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Elegance Natal – the unspoiled ‘Algarve’ in Brazil

8.50am 21st May 2007 - Property

Celebrity superstars such as Antonio Banderas and Ronaldo have already secured their homes at Grand Natal Golf, Grupo Sanchez’s new 5,500 acre resort development in Natal, which has been designed to keep this location a paradise for the local population as well as the new residents and tourists drawn by the fabulous beaches and unspoiled environment – considered by connoisseurs to be superior to the Algarve.

Geographically the closest point of Brazil to Europe, there are direct flights to Natal from London Gatwick from £190 return via Thomson (, making the resort easily accessible for UK buyers.

Elegance Natal Miltonia, the first phase at Grand Natal Golf, is part of a 2,000 home development of four phases, each named after a Brazilian flower – Miltonia, Galatea, Solanum and Marginata. Elegance Natal Miltonia, comprised of one, two and three bedroom apartments plus two and three bedroom penthouse apartments, is being sold exclusively by Resort Group International. Two-bedroom apartments with sea views at Elegance Natal Miltonia are available from €85,000 (approx. £57,771) – providing considerably better value than comparable resorts in Spain, Portugal and the Caribbean.

Owners at Elegance Natal will have use of all the facilities at Grand Natal Golf, which includes five golf courses – one of which will be designed by Greg Norman – eight hotels, an equestrian centre, the Ronaldo Football Academy, a spa and health centre, seven kilometres of beach, tennis courts, shopping and beach clubs.

Grupo Sanchez is committed to ensuring that Grand Natal Golf will be a paradise for the local community as well as owners and guests. Designed to preserve the area’s appeal and to ensure sustainable development, Grand Natal Golf’s impact on the land will be minimised, with less than a quarter of one percent of the available land being built on. Along with the local government, Grupo Sanchez is setting up an official technical school to train employees in all aspects of resort management.

Natal, capital city of Rio Grande do Norte, a north eastern state in Brazil, has 418km of coastline and an average yearly temperature of 28° C. Regarded as one of Brazil’s safest areas, Natal offers a large number of restaurants, bars and cafes with lively nightlife. According to NASA, Natal, along with Antarctica, has the cleanest atmosphere in the world.

Graeme Grant, managing director of Resort Group International, remarked, “Elegance Natal Miltonia will have world class facilities, a fabulous location and a golf course designed by Greg Norman, arguably one of the best golfers the world has ever seen. Natal is the new Algarve, popular not only with Europeans but North Americans and Brazilians as well. We are proud that Elegance Natal Miltonia is the first major development to be sold by the newly formed Resort Group International.”

Resort Group International

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