"My boyfriend and I are world travelers and decided to pick Villa Vahimanui based on the beautiful pictures and the wonderful reviews from other travelers. The pictures do not do this villa justice. The view of the lagoon from the living room windows and the lanai are absolutely stunning. The condo was very clean, well-maintained, has wireless internet and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom is the only air-conditioned room in the villa, which is fine since we spent majority of our time exploring the island. There are fans in all other rooms of the villa which kept the place cool during the heat. The rental also comes with a car, which was necessary. We drove to Vaitape and went to the grocery store (Super U) and got everything we needed for simple breakfasts and lunches. We ate dinner out every night. In an email Pierre left many great restaurant recommendations. We ate at almost all of them, with MaiKai, St. James and Bloody Mary's being our favorites. The experience of Bloody Mary's was incredible. You walk on a sand floor and the menu of the day's catch is displayed in front of you on ice. You put your order in directly with the chef. Maikai and St. James are more upscale than Bloody Mary's. Both have incredibly delicious food! We recommend all three of them!
Pierre is a wonderful host. He went to great lengths to make sure or stay was perfect. During our booking, he answered our many questions in a timely manner, and provided a detail description of what we were looking for. Prior to our departure, Pierre sent us a map of how to find the condo and a detailed list of all the great restaurants and excursions to check out. His two correspondents, Nathalie and Barthélémy were absolute GEMS. They picked us up from the airport after you take the free shuttle across the lagoon, and dropped us off. Nathalie speaks great English and answered all of our questions. She explained the entire villa and made great recommendations about what to do and where to go. Barthélémy stopped by every now and then and gave us fresh fruits from the trees. They were delicious!
We did 3 excursions while we were there: scuba diving, shark/stingray romantic tour, and 4x4/jet ski tour. We did the 2 tours through Moana Adventures. Glenn was fabulous during our shark/sting ray tour and Alex/Nico were just as wonderful during the 4x4/jet ski tour. We did scuba diving through Eleuthera Diving.
Thank you for a wonderful stay Pierre! The villa is highly recommended!"
Guest: Christine D.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 29, 2016