Lashings Hotel in Treasure Beach has acquired a beach club as a permanent addition to its tourism operation. The boutique resort took over the running of the villa suites on the beach at Old Wharf in August 2020, but in a recently agreed deal it has now bought the property outright - with ambitious plans to refurbish and extend it.
A new restaurant and bar was opened on the site last month and the owner David Folb (Folby) has planted hundreds of trees and plants, giving the property a lush tropical feel. Each of the rooms is being decorated and updated, with a rustic Caribbean coastal theme. Lashings Beach Club will be for members and guests only, with direct access to a private pool and a sandy cove for swimming and cook-outs by the beach.
Folby said: “We are in the process of totally redesigning the beach club, to make it a VIP experience but at a fraction of the cost you would expect to pay for such a beautiful location. Renovating the property will ultimately offer a high end exclusive beach club feel.
“It’s very exciting to also now be able to offer our guests a restaurant and bar on this stunning spot, alongside our already well established and popular treetop bar in the hills. Anyone staying in local villas has an automatic Lashings membership so it means this is another outstanding tourist destination to eat out in Treasure Beach.”
Formerly known as Marblue, the property was built by German architect and chef Axel Wichterich and was the winner of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award in 2019/20, having been in operation for more than 16 years. Each of the feng shui inspired villas have views of the Caribbean Sea and are furnished in authentic Jamaican style, with names such as Papaya and Pineapple. Mr Wichterich and his wife Andrea retired in 2020.
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