We spent 7 days at Villa Esencia and were very sad to leave, but thankfully plan to return in a few months. This property is truly perfect in every way and I am a discerning world traveler. Owners Ritama and Kabir were interesting and amazing people that will be lifelong friends. The cottage is new and there was little expense spared, from building materials to furnishings. It has everything you need for your stay, making you feel as though you are home…nicely furnished kitchen with quality appliances, outdoor grill and table, washer and dryer, comfortable bed with quality linens, wifi that reached the beach. Having a private pool truly made our stay even more special. We were very pleased with the location of the property and happy that we were on Long Bay Beach instead of the more crowded Grace Bay. You are only a 5 minute drive to Grace Bay and all of the restaurants and shops there, so it is truly the best of both worlds. There is a nice constant breeze on this side of the island that keeps you much cooler. Prior to arrival I read that Long Bay was very windy, however it is not too strong and I was very thankful for it! The 3 mile stretch of Long Bay is also much quieter. We saw less than 5 people on the beach the entire time we were there. The beach and water are truly breathtaking...beautiful white sand and calm, clear turquoise water. There are nice cushioned lounge chairs and large tiki huts with hammocks that are perfectly spaced for maximum privacy. It was fun to watch the kite boarders in action…this stretch of beach is evidently one of the top spots in the world for kite boarding. We planned to explore the island, but rarely wanted to leave the property because it was so peaceful and perfect. I highly recommend this property and can’t contemplate any complaints one would have with it. We were able to unplug and truly relax in the beauty of the Turks and Caicos. Thank you Ritama and Kabir for sharing your piece of Heaven with us!