Roughly two years after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the Tamarind Club on Tortola, the popular hotel and restaurant is now up for sale.
Real estate company Coldwell Banker said the Josiah’s Bay-based property, which is approximately 8,000 square feet and sitting on about 2 1/2 acres of “flat, buildable land,” is being sold for $750,000.
Explaining the reason for the Tamarind Club up for sale, the Company said: “The Tamarind Club undeniably took a good and thorough bashing from Hurricane’s Irma and Maria, but out of adversity sometimes springs opportunity.”
It continued: “This nine-bedroom hotel with a very popular bar and restaurant is now being offered at an ‘As Is’ price of $750,000 which makes redevelopment and expansion a ‘no brainer’. Just moments from Tortola’s most famous surfing beach, Josiah’s Bay, The Tamarind Club’ simply screams “The Caribbean’s Hippest Surfing Hotel’! It’s just going to take a surfer with some vision and some gumption to make this dream a reality.”
In the meantime, the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB)’s website said the hotel was built in the mid-1970’s as a community centre for the Josiah’s Bay estate.
Since then, the facility “has evolved over the years from a happening music scene spot to a quiet holiday hotel with gourmet food, great fun, and sometimes a little lively mischief.”
Before the devastation, the BVITB described the club was an intimate hotel in the British Virgin Islands.
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