This was by far, hands down, the most incredible family vacation experience ever. Villa Carambola is an incredible property that truly makes you forget about all of life's problems. From the moment we arrived (10 family members total), we were all in complete awe of where we were going to be staying.
The Villa provided everything we needed and more. Mine and everyone's favorite part of the house was the backyard. From the beautiful infinity pool to the ocean view 42 ft above sea level, our expectations were exceeded. You are also provided with all of the accommodations of home: BBQ grill, multiple lounge areas, domino table, pool toys, and more.
The layout inside is masterfully set up for quality time, but also for privacy when needed. Downstairs you have a family-type set up perfect for gatherings and spending quality time with everyone. You have the option of watching TV (HD with all of the basic channels) or playing some games during your downtime. The kitchen is fully stocked with any type of equipment/cooking utensils and is extremely spacious. There are 2 rooms downstairs that are separated by a lounge room for privacy purposes. The upstairs is set up like 4 hotel rooms that allow for ultimate privacy.
The hospitality was absolutely unparalleled. From the moment we decided to book the trip, Alberto (the owner) was at my disposal for any question or recommendation. He made sure before, during and after my stay that everything was perfect, and it was. Jose the property manager was incredible. He was always a phone call away if we had a question or need regarding the property. Yolanda the housekeeper was unforgettable. She was extremely kind and efficient. She truly made our lives better if just for one week. (Thank you all!!)
I just got back from our vacation 2 days ago and had a serious case of withdrawal when I woke up this morning and realized that I could not walk out to the backyard and see that breathtaking view. I will definitely be reserving my stay at Villa Carambola in the near future. Until then...