We stayed at la Grand Vigie villa from January 17th-24th/2012. We were a group of 8 people and overall we had a fantastic time. The pool was quite cool and would be nicer if it was heated just a bit, but day trips to the beaches where the water is a little warmer is certainly an option. Simpson Bay is a little tricky to find but definately worth the search.
To say that the hill to the villa is "steep" is an understatement - we had rented 2 cars and the 2nd car got stuck part way up and some of our group had to walk up the mountain-we laughed so hard...but once we offloaded all of the luggage, although the car struggled we always made it up after that first time.
One point that we would like to mention is that the advertising for this villa mentions that maid service is included and Juliette was a wonderful lady who took very good care of us....however we were confused to find documentation in the house that suggested a $150.00 tip and implied that she was not paid ... mehr