Wonderful vacation spot
"We loved our stay at Bella Vista. Yep, you'll need the four-wheel drive rental; the last quarter mile is pretty bumpy, but the end of the road is a peaceful, lovely spot. The apartment is charmingly decorated with a full kitchen, screened living area, comfy bedroom, and nice bathroom. It's very quiet; we could hardly believe that four people and a dog were above. We rarely heard a sound from upstairs. The place is very solidly built. Everything that we needed for our beach excursions was in a handy closet. Mark and Annie provided a notebook with suggestions for local restaurants, great hikes, and beautiful snorkeling spots. We went to beaches all over the island but mostly stayed on the Coral Bay side which had all the restaurants we needed and much quieter beaches. We found that we were often the only ones on the beach or there were only a handful of other people. It was really perfect for us because we prefer quieter places with lots of nature and off the beaten path. If you did want more activity, Cruz Bay was about 20 minutes away. It just wasn't our style. We would go back in a heart beat and are already dreaming about next year. My favorite restaurant was Miss Lucy's for the food and the view. My husband's was Aqua Bistro for the food. We ate at both restaurants several times. Our favorite snorkeling spot was the north side of Haulover, which is not one of the beaches listed in the book. Nonetheless, within ten feet of the shore you felt like you were in a tropical aquarium and we saw more lavender fans, brain corals, and even rays and turtles there. We also thought the beach next to Yowzi Point was gorgeous, although the snorkeling wasn't as great as promised there. Probably just an off day. Book your trip. You won't regret it."
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