This was my third year coming to Sunrise Villa with a large group of very diverse women. We all have different dietary needs, relaxation styles, and past vacations from which to compare. When we arrive, the staff is there, cheering and offering snacks and beverages; the hot tub is warm and bubbling and ready for us to enjoy. Our bags are delivered to our rooms which are located all over the property, each one appointed with lovely local charm, and soon after we've freshened up, dinner is served. We are not easy to please with food since everyone is following some sort of "lifestyle" and each of us leaves there with clear, glowing skin and happy bellies as a result of this fresh, well prepared food. Frank and Sandy run the kitchen and preparation with ease and if something you like is not there, they will literally leave to go get it for you. Ramon runs the bar but he's so much more than that--he's become our friend and takes care of each person, knows what they like and when it's time to bring the "Rum-a-Ritas" to the pool to get the party started! It's relaxing, beautiful, safe, fun, and can be as active or lazy as you choose. If you want a massage, both massage therapists are skilled and attentive to your needs. The beach is lovely, water is a little rough so we admire and stay close to the edge. The pool is where it's at and was recently refinished--it's cool and inviting!
We just chose our dates for next year so we'll be back for year number 4 in 2018--the countdown is on! Thank you Sunrise Villa for making it easy for our group to agree on a great location to gather every year!
This is our groups third visit to Sunrise Villa! We love it here, it's line coming home! The villa is beautiful, the grounds are breathtaking and the entire staff is kind, welcoming and fun! The most delicious food and drinks, you don't need to leave nor will you want to!
Wow, I don’t even know where to start. Simply amazing! Best vacation ever.
My wife and I visited Sunrise Villa with 7 other couples and were treated like royalty beyond our expectations. Right from the start upon arrival we were greeted by the Sunrise staff and were made to feel comfortable and welcome immediately!! The entire staff continued to impress us with courteous service and hospitality above and beyond…everyday!
The food was 5 star quality all week…every meal. I love seafood and I the dishes served was by far the freshest and tastiest I’ve ever had. Breakfast always included fresh squeezed fruit juices…the lunches and dinners were always perfectly cooked and presented (and I tend to be a food snob). It got to the point where you couldn’t wait for the lunch/dinner bell to ring.
The design and layout of the villa itself was well thought out. The open concept throughout the main house is comfortable and very inviting allowing for shade if wanted or needed, and cover during a shower. Not to mention this is the location of the Manana Bar (my favorite), which ended up being the most popular meeting and hanging spot in the villa. Kudos to Ramon the bartender, who took care of the group with exotic drinks upon request and always at the ready for pleasant conversation. The guest villas are gorgeous, spacious and meticulously clean.
Chris, the on-site manager, catered to our every whim and never once disappointed. From the trip downtown to Cabrera for local shopping; the day trip to Playa Grande Beach (a picturesque beach which also included a white linen lunch on the beach…of lobster and chicken!!); dinner and dancing at a local Cabrera staple called Manny’s and a delicious Italian dinner at Entre Amigos…all arranged by Chris and the Sunrise staff.
The staff also provides massage, manicures and pedicures…onsite! I had a beautiful massage on the villa cliff overlooking the ocean…it was amazing.
In closing, the best part about Sunrise Villa experience is that you NEVER worry about details. Chris and the staff handle EVERY detail based on your recommendation and desire. You just sit back and enjoy the experience.
If you want a touristy, crowded, overpriced location, go somewhere else…if want a relaxing, no hassle, no worry UTOPIA…choose Sunrise Villa.
I have visited Sunrise a half dozen times. With 13 adults on this trip I never cease to be amazed at the amount of space and openness of the buildings and grounds that affords everyone privacy as well as group gatherings (the later of which is particularly frequent due to the irresistible setting of the Manana Bar!). A private bonfire party on the beach was icing on the cake!
Trips into town for shopping, dinner out (Italian heaven!), Manny's oceanfront bar, as well as a lunch day at Playa Grande with all its sights and beach vendors! The rest of the time reading a book or laying on my back working on a laptop computer.
My wife and I stayed in the large Diamonte bedroom on the second story of the main lodge (as close to smell of morning coffee and breakfast as one can be here!). I love the privacy and the treetop overlook from the large balcony of this room.
Everyone will tell you about the staff. You are special from the moment you step on the property. Frank's cooking is superb and Ramon the bartender cannot do enough to keep everyone smiling and lazily relaxing in their respective lounge chairs around the pool.
This is my favorite Caribbean get-away. Never fails to delight.
If you're looking for tropical perfection this place is for you. We just spent a week here with several couples and families and it really was beyond amazing. We arrived late afternoon to the staff standing on the front porch waiving and clapping, eager to welcome us with smiles and hugs.
The property feels like your own tropical home with every detail from views, decor and comfort absolutely perfect. Your family can be in the pool, playing pool, having a cocktail or lounging on one of the many pillow packed sofas all while enjoying the warm tropical breeze that flows throughout the villa. Steps from the main house are private villas, each with its own spectacular views and comforts from outdoor showers to private jacuzzis. I slept like a baby with windows open and ocean in the air.
The beach is just down the steps , surrounded by beautiful coral cliffs. It's quiet and with plenty of shade and space to enjoy. The staff will pack up a cooler and make sure you have everything you need. This is the most beautiful beach I have ever visited....hands down.
The food.....it's effortless. Each meal is prepared for you, Chef Frank and his staff put out a spread of fresh local ingredients prepared perfectly. you will not be hungry or disappointed here. We were always excited to see what was cooked for us and it was always plentiful and delicious with something for everyone.
We loved the staff. They cared for us like family. Ramon at the bar and Chris the Concierge can take care of anything you need on or off the property. If you're venturing off property everything is handled for you.....so there was never a moment of stress.
We had so much fun kicking back and relaxing here.....truly a gem.