Meet our Team - Staff

The Staff at Casa Caribe are here to extend a warm and friendly welcome to all our guests and are dedicated to ensuring your absolute comfort throughout your stay with us.


Effie Mitchell
General Manger – Effie Mitchell

Effie has been serving the guests at Casa Caribe with a welcoming smile for over 14 years. She is a self admitted perfectionist in all that she does which, we are sure, played a major factor in her winning the coveted CITA Accommodation Manager of the Year award, a few years ago. Effie, a former Miss Teen Cayman and Miss Cayman, represented the Cayman Islands at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants, which is perhaps where she developed her award winning smile! Effie is very much a people’s person and loves to meet and greet our guests in person. Effie’s warm and infectious personality has resulted in many of our guests becoming her life-long friends. Effie is here to ensure you receive everything and more that you could wish for throughout your stay with us, whatever your heart’s desire for your vacation you only have to ask and Effie will do everything within her power to make it happen!

Neal Appleby
Front Desk Personal – Neal Appleby

Neal is another long standing member of the Casa Caribe team and has been welcoming our guests at the front desk for 4 years. Originally from the US, Neal moved to Cayman with his family when he was only 12 years old and has never looked back. Neal and his Caymanian wife are supporters of the Cayman Islands Humane Society and have adopted their four legged family of 3 cats and a dog from the Island’s animal shelter. Neal is also an avid soccer and soft ball fan and is quite active in his spare time. Neal is also very much a people’s person and loves to help guests to enjoy the Island as much as he does. As well as being in charge of reservations, guest arrivals and departures, he is an active part of our concierge services and happy to arrange to stock your fridge, arrange for a paddle board for you, book babysitting services, whatever you require to make your stay even more enjoyable and comfortable.


Maintenance Man - Charlie

Charlie is a native Caymanian who was born and raised in North Side. He takes pride in having been in the “people business” as he calls it, all of his life. When you meet Charlie you will know why! Charlie greets our guests with the true warmth of the Caribbean and is a wealth of knowledge of all things Caymanian. If you have some time to spare he is happy to entertain you and tell you old time tales and some of the history of Cayman. Responsible for the maintenance of the property, Charlie is a real ‘Jack of all trades’ having worked as a fireman for many years as well as an A/C technician and general contractor, he is able to address any problems that might occur in no time at all. Did we mention he also makes a mean Rum Punch!!

Grounds Man - John

Be sure to look out for John, our friendly and personable grounds man. John has worked in the Tourism Sector all his life and loves nothing better than having a chat with our guests. Always willing to go the extra mile, guests can look forward to being offered a fresh coconut that John will cut for you or show you how to handle a conch. John’s pride and joy is the Casa Caribe award winning beach, which he affectionately refers to as 'his beach' which he tends to daily keeping it in pristine condition. He ensures he is up and about before all our guests so that umbrellas are open and everything is ready before they step out of the door.


Miss Delores

She is our longest serving housekeeper and has been with us at Casa Caribe for over 13 years. Delores is always willing to go the extra mile for her guests and you may well hear her humming as she goes about her daily duties.


She is originally from Honduras but has lived in Cayman for over 18 years. Her infectious smile and easy demeanor endears her to guests at Casa Caribe every time they visit.


She is the newest member of the Casa Caribe team. Known for being quiet and softly spoken, Alba loves to make her guests happy by the doing the little unexpected things. You can always look for small touches and surprises when Alba is taking care of you.


was born in Cuba of Caymanian lineage and came to work at Casa Caribe in 2010. Carmen loves children and they love her right back! The Casa Caribe regular guests’ children look forward to seeing Carmen year after year! She always has something special waiting for them when they arrive.


Delores or Ms. D

She is affectionately known is the lady in charge of our Laundry at Casa Caribe. She takes great pride in having everything just as it should be and boasts the whitest, softest towels and bedding around! Ms. D has been known to have guests ask her advice on the art of doing laundry after seeing the results she achieves. Her smile and happy personality is contagious and she is always willing to share her secrets!

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