“We have been traveling together to various Caribbean locations for the past 16 years and agree that VG is our favorite spot. This was our third stay at Mahoe Bay, our preferred area on the island. Bellamare was delightful, beautiful, and extremely comfortable. It is well equipped in every way for a relaxing and memorable stay. The villa manager, Letizia could not have been more helpful or accommodating. She was responsive to all of our requests and inquiries. We look forward to a repeat visit in the future.”
Carolyn S., Pennsylvania, USA
“Bellamare is paradise. We woke up every morning to a fabulous view of the ocean and the gardens. We stayed in the separate building that is great for privacy. After taking a morning hike, playing tennis, swimming or kayaking, we enjoyed going to the beach or sitting by the pool. At night nothing was better than enjoying the stars and quiet.
The villa is in excellent condition and furnished tastefully. The owners have taken the time to make sure that everything is perfect. We did enjoy cooking in but also found some wonderful restaurants and bars near by to visit.
We have stayed at Bellamare 3 times and hope to return next year. It truly is paradise.”
Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, USA
“We stayed in the Bellamare for 5 nights as part of a 3 Island 15 day 25th anniversary trip. My Husband loved this Villa the best out of the 3 we stayed in. He loved being so close to the beach and the villa was fairly new and well kept and the gardens were very, very lush. Yes Yes the gardens are phenomenal. Fresh flowers every day as there is soooo very much to pick from. He also liked the air conditioning in the bedrooms. We visited in September and there are 16 villas in the Mahoe Bay complex and we were the ONLY ones in the whole complex. It was wonderful especially on Sunday when we had the whole place to ourselves. The Bellamare is a 4 bedroom home; however the main house has two bedrooms upstairs and the other two bedrooms are detached and next to the main house. We only had the main house as there was just the two of us. The villa is set back from the beach and the water is really only truly viewable from the upstairs balcony in the master in the main house and the upstairs detached bedroom. The house is large, airy and very comfortable. I slept very well in the house. There is enough room for 8 at the dining room table or the outdoor table on the patio. The master bedroom and the detached bedrooms are also large. When we stayed this month, there was only a 27 inch TV; however I was told they would be upgrading. The Video library is all VCR movies, so bring DVDs. There in NO access to a washer and dryer. There is daily maid service which I found intrusive; however the maid will wash your dishes and do laundry if desired.
The beach is a 2 minute walk from the villa and there is a covered area on the beach to place your stuff. There is a very nice double reef right off the beach. The reef has the most unusual coral formations I have ever seen and there is great potential for many hidden treasures amongst the coral. We thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling right off shore as it was easy. There had been a lot of rain and Tropical storm Maria was right off shore during our sty so the visibility was not what you expect in the Virgin Islands. I can not vouch for other times of the year.
Tips: We loved our meal at the Mine Shaft in Virgin Gorda. I had curry coconut shrimp with crisp tender veggies and Caribbean rice, yummy yummy. The view is awesome there, way up on the hilltop and provided an excellent view of the tree-nesting hens and roosters just 6 feet away in the treetop. The Mine Shaft had a local guitar player who claimed to have played a Beatles medley for McCartney in February of this year.
The Baths is a MUST do at Virgin Gorda. The Baths are unique unusual rock formations that look like giant granite boulders thrown all over the beach like dice, they form labyrinths and pools as the tide runs in amongst them. Tip: enter the water at Spring Bay and then snorkel to The Baths. Spring Bay looks very much like The Baths, only in my opinion it is much nicer, larger beach and a great area to just swim around in and as it was off season we had the beach to ourselves.”
AstridWilson, North Carolina, USA – Top Contributor, Trip Advisor