Picture Perfect-Sun Drenched Retreat
Submitted: February 21, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
My friends (6 of us) and I couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous, picture perfect vacation while staying at Cliffhanger. From the minute we were greeted at the airport by Sally to walking thru the front door of Cliffhanger and seeing the amazing views from the incredible deck, we knew it was going to be a wonderful week. Aside from a few minor repairs which were promptly taken care of by Joe (Sally and Joe are the caretakers) the house has everything you would want and then some. The décor is well appointed, the kitchen is totally gourmet, and the bedrooms had comfy beds, full baths, and all air-conditioned, not that you needed it. This brings me to my first suggestion. If you visit during the winter months (we were there in February), the beautiful night breezes on the deck are cool so bring a sweater. We spent our days lounging on the deck, hitting the beach at Magen’s Bay (a short drive from Cliffhanger) and visiting neighboring islands. My second suggestion is definitely try the Bushwacker and Painkiller at Magen’s Bay (just don’t drink too many LOL) and definitely do paddle boarding. The bay is calm so it’s a perfect place to paddleboard, especially if you’re a beginner. And the price was great - $30 for 1 hour. My third suggestion is to charter a boat and tour the neighboring islands. Our boat, Eau La La (information was left at Cliffhanger about the charter) was captained by Christian, who was extremely informative and knew the history of many of the islands. He took us to all the hotspots, including Foxy’s and the Soggy Dollar Bar (home of the original Painkiller), both on Jost Van Dyke, BVI. We also anchored at a deserted island where a famous Corona commercial was made, and pulled into a wonderful cove for snorkeling. It was an incredible day. We also took the ferry to St. John’s one day. It was suggested by a friend of ours to go to Skinny Legs for the best burgers and friendly staff. There are a lot of great restaurants in town and a lot of fun shops, especially jewelry! Yes, a couple of us brought home some baubles. We elected to eat dinners in because (1) we loved being at Cliffhanger and (2) none of us wanted to drive on the narrow, curvy roads at night. My fourth suggestion is to bring a cooler with frozen meats. It took us no time to find the Utter Delight for the best, alcohol infused (if desired) milkshakes on the island. And it’s very close. My last suggestion is book your vacation at Cliffhanger now!
Owner's Response: Amanda, Thank you for the great review and taking the time to make some really good suggestions for other guests! Hope to see you in Alexandria at some point.. Best, Larry
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