Submitted: March 7, 2011
Stayed: December 2010
La Quinta Vida is a lovely home near what seems like the end of the world. It is comfortable, well-equipped and sits about 15 feet from the edge of an ocean bluff near the end of the road on Little Exuma, far away (well, a 30 minute rough (and I mean rough) drive) from civilization.
We went just after X-mas. The weather was a bit chilly (60's) for a few days then it warmed a bit, and the water temp was chilly too. But we got some wetsuits from the dive shop, and, even though the waves were rough, my kids swam from the beach most days. I hear the sand shifts in the cove as there was really no beach in front of the house while we were there, but you could climb down the stairs onto the rocks and 100 yards away the beach widened. I'm sure the water is much warmer and seas calmer in the spring and summer.
We had fun doing some of the things recommended by the owner- dining out at Santanas just down the road, renting a boat to go snorkeling and exploring the islands of Eliz. Harbor. We found the SCUBA not very good, but, as I said, it was windy and the ocean was rough when we visited. Dive sites were limited by the weather.
My kids were a bit lost as to what to do with themselves when we first got there. No TV, internet was not working. But after a few days they were opening coconuts, going for walks, feeding the Banaquits, chasing lizards and picking out VHS movies for us to watch at night after we grilled some steaks on the barbecue. And we did lots of road trips exploring the islands, eating out pretty much everywhere there was to eat, seeing everything there was to see (not much, really).
All in all it was a great escape. If you like relaxing, reading, chilling out in a quiet, beautiful place, this place is just the ticket. If you're looking for action, you better be creative here.
Would I visit again? Yes, but without my kids, so my wife and I, and maybe a few friends, could just relax and take in all the beauty of this lovely place.
Owner's Response: Thank You, Glad You had Fun - Sorry about the beach but can't control Mother nature... Hope you will be back soon.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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