Our trip to Serendipity far exceeded our expectations. The house, perched on top of a mountain with 360 degree views, has a beautiful open-air floor plan. Cool islands breezes quickly wash away our cares as we stared out over the surrounding islands or at the beautiful nighttime sky. The house is conveniently located on Great Camanoe, and situated in close proximity to many of the great British Virgin Islands with most all of them in site from the house.The house has a fabulous vibe. It seems to me that there have been many happy, wonderful memories made at Serendipity by its owners and by the lucky guests like us who have been blessed to stay there.
Travel on Great Camanoe and between Great Camanoe and the other islands was one of our biggest concerns – and I am sure yours as you read this review. Here is a quick overview: 1)Best way to get to the area is to fly into Beef Island, Tortola airport. 2)When you arrive at Beef Island Airport you can walk to the dock, Trellis Bay, from the airport. It is only about 5 minutes away and easily done if you don’t have too many bags. Trellis Bay is 2 miles from the house and an easy 10 minute ride in the boat. 3)Alvin, the homes caretaker was waiting for us in the boat at the dock to take us to the house. He was very helpful with local tidbits, acquainting us with the boat, the island and the house. 4)The house comes with two golf carts for transport from the marina to the house and back. 5)The boat, Scargo III, will be your main source of transportation – to the beaches, to see other islands, to dinner, etc. I must say, this 18 ft boat was great, stable and well maintained. 6)Meals are accessible on Scrub Island and Marina Cay are really close and accessible at night. Between the moored boats, a high-powered flashlight and cautious driving this is easily navigated. Honestly, this was our biggest concern. We did not want to eat in every night; after all it is vacation.
With the boat we were able to visit Jost Van Dyke, The Baths on Virgin Gorda, Cane Garden Bay on Tortola, and Long Bay on Tortola.
Everyone in our group agreed this trip went down as one of the best vacations ever. It was also a big hit with our 10-year old who enjoyed the boat rides and driving the golf cart to and from the house. I think staying at Serendipity affords you with the perfect mix of adventure, freedom and relaxation with a feeling that you are at home. Well, at least you can pretend its home until its time to leave.