Oasis within an oasis
Submitted: February 10, 2013
Stayed: October 2012
My wife and I stayed at Datai Villa for a week in late October and couldn't have been happier with our choice. This was our third trip to TCI and our second to stay exclusively on North Caicos. We wanted a simple, clean, secluded, and comfortable place to recharge our batteries and we were, quite simply, blown away by the accommodations at Datai Villa. Anyone reading this should know, first of all, that North Caicos is not Provo. It is a completely different experience and one that we have come to love. Here we had the beaches to ourselves (except for one day when the beach did get a little crowded....we saw another couple strolling a few hundred yards ahead of us). Seriously, we felt like the beach was reserved for us only. Datai Villa proved to be an oasis within an oasis. It is obvious the owners gave much thought and, with an artist's touch, created an environment meant for peace and relaxation. It was impeccably clean and had more amenities than we needed, but nonetheless, enjoyed thoroughly. I cannot think of one negative thing to say about the place. We were concerned about the lack of air conditioning before our arrival, but we would have never turned it on even if it was there. Listening to the wind in the abundant palms and the sounds of the ocean were priceless. The owner, Jean-Louis, met us upon our arrival and gave us a quick tour of the property (and delivered a delicious quiche) and was gone to his own home nearby. There was comfort in knowing that should we need anything, he was close by and eager to make our stay as memorable as possible. With a phone call, he did arrange for a local fisherman to deliver to us lobster and fish which we cooked on the grill and enjoyed for a couple of days. Other than that our main regret on this trip is that we did not get to know the Renaud's better. Look at the Datai website and the photos there and just realize that none of them do the place justice. It is not just a place, but an environment that envelopes the guest. Our stay was just as Hurricane Sandy was approaching, and even though the weather was not postcard perfect it did not matter. In all of our travels in our 23 years of marriage, we both rank this as the best trip we have ever taken. Some of it was due to the timing and need for respite, but a large portion is due to the oasis the Renauds have built.
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