My husband and I have traveled together for 10 years in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. The Lazy Turtle villa on Nevis was hands down our favorite vacation ever. We have rented numerous villas, and none have been as clean, comfortable and relaxing as the Lazy Turtle. Caretaker, Jane, had every detail from beginning to end taken care of, so we had not a single moment of stress. If you are normally do-it-yourself vacationers like we are, please allow Jane to do her thing. She knows best about how to make everything happen smoothly on this beautiful island.
Prior to coming to Nevis, we had abandoned Caribbean vacations, feeling that the entire region had become too commercialized, Not so for Nevis. Thanks to this lovely, unspoiled, laid-back island, there is still aN authentic Caribbean island experience. For us, after years vacationing in locations that are either indifferent or sometimes hostile to visitors, the genuinely welcoming attitude of Nevisians was so refreshing! It was also one less stress to have no language barrier to struggle with, since English is he official language here. The beaches are the most beautiful anywhere. The villa is directly on Nisbet Beach, which is wild, beautiful and unspoiled. We were here during peak season, and had an area of Pinney's beach, on the leeward side near the Four Seasons, completely to ourselves. No getting up at 5:00 am to reserve a spot on the beach with a flip flop. The entire beach is available any time.
The restaurants we tried were all great. Pizza Beach, Lime, and Golden Rock. We also cooked at home, and the kitchen was well equipped, even for fairly elaborate meals.
I couldn't help but notice the single negative review of this villa. I can't judge, since I wasn't here when that person visited, but he can't have been talking about the same Lazy Turtle. Bug infested? The worst I saw here was an ant. We have way more bugs in NC than I ever saw here. The housekeeping is impeccable, and I would literally eat off the floor. Not even any sand in the house. I would have to assume that reviewer had some other motive with such ridiculous comments. I hope everyone who considers staying here realizes what an outlier that unpleasant person is. Some people are never going to be pleased with anything.
I would not hesitate for a moment staying here again, or recommending it to friends and family. This will be remembered as one of the happiest weeks in memory.