The Blue Bay masterplan dates back to 1990, when a local development group bought the plantation from the Jacobs family and put the first infrastructure in place. By 1997, however, the plantation was already in need of expansion. Developer Steve Raspoort saw the area’s enormous potential and managed to convert it, step by step, into the current Blue Bay, a blossoming resort with golf course that has positive effects on Curacao’s economy and employment. Steve Raspoort passed away in 2007, but his family is keeping his dream alive.