It’s fair to say I did an astonishing amount of research before booking our Exuma accommodation. Having been twice before, I had found the area to be lacking in the luxury space, with only one or two nouveau chain hotels.
Then I discovered Casa Del Mar, only a stones throw from the airport yet tucked away down a serene street that leads you straight onto a pristine white sand beach.
To put it rather bluntly, the pictures do not illustrate the elegance and superlative design of these villas. Despite having a party of 21 adults, there was a plethora of space. Between each villa there are 2 kitchens, 2 lounges and 2 communal areas (with optional fold down sofa), and at no stage did any of us feel like we did not have enough space. Each bedroom has a large and pristine private bathroom and the design incorporates floor to ceiling windows that lets the light flood in.
But the devil is in the detail … from kitchen chandeliers that are made from oyster shells, modern yet practical fittings and a purist oceanic inspired decor – the whole place is a symphony of style. Not to mention the super king size beds that you could sink into forever.
However, this all pales in comparison to the service guests receive at the villa. Before arriving, Vladimir was on hand to answer our multiple banal questions with record speed.
On arrival, the most conscientious and wonderful individual named Esther went above and beyond her job description in order to ensure our stay was 5 star. It was heart warming , we all felt like we had a new friend by the end our stay.
Even the most difficult tasks we requested of Esther were taken care of with professionalism and a cheery demeanour. Without writing an essay, we had great hardship with our wedding planner, and Esther took control of the situation to help in every way she could to make our day a success – what a woman.
To add to this incredible scene, we didn’t see another soul on the beach during our entire stay. The word paradise is overused these days, but when you get to Casa Del Mar you will rediscover the true meaning of it.
Thank you to all of the Casa Del Mar team for memories that will last a lifetime.