If you are planning a visit to the Island of Saba, in the Dutch Caribbean, Villa Fairview is the place to be! My husband and I just returned from a weeks stay and our experience couldn't have been more perfect. A beautiful villa overlooking the village of Windwardside with an incredible ocean view where you can take in the extraordinary sunrises and sunsets from the decks, spa or pool.
The villa is charming, comfortable, beautifully appointed and the views are SUPREME! The bedrooms are air conditioned which is a plus since we were there during the warmest, most humid time of year. The beds are very comfortable, the house super clean - ieverything we needed for a blissful week of rest and relaxation.
A lot of time spent by the pool and in the spa gazing out at the ocean and on the side deck overlooking the village as we watched the clouds roll across Mt. Scenery, the highest point on Saba. After our daily swim and catching some good rays we walked to the village several times for lunch at Scouts place (great food) and to shop around. Loved the proximity of the villa to town - a short 5 minute walk downhill with an invigorating uphill walk back - an added benefit since we chose not to rent a car. Overall relaxation, sun and fun and a little exercise to boot! The village was quaint and inviting and we found the people of Saba to be friendly, helpful, good natured and always smiling.
If dining out, Brigadoon is a "must do"! Had the most incredible lobster dinner imaginable, great wine and impeccable service. Call ahead for reservations and to let them know if you want lobster as they procur them fresh off the boat. The owner, a very friendly Dutch gentlemen and his nephew were very attentive and offered up some wonderful accounts of life on Saba.
The owners of Villa Fairview, Hans and Yvonne, are open, very friendly, informative and accommodating - felt like I had known them for years after only a few back and forth emails. Rates are surprisingly reasonable for a villa of this caliber - walled and gated with the utmost in privacy, stunning views and all around comfort. Hans has now formally welcomed us to "Club Saba" and we have graciously accepted!
Busy planning our next visit, will definitely stay at Villa Fairview again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a perfect vacation in paradise........To sum it up, we fell in love with the "Unspoiled Queen" and the Villa Fairview :) 5 Star ++ all the way!