Our family of 6, including our 4 young adult children, stayed for a week in this amazing property. The layout of the house was perfect for us- the loft for our daughters, the studio for our sons & the master bedroom on the main floor for us. The house provided privacy and solitude when needed, as well as a wonderful place to gather in the family room or on the veranda, to be together. Our kids enjoyed the many electronic amenities, such as the wifi, an ipod with a fun selection of music, great speakers systems, laptop, and flat screen tv.
However, the main show here is the "unreal" gorgeous views from every room and the breath-takingly beautiful beach just beyond the house! I couldn't take my eyes off of it. The beach is just a short couple flights of stairs down from the backyard. Even the backyard is a pleasant sight, filled with green palms laden with coconuts, vegetation that attracts tons of beautiful butterflies, lizards, some unique, large Island birds. We snorkled the reefs on this beach often seeing an assortment of fish, a barracuda or two & a large sea turtle. We saw Brain Coral, Mustard Coral, and others.
Though we had a long list of things we wanted to see and do on the Island, we had a very hard time parting from this very special place, which we incidentally began to call "home." We did visit the Glass Bridge Window- a highlight of our trip, It's fun to climb the cliffs and see the different views of this magestic site. This spot is a photographers' dream. A couple of our kids wanted to jump off the cliff, which we estimated to be about 60-70 feet, but because the water on the Atlantic side was rough, they didn't get to. Whew!
We also visited Harbor Island and rented a golf cart to get around. We quickly saw the town and then swam in the beautiful water there which was the most unreal hue of blue water we have ever seen. We still preferred the waters at the Jolly Mon! We ate there at Dunmore Estates Restaurant for lunch. They serve delicious hamburgers and fries, which our guys were super pumped about because they had had their fill of grouper, conch and bland pizzas.
Our favorite eats: Tippy's, The Beach House, Da Perk, & the Friday Night Fish Fry in GH.
We visited Ten Bay Beach which was super for beachcombing! Sand dollars are abundant.
Many of our friends, seeing our pictures, now want to visit the Island (& The Jolly Mon) themselves! We can confidently recommend it and the Snyders, who are great to work with.