Working At A Caribbean Resort

Posted by | November 12, 2009 | Resort Careers

Every time someone asks me what I do for a living, I tell them that I have a resort job in Hawaii and their immediate reply is “how can I get a job like that?”

The job I’m talking about is a Resort Ambassador job at a top resort. How would you like to be able to choose your new job from 5500 resorts in 85 countries?

Today I can pick any location I want to discover by working at a resort in that area. Free housing and airfare provided as well as an executive income to boot!

You see it wasn’t always like that. Coming out of university I never had the opportunity to travel nor did I have the money to even think about it.

Luckily for me I found a want ad in our local newspaper. That ad went something like this… “work on the beaches of Dominican Republic (Caribbean), no experience needed”. Needless to say I was first at the interview, and 2 weeks later I was roasting myself on a beach in Costambar, DR.

For over 20 years I’ve worked and traveled to places like, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Dominican Republic, USA, Asia, etc, without ever paying for airline tickets!

Today because of a family members’ illness I was forced to retire. Now I enjoy helping others achieve the same lifestyle I was blessed with for over 20 years.

I now run a site that lists Resort Jobs opportunities worldwide. If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding and would love to spend more time on the hills while earning good money, I have the resort job for you. Same goes for golfers, surfers, beach lovers, I have jobs for you too.

In my travels I’ve met doctors and lawyers who left their practices to work at golf resorts so they could spend more time on the golf course and making over $150K a year!

The easiest way to get a resort job that pays big bucks is to apply as a Resort Ambassador or OPC (Off Property Consultant). What’s great about being a Resort Ambassador is that your job consists of hanging on the beaches, bars, restaurants as well as anywhere tourists hang out, and hand out VIP invitations.

Let’s suppose you were on vacation at some exotic location and someone offer you $200 cash for 1.5 hours of your time to visit and have dinner at a new resort. Would you go? Sure you would. What if I told you that for you accepting the VIP invitation, I received $250 for inviting you! How many could you invite in a week?

Friends of mine working in Mexico and the Caribbean earns over $2-$3000 a week doing just that. And they all started with no experience. There are many departments within the resort that are always looking to fill positions.

Most of the top resorts in the world are hiring Resort Ambassadors (OPC)to promote their resort. Disney Vacations, Marriott’s, Sheraton’s, Hyatt’s just to name a few.

If you want to change you life and put a lot of adventure in it, this is the best job you will ever experience.

Daniel D. Roy

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8 Responses to “Working At A Caribbean Resort”

  1. Comment made by ndubuisi sunday on Mar 17th 2010 at 7:42 am:

    god bless you and thanks

  2. Comment made by Patrick Dill on May 9th 2010 at 10:18 am:

    Not so much a comment as a request for infomation. I live in northern Mexico, but after 20 years I am anxious to relocate further south. I read, write and speak Spanish and English and have the required visa to work. I have a friend who has been a marketing manager at several resorts but have lost contact with him over the years; at this juncture I wish I hadn’t. My concern is that my age might preclude me from consideration for employment opportunities. At 71 years of age, I enjoy excellent health, am still good physical shape and vital. Over the years I have been successfuly involved in a variety of sales and sales management positions. I am an outgoing but serious individual who is comfortable in any company, from board room to bar and people seem to ‘warm’ to me very quickly. These are my questions: Is my age a deterrent? Can I approach a resort in person or must I use a service? Can I compete for sales and or marketing positions without first being an OPC. Any information that anyone can offer would be very much appreciated. I can be reached through my Email golfo_ltd@yahoo.com Thank you so much!

    • Comment made by Daniel D. Roy on May 12th 2010 at 12:46 am:

      Hi Patrick,
      To answer your question my answer is this, don’t let your age hold you back! Case and point, I have a good friend whom I’ve worked with up in the past and just as recently as 2 months ago. His name is Henry Emond. He is the top salesman at Club Privilege in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. and one of the top performers in the company for over 15 years. By the way, Henry will be 74 this year! Is his age a disadvantage to him? Absolutely no. I have to add that it’s probably an advantage he’s 73, because on any table he goes to, whether young or old he always has a common ground with them. Hell he’s the only one on the sales team that you ask to find someone in a certain industry, and he’ll pick it out of over 5000 business cards on the wall of fame!
      To answer your next question you can check out our Featured Timeshare Jobs section and when you find the position you want, just call them up or if you are in the area and you know a certain resort is selling, just ask to meet the Project Director or the Sales Manager.
      Another great way is to find out where the local timeshare sales staff watering hole is, they all have one, and you’ll definitely make the right connections.
      By the way Patrick, you should sign up for our Beachfront Job Alerts to keep up to date on the new opportunities that become available.
      Go for it! You never know who you’ll meet at the resort.

      Daniel D. Roy

  3. Comment made by Patrick Dill on May 13th 2010 at 2:11 pm:

    Thanks a million Daniel, I appreciate the information. Years ago in Canada I was close personal friends with Roland Lafreniere who I believe is still very much involved in the business here in Mexico. Unfortunately I have lost contact, but for certain he would be a great resource, if I can find him. Is there a registry or membership group of timeshare pros? Thanks again.

    • Comment made by Daniel D. Roy on May 13th 2010 at 2:20 pm:

      Here’s what I do in those situations, I use the RCI online directory and search the resorts in a particular area and give them a call and find out if they are still selling. Usually if a resort has a sales track running, there’s a chance you can find who you’re looking for, or maybe someone that knows someone that knows who you’re looking for.

      Dan

  4. Comment made by Rikki Lawrence on Sep 2nd 2011 at 6:34 am:

    hi daniel… this kind of job opertunity seems to good to be true. how would i go about applyin for this kind of job? ive always wanted to work abroad, but dont have a clue on how to find the right job, or knowin how 2 apply… is there anyway you could help? like names of companys? or info on how 2 find these kind of jobs?

    Rik

    • Comment made by DDR2.0 on Oct 5th 2011 at 1:09 am:

      Hi Rikki,
      No these jobs aren’t “too good to be true”, I’ve been working 25+ years at many great vacation resorts worldwide. The best way to find any resort job when you have no experience is to actually go to the resort and find out if there hiring for your field. A good indicator I find is when walking around town you see booths giving away tours, shows, gifts then you know that that property is looking for staff. Once you’re in then you’ll know who’s hiring and where.

      TC
      Dan

  5. Comment made by pmaassmann on Oct 4th 2015 at 11:56 am:

    Dan. I am a P.G.A. Golf Professional from upstate NY. I have been a golf pro for 25 years and have spent my entire life working at my families resort in the Catskills. I am turning 50 this year, so basically have about 43 years of resort hospitality experience specializing in the golf industry for the past 25. We are selling our resort and I am hoping to relocate to the Caribbean in the not too distant future. I would love to find a job (preferably U.S.V.I.) in the islands. Are you just an “advice giver”, or do you have resources that may be able to help? thanks!

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