August can be a "iffy" month in the Caribbean with weather, but we love it then - people are moving slower, things are not as crowded, and the air is warm. Villa Beau Rivage sits right on a beach (Baie Rouge Beach) that was basically a private beach all week for us. We hung out with friends, swam, walked to the great beach bars at the end of the beach, read, drank, and tanned. The staff was very polite and helpful, and gave us plenty of privacy, (and brought us fresh coconuts from the trees in the gardens). The pool and gazebo are right on the ocean so you hear waves and enjoy the sea all day. We had a private chef for 5 nights and ate every meal outdoors, which was great, but we wish we would have had time to visit a few more restaurants, the food in St Martin is amazing.
The villa is really well decorated and looks new, and the architecture and style is very Mediterranean. There were lots of amenities like flat TVs in the bedrooms, and a big media/movie room but we didn't use them much as we spent most of our time outside in the sun or shade of the terraces. Basic stuff all worked well (wifi, TV, stereo, etc.) and the kitchen was well stocked and super clean. We would highly recommend the villa and the concierge at Carimo/Luxury retreats who arranged all of our activities and the chef.
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Beau Rivage during our vacation to St. Martin. The accommodations were excellent and right on a private beach. The housekeeping staff was attentive and cleaned the property daily (except Sunday). I recommend it highly if you are looking to get away for a relaxing beach vacation.
My only disappointment was their satellite TV didn't have ESPN or the Golf Channel. I wasn't able to watch the British Open that weekend.
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