Medina Palms Luxury Ocean Residences are now under construction with completion due in late 2012.
These exclusive beachfront residences for sale comprise 2 Luxury Ocean Villas, 8 Beach Villas, 2 Ocean View Lodges, 16 Penthouses and 22 Apartments all within a secure gated community and with private access to the protected waters of Watamu National Marine Park. The warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean provide world-class deep sea fishing, scuba diving, kite surfing and many other exciting water sports for all ages. Recently voted as the Best Development in Kenya.
The project will use a variety of measures to make the new development as eco-friendly as possible. Large rainwater storage tanks, holding over 120,000 litres of water, have been designed to take advantage of the area's heavy rainfall in May, whilst bio-digesters will minimise water consumption and generate recycled water for laundry, pools and landscape irrigation; in addition, solar water heaters and wind generators will provide most of the power needed to run the development.
The project has also been designed so that buildings are constructed around existing trees, while an on-site plant nursery is being developed to help propogate indigenous trees and plants to complement the village's existing flora. The project is also being built using a local workforce of 150 people who have been trained in new skills.
Medina Palms has partnered with Born Free to support community based conservation projects in Kenya. They will be donating a percentage of their income to a new joint initiative for local coastal conservation projects which will aim to protect local marine life through community involvement in habitat conservation and environmental education activities.
"Striking a balance between sustainable developments, the needs of local people, the conservation of species and the protection of the environment, is one of society's most pressing challenges. Medina Palms seeks to address those challenges through responsible use of resources, generation of local employment, environmental sensitivity and support for conservation initiatives. Other developments should follow this example." Will Travers, Founder, Born Free Foundation.
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