The award-winning Resort at Isla Palenque seeks the last seven members of its prestigious Founders Club

Amble Resorts announced earlier today that the public sales launch of the residences in their eco-luxury Panama real estate development, The Resort at Isla Palenque. Amble commented that after a successful priority pre-sale period, only seven spots are left in the elite Founders Club, where early buyers will be rewarded with an array of benefits and privileges, such as up to 10% off the purchase price, free hotel stays, yacht club memberships, naming rights, and a dedicated resident’s concierge. Bi-monthly Site Expeditions are available to prospective homeowners who would like to tour the island home sites.

Construction is underway on the Villa Model Home, which will be completed mid-2011 and will operate as a small inn for potential homeowners and guests to experience the island in comfort. Also in 2011 phase one construction is expected to begin, including a 30-room boutique hotel and 25 stunning beachfront and ocean-view homes. Delivery of the first homes is scheduled for late 2012, around the same time the boutique hotel opens.

Available homes include sophisticated Casitas, treetop Canopy Homes and expansive Villa Estates. All homes feature beachfront or ocean views and eco-friendly, open-air design integrated into the wild jungle surroundings. The unique architecture exemplifies a stylish, contemporary interpretation of traditional design that respects local culture and celebrates the incomparable natural setting. Combining green building techniques, personalized service, luxury amenities and accessible seclusion, Isla Palenque is set to be Panama’s most extraordinary vacation home development.

The project’s master plan, which has received several excellence awards in sustainability and resort planning by the American Society of Landscape Architects, includes a 220-acre nature preserve, over 10 miles of trails, one-and-a-half miles of beaches, organic farm, yacht club, marina, and a boutique hotel complete with an expansive infinity pool, luxury spa, and gourmet dining options.

The high-end resort and vacation home community will be managed by the world-class West Paces Hotel Group. Horst Schulze, West Paces CEO and former President of The Ritz Carlton Company, believes that Isla Palenque will eclipse other Panama real estate developments. “We will be experts on the area, so that we can help you connect to nature, to the people, to the cuisine – our mission is not fulfilled unless your life has been enhanced in some way,” says Schulze.

Amble Resorts President Benjamin Loomis selected the Gulf of Chiriqui for this private island vacation home development because of its spectacular hidden promise. “I was drawn to Panama’s vast potential, and the Gulf of Chiriqui stood out as authentically Panamanian. Its beauty is exceptional, culture inspiring, and the opportunity for adventure is world-class. This is a place that deserves to be recognized and protected.”