Upon our arrival, it just all felt so welcoming and peaceful. A stunning property, beautifully sited, weather was exquisite, and we instantly felt at home.
Richard and Diana, our hosts, were absolutely lovely, so laid back, extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and respectful of our privacy. We loved our chats with them, and their sweet dog Hydro would greet us everymorning with his famous wiggle bum and smile!
Casa Rana is beautifully designed, very open, spacious, creative and functional for all.
The flow through breezes were gorgeous, we didn't have to turn on the AC!
This villa is very private, yet not islolated! Always peaceful, whether inside, or outside, enjoying the wonderful deck, plunge pool, walking the beach, sitting at the end of the pier under that incredible Palapa just enjoying the view!
For the adventurers there were lots of excursions, professionally arranged with the help of Richard and Diana, also snorkelling off the end of the pier, kayaking out to the reef, or fun walks along the beach to the local resort for happy hour!
The local restaurants, accessible by a short boat ride, were fabulous! We have travelled the Caribbean over 17 times, and the food we ate here was outstanding, all within a 10 minute boat ride, under the stars, with that glorious breeze! The restaurants will come and pick you up at the end of the pier, and then bring you back! Lots of fun!
Sleeping in those spacious, immaculate bedrooms was decadent, flowthrough breezes, super comfy beds, crisp sheets, and plush pillows! The bathrooms were all very spacious, immaculate and private for all!
The open concept led beautifully to fantastic cooking together, lots of laughter, peaceful reading and enjoying all of the wonderful artifacts Richard and Diana have aquired. The decorating is very creative and beautifully designed with the island life in mind.
Our fav moments : loved the burrito guy biking by every morning, ( tasty burritos!), morning greetings from their sweet dog Hydro, watching the gheckos scurrying around, chilling on the deck and verandah, fun boatrides to the local restaurants, walking the beach, shell searching, chatting with Diana and Richard, and Omar.
Overall, just a superb vacation and we look forward to returning with our daughters, so that we can be honoured to share this beautiful villa with them, and have them meet the lovely hosts, Richard and Diana. Thankyou to you both for a vacation we will always remember!
Liz and Ian Forster