For the past three years, we have been lucky enough to spend two weeks over Christmas at Villa Carolina. I can honestly say that there is no place I'd rather spend the holidays. The only way I can face checking out is to make a reservation for the coming year. As a seasoned traveler who enjoys new adventures, I am often asked why I would choose to return to the same place year after year...
Villa Carolina is like a home away from home. Entering the front door of Villa Carolina the vacation begins as the weary traveler is immediately greeted by two love birds perched outside the villa's office. Checking in is like seeing old friends. From Tim and Carolina, the genuinely down-to-earth owners, to the ladies who clean the suite and write messages on the bed using pieces of flower stems, to Jose the gardener who warmly invited my son to his home where his wife cooked him authentic Mexican tamales, to Cyntia, the newest gem of a staff member, who was never too busy to make dinner reservations, change them, act as translator to the hairdresser in town...every member of the Villa Carolina team is a friend. The Villa itself is small and intimate, but amazingly it never feels crowded. The beautiful pool is a highpoint of our vacation. Quiet mornings spent reading around the pool turn into interesting chats/book swaps with the other guests (some repeat visitors that we always look forward to catching up with, and others, interesting new friends). Late afternoon, Informal cocktails with hors d'oeuvres prepared by staff member Marta round out a perfect day at the pool. Writing this review brings back so many fond memories of Villa Carolina...I can't wait to return in December!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Carolina