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On Board With: Lorria Whitfield

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

February 23, 2021
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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.

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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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