5 September 2015
The pictures don't do this villa justice. Everything in the house was immaculate and very clean. Did not see one bug/mosquito the entire trip. Cathy, the caretaker, was very knowledgeable about where to shop for groceries and where to get certain items you may need. She has 3 dogs on the property, but they're very friendly (except to the iguanas) and will come up to you just to say hello. We had 6 adults and one 8-month-old. The villa comes with a crib for an extra charge, which was great to have for the baby. This time of year, early September, the beaches were almost completely empty. Being in such close proximity to the Westin, we thought there would be more people, but I guess not too many people travel here during hurricane season, which made it a very private setting the entire time for us. It is a little hike down to the beach, but well worth it. There are plenty of reefs to scout out by snorkeling, which we took advantage of almost every day. The shopping in Philipsburg on Front Street and Back Street was great, lots of shops. Marigot is very nice too, it is on the other side of the island, and they have flea markets over there.