Absolutely spectacular! 5 of 5
In March of 2018, my husband & I spent a week at Sandcastle Villa at Limestone Bay on Anguilla with our son, his wife & their 8-year-old twins. It is, without a doubt, one of the most phenomenal villas in the Caribbean!
The home itself is warm & welcoming with king beds, ensuite bathrooms & high-end furnishings & linens in each of the four bedrooms. Common areas are luxuriously appointed yet maintain a family ambience; the property offers both sunny & shaded spots for quiet solitude as well as open communal areas to enjoy the company of other guests. Sandcastle is the perfect escape for all ages with its indoor & outdoor activities: a kids' lounge with games; a fenced playground area; a secluded sand beach with water toys galore; an infinity pool; numerous deck umbrellas & chairs; a poolside bar & grill; a gorgeous garden replete with hummingbirds & geckos; a relaxing outdoor "Zen Den" with a pillowed daybed swing & beach bathroom; WiFi & Sonos. The two SUV's that were provided with the home allowed us to explore the island while the entry gate added to our sense of security.
We were able to truly spend a carefree week on the island due to the efforts of Mercedes & Maria, two housekeepers extraordinaire! They inconspicuously cooked, cleaned, washed our clothing & smiled for us; no request was too large & they even willingly babysat for the children one evening. The 24/7 availability of our concierge also streamlined our efforts for dinner reservations, additional chef services, pre-arrival groceries & island activities.
While all of these tangible features helped to make our stay on Anguilla phenomenal, the memories that we will recall in the years to come are more intangible---the magical sunsets across the water's horizon as viewed from the terrace; the thunderous crashing of the waves as they made their way down the coast to our villa; the indomitable spirit, friendliness & sense of hope of the island's people; & the special moments shared with our family.
The hurricane-shattered homes found throughout Anguilla are testaments to the powerful, and sometimes destructive character of Mother Nature. The fact that Sandcastle made it through the storms with relatively little damage is evidence of its sound construction and, perhaps, a sign that it has been blessed in some uncanny way. Whatever the reason for its survival, we hope to someday make our way back to this absolutely spectacular place!
Submitted: Apr 6, 2018 Stayed: March 2018 Source: HomeAway