My friend and I stayed at Nature Gardens for 6 days/5 nights during 2011 Christmas week, and we cannot thank Rhon (the owner and manager) enough for making our first trip to Anguilla a dream vacation. We booked the apt 3 months ahead, and the booking process was very smooth. Rhon promptly answered all our questions via emails as well as phone calls. He sent us a welcome email a week prior to our trip, including the ferry schedule between St Martin and Anguilla, detailed directions to the property, as well as taxi pickup arrangements. Since our arrival date in Anguilla fell on Christmas day and most stores would be closed for a couple of days, Rhon offered to do grocery shopping for us prior to our arrival. What a warm and kind gesture!
The 2-bedroom apt we rented was exactly as advertised, freshly clean and very spacious (about 900 sq ft). Everything we would need was provided, free wifi, utensils, linens, lots of towels, beach chairs, washing machine, etc. Maps and dining/activities guides were very useful. We found two other amenities at the property most unique and convenient: rental car and cell phone for us to use on the island. By the way, there is no need to bring with you adapters for electric plugs, as everything you use in US can also be used in Anguilla.
The location of the property was great. Though it's not right on waterfront, it's only about 4 min walk to Rendezvous Bay Beach, one of the best beaches in Anguilla. It's a short and scenic walk, with palm trees, bushes, salt water pond on roadsides. Instead of driving, we walked to the beach for morning swimming/beach jogging every day before breakfast. What made these walks more enjoyable and relaxing was that Lucia, a sweet loving medium sized family dog, would accompany us to the beach. We felt like locals with Lucia being our companion. Another thing we were pleasantly surprised to find out was that there were no mosquitoes inside or outside the apartment. We brought off with us, but didn't use it at all.
In addition to its world class beaches, Anguilla is also famous for its overlay of international cuisine. While many restaurants are a little pricey, some are more affordable, yet offer delicious dishes. One of such restaurants was Sandbar, recommended to us by Rhon. We also liked grilled fish at Garvey's Sunshine Shack. We walked from the apt to the little shack located right on Rendezvous Bay Beach, and it was an unforgettable experience to have a delicious dinner under millions of stars.
We enjoyed Anguilla so much that it has become our favorite island. Everyone we met on the island was so nice and friendly, we felt safe and welcome everywhere we went, and unlike St. Martin, there was no traffic on the island. Thanks to Rhon, we had a most enjoyable vacation with a budget we could afford. There is no doubt that we will visit Anguilla again and soon, and we will definitely stay at Nature Gardens when we do.
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