would revisit this blog, as it was written about 18 months ago. According to Travel Press, Beaches Resort St Vincent and the Grenadines will open December 2023.
We haven't been able to confirm this date from Beaches, and it hasn't been officially announced the Beaches website or Twitter account.
Read our comparison of which is the best family resort - Beaches Negril, Beaches Ochos Rios or Beaches Turks and Caicos.
What facilities will the new Beaches Saint Vincent the Grenadines Resort have?
We don’t know a lot about this yet but we can get a rough idea with a bit of detective work (Ed: I think you mean ‘guess work’...).
We know that Beaches Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will cover 40 acres, whereas Beaches Negril covers 20 acres and Beaches Ochos Rios covers 22 acres. (November 2022 update: the official website now says that Beaches Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 'will sit on 50 lush acres' rather than 40).
There’s some mixed information online about how big Beaches Turks and Caicos is with different website quoting between 65 and 94 acres.
Regardless, we can be pretty sure that the new Beaches resort will sit somewhere in the middle in terms of scale compared to the three current resorts.
We do know for certain that there will be 'one, two and three-bedroom villas' as that information has been shared by Beaches on their official website.
We know that Beaches Negril has 180 rooms, Beaches Ochos Rios has 220 rooms whilst Beaches Turks and Caicos has 750 rooms. My guess is that the new resort will have 300-400 rooms.
Let me emphasise, this is just a guess based on the size of the site and the assumption that the new resort will follow a similar design and use of space as the existing resorts.
We also know that Beaches Turks and Caicos has a total of 36 swimming pools and restaurants, whilst Beaches Ochos Rios has a total of 13 pools and restaurants and Beaches Negril has a total of 12 pools and restaurants.
So, we can make a rough guess that there will be something like 15-20 restaurants and swimming pools at the resort. Beaches Ochos Rios has 6 pools and 7 restaurants whilst Beaches Negril has 3 swimming pools and 9 restaurants so it’s hard to say how it will be split up.
Again, this is just an educated guess.
Beaches hasn't shared much about the plans on social media but we did find this tweet from November 2020.
What will the weather be like at the new Beaches Resort?
Finally, some information we can offer without too much guess work!
According to Climates to Travel, Kingstown in St Vincent averages 26.5 to 28.5 Celsius all year. That is about 80-83 Fahrenheit. There is some rain all year but January to May is the driest time to visit.
Kingstown actually gets more rain per year than the Lake District. Kingstown averages about 2000mm of rain per year compared to 1470mm in Keswick, according to Visit Cumbria.
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