As soothing as the sun on our pink sand beach. As dependable as the ocean's tides. Our experienced staff — many with more than 20 years of tenure — combines professional poise with personal warmth in ways that always make you feel at ease.
A native Bermudian and graduate of the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, David Dodwell is owner of The Reefs Hotel & Club in Bermuda and Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis. He has been at the helm of The Reefs for nearly 40 years and at Nisbet Plantation for more than 20 years.
Dodwell is a former Minister of Tourism for Bermuda, once served as president of the Bermuda Hotel Association and is a member of the Resort Committee of the American Hospitality & Lodging Association. His honors include Bermuda Hotelier of the Year and Caribbean Hotelier of the Year.
Nagma has lived on Bermuda for 16 years. She joined The Reefs in April 2009 as The Reefs Club general manager and was a member of the grand opening team. Nagma was promoted to resort manager in March 2010; she oversees both The Reefs Club and Resort.
Prior to working at The Reefs, Nagma held management positions at other Bermuda family resorts, including the Ariel Sands Hotel and Beach Club and Elbow Beach Hotel. An avid runner, Nagma enjoys a long run on her day off.
Son of The Reefs' owner David Dodwell, David Jr. is often reminded by returning guests of how they knew him when he was in diapers! Growing up, David Jr. spent summers working various jobs at the hotel. He later earned a Master of Management in Hospitality degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Prior to joining The Reefs, David Jr. worked in the hospitality industry both in the US — including Boston, California, Oregon — and in Bermuda. Most recently, he spent two years at 9 Beaches resort in Bermuda. David enjoys spending time with his wife Kathleen, son William and daughter Annie.
In charge of Front Office, Reservations and Bell Desk, Andrei earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel Management from Les Roches Switzerland. After working for Fairmont in Alberta, Canada and The St. James Hotel in Quebec, Andrei decided it was time for a change in scenery (and weather) and moved to Sunny Bermuda. Besides traveling, Andrei enjoys diving, going to the beach and mountain biking.