A lovely, family friendly home in a beautiful setting. The staff were amazing and made us feel right at home. We had an awesome trip and loved the fact that we were not in the middle of the touristy spots. A real treat! We will definitely be going back!
Great villa directly beachfront with a marvelous view. The housekeeping makes sure there is nothing left to be desired. There is a lot of marine life and some corals if you are into snorkeling, the shallow waters are nice for swimming. The second largest city is close by and the villa is easily reached from the airport (15min).
Our group of 4 stayed at the fabulous La Piroga in May 2014.
This very modern, beautifully decorated and spacious villa is immaculately kept by the lovely Ashwani (apologies if I’ve spelled that incorrectly!), the villa’s maid.
On arrival we were met by Regine who was also lovely and very helpful.
We were especially bowled over by the stunning view as you walk to the back of the villa. It sits right on the beach, with a large garden and decked seating area.
All of the bedrooms are beautiful, but the master is especially awesome!
We thoroughly enjoyed Ashwani’s delicious lunches on the large table by the beach. There are plenty of trees to provide shade if needed. There is also a Kayak, boat and a bbq for use.
Although the garden backs directly onto the beach, it feels really private, as does the beach itself. We felt like it was our own, as the villa shares the bay only with the next door villa. The beach/bay isn’t huge, but has beautiful talc like sand in parts. It is possible to walk the beach all the way along to Blue Bay or near to Ille aux Aigrettes the other way.
The sunrises were absolutely divine and the sunsets were pretty spectacular too!
The sea was mostly very calm due to the natural breaker that forms a lagoon. Snorkelling is fabulous due to the easily accessed coral beds teaming with a great variety of fish. We had 2 paddle boards with us which were amazing on the calm waters. There was however a side current which was quite strong at times. Would recommend taking sea shoes as there is a small risk of stone fish, mostly we just shuffled in though.
The garden at the front is beautiful too, with a beach tennis court. The villa has gates, so is secure from the roadside.
There isn’t much within walking distance, only the boutique hotel ‘Astroea Beach’ in the next bay and Blue Bamboo, a restaurant/pizzeria which does fab pizzas and cocktails! We did however like the peaceful solitude as we had a car to get around.
An amazing holiday, would definitely recommend Villa La Piroga!!!
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