Rodrigo started with us in 2012 and came back in 2016 as our chef! This man seems to have it all...freedom of cooking, a soon to be wife (marrying in September), and his dog Rocco.
Liss is Tropics Cafe's bartender and waitress. She always has a great smile and an excellent sense of humor. She works hard and plays hard, always there to help her coworkers and is ready to go the extra mile. Come have a drink at the Tipsy Goat and get to meet her!
There is no better memory a chef can leave behind then one of his favorite recipes. Bernt, written on an old receipt, gave us something unforgettable.
Johanna is the owner along with her husband Wim. Johanna is involved in all areas of hotel operations and works hard behind the scenes to tell the world about this piece of paradise ~ Juliana's Hotel and Tropics Cafe.
Luke is our tour guide for the trails and specialized bird watcher, our groundskeeper, our project leader, our greeter, our event planner, our porter, our public relations manager, our host, our bartender….what does he do? Everything with a smile!
Anna Keene is our gardener / landscaper. She is her own boss and we don't get in the way of that. :) She's got a green thumb and vision for landscaping and loves what she does. Catch her is the garden for a chat and you'll not only hear about the good old days on Saba, you'll also hear about her loom and paper making business (but she won't talk about her hoarding skills).
Jose is our maintenance man and he has a laugh and a smile that could light up a room. You will always see Jose busy, with either a paintbrush in his hands or a pool net cleaning the pool.
Wim is the manager and owner of the place! Always happy, always smiling, always willing to go out of his way for his guests or colleagues. You just might catch him at his favorite spot and get to share a beer or whiskey with him, while listening to his stories of days gone by and yet to come.
Image taken by Chizzilala.
It’s been a while since I’ve put up a blog…..we had two hurricanes (great excuse for being busy), but I (Johanna) also had a stroke, during hurricane Maria on September 19th 2017. I remember sitting in my room and only able to mumble words, I had no clue what was going on....my husband Wim recognized the symptoms of a stroke and got me down to the hospital during the middle of the hurricane…and here the roller coaster ride begins.
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