Rusty & wife Tara
Who am I....
name is Rusty Shaikh and I am 35 years old. I am currently a Real Estate
agent in the world famous 1000
Islands. I live in a small town called Gananoque which is situated in
the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Ontario, CANADA. Our town has
a population of about 5000 people.
Why did I build this website? Well, I go on vacation at least once a
year and can never find a whole lot about the resort that I'm interested
in. I've been to many resorts in the past. In December 2002 We picked
the RIU Merengue to be our home from the 8th to the 15th. I found myself
surfing the net for hours trying to find any information other than what
is provided at RIU'S website. Anyway, our stay was OUTSTANDING. The
staff was enthusiastic and very friendly. They took the time to talk to
you, and did their best to make you feel right at home. The 1st day we
where there the fellow that restocked the drinks in the rooms, took my 2
boys for a 10 minute golf cart ride.
We took part in most of the sporting events, and by the 3rd day, most of
the Staff knew me by name. We dinned and all the restaurants, and sipped
on there many fine cocktails. They keep all there rooms fully stocked
with 4 X 40 oz bottles of liquor and lots of beer. My boys loved
"Big Mama" (manager of the children's programs). At night we
would relax at the indoor/outdoor theatre and watch the boy dance on the
stage with Big Mama (this would happen every night before the nightly
entertainment). Then of course watching "Francisco" prance
about the pool screaming "Spanish lesssssson", was quite
amusing. I could go on & on. This was an Outstanding
So I decided to build this website. It's not much right now, but over
time it will evolve into quite a useful website.
Please send me all your information and photos!..... And of course
remember that this is an unofficial RIU website. To visit the
official RIU website,
Talk soon, and have a great vacation.
Yours truly, Rusty Shaikh
PO BOX 332
OREA, REBA, RECO, KAREA
*Electrical Engineering technologist
*Volunteer at the Gananoque Youth Centre
*Former Local chess champ, current rating 1951
*Former Director, Gananoque Business Improvement Area
*Council candidate 2000
*Former Chair, and founder of the Gananoque Mural committee
*Secretary/ Treasurer / Director of a Toronto Based Investment firm.
*Grade 9 Royal Conservatory music (piano)
*Grade 2 Royal Conservatory music (theory)
At this time I would like to thank all my viewers, and of course all the
people that are sending me the photos and information. I must apologies
because of the delay in posting them. In January of 2003 I expanded this
website to contain all Caribbean / Mexico /Florida RIU Resorts. The
response has been overwhelming. I do have some really great ideas for
this website... in the future. But first things, first. There are many
areas that need to be expanded. I do have the ability to make
outstanding virtual tours and no cost, except of course the trip costs.
I own my own virtual tour software and digital camera. On my
next RIU vacation, I will take many virtual tours and post them for your
I have purchased the following domain names
I will forward all of
them to this website, in the future. Once I class it up a
bit. I just bought them now because
1) RIU didn't won't them (Or they would have bought them)
2) so I know that they would be used for RIU benefit. ICANN rules &
3) If they are to be sold, they would have to be transfired back to Riu
as they are Trade Marked Names and technically property of Riu Hotels
Well, as I said
before.... I do have great plans for this website. But all takes time
& Money. I can't tell you what they are, But do keep checking.
If you have any ideas for this website, Please let me know.
My main rules are
1) NO ADVERTISING
2) NO POP-UP WINDOWS
I encourage all viewers to read my disclaimer
Happy surfing, Rusty