Reviewers Rating: Excellent
My wife and I were selecting a place to visit on our 40th anniversary and having tired of Hawaii we considered St. John. My son had honeymooned there and the stories of less development with more beauty sounded like what we wanted.
We searched for a villa on line with our major criteria being a private pool, a hot tub, and air conditioning available. We simply lucked out and found Aria available at our selected time, and booked the six days we could still reserve.
When I go on vacation I always find myself looking forward to going home. The day we had to leave Aria I would gladly have stayed another week. It was just the best experience of Caribbean amenities that I can imagine. In less than 5 minutes you can be down the hill on hwy 20 where there are a string of beautiful beaches, and you can park right next to many of them (I am too old for hiking).
Up on the hillside there was almost always a breeze that Aria seemed built to take advantage of, along with what has to be one of the greatest views on the island. I only ran the air conditioner the first night. The rest of our stay I was quite comfortable. The temperature must be 5 or 10 degrees hotter down by the beach.
I can imagine bigger places (Aria is 2 bedroom) but I can't imagine better places. The privacy, the pool, the hot tub, and I even found wifi internet, all created an experience that we plan to do again. I almost forgot to mention the fine dining available on St. John. I had some very good meals while there, and it must be noted that Siknny Legs makes a darn fine burger.
I won't say more good things because you probably are already thinking that I somehow share in the profitability of Aria. Believe me, I don't.
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