Maya & Alain
Here to welcome you from your first step onto the island, Maya and Alain are our resort managers and your gracious hosts, ensuring your comfort and the seamless operation of day-to-day life on the island.
Originally hailing from Israel and Belgium respectively, Maya and Alain first crossed paths at sea – on a diving boat in Thailand. With a shared zeal for travel, the two were fast friends, then newlyweds venturing to a different sea to manage our world-renowned resort.
When they’re not in Belize City stocking reserves for our guests, they can be found in the office and around the island, walkie-talkies in hand and resident dogs in tow. After five years hosting guests from around the globe, they’ve even been known to join friends new and old on a dive – or with a cocktail in hand at happy hour.
Hailing from Manchester, England, Aly moved to Belize in 2010 to pursue her master’s degree in marine biology. Originally volunteering with the fisheries department at Glover’s Reef, she researched sting rays and worked as a Dive Master before making Turneffe Island Resort home.
Our Assistant Manager since 2015, Aly loves the freedom of her job – when she’s not at her desk, she’s kayaking at dusk or diving with guests. From the friendly people, their culture and customs to the pace of life and tropical weather, Aly’s found her place in Belize.
Our resident researcher-turned-manager, Luis’ experiences span our seas. From coral bleaching to Nassau grouper spawning, Luis researched our Belizean reefs as an assistant marine biologist for 16 years before transitioning into a Fisheries Officer, policing the Turneffe Atoll for illegal fishing.
Today, Luis is our go-to guy for managing guest activities on the island. From climbing coconut trees to captaining our boats and guiding dives, he’s a one-man show. And if you catch him at cocktail hour, ask him about his research on crickets and bats.