Once upon a time I was the Bahama Out Islands webmaster, until the Ministry of Tourism amalgamated that site, which I had archived, with thousands of photos sent by the resort owners. As there were, at that time in the 90’s about 72 Resorts, Hotels, Motels and Guest Houses listed on the website, from about a dozen different islands of the Bahamas.
While I lived in South Florida for over a dozen years I was able to visit some of the Bahamas and several Caribbean islands, also having been addicted to Earnest Hemmingway I was always attracted to the Keys, the sea and the islands of the Caribbean. Bermuda and Bahamas are not in the Caribbean Sea, which often comes as a surprise to people.
Always wanted to see Bermuda, nor have I been to Turks and Caicos, which I often gripe should have been a Canadian protectorate, as Canada helped build T&C but in the 50’s our leadership voted against adopting T&C into Canada – sad day in my opinion. However, Bermuda is unique and the most separate from the Caribbean
Recently projects in Turks and Caicos have been going through my inbox and perhaps the most exciting project since the Roaring Thunder Resort and Casino on Victoria Falls in Tanzania (a story for another day), is the combo Eco-resort and Agriplex in Bermuda with collaboration of the super cool Italian genius of the Giancarlo Zema Design Team to work with Ninurta Enterprises and Rosario de Medici to incorporate scientific agriculture, vertical gardening and aquaculture in an ultimate sea meets land eco resort.
The Agriplex sustainable vertical garden with aquaculture for food production will help to make Bermuda food-secure and self-sustaining, plus ecologically low-impact but economically big impact because people are going to want to experience living in a garden and eating from what is grown all around you. It just makes sense that Bermuda would be the first place we create this magical combo of farming and tourism.