Media Release: Dart Real Estate and NCB Group Announce the Cayman Islands’ First Lazy River at OLEA

March 25, 2019News Releases
OLEA Lazy River

OLEA Sales & Presentation Centre to open in Camana Bay in March, offering information on the townhomes, duplexes and condos for sale in Grand Cayman

Dart Real Estate and NCB Group are pleased to announce that Cayman’s first-ever lazy river will now be a part of the exceptional amenities that residents will experience and have access to in OLEA – Camana Bay’s first for-sale residential community. Ideally situated in the central amenities area, the lazy river will offer a unique opportunity for residents to enjoy this incredible feature that is usually only found in water parks or high-end resorts.

The 124 condos, townhomes and duplexes of OLEA will surround the 380-linear-foot-long lazy river, which will be accented by sandy banks and refreshing waterfalls flowing into the centralised resort-style swimming pool.

“We are excited to announce the first lazy river in the Cayman Islands as a unique amenity for residents of OLEA,” said Dart Real Estate Executive Vice President of Development Planning & Asset Management, Justin Howe. “For those who have never experienced the bliss of floating down a lazy river, it is a continually flowing water feature that will wind its way around OLEA’s expansive, resort-style swimming pool. Meandering like a river with a slow current, it allows residents to drift along on their favourite floatation device, transporting them through the beautiful gardens of OLEA and resulting in hours of fun for young and old alike,” explained Howe.

The movement of the water is achieved by a series of pumps along the perimeter of the river. The water will flow at a speed of two to two and a half feet per second or just under two miles per hour and will be constantly recirculated and filtered in the same way as a regular swimming pool. The communities’ solar array will provide all the power needed to run the pumps, thereby reducing the operating costs normally associated with such a feature.

“This flowing river is just one of many community-minded features for those who want to live and work in an amenity-rich neighbourhood that provides ample opportunities to gather with family, friends and neighbours,” explained Howe.

Other neighbourhood amenities at OLEA will include a central family park, community herb and vegetable garden, fully equipped gym, outdoor community BBQ and dining area, three playgrounds, an outdoor yoga and meditation garden and a waterfront boardwalk that will connect OLEA residents to the Town Centre of Camana Bay.

NCB Group’s Managing Director, Matthew Wight said his team is proud of the collaboration with Dart Real Estate and Camana Bay-based TRIO Architecture to bring Cayman’s first lazy river to life at OLEA. “As Camana Bay’s first for-sale residential community, we wanted to integrate exceptional amenities and unique features for the residents to enjoy, ones that surpass their expectations and provide an unrivalled quality of life. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”

Dart Real Estate and NCB Group are also pleased to announce that a dedicated sales and presentation centre is now open on Market Street in Camana Bay, where OLEA representatives will provide information about purchasing a home, reviewing the various floorplans and explore sample interior options. The sales centre is furnished by Camana Bay-based Design Studio, an award-winning interior design firm, who are also available to create turnkey furniture packages for residents at OLEA.

OLEA will feature homes ranging from one- to three-bedroom condos, three- to four-bedroom townhomes and waterfront duplexes. The development will break ground in 2019 with Phase One scheduled for completion by August 2020 and Phase Two by February 2021.

To view Camana Bay’s first for-sale residential development, visit Dart Real Estate’s YouTube page.

For more information on purchasing at OLEA, visit the sales centre on Market Street next to Activ Angels or at

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