Great Guana Cay, Bahamas
Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club
VITA worked closely with the developer, Discovery Land Company, to create a comprehensive masterplan for this 600-acre private golf and beach club community. Special care was taken to ensure the vision was capable of capturing the island’s distinctive sense of place, while preserving fragile elements of its natural ecosystem. At completion, Baker’s Bay included 250 homesites, a marina village and 200-slip marina, a Tom Fazio-designed tropical links-style golf course, and a private beach club focusing on family-oriented fun, wellness and outdoor adventures. Along with this, the masterplan set aside several acres to preserve space for indigenous land crabs, as well as unique vegetation associations only found on Great Guana Cay. We also devised stringent shoreline regulations concerning setbacks, as well as strict clearing and grading controls to further protect the island environment.