“Charming, Private and Wonderful”
My wife found this gem. We were searching for a condo-style accomodation because we like the added room and do much of our cooking while vacationing. That was especially important on this trip because we understood that TCI is an expensive place to vacation. So true. Lunches with one drink each (2 people) were always over $50.
Reef Residences (RR) is a cluster of three, identical buildings around the pool, each with four one-bedroom units up and four two-bedroom units down. Each upstairs unit has a small veranda with a table two chairs. It was a nice place to sit, but don't expect to see the ocean. RR is back a few hundred yards from the beach, with the view blocked by trees and/or the resort between RR and the beach. Still, our veranda looked out over the pool to one side and the riot of beautiful, flowering trees to the front and other side.
The downstairs units had a large, outdoor seating courtyard. Tucked into the corner of the unit, two walls of the courtyard are closed and the other two are semi-open, with a low wall and arch and more of the dense, tropical flowering trees.
The pool is small but nice. There are four umbrellas with two loungers each and two umbrella tables with four chairs each. Only once during the week were all of the sitting areas filled. We met some wonderful folks sitting around the pool. I think we were the only Americans. Provo, at least at this time of year, is clearly where Canadians vacation. Each afternoon, you are welcome to a complimentary rum bunch (the official island cocktail, available everywhere ... and delicious).
We didn't see anyone with kids while there. Most of the guests were 40 - 65 age range, so this isn't party central. It's a quiet and relaxing stay.
Vern, the resort manager, is almost always available in the poolside reception area to provide whatever help you need. Like everyone on this island, he was a warm, friendly and helpful ambassador for TCI. Most days, the owner would also be in the reception area, eager to talk with you about the resort or the island.
Our unit was large, nicely decorated and in very good condition. The burned-out light bulb in the bathroom was instantly replaced by the maintenance man. The daily maid service was a nice bonus.
For a relaxing stay in quite, spacious accomodations, Reef Residences would be a great choice.
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