Work starts on Balinese resort
DEVELOPMENT is underway on a new unique Balinese-style resort in Cannonvale.
Located at what is currently Seabreeze Tourist Park, the new resort will be named Samudra Resort Whitsundays and is set to be completed by the end of 2013.
The $60 million resort project is planned to include 140 villas.
It will also have four swimming pools, a function room fitting about 300 people, a restaurant, shops, offices, a tavern/bottle shop and a chapel.
The locally employed site workers are currently in the process of constructing a new reception and upstairs manager's residence, aimed to be finished in about four months.
Rob Webb from Coldstone Enterprises is part owner of Seabreeze Tourist Park (Samudra Resort).
He is confident that this new resort will meet the growing requirements of the Whitsundays area.
Mr Webb said he expects the new resort to become a popular location for weddings and conferences.
He believes that given the large capacity of the function room and the amount of accommodation available in the projected resort, Samudra will be perfect for weddings and conferences.
The new resort will cater for weddings in its streamside Chapel which will capitalise on the existing natural creek views.
Seabreeze Tourist Park will be still operational for as long as possible.