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.
Assistant / Activities Manager
At Turneffe Island Resort, your vacation is what you make of it – and our Assistant Manager, Eddie, is here to make sure our guests are connected with the activities that interest them most on the island. With options from snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking, all the way to lounging in an ocean side hammock and reading a book, Eddie will help make your stay as action-packed, or restful as you desire.
Returning guests may recognize Eddie as he previously worked for the resort for over 5 years. The wonderful colors of the ocean, the pristine reefs, and tranquil waters surrounding the resort have brought Eddie back to Turneffe Island Resort where he helps guests map out their activities during their stay.
When you work on a 14-acre, private island resort, the environment becomes your office. Working hard on ensuring your stay is a memorable one between the blue of the Caribbean Sea and the lush green trees is our Assistant Manager, Jose.
At his happiest when amongst nature, Jose is passionate about preserving the environment and the culture of the island for guests to enjoy for years to come. Prior to joining the staff here, Jose traveled to different hotels and resorts to promote environmental-friendly practices on location like the use of biodegradable products and safer chemicals, and his knowledge in the field and concern with conserving the heritage of the tropical paradise has carried over to his role here at TIR.
When surrounded by turquoise waters teeming with life, it’s important to have a resident marine biologist on hand, and that’s where our Assistant Manager Aly comes in! Our long-time guests at Turneffe Island Resort return time-after-time to see Aly’s smiling face on the dock, and our first-time guests can look forward to getting to know Aly at happy hour. Aly is always available for administration needs in the office during the day, or just stop by and she can help you identify that fish you saw during your snorkel trip.
Aly hails all the way from England, and prior to joining the Turneffe Island Resort management team, Aly studied marine biology in college. Outside of work, she loves to kayak and swim on the Atoll. Meanwhile, at home, her love of life extends to her five rescue dogs (and counting!). Always full of facts, her love for marine life and ocean preservation is evident in the thoughtful way she interacts with everyone she meets, and she’s always ready to share her knowledge.