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The Perfect … A Dream

By Bobrow January 2012 at pm

The of Calivigny is the that dreams made of.

years ago, woman was with friends the Grenadines. boat anchored a deserted a mile Grenada in Windward Islands the Caribbean. woman swam and discovered wild place, with a of untamed but with natural beauty. inquired about island in nearby village Woburn, and that it for sale. telephoned her who was Canada on and implored to fly Grenada. “I found the island,” she Her husband on the plane to to check Calivigny Island made up mind on spot to it. The shared a that many but very are able realize—that of and developing own island. did not easy.

Georges and Cohen along their family two sons and manage island, and is head horticulture—have spent last 10 enhancing their piece of making it only habitable, a showpiece. 81-acre island perfect in way: idyllic beaches, stunning water and a wealth exotic tropical flowers and trees. The bought an nursery in and shipped filled with and palm to Calivigny. fact, during years it to develop resort, more 20,000 containers Europe, the States and China found way to island.

Initially, the conceived Calivigny a family and private As owners the charter Atmosphere, a Perini Navi, Cohens, are versed in charms of entire Caribbean—indeed, most yachting They have a French to their home, one several they around the They also charter well. while they enjoy Calivigny a family they have decided to the island. comes with full staff two chefs, in French Asian cuisine, all the and toys The island’s fleet includes 86-foot Hatteras a 38-foot landing craft, Hinckley picnic and a Boston Whaler, a VideoRay ROV (to diving expeditions), few lasers two Yamaha as well plenty of and diving Guests also a gym spa facilities their disposal, there are limits on number of who can from the be they

masseurs, tennis diving instructors yoga teachers.

The island luxurious accommodations 40 people. nearly 140,000-square-foot House is colonial with flair. It a grand a dining and 10 suites (each which would as a suite” in reputable international Another building, Overhang, with additional nine in six will likely completed by time.

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The personal story tenacity, their and the behind the of the contribute to charm. The house has features, such a self-supporting dome. To realize their the Cohens to a specialized building who came France to in woodworking craftsmanship. The confreres shared the Grenadian to 300 from the island over secrets they through years practice and have been from master to apprentice. upkeep, the has its woodworking and shops, in to  its power and plants.

Hard work successes, but labor of wasn’t without fair share hardships. In Hurricane Ivan struck Grenada. powerful storm many buildings the main and halted work on Georges Cohen to the by sending private jet with rescue and his contributions helped the fishermen in Woburn, closest neighbor.

The private proximity to Grenada adds Calivigny’s intrinsic A man a woman a dream created a special place they invite to partake their vision the perfect

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