NicheResorts

Opportunites in the Lucarative Adult Only Market

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.

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Connect with Darlene:  949.306.3854    [email protected]

Your Niche Resorts Concierge:

Darlene Grimes


Ms. Grimes has 30 years of Marketing & Sales and Project Management experience. Since 2010, she has served as CEO of the Isle of Love, LLC (an international resort development company,) leading a team of 27 professionals. For a decade, as Director of Marketing and Special Projects of the Crystal Cathedral Ministries (an organization in 542 countries) she was on a team managing a 170 acre multi-use campus including a conference and retreat center that hosted over 250 weddings and 150 conferences yearly, plus special events, sports tournaments, and fundraising galas. As a Licensed Realtor® and Certified EcoBroker® in the mid 2000s, she foresaw the green movement and branded herself as the Orange County Green Realtor consulting clients on sustainability issues regarding Real Estate and construction. Ms. Grimes has earned a B.S. from the Newhouse School and a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University.