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Exquisite finishes, resort-level amenities, and located in the middle of everything that ranks Naples, Marco Island, and Southwest Florida among top lifestyle destinations

As enjoyable as life can be when lived in a quiet community, it gets even better when the fees are low, the amenities are high, and the attractions are local. Naples’ world-class cultural venues, boutiques and gourmet restaurants are an easy drive from the West Indies, and the small-town charms of Marco Island, its white-sand beaches and easy access to sport fishing are still closer. The same goes for grocery stores, lifestyle stores, and convenience stores that make everyday tasks easier and more efficient. Now that the pangs of moving in are behind them, owners of West Indies Phase 1 have discovered the region’s other joys by exploring its key attractions this summer. Rookery Bay, the Isle of Capri and Goodland are soft-spoken gems of local subtropical color. The zoo, Celebration Park food truck and waterfront dining experience, Botanical Gardens and Revs “hot car” museum at the airport when the afternoon rains hit are all as exceptional as they are uniquely Neapolitan attractions. Watching manatees, turtles, alligators, and panthers is exotic fun for all ages on long drives through seagrass beds and the Everglades. Like everything else in Florida, they are also exempt from income tax.

Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked Naples at the top of its list of the safest cities, a particularly important distinction when considering where to live. Add to that the long list of high-end building standards and community amenities in the West Indies. Its Coach Homes are all built as 4-unit, single-story, 3-bedroom residences with attached garages and screened-in porches. They feature classic and elegant West Indies Island-style architecture, presented in dove gray tones with crisp white and charcoal accents and trim. The exteriors are constructed of premium concrete block with smooth stucco finishes. Classic Coach Homes are distinguished by striking 2-story exterior staircases as design focal points. The Saba first floor features a Great Room floor plan with 1,537 square feet under air. The upper floor Tobago is a 1,509 square foot residence with higher ceilings for a wide open ambience and unobstructed southerly views. Classics offer single-car garages and start at $400,000. The remaining upper story Grand Coach homes are 2,444 square feet under air and include 2-car garages. Their price is from $600,000. Lake and landscape orientations are available

High Caribbean ceilings and walls of triple-wide sliding doors and windows create open, airy spaces that are as well-designed and appointed as they are solidly constructed and elegantly presented. West Indies standard finishes include 8 foot solid interior doors, hurricane resistant windows and doors, Shaker style kitchen cabinets with 42 inch high tops, high baseboards, wide trim, light switches stylish rocker lighting, cove-by-plane ceilings, porcelain tile or luxury wide profile vinyl flooring and subtle designer carpeting in the bedrooms. Kohler plumbing fixtures, frameless glass shower enclosures, and custom-designed wood shelving that promotes ventilation are standard in all units. All residences include linen closets, pantries, main walk-in closets and separate laundry rooms. Quartz countertops are standard throughout, as are kitchen island pendant lights and stainless steel kitchen appliances — including trendy French-door refrigerators. Recessed lighting and advanced cabling for data, voice and video are standard. Concrete roof tiles and brick pavers sidewalks and driveways coordinate with homes and create a refined and elegant community presentation. Interior roads will be graded and repaved once construction is complete. When comparing other new build communities in the Naples area of ​​the West Indies, please note that what sets its homes apart is also included as standard in the list price.

Considering the 54 acres and 212 units of the West Indies, JMD Development has allocated a generous amount of space for its amenities. The Flamingo Club comprises 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor features and the oversized 3,500 square foot resort pool is a perfect example of the developers’ attention to detail. It’s designed with a large and inviting splash pool, sun shade shelf that entryway owners love. The pool’s flowing design features curved sides to create nooks and natural separations to accommodate family or small group swimming areas. It also features a negative perimeter edge that appears low angled to overflow into Kingfisher’s own 5-acre Lake and West Indies Wetland Preserve, like a stepped water feature that meanders gently through the community. The lake’s three-tiered fountains are beautifully accented at night and produce soothing cascading sounds, especially enjoyable in the evenings and early mornings. A heated multi-person spa is adjacent to the pool, and the huge Tiki-Hut is in front, with a quartz-covered end-to-end service bar and barbecue grilling area. The shaded pergola of the West Indies Fire Pit has become a winter season favorite and the site of many evening cocktail celebrations.

Aside from the closed pool area, the regulation pétanque and pickleball courts of the Antilles have attracted players of all levels. Equipment is provided free of charge by JMD Development for the use of owners and their guests. It also added a 4-hole Putting Green recently. As a family business, the managers took a personal interest in every phase of Antilles’ development. As a community, a sense of goodwill and the kind of friendliness that comes from easy exchanges of information and resources when everyone is new to the community at the same time seems to be a rule of social interactions. The West Indies are a pleasant place to live.

The Flamingo Club Amenity Center was designed to be at the heart of the community. In addition to its vast outdoor living space, it is as representative of the presentation of luxury Caribbean resorts as it is of the quality built into each residence. Executive services are handled here and the exercise and fitness center, maintenance office and catering kitchen are to the rear. The West Indies Selection Center, where buyers determine their customization options, is also there and will be converted for owners once sales and marketing are complete. The huge gathering room takes up about half of the club’s 5,000 square foot expanse and offers wall-to-wall views of the community. It includes the fireplace lounge with comfortable furnishings and a large screen TV, the all-day Sonny coffee bar, and several round tables and chairs perfect for dining and general gatherings.

Antilles is a gated community 2 miles south of Tamiami Trail East (US 41), near Collier Boulevard (SR 951). Turn east on Port Au Prince Road and continue to the Flamingo Club, 155 Indies Drive East, Naples, FL 34114. The West Indies are represented by JRW Developer Resources, a division of John R. Wood Properties. Please refer to to register or call 239-691-4455 for an appointment. The Sales Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Jaime and Kerry are on hand to represent the property.