I had heard about and seen pictures of the villa over the past few years, and can honestly say neither did it justice. Seven of our family members decided to make it the destination for our mini family reunion. The surroundings were serene and picturesque - blue water that changed colors with the movement of the sun. Around every turn there was a natural vignette to discover - a bamboo bench set in the foliage, a hidden dock with spectacualr views, a fire pit, a stone table and chairs. Annette, Pauline, and Danny are true treasures. Annette's calm, friendly manner is enhanced by her beautiful smile and quiet sense of humor. She made sure we were comfortable and kept everything clean and tidy. Pauline's expertise in the kitchen was the source of many full and happy stomachs. She is so pleasant and cares about her guests wants and needs. We didn't eat out one time. Miss one of Pauline's meals - no way. Danny is a true ambassador for Jamaica. He is a wealth of knowledge about his country and his pride comes through in every conversation. He wears many hats - driver, tour guide, entertainer, gardener, domino instructor, equipment manager, pool caretaker, etc,. etc. I wish I had one-tenth of his energy! I was accompanied on my morning walks by members of the four-legged canine pet therapy team, and when I returned to relax on the veranda, a friendly feline greeted me like I was a long-lost friend. For the more "life experienced" members of the family, sitting on the veranda drinking coffee in the morning or an adult beverage.... later in the morning .... or afternon.... or evening, etc., was made even better by chatting with my family, reading a book, or watching the kids enjoying themselves. The pool provided yet another place for relaxation when the breezes died down and it got a bit warm.... and you had the choice of fresh or salt water! The water was perfect for snorkling, jumping, and eventually diving off the point. We ventured out a few times - Dunn's River Falls, the market, and the kids went with Danny to experiece the country. They raved about it! It does not get any better ending each day in a comfy bed, listening and falling to sleep to the rhythm of the surf, puncuated by the whoosh of the blow hole. Paradise............
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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