Bamboo Bay Resorts International
Bungalow On The Beach Mission Statement
January 1st, 2003
Bay Resorts International was built
around a common dream… Live the life of a sport and adventure enthusiast while
providing like minded friends and associates with great accommodations, amenities
and the chance to explore untamed regions of jungle, fish in amazingly clear
tropical waters and scuba dive and snorkel in some of the world's most spectacular
underwater reef gardens. Imagine waking up every day in your own bungalow
on a secluded beach enjoying fresh organic bananas, mangos, papayas and pineapples
for breakfast… and then catching your own dinner on the beautiful and exotic
coral reef that is just a few hundred yards from your own front door. If owning
a Bungalow On The Beach in one of the most exotic tropical destinations
in the world has been a personal dream, then continue to read on.
human being in any time or place has the right and the capacity to create
their own reality. History describes persons again and again who in encountering
the resistance of family, friends and neighbors, unlocked the chains of
their own domestic harness and freed themselves from the condition of contrary.
They did not attempt to fix others or condemn others as they departed their
domestic harness. Nor did they judge and blame others as the way to make
the world a better place. They simply walked out of the human story with
its rules and understandings rooted in our collective beliefs and, without
condemning anyone, created a new reality. In doing so, they inspired the
world." (Rennie Davis in "Call to Humanity")
the past several years, my friends and I have been dreaming of building
an eco-village health resort in several exotic tropical locations. Our desire
is to attract an initial group of individuals who chose to be part of an
anchor community which will grow into a first class eco-resort. But more
than just the creation of a resort, we intend to create a community.
Bamboo Bay Resort's Vision of Possibilities
community creates a culture holding its values and customs. The community
that nourishes respect as its culture unlocks an innate human potential
able to send out an invisible influence into the world. In a community of
respect, citizens embrace respect as their educational mission. Technologies
are developed for their respect of nature and people. Businesses are created
out of understanding the value of constantly renewing the qualities from
which respect grows, creating an enterprise that is fertile soil for integrity,
while inspiring others to contribute without ulterior designs. Respect
involves engaging every activity with curiosity. Where curiosity has replaced
the need to make others wrong, the mind become natural. Where the mind is
natural, a person embraces life with an instinctive sureness. Respect is
the mission to unlock the creativity of fellowship in the open. Where fellowship
in the open prevails, divergent aims fall away and people can accomplish
the task that is great." (Rennie Davis in "Call to Humanity")
of my friends and I have traveled to Thailand several times in the past
ten years and we have never felt so honored, so respected and so appreciated
as human beings. Because of the Buddhist cultural background, the Thai people
honor and respect the divinity in all things. The cultural environment of
Thailand creates a fertile ground for planting the seed of our first eco-resort
Typical Two Story "bungalow on
why Thailand in particular? Can we not find what we are looking for in other
places, or any of the thousands of dream spots around the world? Thailand
is more than a place -. it's a mood. It's this mood that makes the country
alluring to foreigners, and home to many thousands of expatriates. We all
search for that place in the sun where we can find those things that appeal
to us the most, whether it be our mental and emotional requirements or our
physical and worldly needs. In Thailand you will find all of these.
Typical View From a Patio
at the image that Thailand presents to the world. It's one of enchantment
and excitement: a land of golden temples, with tiny bells tinkling in the
breeze; a country with lofty mountains, tropical forests and endless offshore islands; a nation of smiling people and happy children, and monks
in saffron robes moving in silent animation; a country interlaced with rivers
and canals, called klongs, with rice barges, "rafts" of teak logs, ferryboats
and river buses all gliding along in a kaleidoscope of changing colors.
It's a Mecca for shoppers looking for the exotic, for superlative silks
and gemstones, and intricately decorated objects; a country of tropical
resorts with palms and white sand beaches; a country with great food. Did
I say great food? The food is unbelievable.
Typical Open Room Interior
the expatriates living in Thailand, it's not the lack of love for one's
home country, or the desire to flee from an unhappy home, nor is it for
political, economic or social reasons, that brings them here. The reason
might be more complex, but their motives are quite simple. It's not so much
to escape as it is to find, and they find what they are looking for in Thailand.
Spectacular Ocean Views
fires of youth may have burned down low. We may have reached mid-life or
even beyond. But moments come when we still dream about it: an emerald green
cove in the South Seas with our own yacht lilting at anchor; throbbing,
libido-unleashed ports-of-call; a life free of niggling bosses and nagging
children and nasty bill collectors. Yes, many people dream about it. "How
few of us ever stop to realize that adventure is not something in the past.
It's now. It's happening all around us, all the time. The challenge is knowing
where to look. We turn to new horizons. Adventure awaits in South East Asia."
(Harold Stephens, travel correspondent and writer for the
many people a typical house or cottage, in itself, may just be a structure
or shell that is inhabited for the sake of finding comfort and shelter from
the natural elements of sun, rain, wind, insects and animals. But, a home
in a Bamboo Bay Community is a much different thing, altogether.
Imagine living in a bungalow nestled in an exotic tropical garden. Imagine
the pleasure of a leisurely stroll along the paths of your new community
while enjoying the wonderful fragrance of fresh flowers and the delightful
sight of luscious fruits hanging from the trees. Much time and effort is
being devoted to the natural beauty of the grounds through the attention
to detail in the planning of the gardens and landscaping. In a Bamboo Bay
Resort community you will naturally wish to spend more time in pleasant
outdoor activities while enjoying the exotic beauty of the lush tropical
Typical Thai Style Bungalow
in our community, while being simple and elegant, will also be a bit more
compact and efficient. This thinking concurs with the "smaller is better"
philosophy in Sthapatya Veda and Feng Shui architecture. Smaller and more
efficient dwellings set in individual clusters of seven bungalows or villas
is the most recommended Sthapatya Veda design. Most bungalows will be between
700 to 1,100 sq. feet in size depending on whether they are one or two bedroom
units. Larger villas are available upon request.
first choice in choosing a location for an eco-resort is the country of
Thailand. About half of those interested in purchasing a Bungalow on
the Beach are attracted to Thailand because it represents an exotic
far-away location. The rest of those interested prefer Belize because it
is English speaking and it is in close proximity to the US. However, in
order to honor our fiduciary responsibility to all of the potential investors
we are evaluating several other potential location sites as well.
people who wish to have closer access to friends and family in the United
States, a location in Belize or Costa Rica may be the ideal choice. Belize,
our second resort location, provides many wonderful amenities for the establishment
of an eco-village health resort community. Belize is just a two hour flight
from either Miami or Houston. A fully staffed English military base provides
a very stable economic and social environments. Belize, your true adventurers'
paradise, is filled with parks and national reserves, intriguing tropical
rainforests and majestic peaks. Plus, Belize offers a rich cultural mix
ranging from ancient Mayan temples to laid-back fishing and diving, to the
hustle and bustle of a busy capital city.