Island paradise resort opens in the Mazaruni River, Essequibo, Guyana

Island paradise resort opens in the Mazaruni River, Essequibo

 Photo: An overhead view of the Aruwai White H2O Resort in the Mazaruni River, EssequiboIsland Paradise Resort

“THE suspense is finally over!” were the words of Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes as she addressed persons at the official opening of the highly anticipated Aruwai White H2O Resort in the Mazaruni River, Essequibo.Comprising 35 of 50 completed rooms, and blue waters and sandy beaches among a host of other amenities, the luxurious edifice has been in the making for some four years, and yesterday an excited audience was on hand to witness the official opening of this tourism masterpiece, projected to be a trend-setter in the local tourism industry.  

A host of government officials and their acolytes were on hand to witness the opening at a gala ceremony on the island. These included Minister Cathy Hughes; Minister of State, Joe Harmon; Minister within the Ministry of Labour, Simona Broomes; and former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds. Former Tourism Minister Manniram Prashad also sat in the audience.

Proprietor Chunilall Baboolall, one of Bartica’s career miners, told the hyped audience that the idea for the resort stemmed from discussions he had had with Former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, who encouraged miners to diversify their businesses from mining to other sectors. “This is one of the sectors,” he happily reported. [Read more]

35 rooms soon to be 50
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  • demerwater  On December 16, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Magnificent! in itself; and for what it represents. For a long time mining was a “feast or famine” occupation. We all have heard the stories and hyperboles. This picture is refreshingly different. I expect that a top class marketing program is in place.

  • Gigi  On December 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    The saying ‘if you build it they would come” needs to be amended to include ‘under the right conditions’ – and the conditions ain’t right and ain’t gonna be right under this racist, corrupt and incompetent gov’t. Guyana is right back to the Burnham days when the Guyanese people were fleeing in droves and foreign visitors were too afraid to visit. Guyana was like the plague then. Today Guyana is like Ebola. Guyanese people are again fleeing/attempting to flee in droves and foreigners are too afraid to visit. Business must be booming again for Glen Lall. He knew that by backing FUCUP people, his business would start booming again. Well, I’m not going to begrudge him his business smarts. But use it to do some good, Lall, or karma will get ya.

    • Thinker  On December 18, 2015 at 5:02 am

      This resort had the blessing of the PPP/C government. How is Glen Lall involved? One gets the impression again theat Gigi, whoever she is, doesn’t have a thorough knowledge of Guyana. All she knows is about her parents’ experience of Guyana.

  • demerwater  On December 17, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Years and years ago, a small group of outdoorsmen would go spear-fishing up the Essequibo river. Bill (Burns?), Central Garage employee, missing an ear; and Milton (??) are two personalities that come to mind. They enjoyed their sport and even had trophies to show.That type of activity can be an added attraction at Aruwai.

  • Albert  On December 19, 2015 at 11:36 am

    This look like a tempting hideaway. Maybe information will ome as to how to get there from the airport without going to Georgetown. Young enthusiastic tourist might be tempted to swim in the Mazaruni river……that would be my fear with grandkids.

  • guyaneseonline  On December 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    More info on this resort:-
    Aruwai Whitewater Resort commissioned – Stabroek News

  • Samantha Harnandan  On October 25, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    How to get to your resort from the Marriot Hotel in Georgetown. I am scared of water and I am 68 years of husband daughter and grandson would visit. Would you celebrate holiday. Please advise.

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