GKI REVITALISATION PLAN
3. Fisherman’s Beach Resort Precinct
The Fisherman’s Beach Resort Precinct is located in the south-west of the Island and will predominantly comprise the Fisherman’s Beach Resort Hotel, day spa and a range of supporting tourist accommodation including Resort Eco-villas and Resort Eco-apartments and an airstrip.
This precinct will be a lively and active tourism area and will complement the range of activities occurring in the Marine Services Precinct. The site planning and architecture of the Fisherman’s Beach Resort Precinct is also intended to complement the natural environment and will adopt styles and colours that reflect the landscape. The existing hillside villas, with their reflective white roofs will be removed and replaced with Resort Eco-villas which, in accordance with the overarching design philosophy for the GKI Revitalisation Plan, will integrate within the existing landscape.
The Fisherman’s Beach Resort Hotel will be located in a beachfront position along the most popular beach on the Island, Fisherman’s Beach. Located on the site of the former resort hotel, the new Fisherman’s Beach Resort Hotel will be the focal point of this precinct.
The accommodation mix is intended to provide a variety of options to meet the diverse interests of the tourist market and to maintain a compact urban form that also fosters a resort village ambience. The resort village will extend into areas occupied by the existing airstrip and will accommodate Resort Eco-villas in a relaxed landscaped resort setting. Dedicated public access will also be made available between Fisherman’s Beach and Long Beach.