My husband and I stayed at Villa Frangipani for 12 days at the beginning of December and cannot emphasize enough the beauty of the villa and the fantastic experience in general with the villa, island and owner. We travel to the Caribbean several times a year and have been to most Caribbean islands. In our experience, typically pictures make the places look better than reality. In the case of Frangipani Villa, the description and photos on the website just do not convey the full beauty of this villa and the island.
We were met at the villa by Nurlyn from Down Island Realty and the housekeeper Shirley and were literally in awe as we walked into the front door and saw the ocean view from the wall of windows. The entire villa is spotlessly clean, the kitchen is stocked with everything you can possibly need, the bedrooms and baths are beautifully furnished. All windows and doors are screened to keep bugs out but let the fresh air in. Corine and Christofer, the owners, have spared no expense in this property. Corine, was wonderful to work with from the time we booked the villa until we checked out (and even after!). made us feel so welcome in her house and on her island, I don’t think we’ve ever felt that way at any other villa we’ve stayed at in the past. After losing power, one quick call to Nurlyn at the rental agency and she had made a trip to manually open the driveway gate (the gate keeps cows out of the yard!) and the power company to resolve the issue very quickly! Shirley did a great job and was always smiling and friendly.
Carriacou is a wonderful unspoiled island. The island people are very kind and friendly. We drove all over the island, shopped at the little fruit stands, and shopped in the local groceries (shopping typically involves stops at all 4 Hillsboro grocery stores and Patti’s gourmet deli but you should be able to find what you need), never did we feel unwelcome or unsafe. Restaurants that we found wonderful were Boggle’s Roundhouse and Lazy Turtle in Tyrell Bay. Corine has left information on activities and suggestions for things to do, but undoubtedly, you’ll want to spend time relaxing in the villa’s ocean view pool or sitting on undisturbed Paradise Beach.
If you are looking for a gorgeous villa, with amazing views on an island of friendly laid back people, I would absolutely recommend Villa Frangipani. We will be back and for a longer stay next time!