This is the second time we stayed at the Alexandra but the first time we booked directly with an owner--and it was better! The rate is more competitive than booking directly with the resort, and there are nice touches in the units (lots of magazines,books and tennis balls) that we didn't have when booking with the resort. Linda is very responsive and was kind enough to let us stay well past check-out time since our departure flight was later in the day.
This unit is on the 3rd floor of the Prima Dona building. We have stayed at this building last year and we wanted the same experience. The deck is HUGE and east facing which means we can lounge on the deck in the afternoon without getting hot from the direct sun. The kitchen is very well equipped (lots of plates, bowls, utensils, salt & pepper, paper towels, foil and a blender). We'd have delicious watermelon smoothie in the morning and dinner on the deck. It was wonderful. You can reserve a table directly on the beach at Mango Reef restaurant but service is slow (island time) so with a toddler, we found it much more enjoyable to eat on the deck while enjoying the ocean, pool view and the lovely trade wind.
I also love the washer/dryer. The King bed is very comfortable.
We generally like to visit different islands and have been to many. But I would definitely come back to the Alexandra Resort and would rent with Linda again instead of booking with the resort--it is the best trip we had, better than Grand Cayman, Aruba or Punta Cana. Thank you very much for a wonderful time.