On Board With: Lorria Whitfield

This woman manages Romora Bay Resort and Marina in the Bahamas.

February 23, 2021
Lorria Whitfield on the docks at the Romora Bay Resort and Marina
Lorria Whitfield is one of the few ­female marina managers in all of the Bahamas. Garrett Cortese

Lorria Whitfield started her career at the acclaimed Romora Bay Resort & Marina on Harbour Island over a decade ago as an administrative assistant, today she is just one of the few female marina managers in all of the Bahamas.

What’s a typical day like for you?

A typical day is from early in the morning until sunset, and I encounter many different guests with many different personalities, but the goal is always to ensure everyone is comfortable and happy.


What’s the hardest part of your job?

The hardest part is telling somebody no. For example, if somebody is trying to make a reservation and the marina is full and I know I can’t squeeze them in. Or, being on a small island and a guest asks for something specific and I know I can’t make it happen.

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What’s the best part of your job?

To see returning guests, or to hear somebody came to Romora Bay because of a referral. If they return, I know it’s because they had a great experience, and that’s what we strive for every day.


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