Heavenly Week at Moonswept and Coral Bay
“We just came home from a most glorious week at Coral Bay and your beautiful Moonswept villa. As advertised, it has magnificent views and fresh breezes. It is beautifully appointed and laid out Our daughter and son-in-law, who are relative newlyweds, joined us for the week and they too loved it. They had been to the Maldives for their honeymoon last August and could not decide which was lovelier but were leaning toward St. John.
We were out and about every morning to a different beach with the chairs, umbrella, and cooler, then moved on at lunchtime, either to a little roadside lunch, or a picnic lunch at a different beach. Spent a day on a motorized double-hulled 26 footer visiting Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and many of the little islands that litter the waterways and which offer snorkeling or just pristine, empty beaches. There was a country music festival arriving for the weekend with a preliminary build up at Jost Van Dyke which was noisy, fun and a bit wild. We looked in on it but left quickly as noise and crowds we can have anywhere.
We cooked at the house four evenings enjoying the gas-fired grill as well as all the pots, pans, bowls, etc. that are part of the house. Ample towels also were wonderful as well as the washer/dryer. Wildlife was abundant with mongoose, donkeys, goats, iguanas, chickens and all the tropical fish and turtles. We saw a young deer venture into the water’s edge at sunset at Water Lemon beach to browse or just cool off.
Calabash Boom, the dirt road heading up the switchback to the villa, was easily negotiable with a four-wheel jeep but had to be taken at a slow pace.
Dave D, the caretaker, was not to be seen but was available for any questions we had. We pretty much navigated the island ourselves but he was most willing to help if we needed anything.
We loved our stay and are hoping to get back again.”