So Aruba, do you really think your government is looking out for you? They seem to be selling your island right out from beneath you, including the last few beaches where the Aruban public goes. All in the name of money and tourism. Does this represent the people or the wealthy off island investor?
Some may have already received permission, like for Boca Grandi and Baby Beach . We are talking here about the last beaches of Aruba that are not taken by private developers and where the local people frequently go to.
Amigoe, May 21, 2007: Tierra del Sol expands towards Arashi
Guests of the new Tierra del Sol beach hotel will probably also use the idyllic beach of Arashi.
ORANJESTAD — Tierra del Sol is going to build another hotel complex, Punto Arashi, on 21 acres of her own property; near the old flight of stairs to the lighthouse, across of restaurant El Faro Blanco.
Punto Arashi is going to be a beach hotel. ON 25 acres behind the hotel complex, the project developers will build two new branded neighbourhoods, Campo Bello and Paseo Bello. A spokes person of Tierra del Sol said that the plans are of the design table. According to reports, the resort will also ask permission to use part of the Arashi beach for her guests.
Rumours are going around for quite some time already that about the government granting concessions to hotels for beach grounds from Fisherman’s Huts all the way to Westpunt. Rudy Lampe of RED is trying to get inspection of the list of hotels that are negotiating pieces of land with the government. Some may have already received permission, like for Boca Grandi and Baby Beach . We are talking here about the last beaches of Aruba that are not taken by private developers and where the local people frequently go to. The media published earlier that three parties are competing in the tender of a hotel near Fisherman’s Hut; an investment group from Venezuela , Global Destinations on behalf of the Hilton group, and two local proprietors RenÃ© Kan and Milton Berlinski on behalf of the Fairmont Hotel group.
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