The Ethos by Jill Ettinger

The Caribbean will be home to Ki’ama Bahamas, the world’s first sustainable equity club with solar-powered homes and carbon-neutral solar yachts. Club Ki’ama Bahamas, a new project from EcoIsland Development and Silent Resorts, is set to break ground on Elizabeth Island this month, promising the lowest environmental impact development in the Caribbean once it’s complete.

“Club Ki’ama represents the future for sustainable residential and resort development,” Steve Dering, EcoIsland Development partner, said in a statement.

“It’s incumbent on us to protect Elizabeth Island’s ecologically sensitive environment while thoughtfully creating comfortable spaces where our owners and their guests can enjoy the best of the Bahamas. Our equity club provides abundant owner use while consuming less land with fewer homes and adds an incredible yacht experience. We’re hopeful that our first-of-its-kind club and community will set the standard for eco-conscious development around the world.”

Club Ki’ama Bahamas is Silent Resorts’ first destination. The company is focused on solar-powered communities that can run free from “invasive” infrastructure and diesel. Through its nonprofit, it supports reef and mangrove preservation, and local communities. EcoIsland is the intersection of three real estate operations committed to sustainable development: Equity Residences, Elite Alliance, and Silent Resorts.