Reef Tides is an elegant and luxurious pod-style family villa built around a central elevated patio that is the heart of your stay: poolside fun, sunbathing, casual alfresco meals, barbecue cook-outs and cocktails at sundown all happen here. Flower-filled tropical gardens surround you both inside and out.
Wherever you go at Reef Tides, the view goes with you. Gaze out to sea from the raised beach-side cabana, a perfect vantage point to keep watch over the kids while swimming or, if you’re lucky, to see a migrating whale in Winter. Hide away with a good book in the thatched tiki hut as delicate butterflies flit by; doze off for a siesta to the sound of humming birds in the hibiscus; or get some ‘me time’ in the stone-built artist's studio, tucked away among the palm trees, perfect for yoga or painting.
A stroll down the garden path takes you to carved stone steps providing safe and easy access into the ocean or, at low tide, to the pocket sandy beach. There you can enjoy snorkelling in the pristine waters of the Princess Alexandra Marine Park in a private section of reef protected from boats; you can spot rays, turtles, an array of soft corals and countless colourful small fish. It's a five-minute amble along the shore, or at high tide an easy wade through knee-high water, to quiet Babalua Beach if you're looking for an all-day stretch of sand.
Four guest suites, each one beautifully appointed in a contemporary style and colour-coordinated to the tones of the Caribbean, enjoy ocean views. Mirror-image master suites, in East and West-facing pods, have private balconies, perfect for an early morning coffee or a romantic nightcap. An exterior staircase takes you down to the fourth suite with its own TV and sitting area.
Absolutely beautiful. Definitely can’t beat the view. We were out all day long enjoying the pool and view. Southern Cross dinner cruise is a must, deep sea fishing, snorkeling etc. Brought our kids, grandkids and great grandchild. Memories forever.
Great views from the patio, lots of room to stretch out and really quiet to relax. Bedrooms are private suites and have great AC units to get a good night sleep. Beach is only a few hours a day though because of tide, so you have to drive to get beach time if you want. Great location, though, and everything was 5 min drive max. The concierge who was there was awesome and helped with things to do and any other help needed. All in would go to Reef Tides again.
Amazing ocean views! Beautiful house, just like in the pictures. We had an amazing stay and really enjoyed the pool and beach access. Some very good snorkelling right off shore. Great location. Wonderful set-up and accommodation!