"We, three couples, had an exceptional experience at the very private and relaxing Villa Kulala in mid April. The house itself was beautiful, comfortable, and well equipped. Everyone loved the air cooled beds. Outside living areas provided plenty of space for us to spread out and relax with sunny and shady spots. The unheated pool was perfect for a refreshing swim. The bay provided great snorkeling. The grounds were spacious and well cared for. But the spectacular view was what really wowed us. All this made us want to just hang out at the villa. We did venture to Half Moon Bay, which was quite lovely, uncrowded, with clean powdery sand and nice swimming, and to English Harbor, which I think would be a great night spot with lots of restaurants and bars and people watching. For food, lunch at La Tartaruga was mediocre at best. Carry out from Mama Pasta on our last night was fabulous, wish we had tried it sooner. On arrival day we had Jennifer prepare and deliver dinner (fabulous quiche and apple tart among other dishes), and Christiane get a few groceries so we didn't have to go out for a couple days. We hired chef Norma West to prepare dinner one day which was very nice. A trip to Epicurean, a large well stocked supermarket by U.S. standards, provided the rest of our food. For wildlife, there are lots of birds to keep you company, lizards, hermit crabs, crabs. While snorkeling we saw lots of reef fish, coral, lobster, an octopus, conch. We had a few mosquitos one day after a longer heavy rain, but the other days were mosquito free. There was a constant 15-20 mph breeze, which the house blocked from the dining, pool, gazebo area. The breeze kept us very comfortable in the sun. Overall we had a fabulous time and definitely want to return!"
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: April 28, 2015