As we arrived at Sugar Bay, the staff greeted us with welcoming smiles and cool lemonade. It was immediately obvious that this was going to be a week like no other. A group of old friends were gathering to celebrate a birthday and enjoy each others' company. The circumstances couldn’t have been more perfect. The house itself is both elegant and extremely comfortable. The grounds are beautifully designed and kept, and fragrant with tropical scents. The pool and the beach provide a lovely setting for early-morning swims or late-afternoon wine. The view of Discovery Bay is enchanting. And the staff members were wonderful. Nicole is a superb cook. Ted, the computer-savvy butler, also makes a memorable rum punch. Peaches and Charm, who are as nice as their names, took fine care of the house, and Bigger did the same for the garden. We had some excellent excursions--a boat trip around the bay, a trip to the fascinating Good Hope estate--but Sugar Bay itself provided so much, including the great pleasure of doing nothing in ideal surroundings.We had an incomparable vacation, one that we will never forget.