Ginn Sur Mer

Ginn Sur Mer was the original name of a grand development currently under construction at West End, Grand Bahamas.

In 2008, Ginn (the previous developer) defaulted on a massive construction loan, leaving the bank Credit Suisse a substantial amount of property within the development. Credit Suisse and Lubert Adler (the company that provided the initial funding for the project) recently removed Ginn as developer, along with the name “Ginn Sur Mer”. A new name for the development, and plans to complete the amenities, has yet to be disclosed.

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Much of the infrastructure for the development has been completed (utilities, canals, airport, golf course, roads), but no buildings are in place yet. You can find updates of the construction here.

Ginn sur Mer was originally envisioned as a palatial, $4.9 billion master-planned development, with 1400 single home sites and 4000+ condo hotel units. During the sales process 2006-2008, some 220 lots were sold before sales were suspended due to the loan default. The original plans for the development was elaborate, with the following amenities marketed:

  • Arnold Palmer-designed golf course (95% completed)
  • Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course
  • Grand canal with water taxis and gondolas (completed)
  • 55,000 sq. ft. casino
  • Mega-yacht marina (completed, less docks)
  • Private airport (completed)
  • Full-service spa
  • Fitness center
  • Championship tennis facility
  • Equestrian facility
  • Designer stores & boutiques
  • Fine-dining restaurants
  • Extensive convention & meeting space
  • Two multi-acre water parks
  • Numerous and varied pools
  • Exclusive beach clubs (completed)
  • Kids’ club
  • Five-star concierge service

9 Responses to Ginn Sur Mer

  1. ABDOUNE ANDRE says:

    I am french and i used to spend my vacations in bahamas.
    I would like to buy a house or a condo,
    can you tell me more about ginn sur mer(delivery prevision, price, mortgage and down payment, deposit reservation,etc,,)

    Thank you for answering me

    andre abdoune

  2. Patrick Deal says:

    I understand the airport closed for good last night.(12/5/11)

  3. Captain John Barman says:

    I would like to hear from owners or anyone with info re Ginn sur Mer.
    I was there last week
    Captain John Barman,

  4. Retha Greene says:

    Hey! I worked for Ginn in the NC mountains. I was just wondering if this resort was ever completed. Is Wayne Smith still working on this project?

    Retha Greene

  5. Nigel Moore says:

    I am interested in buying a plot.
    Please let me know if that is possible.
    Thank you.

  6. matt chiera says:

    We would like to learn more about the services offered at West End Owners . Please let me know of a good time to call you and a good mail to connect with you at.

    Matt Chiera

  7. Mark Uppendahl says:

    Anything new going on at the Ginn Sur mer property. Have not seen or heard anything for quite a while. Are people building? Have the new developers started anything?

  8. Andre says:

    please forward any information regarding this development.

    Thanks you

  9. Carolyn says:


    My name is Carolyn I have purchase Lot 479 I would like to have a copy of the sale agreement of a lot I have purchase from you a couple of years ago. Howard Molloy was the sales rep who deals with the sale. Is it possible to email a copy I have mislead the one I have?

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