Turtle Bay Lodge Guest House and B&B is run by Jan and Fiona, who are both passionate anglers and have earned their provincial colours for fishing. Jan and Fiona have released 36 and 35 billfish respectively in local and international waters. Together they have tagged and released 42 sailfish in Kenya, 8 sailfish in Guatemala, and 4 bluefin tuna ranging from 700 to 800 pounds in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Locally, the pair has caught 24 billfish from their own boat. In 2011, they won the prestigious Billfish 15000 competition in Sodwana when they caught a total of 7 billfish in a week.
With a passion for fishing, it was a natural progression for the couple to leave their home in the inland, and move to the coast to live their dream. In July 2016 Jan and Fiona moved from Pretoria to settle in St Lucia. Here, they have fallen in love with the tropical climate and the beautiful surroundings, and are passionate about sharing their home with guests from all around the world. They are happy to offer any travel advice you may need, and can help arrange fishing trips, as well as a variety of other activities in and around St Lucia so that you can fully explore the unique and diverse ecosystem of the area.
Jan and Fiona will make every effort to make your stay as relaxing as possible. They pride themselves on the quality and comfort of their guesthouse, and want their guests to enjoy their home as much as they do. The couple has travelled extensively, and know first-hand what travellers need for a pleasant and memorable stay. All you need to do is relax, have a dip in the pool, taste a homemade cocktail, and enjoy the tropical setting!
Jan is the son of Dutch immigrants, so he is able to speak Dutch as well as English and Afrikaans.