Very unique property located on the Mainland in the Southeast side of Dolphin Bay. Property is TITLED with 94 acres (38 hectares) and over 4000 feet of water frontage. Property would be ideal for an Eco-resort with cabanas over the water or your own private jungle preserve. Property has calm water on both sides with an excellent spot to moor boats.
The property is 94 acres at the tip of a peninsula, bordered by mangroves at the tip and two sides, and fringed all around with a small coral reef. Terrain features are varied, with the land generally rising up towards the center of the peninsula from both coasts, with much irregularity in the slope and a rolling character to terrain through the middle of the peninsula. Elevations are over 50 feet. There is at least one permanent stream with two large engineered pools (100’ & 300’) in the center of the southwest third of the property. The soil is a mix of jungle leaf litter and black dirt, some clay, and frequent exposed volcanic rocks and boulders. A corridor ranging from 20-200 feet leading from the dirt and rock quay on the eastern side to a similar dock on the west side (Dolphin Bay) is kept clear of most ground plants by property workers, though many large trees, ornamental plants, banana and cacao trees are grown in this corridor.
Overall, the property is blessed with 4 major habitat areas including coral reef, mangrove, primary growth and secondary growth.
The property consists of about half primary old growth jungle characterized by areas of full thickness canopy of 70-100 feet.
The other half of the property appears to be secondary growth resulting from a major clear- cutting 60 years ago and partially recovered. Large areas of dense growth in the open, light-rich areas, and many scattered secondary trees of 30-60 feet). The cleared corridor across the property runs approximately along the border of the primary and secondary growth areas. Many mature cacao trees and many young banana trees are planted in this area.
The entire coast is bordered by healthy red mangrove forest, with occasional mature white mangrove trees. The mangroves along the western side and tip are swept by tidal currents and the water below them was clear and unsilted. The submerged mangrove knees observed had an abundance of bivalves, sponges and coral indicating relative long term stability.
The property is surrounded by over 1400 meters of health coral reef, generally in the form of a 3-5 foot high coral ledge from the shallow water just outside the mangrove, ranging from about 10-20 feet wide. The coral terminates along a clear line in 5-7 feet of water where supporting rock structure ends and sandy bottom with turtle grass begins. A wide variety of small reef fish and crustaceans, barracudas, stingrays and a variety of sponges and tunicates are living in the reefs.
If you are looking for acreage with pristine jungle and lots of water front this is a MUST SEE!