Submitted: December 16, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
Diane and Jenn were awesome during the planning of our vacation and our arrival. They were both very friendly and helpful and made us feel at home right away. Housekeeping had welcomed us with a beautiful vase of tropical flowers and greenery from our gardens.
Words and pictures cannot fully describe the beauty of this place. Although we are from the Carolinas, I must admit that I am spoiled to closed windows and air conditioning in the summertime. After the first night we quickly realized that windows and AC would have ruined this experience. The fresh, cool breezes felt great and the surrounding tropical flowers and trees make the house smell wonderful.
As mentioned by other guests, the driveway is rough and does take some getting used to. By the end of the second day, my husband and I both were managing the 4-wheel drive very well.
I was a little intimidated by the lizards at first but we got along just fine. My husband and I developed an adult beverage that we fondly named 'Lizard-ade'.
We spent many hours just lounging on the patio, in the pool and hot tub and taking in the incredible view. But, we also enjoyed exploring the island. We highly recommend Salt Pond Bay, Vi's Beach, Overhaul Bay for kayaking with Jenn (yes, the same one) and many other beautiful beaches. We truly enjoyed eating at Shipwreck Landing, Aqua Bistro, Donkey Diner, Miss Lucy's and Skinny Legs.
Coral Bay is on the casual side of St John so we learned very quickly that we packed too many dress up clothes. Next time, and there will be many next times at Astral Ridge, we will pack swimwear, shorts, t-shirts, cover-ups and flip flops.
What a spectacular getaway to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary and our 60th Birthdays.
Thank you Susan, Diane and Jenn. We will see y'all again soon.
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: Thank's for spending your anniversary at Astral. Letter's like yours are the best part of our job. We appreciate your taking the time to write such a detailed review will be looking forward to your next visit. Susan
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