SeaBreeze - Reader Reports & Opinion
Tanya Williams from U.K. visited in October 2006 and awarded
I meant to say something here last year after visiting SeaBreeze again. I have now been every year since it opened in 2004 (3 times)! It is a breathtaking spot and unbelievably good value compared to other places on the island (and the rest of the Caribbean come to that!). Admittedly the first year there were a few teething problems – the Jacuzzi heater kept tripping the fuses – we ran out of water – the ac unit in my bedroom was faulty – but we still fell in love with the place! Last year was pretty smooth and this year not a hiccup – everything is new from the pool loungers and pool equipment to both the fridges, not to mention the TV, DVD and CD player and so on.
The villa itself is wonderfully spacious and comfortable and has stunning views out over the sea. There are so many palces to sit outside in the shade or in the sun and there is usually a steady breeze. There are steps down to the sea where you canbathe or snorkel off the rocks or scramble round to a small ‘private’ beach accessible only to the amazing Villa Ohana (but 4 times the price!!!) and the neighbours.
By car you are 5 mins from Scarborough and the fish market and shops and clubs, 1 min from Bacolet beach and the No Problem Beach Restaurant and Bar, 20 mins from the airport, 15 mins from the other side of the island and two golf courses (if you like that kind of thing!). You are also in a much sought after part of the island away from the main tourist areas where all the building is going on. Bacolet beach is brilliant because it is next to the Blue Haven 5* hotel so is kept very clean and tidy and has lots of shade too.
What more can I say? Oh yes the staff are very friendly and helpful and the villa is in a large garden where you can help yourself to the fruit in season (if the gardener does not pick it for you!). There are avocado, lime, grapefruit, banana, mango, breadfruit and coconut trees so you won’t starve either! I have been now with groups of friends and this year with my family and they all loved it so I thought I ought to share this little gem with you - just don't all go when I want to! I cannot recommend this place strongly enough.
Harry Stokes from U.K. visited in March 2006 and awarded
Six of us stayed at the villa and had a wonderful time. The villa is well located looking out over the sea as is, importantly, the pool and a huge jaccusi. The managers were polite and helpful and the gardener provided an endless supply of coconuts from the trees in the garden to mix with local rum and pineapple juice.
Local restaurants are good enough but the kitchen is sufficiently large and well-stocked to cook a great meal at home, and there were plenty of chairs and table space for far more people than just the six of us.
The bedrooms were comfortable and the facilities kept very clean. We had a great week and will certainly go again.
AMANDA ELDERFIELD from U.K. visited in September 2005 and awarded
We stayed at `Seabreeze` in September and had a wonderful time there we were met from the airport on arrival at the villa were introduced to Janelle the housekeeper who showed us around and also took us to the supermarket and were to shop the next day.
The villa was very well equipped with laundry, dishwasher and cable TV as well as telephone and fax. The bedrooms had a/con and where a nice size with the rooms we used having un-suite and well decorated with lovely bedding.
The staff where very helpful and not introsive and suggested good restaurants, beaches and places to visit. We loved the fruit that Felix gave us in the morning and the gardens were very well kept and enjoy to walk around.
The pool and jacuzzi were just to die for especially watching the sun go down from the jacuzzi with a carb in hand just heaven. The pool was a good size and suitable for all with easy steps to gain access, and the jacuzzi was big enough for my son to practise his snorklling in, with the cover over good for small children to use and keep out of the sun.
The position of the villa is just breath taking watching the boats in and out of Scarborough and the turtles passsing at night, and with the gentle sea breeze it makes seabreeze just the best in our eyes.
We had a very relaxing 2 weeks and with a active 7 year old this is no mean feet!!
We had a hire car and explored the island the car was arranged by the owner for us and was waiting when we arrived at the villa as well as a welcome pack for us.
The villa being so big we didn`t feel that we were rattling around even thought there was 3 off us, and if there was the ful amount of people it could take theres plenty of space in the gardens and around the pool to find a shady spot off your own.
We did eat out a lot but the villa has a BBq which we had many as we didn`t want to leave the villa.
Overall we felt Seabreeze gave us everything and more that we were looking for in our carribean holiday, the villa was just breath taking, well equipped in a fantastic position with good friendly staff.
So It Is Old?
In reading the review on Seabreeze it has been mentioned that it is an older house. How bad is it? We are a little concerned because we want to stay somewhere nice and with a good view but we don't want to get there and find out it is tattered or rusty, if you know what I mean. I'm searching for 3 couples and feel responsible for how the house will turn out. I'm also concerned about the noise of the ac units. I just love the view from this house but maybe I should look for something newer. If you have been there please help me with this. Also thanks Steve that did help.