Meet the Owners

Meet the owners


Coconut Row is owned by Damian and Nisha Grieco. Damian is from Upstate New York and has been in Belize since 1993. He came to visit one day and fell in love with the place. A few years later, he moved down permanently and worked in the citrus industry. After awhile, his neighbour became too old to live on her own and left, so Damian moved in and decided to try opening a guest house.

Nisha was born in Hopkins, Belize, though she has numerous family members in the US. Upon receiving her Masters in Marine Resource Management in Keelung, Taiwan, Nisha returned home, married Damian, and became a teacher at Ecumenical High School in Dangriga. After a few years of that, she left teaching to help Damian full time at the hotel. They are now involved in numerous community activities and the joys (and terrors) of raising their kids, Inaya and Callan.

Coconut Row owners

Beachfront interview with Damian: