The Flamingo Project is a private investment initiative, which seeks commercial returns while retaining Bonaire’s cultural identity, and ensuring inclusive development of the island’s natural assets. Special attention will be made to insure that the benefits of the development are shared fairly and sustainably with island residents, including through a Flamingo Foundation.
The Flamingo Project is expected to create ‘modular’ investment opportunities that will be fully completed over a 4-5 year period. These investments will be made in existing infrastructure and in green field projects. They will build upon the major infrastructure investments that are being made by the Kingdom of the Netherlands in public services on the island. Many of these investments are funded, and under way, and some already completed.
The Flamingo Project will develop several stand-alone and diversified opportunities for multiple funding sources. A potential list of investments is noted below (See map below).
Secure & Minduful Living
Mindful communities which feature cluster homes and apartments, nestled in a pristine setting, offering places for walks, hiking or biking or cruising the sea.
A. Yoga / Executive health retreat
B. 5 Star Boutique Hotel(s)
C. Michelin rated restaurant(s)
D. Yacht harbor and repair marina
E. High end Retirement and Aging facility
F. Bonaire Institutes(for giftedness, renewal energy research)
G. High quality residence developments
H. Private jet center
Bonaire is a “Special Municipality” of the Netherlands since October 10, 2010, resulting in influx of development funds from Europe. Investments are being made in advancing the public infrastructure including the (airport, harbor, police, schools, hospital, municipal services, judiciary, etc. (see www.bonairechamber.com/bonaire/government/general).
Located in the Caribbean, yet residents vote in Dutch and European elections.
Security and protection provided by the Netherlands, including waters being protected by the Dutch Coast Guard.
Outside hurricane belt:
Good geographical position outside the hurricane belt, and yet outside the beaten trail, with a relatively ‘clean’ canvas.