The Blazes visit paradise.
Submitted: July 18, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
Yes, I know everyone that lives and works on the island paraphrases it as "paradise" but to us first-timers it seems very true. Even in the heat and humidity of middle summer, Bill's condo has so much going for it that our vacation-of-a-lifetime seemed like a true visit to paradise. The condo was spotless, upscale, stocked with so many things that came in handy, and my oh my - what a view! There's a little swimming pool only steps away but we never used it. Who had time?
The Sapphire Grill was a short walk downhill with lots of tasty treats and live music. Walking back up the hill was not a problem after a couple "Painkillers." The beach is further downhill but worth every step. White, powder sands, palm and banyan trees for shade, a snorkeling reef to die for, beach ducks to entertain you (beach ducks?), iguanas to challenge you (they look fierce but are harmless), and a little diving shop to supply all your needs. There's a marina nearby for renting ski jets, boats, or booking cruises. We took a great one to the BVIs (New Horizons) for even better snorkeling and fun at "The Baths." You can do it all from this condo without ever needing a rental car!
Walking over to the site entrance we caught the "Dollar" bus daily, saved a lot in taxi fares and mingled with the locals on the bus. What lovely, warm, helpful people. Hopped into Red Hook almost daily for Happy Hours, groceries, shopping, dinners, and catching the ferry to St. John for other shopping, dinners, and Happy Hours. OMG, it's all so easy and relatively nearby! We had a lovely time and will definitely come back again and again.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Wow- thank you so much. You are a wonderful writer! Hope to see you again next time you need a getaway in the Caribbean!
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