Everything you could hope for!
I just returned from a girls trip at this lovely location. There were 6 of us, and we had an absolute blast. There was plenty of room, and we had everything we needed. The views were picturesque. I didn't believe it could be as beautiful as the pictures, but it absolutely was. Diane and Barry are exceptional hosts. The place was super clean, the outside areas were immaculate. They were super helpful when we had any questions and VERY accommodating. It was the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. The reefs near by provided the adventure (snorkeling, etc.) And the beach with in walking distance had both relaxation and opportunity to search for shells, driftwood, and the occasional squid sighting!
With the rising and falling of the tide, the ocean views were never the same, colors constantly changing, rocks being exposed, etc. Definitely recommend waking at least a few mornings to catch the sunrise. This side of the island was very quiet and calm, enjoyed the difference from the North side (which is more bustling with the cruise ships and Atlantis.)
We did not rent a car (we heard it's rather difficult to navigate.) and did not have a problem. Taxi's are available. (We found one we liked and used her the entire trip, which was easier for us.) We only went out once a day, usually at night to eat, and it was much cheaper than to rent a car.
Would highly recommend getting a tour, the island is full of diversity and beauty. (Plus the ocean and beaches are very different on other sides of the island, it's nice to see them all.) Would also recommend eating at the Fish Fry, it's full of local restaurants which all serve great seafood. Poop Deck is a little expensive, but beautiful views. Don't be afraid to share plates at restaurants, the portion sizes are rather large! If you want to see the beautiful Atlantis, go at night, after 6:30. You do not need a wrist band and can see the aquarium for free! (Usually, it is $40 to enter during the day.)
Overall, this was an incredible vacation and I will definitely be returning to Paradise Found. I am already recommending it to all my friends and family. Thank you so much Diane and Barry, perhaps next time we come, Barry will be feeling better and we can spend some more time getting to know your sweet family. :)
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Owner's Response: Thanks Christina, for the glowing review and for spending your vacation with us. We are happy that you had such a good time. We are looking forward to seeing all of you again. The ocean is ready when you are and so is Paradise Found.
Barry & Diane
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