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.
Douglas started in the restaurant business at 14 years old, working as a bus boy and dishwasher. After realizing his natural passion for the kitchen, he began cooking and worked every possible position, determined to gain as much experience as possible.
Chef Douglas attended Sullivan University in Louisville, KY where he earned a degree in Culinary Arts and Hotel Restaurant Management. Now, with over 27 years of experience and countless accolades, he brings his world-renowned talents to The Reefs Resort & Club where he is proud to help uphold the resort's esteemed reputation.
Executive Housekeeper Veruschka Gonzalez was born in Venezuela and raised in the United States. Veruschka enjoys staying busy and helping accommodate guests' housekeeping needs. This year, she plans to implement steps to take service and product to the next level.
Since her move to Bermuda, she's discovered (with her dog Coco by her side), that the island is like an onion – the more time you spend here, the more layers you discover.