I am guessing that you will find that Basil Jones Resort or Adam Chandler never really owned the land and that neither do you. If you are willing to spend some time and money, I would pursue it through Adam Chandler in the U.S.
Maybe like so:
1. Gather as many Basil Jones vistims as you can.
2. Hire a private detective in Palm Beach Florida to find Adam Chandler. Give him all the info on that link I posted earlier and point to the architect of the Basil Jones Resort (also in Palm Beach). http://www.porterarchitects.com/projects.php?cat=10&type=0
3. File a group lawsuit against Adam Chandler in your home state if possible (because it will be cheaper for you).
4. Get liens on any property or income in his name (likely you will find he doesn't have any and that you have no way to collect)
It is a hard road with little chance for recovering your losses or even covering your expenses. If you attempt it, do it for justice and not for money. Otherwise, you are bound to be disappointed.
Oh, and if you want if/after you find him, you can ask your detective to find out if he has any property. This might help decide if you want to spend the money on the lawsuit.
Been there done that and have the scars to prove it...
Q: I want to know who owns a particular property so I can make them an offer to buy it. I have asked several realtors to check it for me, but nobody has responded. Can you help me?
A: You probably don't realize what you are asking, so here is a picture of the situation. First, checking a title requires work - we don't have an easy computerized system we can just dial up and access. The person checking the title will have to visit the Lands Registry, and be someone allowed to have access to Government files. This costs money, and if it is something you really want done, then you will have to be willing to pay at least $150 US - but it could be more, depending on the complexity of the title search you wish done. In the end, there is no guarantee that the address for this owner will be current. Second, real estate agents the world over make their living by marketing and selling property. What you are asking is for them to insure they are left out of the process, and on top of that you are asking them to take their time away from their paying jobs to do it. If you are serious about buying that land, then hire a competent realtor to represent you and arrange for compensation for their time.