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"My wife and I are in our early fifties. We are lifelong best friends and this past summer we took our kids and got married in St. Croix. We stayed in an amazing beachfront Villa and got married on a catamaran. We had a perfect wedding with our family but we also immediately started searching for a place to get away by ourselves.
After narrowing it down to Tortola and St. John we spotted Karensa. The reviews were positive. The pictures were amazing. The price was perfect. It was open for the week we were looking at so we booked it.
As everyone mentioned, Ben is an amazing host and while the pictures and reviews were all glowing, they do not do it justice. That view is a million dollar view! We just couldn’t get enough of relaxing by the pool, watching the sail boats go by and the sun setting over the islands in the background.
Karensa will make you think you are vacationing in the rain forest and at the same time the sound of the ocean and views will remind you that you are just a few steps away from the Caribbean. The villa is very private and the landscaping is stunning. Absolutely loved how they built the villa into the side of the mountain, retaining all of the large boulders as you walk down to the villa.
The villa is very romantic. Rather than “rustic” we found it simple and charming. We spent the entire week soaking up each other, listening to music and getting lost from the real world. No news, no sports, no TV, other than a couple movies in the evening time. It provided everything (which in some cases less is more) that we were looking for.
We have a rule, too many places to see so we don’t normally return. At the end of the trip we both agreed we have to come back to celebrate “us” in the near future. I can’t say this Villa is for everyone but if you value your time with your spouse like I do mine, stop looking.
BTW, we did have some weird issue with the hot tub. It lost water on the first night. Ben came out and looked at it. Ended up filling it up and it didn’t leak anymore during the week. Only other issue was that it was hard to control the cold water in the shower (We LOVED the outdoor shower). Plenty of hot water but hard to get the cold just perfect. I only mention this to try and give a balanced review….seriously, I really struggled to find any issues.
Thanks Ben for the wonderful memories we took home with us. Look forward to returning someday soon!"
Guest: jeff b.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 7, 2015
"Tortola is a beautiful island and the perfect place to island hop. We ventured out each and every day and looked forward to returning to "our" villa and the beautiful infinity pool each evening. We loved the master suite being separated from the main house - perfect when you have two teenage boys along! Each and every day was paradise at the villa with the amazing views of Jost, Sandy Cay and Long Beach. I truly cannot say enough about this villa from the rental process to the managers to the housekeeper and pool guy - everyone was very professional and attentive. If Tortola is in our travel plans in the future, Villa Taino will be at the top of my list!"
Guest: LyndaDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 4, 2015
"Simply the most amazing time. Have been to the BVI's a couple of times, but nothing compares to the pure bliss of staying at the Golden Pavillion.
From the house, to the grounds, to the view, to the staff-- everything is truly superb.
The most relaxing place I have ever visited."
Guest: SamDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
"We spent a week at Aja and it was not even close to being long enough. First I have to say working with Chevone was a treat-she's extremely personable, helpful and will go out of her way to help your stay be even more fabulous. Kayleigh cooked an amazing meal for us-so fun to be spoiled like that! The property is out of this world beautiful. The grounds were well maintained and the view is heavenly...it truly is a magical experience at Aja. All the rooms are simply but beautifully decorated, the kitchen has all the supplies you need for a gourmet meal and the pool is an endless dream! We will always remember our special time at Aja! Thank you!"
Guest: StaceyDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 1, 2015