Niche Resorts Properties (NICHE RESORTS) are presented by Darlene Grimes. Ms. Grimes specializes in sourcing the best opportunities in the lucrative Adult-Only Kid Free market. It is common knowledge adults, though they certainly love their families, like to travel and vacation with other Adults, without the inconveniences that accompany travel with children. Those who do not have children, or whose children are grown, are especially determined to source vacation experiences in Adult Only venues. Not only is there a demand for these resorts - whether they be for health retreats, spiritual retreats, playtime or adventure, there is money to be made in participating in ownership of these resorts. For example, in 2013, Desire Pearl in Cancun Mexico - both clothing optional and adult only - was at 95% occupancy. This is extremely unheard of in the resort industry, but not in the multi-billion dollar niche resorts industry.
Recent trends in the industry have seen major resort companies, such as Rui, Barcelo and Iberostar, building mega-resorts such as the Grand Palladium – Lady Hamilton in Jamaica with 1,056 rooms. This trend toward large resorts, most that cater to families and which offer many amenities on property, has placed significant competitive pressure on smaller properties. Many resorts in the 50 to 150 room range are struggling to stay in business. To compete, some of these smaller resorts are moving to customer specialization. By catering specifically to a one-niche type of customer, these resorts cannot only survive, but actually achieve higher room and occupancy rates than the mega-resorts. Darlene conducts preliminary due diligence on the companies including the teams and claims made in their marketing, and selects a privileged few to be featured in her portfolio of offerings.
If a property on this site intrigues you, please connect with Darlene to get more information and schedule a meeting with the Principals of these projects.