We have been home for a week and we are still raving about our joint family vacation. We were a group of 9, two families with 5 children ages 6-11.
We all had an amazing holiday!! We have vacationed at many "all inclusive" resorts in several countries. This was the first time that we travelled to the Barbados and the first time renting a villa. This vacation exceeded all of our expectations!
Nancy the home owner was great to deal with as were the managing agents.
The arrangements for transfers from the airport and car rental by Realtors Agent were perfectly coordinated.
We were greeted by Richard/chef, Janelle/laundress and Property manager upon arrival. The villa was beautiful and suited our needs perfectly.
Richard had a wonderful chicken stir fry for dinner that was gobbled up by our hungry crew. Richard went out of his way to make the most amazing Bajan meals for us. He was kind enough to do the shopping for us and we gave him the go ahead to surprise us with meals of his selections. He never disappointed!! He was also able to keep the costs for food very reasonable. Richard introduced us to many fantastic flavours and new foods. The groups new favourite was the breadfruit which Richard picked from a tree himself. We were spoiled with delicious deserts. The kids loves the pancakes. He often did 3 meals a day for us. All the meals were amazing! The table was dressed every night in a new theme. Dinners were an event that we all looked forward to.
Janelle is lovely, quiet and hard working. It was such a nice treat to bring home clean fresh clothing!
We enjoyed our nightly check in's with Winston,the night security. He would ask about our day etc, he would share information about the island. He never overstayed his welcome.
Despite the presence of the staff it was never intrusive.
We felt very safe walking/jogging in and around the Sandy Lane area. We went to the private owners beach everyday. It was the first beach we have been to where the kids could swim/snorkel safely in calm water everyday.
Our afternoons were quietly spent by the pool, taking a break from the high sun. The kids enjoyed observing the troop of monkeys that would visit in the afternoon.
I could go on and on... This holiday has raised the bar for future travel! It will be very hard to beat this trip.
We can't wait to return to Dene court. We have also be recommending it to our friends.
Thank you Nancy