curaçao: villa rustique at boca gentil
While some people take a vacation to get away from home, I often prefer to find a little bit of home on my vacation. It may sound strange to some, but I enjoy scouring the markets for ingredients common to the region and even wandering down grocery store aisles to see what fills the shelves. I guess it’s my own version of picking up on a few of the local ways. Not being able to resist the temptation of trying out the goods, I like the convenience of being able to cook, in addition to the fact that accommodations which include a kitchen normally means more room. Another plus point aside from being more spacious, renting an apartment or villa – when travelling in a group – is generally also the more budget friendly option as opposed to a hotel room.
Both Villa Rustique and its sister property, Villa Ambiance are detached units that each house four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor dining area, separate living room and private pool. Not to mention the airport pick-up, stocked fridge upon arrival, cleaning service and personal concierge that can be reached 24 hours a day! The properties are tastefully decorated, casual chic European elements compliment the Caribbean setting laid out over an open floor plan, pleasantly blurring the lines between inside and outside living.
The neighborhood of Boca Gentil looks out over Jan Thiel Bay and boasts colorful, manicured grounds set in a location suitable for every type of visitor. For those seeking lazy days lounging round the pool’s wraparound deck taking in the undisturbed tropical views, it feels just secluded enough. For others that prefer a lively beach and bustling nightlife – shops, beach clubs and restaurants can be found lined up alongside Jan Thiel Beach, conveniently located less than a 5 minute walk away. Pretty sweet compromise :-)
For detailed pictures of all facilities and more information on services offered you can check out the site dedicated solely to Rustique and Ambiance here: http://www.bocagentil.nl/. Both villas can be booked via Ms. Monique de Vos at http://www.departures.nl/.