We had a terrific week at Sunrise Beach Villas. The property is in a great location and very clean and safe which was important to me as my 17 and 20 year old sons went out to explore several times. I never worried about them. I was able to lay by the pool and read a book.
We ate several meals at Violas (on-site) and Anthony's (just up the street). Both had yummy conch fritters and good drinks. We even had the buffet at Atlantis one morning, it was a short walk down the street.
Everything we needed was in walking distance - a virtually private beach where we swam with masks and saw schools of fish and even a sting ray, restaurants, shopping, small grocery store, Atlantis. Even a Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts were a less than ten minute walk.
We did laundry every day, very convenient but needed to keep the loads small to reduce the number of drying cycles. Not a big deal.
The tours were easy to schedule - recommend the trip to Stuart Cove to snorkel with turtles and Rose Island. We snorkeled twice at the reef off Pearl Island - gorgeous. We went to the Straw Market twice, the kids loved to bargain for items. The ferries stop early (5 or 6pm depending on traffic) so we got stuck one day and had to take a cab back. Cabs only take cash, there is a 12% VAT tax added to each ATM transaction. I should have brought more cash from home. Every place takes USD.
The only thing I would do differently is to buy the light groceries on the Island rather than taking the cab to the across the bridge. We didn't spend enough to offset the cost. If I had cooked more meals in the room it would have made sense to make that trip. I personally could have also skipped the Atlantis waterpark. It is crowded and expensive. We preferred the privacy and slow pace we experienced the rest of the trip.
Carrie, the sweet woman who takes care of the villa and is also security checked on us multiple times to see if we needed anything. We will miss her! Shout out to Carrie.
Overall the week was excellent. We would stay in this place every single trip to Paradise Island. Thanks for everything!