Kathy & Tom, just finished their trip today, comments waiting for their flight home.

Hi Jeff-

As stated on the phone, I’m happy to write up some comments and reviews of some of the things we did while staying at Flamands Blue in beautiful St. Barts, and happy to share the following thoughts:


1.
Jicky Marine catamaran sailing trip with snorkeling at Colombiier beach - MAGNIFICENT, FIRST CLASS, great value at 99 Euro per person, super-nice and helpful staff, just an absolutely fabulous experience, for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, the ocean, sailing, snorkeling, or just an excursion a little different from the everyday, this is it!  I would put it on your must-do list.  Everything about them was perfect. 

2.
Santa Fe restaurant - very French, the true French experience, very, very good food and service, superb views from atop the mountain.  We read many online reviews that called it ‘must-do’ for at least one meal while in St. Barts and we would agree.  Lunch probably moreso than dinner because of the beautiful view.

3.
Taiwana hotel down from the Villa on Flamands, restaurant and beach.  VERY accommodating, super-nice, friendly, welcomed us with open arms and friendly attitude.  We spent some money there, lunches, dinner, drinks and we used their pool, beach, chairs, towels - what was nice was they had no ‘expectation’ of us, no requirement or minimum expenditure - just happy to serve and show us a nice time.  Lunchtime on Friday the beachside restaurant at Taiwana was packed, so it was very nice to see them doing a good business.  Taiwana provided all we needed as far as beach, pool, restaurant and gym.  You should call Alexandre Arfi, Director of Operations.  He introduced himself to us and checked in with us multiple times to ensure we were enjoying our time there.

4.
Le Select - CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE - what more is there to say?

5.
Patisserie (bakery) up the hill from Flamands Blue - we unfortunately didn’t discover this place until we were on our way to the airport to leave, but they have everything from sandwiches, pastries, fresh bread, etc. 

6.
Our gift to Flamands Blue - French coffee press :-) as well as some rum and vodka that we didn’t finish; they’re on the top shelf in the kitchen.

7.
Can’t think of much else right now - we wanted to go heavy on relaxation, which we did.  You are a great host, even from thousands of miles away.    Thanks for everything mon ami!!

Kathy & Tom----we'll be back!