Bluebird Caye Villas and Resort

Placencia, Belize

Bluebird Caye Villas and Resort project is currently being designed on a 15-acre caye off the coast of Placencia, Belize. Ecologically sustainable systems including membrane sewer treatment with bioreactor wetland system, grey water collection and filtration, and photovoltaic panels for electricity generation will be utilized.

The master plan consists of ten 2 to 3 bedroom villas rimming the ocean side of the north part of the island. These Villas will consist of a post and beam structure in concrete and finished in plaster, both of which are ubiquitous materials used in the construction industry of Belize. Private living space and a master suite flank an infinity edge pool on the second level and will constitute the most private areas of the villa. Additional bedrooms, outdoor terrace, kitchen and outdoor dining room on the lower level allow for casual indoor-outdoor living.

Natural landform and man made structures are mirrored by a raised circular walking path, which traces the outline of the inner lagoon. This public walkway will have a destination restaurant, and a library/lounge and bar for Villa owners. Bisecting the island and located in the middle is the lobby building and beach club. The lobby building will open up to a large fresh water-saltwater pool connecting to the beach and coral reef. South of the lobby are studio, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom suites with outdoor living space, all focusing towards the ocean view. The inner portion of the resort area will be defined by the juxtaposition of rectilinear architectural massing and meandering paths, within a lush garden of local flora. Specimen mangrove trees at key points along the meandering path will punctuate the experience of the garden.