This was our first trip to Guadeloupe, 6 adults and two small children, 3 and 1 year. We were greeted by two very gracious caretakers, Jean-Claude and his wife Yevette, who acquainted us with the villa and made sure all our questions were answered before they left. Our flight from Boston arrived in the evening so it was not until the next morning that we were treated to the absolutely stunning view from the villa's deck. High on a mountainside, the villa overlooks the fishing town of Deshaies and is situated just below the Botanical Garden. The open concept villa has 4 spacious, air conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. There is a separate 1/2 bath in the living area.
It's hard to describe the feeling of beauty and serenity that surrounds you at Turtle Bay Villa but I will try....
Upon walking out of your bedroom in the morning, all of which ring the living room, the first thing you do is raise the storm shutters and stack back the glass sliders. This is when the magic happens. You are inside and outside at the same time. There's only one direction to go and that is out on the deck...lean on the railing and take in the beauty with all your senses. You are in paradise.
Our week passed so quickly but not before we experienced the friendliness of the people of Deshaies. ( Visiting the bakery each morning gave me a chance to use my very limited French!) We swam with the sea turtles at Malendure, experienced the market at Basse-Terre and ended our stay with an amazing meal at Paradise Kafe, right in town..
I highly recommend Turtle Bay Villa to anyone visiting Guadeloupe who wishes to be surrounded by serenity and stunning beauty.
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