We really enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend that we spent anchored near Gus & Marcella in Christmas Cove just off of St. Thomas. They are such a warm couple and they love to charter and share their boat, knowledge and islands with their guests. Great for families.
Sasha is a very well behaved Persian cat. We've had people aboard Marolanga who said they are allergic to cats but were pleasantly surprised when they had no adverse reactions to this beautiful kitty.
Here are some recent comments:
To: Paradise Connections
Subject: Marolanga Charter Nov. 2-9
Dear Sheila & Bob,
It has been almost a full month since our charter on the Marolanga and we are still smiling from the wonderful memories. We would like to share some of our thoughts with you. Our cruise certainly added a fabulous dimension to November 11th, our wedding on Hawksnest Beach on St. John after the cruise which was just like a fairytale.
Gus and Marcella were the most accommodating, friendly, gracious hosts we could have asked for. They always made us feel comfortable and tended to our needs and requests. Their European culinary traditions made mealtime a lovely dining experience. Most days, our charter group enjoyed breakfasts with the Continental variety of breads, pastries, meats, cheeses, yogurts and fruits, but they offered eggs, cereal and American style if we desired as well. Interesting lunches of salads and sandwiches and luscious dinners came out of their galley like magic.
Each day we found ourselves at a new anchorage of indescribable beauty. Some highlights for us: we were personally entertained by Foxy himself on Jost Van Dyke; we were thrilled by the gin clear water for snorkeling and vast array of sea life at the Indians; we were overwhelmed by the natural beauty at the Baths on Virgin Gorda. Wow!! We feel so very privileged!
Before and after our cruise, Bill and I stayed on St. John at Estate Lindholm—a delightful bed and breakfast with comfortable rooms and an incredible view—a place we would highly recommend. The grounds were botanical garden-like with birds, butterflies, tree frogs and such. Just delightful!! Innkeepers, Lauren and Brion Morrisette were the land equivalent to Gus and Marcella.
Also, we would like to thank you for your services at Paradise Connections. We had contacted several charter companies, but you seemed genuinely interested in meeting our needs and communicating with us. We are so glad you did!
Finally, we are all dreaming and talking about our next cruise together. That should speak clearly about how much we loved our trip. We would feel like we were coming back to family with Gus & Marcella.
Bill & Claudia
Dear Gus & Marcella,
Bill and I are still glowing in our memories of our wonderful trip and
wedding on the beach. We think of you often, too. We have looked at our
pictures daily and have been working to put a dvd with music together....our
time with you and Gus (and Sasha) was terrific, and we thank you for all you
did for us and all you shared with us.
On our wedding day, instead of brunch at Caneel Bay, we had dinner at their
Equator restaurant. We watched the sunset on the deck and dined at a table
where we could see the starlit sky. It was romantic and magical. The food
was delicious and the service wonderful.....
Take care and fair winds to you.
Love to you both,
Claudia & Bill
Dear Sheila & Bob,
Just wanted to take a moment and drop you an e-mail to let you know what a great charter we had with Gus and Marcella. They are the most wonderful people - hard to believe they have been sailing the BVI's for 14 years together. They act like they are still on their honeymoon.
We probably visited 10 or more islands and bays and took a lot of pictures.
Thank you for recommending the Marolanga to us for our charter - it was perfect. Plenty of room on the boat, food was great and spending time with Gus and Marcella was a pleasure. It was so nice not having a firm agenda - we could sleep until 8, have breakfast, snorkel, sail awhile, snorkel again, sail, have lunch, etc. Life is good!
Rod & Joanne
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