A week at Marea is like a week in heaven! I can’t think of a better way to start the day than breakfast at the Tiki Bar set atop a cliff, jutting out into the ocean with a 360 degree view of crystal turquoise water and the Virgin Islands. The TLC put into this place is obvious in all the details, from the magnificent landscaping and mosaic insets in all the stone walls to the placement of the bedrooms all with ocean views and champagne sunsets in the hot tub for eight. The balance between luxury and comfort is perfect. When we saw the photos, we figured they were the usual doctored-to-sell shots, but what you see really is what you get! We can’t wait to go back to this little bit of paradise.

– Michael, NY (submitted 02/2012)