In 2011, the Government of Gabon decided to undertake a master planning exercise for the implementation of a world class destination to launch Gabon’s tourism industry. Because of our unique experience in managing similar remote tourism destination developments, the Gabonese government turned to TLDI to lead the effort.
Working in collaboration with an exceptionally qualified team of interdisciplinary professionals whom we brought to the table, TLDI identified a 30-kilometer stretch of oceanfront land that was suitable for development of an early catalyst project – to generate sufficient critical guest mass to launch the destination – as well as to accommodate the eventual buildout of an entire tourism-driven region of the country.
TLDI further led all master planning efforts including field investigation, architectural / engineering design, golf course design, marina design, and environmental studies / permit processing.
The Phase One program at Nyonie includes the following elements:
- A private airport, including 1,800 meters of illuminated and paved runway and a 1,400 square meter FBO/welcome center.
- A destination resort including three hubs: a beach resort, a marina village and a main building including shared guest amenities and back of the house space.
- A convention center, offering 4,500 square meters of space and a 1,500 meter grand ballroom.
- An 18-hole PGA class golf course.
- An 80-slip marina including all amenities.
- All required infrastructure including staff housing, roads, logistical access (including a Ro-Ro ramp for shipping), utilities (power/water/telecom/sewage systems), and even a staff hospital.
Due to global economic conditions, the Government of Gabon placed the Nyonie project on an interim hold after master planning had concluded. However, this investment opportunity is still available at the present.