“A luxurious yet carefree get away” Having grown up in Bermuda I have seen paradise first hand. I found paradise again during my visit to Villa Paraiso. The Villa is nothing short of spectacular. Relaxation comes quickly at the swim up bar in the infinity pool while watching the sunset from an unobstructed view. The Villa would be a perfect setting for a large party or just a large family. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream. The theatre, just off the kitchen, is a great entertainment feature. We certainly plan to visit again. The only downside I see to the Villa is that eventually you have to leave.
“Paradise, As Advertised” We stayed at the Flying Toucans in early June. We are a family of 4, including 9 and 11 year old girls. It was an experience of a lifetime! This property is spectacular and immaculate. It offers relaxation, incredible views, a wonderful pool, and every comfort you could wish for. There is an abundance of wildlife which is entertaining in itself. It's obvious that John and Mary have gone the extra mile. Daryl was a fantastic resource, and Joiner did a splendid job keeping everything in top notch condition.
Every previous review rates it a 5-star, with good reason. I second every positive comment that others have left.
Here are some extra tidbits that may help enhance your experience.
We had every intention to prepare our own meals, but quickly discovered that the local restaurants were fabulous and very reasonable. Specifically, Porque No, Exotica, and Parcella. Be sure to find these places in the daylight, as finding them at night can be tricky.
We flew in and out of Liberia, a 5-hour drive. The roads were surprisingly good, much better than I expected. Road signs could have been better. I recorded my rental car inspection as a precaution, just to avoid any unpleasant surprises when I dropped it off at the airport. We rented a Yaris, which was adequate for the driving we did.
The Whale's tail and horseback riding were fantastic. Lounging in the pool and admiring the views filled out our week.
A splendid vacation all around!
Thanks John and Mary! We've recommended Flying Toucans to our friends, and hope to visit again some time.
Nick from Canada