Rafael Nadal has purchased a beachside home in the exclusive residential complex Playa Nueva Romana in the Dominican Republic.
The community will have "1,200 luxury homes, a marina, a five-star hotel, and an 18-hole golf course. This new development represents an investment of more than US$180 million and covers an area of 620 acres of coconut groves, just 45 minutes from Santo Domingo's international airport."
The company behind the development, Pinero Group, was so excited (understandably) about the purchase by Rafa that they even thanked him on their website:
Here are some renderings of a few of the model homes in Playa Nueva Romana. Is that a rendered Xisca roaming around those digs? Maybe they drew her up to entice Rafa a little more.
A video of the contract signing is also included in the news release. Boy, I'd be grinning ear-to-ear too if I just scooped up one of these gorge homes. *sigh*
In any case, this move might actually keep the pesky stalkeratti at bay especially in a private residential community. Might.
UPDATE: Miri over at Nadal News has a Googley translated version of the interview he did with TVE today where he dispels rumors that his recent issues have been due to his parent's separation earlier this year (see end of post here.) It's the KNEES people.