Emerald Monkey – Zero Carbon Footprint Villas in a Caribbean Paradise Now Available

Emerald Monkey represent an opportunity to own a limited-edition villa at one of the world’s first luxury “zero-carbon footprint” resorts, blending ancient practices with modern sustainable luxury to create a one-of-a-kind Caribbean lifestyle.

Online PR News – 05-June-2009 – – London, UK ( OnlinePRNews ) June 5, 2009 – International Luxury Real Estate has added the eco-luxe villas at Emerald Monkey to its select list of luxury real estate for sale in Panama.

The 5-star resort will be developed across 85 magnificent acres on Shepherd Island, part of the Bocas del Toro archipelago in the uncrowded emerald seas just off Panama’s Caribbean coast. The setting is breathtakingly exotic and buyers of the villas will be able to enjoy a wide range of first-class amenities including two beaches, Spa, yoga temple, diving centre, salt-water pools and restaurants.

Unbeatable Caribbean island location - hand crafted eco-luxe villas with room to soak up the atmosphere

The eco-luxe villas at Emerald Monkey (http://www.ilre.com/Emerald-Monkey.html) - ranging in size from 2,450 square feet to 4,594 square feet - are fully furnished in a Balinese tradition. Each villa is handcrafted by fifth-generation Balinese stone carvers and woodworkers using only sustainable materials.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom villas, are all featuring walled gardens, indoor-outdoor bath off the master suite and an open-to-the-breeze great room with convenience kitchen. The villas are designed to take full advantage of the rainforest with their large open verandas, garden terraces and plenty of outdoor seating, plus a choice of a salt-water plunge pool or a meditation courtyard.

Ecological sensitivity

Designed on the principles of ecological sensitivity and sustainable living, there are no roads and no cars — instead, the way to get around is by solar-powered golf carts or on foot along two miles of walking paths connecting the villas to the heart of the village, known as the “Banjar.”

The resort is powered by mountain rivers on the nearby mainland, swimming pools are filled with salt water from the sea, landscaping is pesticide-free and many of the fruits and vegetables served in the Emerald Monkey’s water-view restaurants are grown in the volcanic soils of the island’s own organic farm.

Owners of the eco-luxe villas may join Emerald Monkey’s professionally managed rental programme. With the resort perfectly located in an area dedicated to national parks and ocean preserves, there is a growing demand for eco-luxe accommodation, currently in short supply.

Full-service spa, sandy beaches, meditation temple

Surrounded by beautiful water, owners will want to take advantage of the resort’s diving, sailing, fishing and boating - all available from the water sports centre.

The resort also boasts a rainforest butterfly farm, full-service anti-aging and rejuvenation Spa and a meditation temple located high on a mountaintop. At the centre of the community, the Banjar’s traditional Balinese buildings will house an array of amenities, including gourmet food shop, wine and cigar shops, yoga, pilates and fitness centre.


Built in three phases, the first freehold villas at Emerald Monkey are scheduled to be completed in summer 2010. With guaranteed financing available from the developer up to 60% of the purchase price, Emerald Monkey is an exceptional opportunity to own limited edition eco-luxe property.

Prices start at USD$519,400 (approx. 352,590 GBP / Euro 390,836).

About International Luxury Real Estate

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