Donald Trump’s Panamanian private island project is rapidly approaching completion, with the resort’s official opening already touted for 2014.
Millionaire mogul Donald Trump is pressing forward in his efforts to complete the construction of Panama’s first ever private island beach club. Located in Panama’s picturesque Pearl Island archipelago, and perched upon the scenic shores of Viveris Island, the beach club will form the main attraction of the Trump Ocean Club – a 70-storey luxury hotel development, located on the shores of Panama City, 30 miles from the island itself.
Serving as an extension of this opulent ocean club, the pristine private island will be available exclusively for guests and residents of Trump’s luxurious resort, with a daily, high-speed yacht service making it possible for travellers to swap their Panama City suites for the brilliant beaches of Viveris Island in 90 minutes flat.
According to local media, much of the foundation work has already been completed, with many of the planned structures already in place and with work on the finer details also rapidly approaching completion. Construction teams are now reportedly working around the clock to complete the final, luxurious touches of the project, with an opening date tentatively scheduled for the beginning of 2014.
Initially planned to open alongside the Trump Ocean Club in 2011, various frustrating delays extended the construction process far beyond the expectations of project engineer Victor Hugo Poco, who started work on the island way back in 2006. Set to include 3 bars, a restaurant and even an activities centre, the island’s real highlight is without a doubt the 450 m² swimming pool – complete with poolside bar and perfect panoramas of the Pacific.
The logistics of developing an island are always challenging, according to Poco, particularly when the island lacks the materials necessary for construction. With the arrival of a shipment of almendro – an indigenous wood, renowned the world over for its high density and intended for the poolside decking area – 90 % of the required materials will have arrived on the island, making the rest of the process considerably more straight-forward.
External work on the island’s numerous structures has already been concluded, as has the construction of the island’s show-stopping pool. With only the final touches remaining, anticipation is growing, with Mr. Poco confident of completing the project within the next three months. The Private Island News Team can’t think of a better way to start the year than with Panama’s first private island beach club and will keep you up to date with all the latest gossip as it comes to us.
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