Windjammer Landing Mourns the Loss of Managing Director Mark Ozawa

LABRELOTTE BAY, Saint Lucia (Oct. 31, 2016) – In the early hours of October 29, 2016, Mark Ozawa, Managing Director of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, lost his battle with cancer despite a hard-pressed fight accompanied by the support of family and friends.

Despite the challenges he faced in recent months, Ozawa remained resilient and was encouraged by the outpouring of kindness from his extended Saint Lucia family. In his final hours, Mark was surrounded by family and loved ones in his home state of Colorado.

Mark, and his wife Linda, touched the lives of the entire Windjammer family as well as countless Saint Lucians and guests to the island over the last six years. Ozawa joined the Windjammer Landing family in 2010 and led a team of more than 460 employees, many of whom have been with the resort for 20 years. Passionate about helping the community, Ozawa orchestrated multiple opportunities for the Windjammer Landing team to donate time, resources and financial assistance in various outreach endeavors.

In addition to serving several years in the consulting industry and as the head at Sceptre, a reservations and e-distribution business providing services to many small chains and independent hotels, Ozawa spent 18 years working for Westin Hotels and Resorts in a variety of positions in operations and technology at both the corporate and property levels.

Under Ozawa’s leadership, more than US$40 million has been invested over the last two years in upgrading Windjammer Landing and its offerings, including the addition of four new luxury estate North Pointe Villas. Ozawa also oversaw the renovations to guest rooms, a massive beach expansion project, the creation of The Spa at Windjammer Landing, a 6,500 sq. ft. holistic healing facility, and enhancements to dining areas.


  1. Anonymous
    October 31, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    May he rest in peace.

  2. Natty sonson
    October 31, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    May he rest in peace

  3. Anonymous
    November 1, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Condolences to his family and employees at the windjamer landing beach resort and spa. Mark Ozawa Was a a wonderful person he sure will be missed. R. I. P. From the members of Manmay LA Kay folk Band.

  4. Wayne MacMillan
    November 1, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Mark was a most gracious host when my daughter and I were his guests earlier this year while we were vacationing in St. Lucia. He gave us his time and attention in a most caring way although we were strangers prior to the meeting. His wife was also most gracious in extending the invitation to us and ensuring that we would be able to attend the Windjammer function. We express our thoughts to his wife and his family for this great loss. Wayne MacMillan and Andrea Hulford, Nova Scotia

  5. Medalise Breen
    November 3, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Such a warm person! His positive energy was beautiful. Condolences to his family and friends.
    Medalise Breen, supporter of the Arts in Saint Lucia

  6. Nick Scavone
    November 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    May he resting peace. Heartfelt condolences to his family. Having worked with him for years and counting him as a friend I mourn the loss of this truly exceptional person.

  7. Joan Wells
    November 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    OOOH I am deeply moved by this news ….. his death came as a shock to me as I was not aware of medical condition what a gentleman…may his soul rest in peace with the Lord …. will dearly miss you at Windjammer as your name was synonymous with so many beautiful changes … my deepest sympathy to the Windjammer family and his wife