Our Wonderful Staff is at Your Service
For years, our Canary Cove guests have told us how amazing our staff is and the important role the staff has had in making our guests feel comfortable, pampered, and confident to try all that Belize has to offer. We are proud to have the friendliest, most experienced and professional staff on the island—the best of the best! Our guests enjoy the services our staff provides throughout each day—from preparation and service of delicious meals to SCUBA diving excursions, snorkeling fun, pool time, and relaxing at the pool bar with fresh drinks. They are happy to assist you with ANY planning of your day.
Manager, SCUBA Instructor
Gil manages Canary Cove and arranges all of your activities during your stay. From Villa reservations to arrivals and departures, SCUBA certifications (20+ years diving in Belize with PADI Dive Certifications in Open Water, Advanced, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Responder Course , Divemaster and numerous Specialty Dive Courses), excursions, and everything to make your vacation the best it can possibly be, Gil will make it all happen. Gil resides in San Pedro Town with his family and is a trusted resource for all things Belize.
Boat Captain, Snorkel & FIshing Guide
An accomplished diver, Michael specializes in leading snorkel trips, finding divers at the end of the dive, and fishing expeditions. Whether you are looking for reef fish such as barracuda, or deep water tuna, Michael is your man. He also makes a killer ceviche after the hunt and opens a Belikin beer in under 5 milliseconds.
Divemaster, Assistant Instructor
Palma is a PADI Divemaster and Assistant Instructor with 10+ years of experience. Palma will make your dive excursion the safest and most memorable dive experience you’ve ever had. He is also a boat captain and snorkel guide.
Jaime is our foreman and he keeps everything humming. Jaime lives on the compound and is a call away to help you with anything you may need.
Omar is our gentle giant handyman. He is very experienced in maintenance, carpentry and masonry just to start. He is happy to repair anything around the compound.
Chef, Housekeeping Manager
Nathalie is your private chef in residence. In advance of your arrival, Nathalie will coordinate your meal preferences with you as well as manage all of the provisioning to stock your kitchen with breakfasts, drinks, and snacks for the entirety of your stay with us. Nathalie completed her apprenticeship at a top-rated California restaurant preparing Seasonal American Cuisine and is admired for her creativity in meal planning which appeals to all ages—bringing out the best in locally-sourced fresh ingredients.
Deon is the man to call if you want a tender rotisserie chicken or a pig roast cooked to perfection on a spit beachside. He also does general maintenance and keeps our pool sparkling to help you relax under the colorful umbrellas.
Assistant Chef, Housekeeping
Mayra is the Sous Chef of Canary Cove as well your friendly housekeeper. She will ensure that your rooms are well kept and fresh during your stay. Got laundry? She will be more than willing to make sure that your clothes are ready for your needs. Craving a margarita, rum punch or pina colada? She is your go to girl to serve you with a smile.
Chris is our youngest worker who works alongside the foreman doing general maintenance.
Mr. Santiago is our master groundskeeper putting a touch of color everywhere with his skillful gardening. He resides on the property, so if you are desiring a fresh coconut—to eat or drink the water—give him a call and he’ll be happy to bring it to you.
“What an incredible place with its beautiful house and never-ending amenities and array of activities! However, it is everyone here who made our stay amazing and an exceptional experience. Nothing but praise and many, many thanks to Nathalie, Palma, Mike, Sergio, Diana, Jaime, Gil, and the others whom we never had the opportunity to meet. You all did so much to make our time here remarkably fun, relaxing and enjoyable. No detail was left undone—you are the best! From our greeting with rum punches on the dock, amazing meals, lionfish ceviche, floating deck, terrific dives, spotless house, beautiful gardens, smiling faces, Canary Cove impressed us to the last day watching the sunrise before departure—total perfection. We appreciate all that you did for an unforgettable time. Thank you everyone! We truly hope to see you again!” – P. Family, Pennsylvania