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.
Where did you grow up?
Between Europe and USA – Netherlands, California and France to be specific.
Who inspires you most?
My dad and my mom who has to put up with him.
What do you aspire to learn more about?
About different people and different cultures.
What is your most treasured possession?
A watch I got from my dad when I turned 18, I didn’t deserve it at all, but he still gave it to me.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Dune!! Original one with Sting.
What is your motto?
Practice what you preach…in other words be real.
What do you consider your greatest achievement to be?
16 year relationship with my wife, everything else can come and go, but that is real.
What do you love most about Saba?
The lifestyle, people, culture and nature.
Your perfect day off in Saba?
What is your favorite hidden gem?
The view from the Tipsy Goat bar…not really hidden, but it’s a gem.
What could you never do without?
Why do you like working at Tropics Café / Juliana’s Hotel?
The different people we meet every day, and sharing stories, where you’ve come from, and where you’ve been.
What do you value most in your colleagues?
Loyalty and friendship.
What is your favorite spot at Tropics Café / Juliana’s Hotel?
The Tipsy Goat Bar .
3/29/2018 11:49:53 am
Beautiful Island with Beautiful people!! Will always treasure the memories made on my trip to SABA!!
Harley and Rachel
4/1/2018 08:40:24 am
Beautiful island with amazing people. We miss all of you so much and want to come visit again. Much love.
4/1/2018 08:42:58 am
Wim is a great guy! Treats everyone like family! Great sense of humor! Always upbeat! We appreciate you guys!
Kathy I ( group my dive shop)
4/25/2018 07:11:16 am
Just want to drop you a heart filled note telling you what a fabulous job you are doing! I was a part of the MY DIVE SHOP group from West Virginia. You and your staff went above and beyond for everything. The dining was spectacular. Five stars! Busting butt all the time. The presentations were wonderful & so enriching. The hiking, diving, food, & your queen Island SABA was joyful. Be blessed
4/24/2022 11:57:24 am
Wim & Johanna always go "above and beyond" to provide their guests an amazing experience. They start their day at the crack of dawn with break fast and then from there on in it is a tight-rope walk balancing everyone's schedules for diving, hiking, eating, drinking and just hanging out. They are sincere hosts who project the enjoyment of Saba and have built a quality experience for their clients.
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