Look No Further Culebra Travelers
Submitted: December 13, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
This is our 9th trip back to Culebra, starting in 1994 when my (then) boyfriend and I stumbled upon a pre-discovered, magical place. Since then, we have invited many friends to experience the beaches with us, and many have accepted or come on their own influenced by rave recommendations. Each time we return, the people, circumstances, and stories change; yet the allure of Culebra remains. The first five visits, we camped on Flamenco Beach-this time, we returned with our three children who couldn't sleep for a week prior, in anticipation of battling the waves, strawberry frappes, eating fresh lobster, and catching sight of sea turtles while snorkeling.
This is the first time we have had the absolute luxury and pleasure of staying at Hilary and Andy's Caribbean hideaway. As repeat visitors to the island, we can assure you that you can stop looking for the "right" place-this is it. You can come with very little, because the home is supplied with all the essentials for the beach, as well as cookery to dine-in. We loved traveling down the hill to El Eden, Susie's, & Zaco's Taco's-but there is something about sitting in a hammock after a day of sun and beach, with rum drink in hand, warm breezes and the spectacular evening view of the bay. And although we spent many hours exploring and beaching, some of our favorite moments were spent reading quietly, listening to music, and simply sharing space and peaceful appreciation for life, slowed way, way down.
What you can expect from Culebra: seduction of simplicity, pristine beauty, and the absolute gift of having your biggest decision of the day be, "Which beach should we go to?"
What you can expect from Casa Estrella: privacy, spaciousness, amenities covered, cleanliness, a home with personality. From the art to the management, you can tell the owners love and restore in this space. It is a gift to others that they are willing to share it, and in more selfish moments, I would keep it on the down-low. But in the spirit of "pay it forward", if you can, experience Culebra-stay at Casa Estrella. It is the ultimate setting for you to create your own magic.
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