This condo is clean, spacious and beautiful! We enjoyed the screen porch, too. Essential supplies (paper towels, bathroom tissue, laundry detergent, etc.) to get us started were provided. We had plenty for our 6 night stay for 4 people.
The location provides a great balance of available activities and solitude. Our group consisted of two mothers and their daughters (both in their 20's). The Grandview was well-laid out with patio furniture and a gazebo area with hammocks. The staff were also pleasant as they did yard work, etc.
We enjoyed relaxing every on the most beautiful beach ever, using the lounge chairs and umbrellas. We looked forward to a couple who walked down the beach each day selling gelato. It was delicious! The "girls" used the SUP's and the bikes provided in the garage. We went on a half day snorkeling excursion with the company recommended by the owner- Island Vibes- (snorkeling on the reef, a visit to Iguana Island, and diving off the boat.) One evening we had a wonderful sunset cruise from Blue Haven Marina- you may want to have them check your names on the roster before you leave the marina, as we accidently went out on the wrong boat! Still, it was a memorable cruise! Our group snorkeled on our own at Coral Gardens and Smith Reef. At Coral Gardens there is a roped-off area. You will need to swim around the outside of the roped-off circle. If you have water shoes, wear them at Smith Reef due to the rocks and sea urchins. Good snorkeling at both spots.
We had meals at Magnolia, Bay Bistro, Bella Luna, Hemingway's, Big Al's, Pelican Bay next door at The Royal West Indies, and the informal restaurant at Blue Haven Marina. All were very good. Magnolia was our all-time favorite. Magnolia is on a hillside looking out at the sunset and then the lights!
The IGA Grocery store was well-stocked with name-brands, but expect high prices. We usually did breakfast and lunch at the condo and went out for dinner.
We rented a car from Grace Bay Car Rentals at the airport. It took a little time to get acclimated to driving on the left hand side of the road and to using the roundabouts, but the rental car gave us the flexibility to travel around the island and made grocery shopping easier.
What a memorable vacation!