August 1, 2006
Golf and yachts may soon by synonymous with the Caribbean.Six years ago, machete in hand, sweat-drenched and mosquito-bitten, veteran Caribbean hospitality investor Carl J. Bazarian hacked his way through virgin tropical jungle to find the perfect stretch of deserted beach for his latest luxury project the Westin Roco Ki Resort. Then, he was a pioneer cutting a trail across the Dominican Republic, away from all-inclusive mass tourism products and toward trophy properties anchored by high-end international hotel brands. Today, though, he's one of many in the Caribbean that are targeting upscale vacationers.
"The quality of the product is going up. The whole Caribbean is goi
A slew of tourism projects planned for the Caribbean are aimed at discerning clientele who want high-end properties with space for their mega-yachts.