Your Host


Since January 2021, Baoase Luxury Resort is managed by Thijs van der Valk, the son of Adrianus van der Valk. With a young and innovative mind, he can build on the strong foundation Baoase already had. He followed in his brother-in-law’s and sister’s footsteps by taking over the General Manager of Baoase Exploitation Company including the Directorship of the Flamingo Exploitatie Maatschappij. Jesse and Oliver Zahn- Van der Valk successfully managed the resort with commitment, passion and enthusiasm for 7 years.

Throughout the years, Mr. Thijs Van der Valk has been working for numerous family-owned hospitality companies. He supported the Baoase Team as Assistant General Manager on various occasions prior to his appointment to General Manager. In addition to his professional experience, he completed the studies of International Hotel & Hospitality Management at the EuroCollege Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2012.

His ambition? Make the guests feel welcome and cared for through their entire Baoase experience – from the moment of booking till the moment of arriving back home!

Off duty, one of Thijs’ keen interests is sharing his passion for traveling and sports, such as golf and skiing.

Thijs is supported by an extraordinary team of people, all making sure guests get the vacation that is exactly what they had dreamed it would be—customized, attentive to the smallest details, and fulfilling their every wish.

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