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Sheilah Griggs

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

MAISON DU SOLEIL | Oceanfront Outdoor Living Area | Renovated | Sleeps Up to 19

26 Reviews
Sleeps19
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Destiny-By-The-Sea House Rental Photos and Description

PRIVATE BEACH - Ocean Front - Direct Access | ALL NEW | 5 BR / 4 BTH

IRRITATED BY THE "SERVICE FEE" ADDED BY VRBO? The owner will pay your VRBO service fee for any booking before September 30, 2016!

PLEASE CHECK RATES BEFORE CONTACTING THE OWNER

Welcome to the Luxurious Maison du Soleil

Maison du Soleil is a world-class destination where guests can come to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. This direct access oceanfront sanctuary awaits you on the private white sand beaches within the exclusive gated resort community of Destiny-by-the-Sea. This striking one-of-a-kind contemporary masterpiece sets the new standard in coastal holidays by featuring exceptional quality and impeccable design. Maison du Soleil has recently undergone a near million dollar renovation and redesign, and now combines state-of-the-art technology with sleek sophisticated contemporary style.

Flawlessly maintained and designed for full relaxation, this elegant villa caters to your every need. The living room and master retreat each feature floor-to-ceiling glass, which showcases the villa’s impressive oceanfront views. The spacious and well-appointed rooms are superbly decorated with new designer furnishings in a stylish palette of elegant neutrals. Enjoy creating fine cuisine in the well-stocked gourmet kitchen, which features high-end stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and custom cabinetry. Entertain in the separate and impressively sized dining area with soaring ceilings. Take the full speed all access elevator to the fourth floor rooftop terrace and discover a secluded paradise for private sunbathing, serene stargazing or a massage. Relax on the wrap-around deck which provides unobstructed oceanfront views. Last but certainly not least, enjoy the convenience of private direct access to the beach.

Maison du Soleil now features a newly renovated covered beach level outdoor living space, and is known to have the only one of this scale and function on a beach level location. This outdoor living space features a stainless steel refrigerator, built in DSC grill and hood, a full size sink with disposal, granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, a SONOS Wi Fi sound system, a round teak dining table that seats six and lounge furniture that includes an ultra-plush sofa, oversized chair and two swivel lounge chairs. For added convenience, an outdoor covered shower and foot spray has been added adjacent to the direct access beach walkway.

The SONOS wireless sound system is available on all four levels of the residence and can be controlled by each guest by using their personal smartphone, iPad or tablet, or by using the iPad Mini that is supplied by the homeowner. The SONOS wireless sound system may be synchronized throughout the home, or guests have the choice to enjoy customized sound from any source on each level. The renowned LUTRON automatic lighting has been installed throughout and offers guests the ability to change the ambiance of a single room or the entire home with the simple touch of a button.

Destiny-by-the-Sea, located directly on Crystal Beach, is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast. Book your escape to the luxurious Maison du Soleil and experience peace and tranquility.

Shopping: Destin Commons - Fresh Market, Starbucks, Panera, and a theatre are all within a couple of miles.

Maison du Soleil is quickly becoming a premier wedding venue. We recommend that wedding ceremonies be scheduled after 5:30 PM due to beach service clearing chairs and umbrellas by 5:00 PM. Parking is available within the community until 10:00 PM for guests, or they may park next door and walk to the residence through the nearby side gate. The community requests that guests be kept to approximately 40. A one-time minimal wedding fee and additional security deposit may be applied at the time of reservation.

Pets are not permitted.

Maison du Soleil: Sleeps up to 19

First Floor:

Guest Room: two sets of bunk beds (sleeps 6)

Full size on bottom with mattress pads for added comfort and twins on top.

Full Bathroom

Indoor Beach Lounge Area: sectional sofa and flat screen TV

Outdoor Living Area: teakwood and white cushioned furniture, cocktail and end tables, large sink, refrigerator, 48 inch outdoor built-in gas grill and outdoor shower.

Second Floor:

Kitchen

Dining Room

Wet Bar

Living Room: 50 inch flat screen TV, large sectional sofa, two armchairs

Full Bathroom

Master Bedroom: two full beds (sleeps 4), sitting area and full bathroom.

Elevator Access

Third Floor:

Grand Master Suite: king size bed (sleeps 2), floor to ceiling glass walls with white linen drapes, white Linet Roset convertible love seat (to full size bed- sleeps 2), master bathroom with dual vanities and a Jason Air massaging bathtub

Guest Bedroom: queen sized bed (sleeps 2), American Leather convertible twin bed/chair (sleeps 1), two walk-in closets, wall mounted flat screen TV, and full bathroom that features tub, shower and dual sinks

Elevator Access

Fourth Floor:

Private rooftop terrace: A Zen inspired refuge that offers unobstructed views and a custom king size bed (sleeps 2)

Additional Amenities:

Guests have exclusive use of four new beach bikes

Luxurious linens

Cable/TiVo

Surround Sound

Wi-Fi

Home and community information, including features, terms, availability, amenities and design as described online, as well as those reflected in photos and video, are subject to change at any time without notice or obligation.

About the Owner:

The owner has owned and operated this luxurious villa with express care and genuine love for over 10 years. Dedicated to the community and environmentally friendly solutions, they are conscious of the eco-friendly initiatives that boost sustainability while lowering our carbon footprint. We welcome and encourage questions about the owner prior to guests making their reservation, as our goal is to offer the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.

PLEASE CHECK RATES BELOW BEFORE CONTACTING THE OWNER

Keywords: Beach Front House Gulf Ocean View Luxury

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sheilah Griggs (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Sheilah Griggs

Maison du Soleil has been owned by our family for over 10 years. We personally operate this residence with express care and love as we consider Maison du Soleil a generational asset. We welcome and encourage quests questions regarding our financial stability and security prior to making their reservation. Our goal is to offer our guests the highest level of assurance that Maison du Soleil is a permanent coastal destination.

Sheilah Griggs purchased this house in 2003

Why Sheilah Griggs chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Maison du Soleil is considered a world class destination. Having recently undergone a near million dollar complete renovation and redesign this is one of the most unique and luxurious beachfront homes on the entire coast. This all concrete and glass architecturally modern residence has rare and unique features including beach level outdoor living, dining, and kitchen area. All new custom designer furnishings all in an elegant neutral pallet add to the feeling of luxury. All newly renovated and redesigned with state of the art wireless Sonos sound system controlled from the provided iPad or a smart phone, LED lighting, ceiling fans, built in grill, refrigerator, sink, granite counters and beautiful luxury outdoor furniture, all directly on the beach but covered. The Ultra Plush AstroTurf covered 4th floor roof top deck is perfect for private sunbathing and exquisite star gazing. There's nothing like it anywhere! I designed this house with the beach and outdoor enthusiast in mind. It's beyond peaceful as well as medicinal.

What makes this house unique

ULTRA PRIVATE BEACH with DIRECT ACCESS. Ocean front. Maison du Soleil is notably one of the most recognized Villas along the entire coast due to its unmistakable architectural design elements. Pairing the textures of concrete and glass imbues the widely coveted accomplishment of perfectly balancing yin and yang as demonstrated in this newly renovated and redesigned residence | Now fully equipped to accommodate 19 overnight guests | Unique to this section of the coast is the new covered beach level expansive outdoor living space offering a high end kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, built-in DCS Grill, hood, full size sink, disposal, sleek granite counter tops, variable speed ceiling fans, dim-able LED lights, dining and living area complimented by designer furnishings | Outdoor beachside undercover shower and foot spray | State of the art technology: SONOS Wireless sound system on all 4 levels - guests may activate the system using their own Smart Phone , iPad or operate using the complimentary Mini iPad - High speed wireless internet access - 6 duel line phones and intercom | Lighting: LUTRON automated lighting & LED throughout | 4th Floor Rooftop Lounge/Suite: Plush down filled cream cushioned and teak furniture, ultra plush AstroTurf - private sunbathing, serene, almost surreal star gazing | 4 complimentary new beach chairs | 4 complimentary new beach bikes | Short walking distance to the community pool and 7 person hot tub | Gated, sidewalk community with 24 hour guard | 2 bay over-sized garage | Professionally designed landscaping with mature palms | Impeccably maintained, flawless condition | Easy access via email or telephone to the owner's representative | Destin is a top beach vacation destination featuring sugar sand beaches and emerald colored water, it is absolutely majestic and breathtaking | Nearby upscale shopping, Starbucks, dining and entertainment | Only minutes to the Destin Airport and a selection of premier FBOs

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is not your typical beach house. This house belongs in Unique Homes Magazine. The Views are awesome! This house is very hip while still maintaining a comfortable atmosphere. The contemporary design, open floor plan and proximity to the beach made staying at the house a magical experience. My 80 year old father is a civil engineer and he was even impressed with the architecture of concrete and glass. The elevator came in handy for my father since he now uses a walker. Our children had plenty of room to play inside and the covered beach level area has a big open space for the them to set up another play area. We enjoyed being in the gated community, the gateman was friendly and was always available to answer questions about the area. The restaurants are all close by and the cafe down the street makes the pastries! We love the house and will book our stay here again.
Feb 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

MAISON DU SOLEIL | Oceanfront Outdoor Living Area | Renovated | Sleeps Up to 19
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 27 reviews
5

Phenominal. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

From top to bottom, our experience at Maison du Soleil was fantastic. We had 3 families in the house, a total of 9 people, from age 3 to 62. The house is just beautiful. The views are amazing. We felt completely spoiled due to the location, the beach privacy, the fact that you can literally walk out of the house, straight on to the beach. It was the only house we could see that had the bottom level grilling/entertainment area with direct beach access- no stairs (VERY nice with 2 small kids). The beach chair service every morning was very much appreciated. If we ever needed anything, Sheilah was just a phone call away. The neighborhood pool was just a short walk, and was clean and quiet. We were floored by how equipped the house was, for both inside and outside use (and we used ALL of the outdoor amenities). The kitchen was so completely stocked with every utensil and appliance you can imagine. Bowls, serving trays, grilling utensils, a new KEURIG (vital to our family), pots and pans - EVERYTHING. The elevator was very convenient for loading up and moving things from floor to floor. The grill had everything you need. 2 outdoor showers, and the new outdoor swinging bed were a big hit. Do yourself a favor, and go up to the roof at night. Unspeakably serene to see the stars, hear the waves and feel the breeze. Great location. Everything is close. Traffic is AWFUL in the summer season, but that is an issue wherever you stay on the Emerald Coast. Enjoyed the local restaurants (Harbor Docks twice, the Crab Trap), helicopter rides, water park and shopping. I have recommended this home to my family and friends, and will definitely book this location again for our next beach trip. It was ideal for our eclectic group, which made our trip immeasurably more enjoyable! My small kids were so happy and well behaved, that I can only attribute it to the "feel good mojo" in the house. Can't recommend Maison du Soleil enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting

  • 4 of 5

The property was perfect for our large family of 16. There were plenty of space and beds for all. The common space on the ground level was perfect for the younger children to play and go back and forth to the beach which was about 75 ft away. The beach was our on private beach. We did not have a single problem all week, with the exception of the first morning when the power went out in the entire area and we were without power for about three hours.

The property manager was very responsive to questions about how things worked such as the TV/audio equipment.

For our family it was great. We would recommend this property in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome beachfront house

  • 5 of 5

Maison du Soleil is a spectacular beach house true to the pictures and description on the website. My family of 10 adults and two small kids

had one of the most enjoyable weeks we have ever had in Destin during the week of mother's day. We had plenty of room, the house is very well-equipped and the outdoor kitchen is a main attraction in this home. We had a couple of minor issues when we first arrived and Sheilah was quick to respond and resolve them to my full satisfaction. I highly recommend this property and property manager.

Steve

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday Trifecta!

  • 5 of 5

Maison du Soleil was immaculate with breathtaking views and in less than a minute we could be swimming in crystal clear warm water on a PRIVATE beach. Perfect!

I found myself going from the ocean to the swinging bed on the outdoor living area and never wanting to leave the residence. There was a fully appointed chefs kitchen for those who wanted to cook, and a walk down the beach to yummy restaurants for those who did not. And the master bedroom... to die for!

Sheilah made the process easy from the first time we inquired – she kindly answered every question and was even available by phone once we arrived. I spent a lot of time on the phone with her and she was always happy to help, although ALL of the issues were operator error. ☺

I have enjoyed gorgeous homes, stunning settings and great service, but this stay at Maison du Soleil included all three!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Trip To Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Halloween but I assure...this was no trick or treat!! It rained, literally stormed one morning while we were there and even the weather could not dampen our experience!! This house was absolutely beautiful...it is spacious, (even enough space if you decided you wanted to be alone), conveniently located (excellent shopping and restaurants) and views are quite literally, breathtaking!!

The owner...I cannot say enough about how accommodating she was for our group...each of the women with us our group, especially the cooks...the kitchen has EVERYTHING you think you might need...the photos are EXACTLY accurate, right down to the curtain rod...the elevator was a KNEE SAVER...the property is clean and very well maintained and the property manager was responsive and even came and showed the technology challenged women how to operate the TV!!

I cannot say enough positive things about our experience...the weather, the Red Tide...N O T H I N G...it was truly, truly one of my best travel experiences...and guess what??? we are coming back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Fantastic beach home!

  • 5 of 5

An awesome home! Very spacious, a private beach, and very comfortable. This place is perfect for entertaining, great for families and for groups of people. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Car: recommended

Destiny-by-the-Sea , located directly on Crystal Beach, west of the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. Destiny-by-the-Sea is widely renowned as the most exclusive gated community on the entire coast - Located between Destin and Sandestin on Scenic Highway 98. Destiny by the Sea is the only community located entirely on the South side of Scenic Gulf Drive. With just over 100 homes, Destiny by the Sea is Destin's premier private, gated community which has a lushly landscaped resort-style pool (Heated: Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Week, New Years Week, March through the first week of April), hot tub, guard-gated entrance and private beach access via two beach boardwalks. The private beach covers a 1,700-foot stretch of beach front.

There are several restaurants all within a 10 minute walk and some next door.

1. Camille's (best of the closest for breakfast and sushi, fish, steaks etc)

2. Crab Trapp (literally a 5 min walk on the beach to their open air outdoor grill and bar on the beach)

3. Daves

4. 790

Destin is located approximately 15 miles west of the South Walton and Scenic Hwy 30A and is 48 miles west of Panama City Beach in the panhandle of Florida. Attractions near Destiny by the Sea include Silver Sands Premium Outlets, the nation's largest designer outlet center, with stores including J. Crew, Saks Off Fifth, Armani, Michael Kors, Brooks Brothers and more. Destin's signature open-air lifestyle center, Destin Commons is located on the North side of Highway 98, just north of Crystal Beach. It's stores & restaurants include Belk, AMC Movie Theater, Bass Pro Shops, Zoes Kitchen, and Starbucks Coffee.

Choice of Airport depends on your deprture city.

1. Panama City (ECP) - Southwest typically has great rates.

2. Ft. Walton Beach Airport (VPS).

Both airports are approximately 45 minutes away.

A short drive down highway 98 is the Destin harbor, home to the largest fleet of deep sea fishing charter boats in Florida. HarborWalk Village, located along the Destin Harbor, features shops and acclaimed restaurants that include Harry T's, La Famigilia on the Harbor, and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. HarborWalk Village also features a kids play zone which includes a bungee trampoline, 500-foot zip line, aqua spheres, 40-foot rock wall, and the 80-foot free fall.

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Rates & Availability

Destiny-By-The-Sea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Aug 13 - Sept 6
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$9,296
 
 
Set 6 - Oct 28
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,448
 
 
Oct 29 - Nov 19
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$5,285
 
 
Thanksgiving Nov 19 - 29
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,698
 
 
Nov 29 - Dec 17
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,285
 
 
Holiday Dec 17 - Jan 3
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,433
 
 
Jan 3 -March 4, 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
March 4 - April 15
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,295
 
 
April 15-May 13
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,448
 
 
May 13 - Aug 12
May 13 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$14,466
 
 
Aug 12 - Sept 4
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,269
 
 
Sept 4 - Oct 28
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,448
 
 
Oct 28 - Nov 18
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$5,285
 
 
Thanksgiving Nov 18 - Nov 27
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,698
 
 
Nov 27 - Dec 16
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$5,285
 
 
Holiday Dec 16 - Jan 3
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,433
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$919
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Administrative Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $495 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

No college groups! This is a family rental ONLY! NO BOOKINGS UNDER 25 YRS OLD | Maison de Soleil is an extraordinary residence equipped with the finest amenities and furnishings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Destiny-By-The-Sea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two Person Jacuzzi Tub | Graciously Sized Shower | Slate Flr
    Thrid Floor Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Beach Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The luxurious Master Bathroom Retreat was designed for pleasure and relaxation | The beautiful color palette sets the tone for pure relaxation and calmness of mind | Spa inspired, this bathroom harmonizes the senses and transcends the outside world | Designed to provide a private personal oasis | Enjoy the two person jacuzzi tub and the graciously sized separate shower | Flooded with Natural light
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Third Floor Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Third Floor Guest Room. - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Second Floor Guest Room. - 2 double
    Beach Level Bunk Room. - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Full on Bottom, Single on Top
    Fourth Floor Loft. - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Suite Sleeps 4 Third Floor Guest Sleeps 3 Second Floor Guest Sleeps 4 Beach Level Bunk Room Sleeps 6 Fourth Floor Loft Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Daily beach service is provided 9:00am - 5:00pm for a fee from Sun, Sand and Sea.

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