This was our 3rd trip to Barbados. We had to stay at a new villa due to our large party this time. We took a chance on Villa Melissa and we were extremely pleased. Let me start by saying that the staff is what completes this villa. Victor the butler is a gem. He's there to please your needs but it's his amazing spirit that lures you in. We loved how he took the time to fix the table to perfection, flowers & fancy shapes out of the napkins and candles illuminated the area every night. He also sets up your chairs & umbrellas at the beach every day. Patricia the cook whips up anything you desire and she does it with a warm smile. She's an excellent cook. Michele the housekeeper keeps the place spotless and provides you with fresh linens and does your laundry every day! There are two houses on the property. One is the main house with 3 bedrooms/3 baths, living area and kitchen. The other is the cottage with 2 bedrooms (one has a huge sitting area)/2baths and a kitchen.. Both houses have outdoor sitting areas and the main house has a large table outside where we dined every day. The pool is not very large but definitely accommodated us. We loved the monkeys that were all around. They came right up to us when we gave them bananas! They don't come near you if you don't feed them so they are never a problem. The beach is a short walk and is absolutely beautiful. Any type of watersport is available. Ask around for Rodney for waverunners, he's always willing to give you a good deal. We also took a catamaran trip on "Elegance" with Cally the Captain. We highly recommend this trip. We swam with the turtles, snorkeled and relaxed on this private boat for 5 glorious hours (lunch/alcohol included in the price of $100 person - definitely worth it!) Another fun day trip is to the cliffs on the northeast coast where you can take a tour in the caves called Animal Flower Cave. The scenery is breathtaking watching all the waves crashing around....truly beautiful. As far as dining, the staff has off 1 day during the week and we dined at Indigo for lunch and the The Beach House for dinner. Both very good and modestly priced. In conclusion, we highly recommend this villa and cannot say enough great things about it. It was truly paradise! For additional information contact owner Stephen Grant, Worldwide Dream Villas.
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