Suzy Soto

Suzy Soto moved to the Cayman Islands in 1963 with her then-husband, Eric Bergstrom, and their three young daughters; later two sons were added to the family. That first year, they built the Tortuga Club, a resort offering diving and fishing in undeveloped Colliers, East End, operating it for 18 years. Suzy has been intrinsically connected to tourism in Cayman ever since those early days. She enjoys sailing and has an adventurous spirit well matched by Bob Soto, who she married in 1981. She started the perennially popular Cracked Conch restaurant in West Bay the year they wed. Requests from Tortuga Club guests prompted her to write her first book, in 1996, "Cookin' & Laughin'… in the Cayman Islands". In 2006, she built the Sir Turtle Beach Villas in Little Cayman, which she still owns. Suzy received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cayman Culinary Society in 2015. She remains committed to community service and is well known in Cayman for her work with the Cayman Heart Fund, which she founded and is now Chair Emeritus. In her spare time, she loves to swim, bicycle and paint. Suzy and Bob share a combined eight children, 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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