Xanadu Beachfront and Canalfront Development | Harmony, Balance, Sustainability

Xanadu: A Vision of Harmony, Balance, and Sustainability― Transforming a Wrecked Beachfront and Canalfront Site into a Luxurious Oasis ―


  • Hurricane-proof Design
  • Carbon/Energy Neutral
  • Organic Curves
  • Luxurious Amenities
  • Revitalizing Grand Bahama

Project Details

Xanadu is a 20acre beachfront and canal front site on Grand Bahama that holds a rich history and unparalleled natural beauty. The site was once home to the renowned Xanadu Beach Resort & Marina, built in 1968, but has been left in ruins due to years of neglect and damage from hurricanes. 


Sustainability is at the forefront of the design, with extensive arrays of solar panels incorporated into the buildings and rooflines to make the concept carbon/energy neutral. Additionally, all buildings and the marina are designed to be hurricane-proof, ensuring the safety and security of residents and visitors. 


The layout includes three levels of accommodation, ranging from hotel-resort on the beach to longer-term and/or permanent accommodation on the northern end of the site. A marina precinct in the middle includes hotel/transient accommodation, retail, dining, and community/resort facilities. This strategy ensures that the site as a whole is able to support multiple, complimentary uses and creates a quality development both in style and financially. 


With its beautiful location, luxurious amenities, and commitment to sustainability, Xanadu is set to become the premier destination on Grand Bahama. Stephen Bell's concept not only benefits the community by revitalizing a key attraction on the island, but also encourages local architects to apply their talents and creativity to similar projects.


Read the blog on Xanadu here

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