Mark Blades is the maintenance manager at Coconut Court Beach Hotel. He has worked at the hotel since 1986 (apart from a four year break from 2003).
Mark also meets and greets guests with his homemade Pirate Punch and makes the family speech at the end of the manager’s rum punch party. Coconut Corner threw some questions his way to find out what makes him tick.
What do you like best about your job? My job allows me to be creative. I really enjoy meeting people, working with my family and our staff.
What would you do if you didn’t have to work? Travel and spend time with my family
How would you describe yourself in three words? Friendly, dependable and punctual
What’s your top travel tip? Things don’t always go according to plan. Just roll with it!
What do you love most about Barbados? The hot and sunny climate. We can travel anywhere quickly from Barbados. My family and friends live here.
Do you have any goals or ambitions? Work at Coconut Court for as long as I can. Enjoy my life and my job with family and friends.