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.
Where did you grow up?
In the Caribbean. Born Bonaire, lived on Curacao, St, Maarten and Saba. Also lived on a sailboat for a few years sailing the Caribbean.
Who inspires you most?
Susan White, she amazed me as a child, I wanted to be her! Her willpower and drive still inspire me today.
What is your most treasured possession?
Pictures of my brother, I have them around the house…they make me smile.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
La Vie Est Belle (Life Is Beautiful)
What is your motto?
Everything is going to be alright.
What do you consider your greatest achievement to be?
Still to come my friends, just wait and see!
What do you love most about Saba?
The lifestyle, the peacefulness and the way everyone thinks they have you figured out.
Your perfect day off in Saba?
Yachting! Going round the island by sea, seeing its rugged cliff sides and just being amazed that we live here! (Doesn’t happen often…but they are the best of times)
What is your favorite hidden gem?
My home…my bed…I love it there.
What could you never do without?
Why do you like working at Tropics Café / Juliana’s Hotel?
I get to meet new people, learn about different places and cultures around the world.
What do you value most in your colleagues?
Our level of team work, they have my back. The team is like a small family, we know each other extremely well.
What is your favorite spot at Tropics Café / Juliana’s Hotel?
Sitting on the steps watching the view.
JulianasTropicsSays is our interactive way to share with you who we are, what we love and why we love it.