A de­light­ful award

Trin­ity Bay cot­tage own­ers win pres­ti­gious tourism ex­cel­lence award

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

A new Trin­ity Bay busi­ness that of­fers lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tions in Heart’s De­lightIs­ling­ton and White­way came away from the tourism ex­cel­lence awards gala in St. John’s last month with the top hon­our.

Ocean De­light Cot­tages, op­er­ated by Lau­re­lyn Berry and Jerry Byrne, won the H. Clay­ton Sparkes Ac­com­moda­tor of the Year Award.

Not bad for a busi­ness still in its first year of op­er­a­tion.

Pre­sented an­nu­ally by Hos­pi­tal­ity New­found­land and Labrador and spon­sored by the Sparkes Fam­ily, the award rec­og­nizes an in­di­vid­ual or com­pany in the ac­com­mo­da­tions sec­tor who ex­hibits a ded­i­ca­tion to qual­ity ser­vice, a com­mit­ment to the tourism in­dus­try, and makes a solid con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­ni­ties in which they live.

Lau­re­lyn and Jerry moved “around the bay” to White­way just over a year ago, and have quickly es­tab­lished Ocean De­light Cot­tages as a favourite spot for tourists look­ing for an au­then­tic New­found­land and Labrador ex­pe­ri­ence. Lo­cal res­i­dents search­ing for the per­fect get­away with­out hav­ing to travel far have also dis­cov­ered Ocean De­light Cot­tages, and the hands-on ap­proach to do­ing busi­ness by Lau­re­lyn and Jerry.

“We’ve both been for­tu­nate to have trav­elled quite a bit for busi­ness and for plea­sure, and we know first-hand what a dif­fer­ence those lit­tle ex­tras can make,” Lau­re­lyn stated.

“The area scenery is breath­tak­ing, the lo­cal peo­ple are cre­ative and tal­ented, and we are really en­joy­ing do­ing what­ever we can to help vis­i­tors dis­cover this.”

Ocean De­light Cot­tages of­fers year-round lux­ury cot­tages on Long Point Cove in Heart’s De­light/Is­ling­ton, and sea­side cab­ins in White­way.

Photo by Bud Vin­cent/Spe­cial to The Com­pass

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