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Thank you and Merci for a beautiful boat trip that was so many things, feelings and emotions!
• Sunrises and Sunsets
• Genuine hospitality
• Delicious cuisine
• Captain who made us feel safe
• A setting for new friendships and a cherished time for the old
We are filled with gratitude and appreciations for:
• The great dives in new and beautiful waters with sighting of the familiar beauty of under water, but also the eye-witness experiences….such as “Sharks in Love”.
• The trust of our courage and sense of adventures as we rode out the “Cat 1” storm on our first night on board.
• The experience of watching Laurent and Astrid working in genuine accord as they steered through beautiful waters – The Orchestra of casting up sails was fluid and magnificent!
• Learning new things – like making knots, hearing stories of the sea, and just basking in the beauty of God’s particular creations in this place and moment.
• Chef Astrid, what a beautiful and joyous gift that you have in creating the best food in the world. We would name a few favorites, but they were all favorites. Your joy in cooking and in life is contagious. Especially that “Key Lime Pie” that was again the BEST in the world.
We fell in love with this trip and the beauty of your company.
Much love until we meet again,
Brian, Stephanie, Derrell & Sandy
This past week has been unforgettable. Starting in Maricot Bay with the breathtaking dockage and tour of Soufriere and then the voyage to Bequia. Thank you for planning and executing that flawlessly! We then moved on to the Tobago Cays and then Canouwan Island for some wonderful diving. We saw so may beautiful animals, sperm whales, dolphins and manta ray, not to mention the green turtles and all the reef fish. Astrid – The food has been amazing. I’m thrilled we were able to have our fresh caught black fin tun sushi. What a treat. We have had a wonderful time, thank you for welcoming us with open arms!
The “B” Family
I wish I had the words to express all that is in my heart. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. What depth and breath of emotion I felt all week. Every sense is heightened, the sense of the beautiful islands and emerald, green water. The sound of the waves. The taste of every exquisite meal prepared with thoughtful hands, the feel of the salty wind on my skin, the smell of fresh coffee every morning, the personal touch you both bring to the entire experience! My expectation has been far exceeded. How lovely to see your sun kissed smiles everyday for the past week. Thank you again for all the special touches. I now have a special place in my heart for hipo.
Valerie & Jeff
Astrid & Laurent,
What an exquisitely beautiful week we had aboard Isolablue! I had no idea what to expect, but everything from the wonderful sailing and diving to the amazing quinine and cocktails (and coffee) was nothing short of exceptional.
Astrid, every meal seemed to outdo the last and was so full of color. Your creativity and skill in the kitchen is unmatched, you’ve inspired me to begin cooking again!
Laurent, your guidance on top of the water as well as under was such a treat to experience. I had no idea I would enjoy the sailing part as well!!
And thank you both for parking us each night where we could experience sunsets and sunrises unlike any I have every seen. The entire week felt like it was out of a painting.
Thank you most of all for sharing your home and hospitality with us. This has been a life experience I will not forget. Wishing you both the best in your future travels on Isolablue!
Dear Astrid & Laurent,
What an exquisite week. I love the Caribbean so much and this has been an amazing trip. You have made it wonderful with great food, great service, and a beautiful comfortable boat. Each location where we docked was beautiful with great sunsets. Snorkeling in Sandy Island & Tobago Cay was fun and enjoyable, floating on the tubes with a beer! What a wonderful life. Thoroughly enjoyed the diving in Tobago Cays & Bequia.
Thank you for an amazing week and such fabulous food, and your great hospitality.
Such a wonderful week in your beautiful home on the water. Your hospitality is second to none and we all had a great trip. Every meal was a true delight and you spoiled us with some of the best meals we have ever had. You are a wonderful “team” and your attention to every detail made this trip beyond our expectations. Thanks so much - we are forever grateful for a trip of a lifetime.
Laurie & Anne
From Annie a heartfelt “thank you” for restoring a peace I feared was lost forever. A week in the cradle of your Sea is just what I needed. Much love and light for your health and safety as you continue your journey.
Astrid & Laurent,
Your energy set the stage for a peaceful journey. Kindness, respect for each other and your guests create a peaceful and safe home afloat. It was wonderful to watch your dance managing the lies and sails. The meals….artistry, unique combinations. Variety, texture, etc. etc. so carefully prepared and beautifully presented every day. Thank you for this experience! I will think of both of you often and dream of the gentle rocking at night and the love you served us at every meal.
Wow, what an adventure; beyond all my expectations! Everything about this trip was spectacular. You 2 were calming, kind, thoughtful and lots of fun. The laid-back culture is just what I needed. You are amazing. The food was extraordinary. Thanks so much for helping me overcome some obstacles due to my difficulties. Till the next time, wishing you much happiness and good health.
Thank you so much for welcoming us and sharing with us your beautiful home. Our short trip with you has been fantastic and we wish it could go on for longer. You have made us feel so welcome, and relaxed and we have very much enjoyed your company. And as for the meals, well what can we say – Not only do they look fantastic, but they have also tasted wonderful.
Thank you so very much for some wonderful memories.
Very best wishes to you both.
Susan & Martin
Thank you so much for such an absolutely wonderful 11 days on board the Isolablue with you. You showed us amazing places underwater and above. The dive sites had beautiful corals and fish, and the snorkeling was wonderful too. Each island was so much fun to see, each one different and lovely. Your hospitality is wonderful. You both are such lovely, warm people, and we enjoyed getting to know you. Astrid - your cooking skills are amazing. Every meal was so wonderful and delicious. Laurent - your help with diving and snorkeling was great. This was our first time on a sailboat, and first time in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and it was an absolutely wonderful vacation, thanks to both of you. We loved every minute of our vacation with you. It was truly a wonderful one-in-a-lifetime experience. If you ever get to the Pacific Northwest, please come visit us on our island, Bainbridge Island.
Jane and Steve
Astrid and Laurent,
We had such a lovely vacation. We planned this vacation a year ago. A whole year to look forward to our lovely and lively water adventure with you both. Many changes, travel partners, flights, dates and more. Always gracious, always thankful. Even the pandemic could not deter your gracious attention before we landed. Then the minute we landed our trip became even more heavenly than we could ever have hoped for. The dives were spectacular and he two of you are absolutely spectacular as well. Your enthusiasm for the area, the waters, the guests, the beautiful food Astrid prepares are all beyond any expectation, we could have imagined. We had so much fun doing exactly what we wanted to in your water world. The Grenadines are amazing - thank you so much for sharing your boat and your time with us. This trip with you felt better than a trip with blood family
and you feel like family now. Please know that if you are ever in our corner of the world you have a place to stay and visit. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your world with us.
Astrid’s food defies description. Magnificent works of Art. Truly an AMAZING Adventure. Such great things from such a small galley. Thank you for inviting us to your amazing world.
We came for dining but quickly changed our expectations after the first (shift?) of Astrid’s cooking. As one course followed another, we were thinking she must have a mermaid aboard to help her with the plate. We never saw the mermaid, but never stopped believing that magic was being performed on board, whatever the source. At it’s core, the source was one of enormous creativity, boundless imagination and warm hospitality. In a dream like state we believed we had arrived in Paradise on Board of Isolablue.
Peter, Grady, Winona and Gerry
We had a wonderful time, you are both such gracious and welcoming hosts. The trip exceeded all of our expectations, and we will always remember the beautiful scenery, the amazing (!) food and the great conversations.
Thank you for welcoming us into your home, you made out rip absolutely perfect!
Andrew & Cathleen
Fort Collins, CO
Words cannot express how much I enjoyed spending the week on Isolablue. Not only was the food exceptional, all the sailings to all the islands was breathtakingly beautiful. I consider you both friends and I would love to stay in touch. So many times in life you meet new people who make a lasting impression - you two are those people. I will always remember the great meals and fun times. Please keep in touch
Astrid et Laurent,
One week on the ocean sailed by soooo quickly and the winds even kept us from setting full sails. So much fun. So many beautiful locations. Incredible food. Enjoyable activities. Making great friends. A vacation of a lifetime. Merci. Thank you so much for all your hospitality and use of your beautiful home, Isolablue.
Your new South Carolina Friends
Eric and Linda
Astrid and Laurent
We cannot begin to thank you enough for welcoming us with open arms on to Isolablue. This has been a week we will never forget. From sailing to the amazing food and conversation there isn’t one thing I would change. You both have become great friend to us and we cannot wait to have you visit South Carolina. Just remember to bring Hippie along for the trip. Also, if you ever need another crew member you know who to call.
Please keep in touch.
Kelly and Austin
You are the very best! We thank you from our “petit” hearts. You made us so welcomed on your lovely Home at Sea! You are “thee” Captain and “first Mate magnifique”. Maybe our paths will cross again on another trip, or you can always visit us in Florida or “Minnesnowta”! Thank you for keeping an eye on Ron when snorkeling…Drinks are on us next time! Everything was a highlight, no lowlight!
We wish you the very best in 2022!
Love & Peace,
Ron & Beth
Astrid & Laurent,
Thanks so much for being such wonderful hosts aboard your “floating home”. You managed to get six senior citizens from St. Vincent to Grenada without any complications. The planning and preparation for each voyage must be extensive, but you both carried it off flawlessly. A catamaran is the perfect way to see the Grenadine. The food and drinks were wonderful/exceptional, and I have been reminding Ray daily that he should not expect this to continue once we leave the boat!
Hope your “bucket list” adventure continues for many more years.
Colleen & Roy
Dear Laurent & Astrid,
Thank you for letting us stay in your home! We absolutely enjoyed our experience from sailing with such fine sailors to eating the best meals in the Caribbean, prepared with love and the perfect seasoning. We felt secure in your hands and thank you for taking us to the snorkel “hot” spots!
Keep on enjoying your “work” as long as you live. We are aware of how hard you work, but watching you we know how much you love it!
Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts. Many great memories will be enjoyed again and again.
All our best,
Dan & Nancy
We could not have dreamed of a more perfect week. Isolablue became our home away from home, because of the two of you. Thank you for the beautiful dives, your skillful captaining, the INCREDIBLE vegan food, the Martini "Salade", your good humor, a memorable night at the Lobster BBQ and hiding from the rain, your warmth, and for making us feel so comfortable, relaxed and happy. We’ll never forget this week. Ever. Merci bien !!!
Laurie, Jeff and Jack
Dear Astrid and Laurent,
Our day trip today has completely met and exceeded everything I could have hoped for my husband’s birthday: - a beautiful boat where we felt so safe and well cared for, - beautiful food, definitely fine dining and perfect wine to match, - very knowledgeable crew (Astrid and Laurent) to answer all our questions and gives us such a good taste of how it is to live on the water.
We will most definitely see you again and want to learn to explore more in your safe hands.
Thank you both so much
Jude and Alg
Thank you again for everything you did for us. We had wonderful vacations with you together. Thank you Lolo for your guitar teaching lessons, thank you Astrid for all the great cooking preparations like the Millefeuille, Spritz and Cookies. With your guidance, we could discover again the Grenadine Islands and I could meet other children living on a boat.
Again a magnificent stay in your company on Isolablue. We are happy to share all these moments with you. A little bit of your day to day experiences which we hope will be once our future. Louis improved his guitar skills - thank you Lolo. Astrid you created again wonders in the kitchen. Our departure time is approaching and we will leave with a heavy heart, hoping to see you again soon.
Big hugs and a Merry Christmas
Audrey and Clement
Talking of Laurent and Astrid, well what two great people. We enjoyed their company and their professionalism. Laurent was very happy to have me skipper the boat everyday which was exactly what I wanted as well as finding those great locations to snorkel and relax.
Astrid was an absolutely fabulous chef. As you know, we have been on bigger boats where the chef was flown in from New York or Miami, etc. I have to say that Astrid’s cooking and presentation was far above the others. She is passionate about it, creative, and the food was delicious. Every plate looked amazing.
The whole experience surpassed our expectations and both of us will stay in touch with Astrid and Laurent.
Exceptional experiences are often dulled by the absence of family and friends. Our exceptional experiences on this trip have been multiplied by both. Our list of favorites: swimming with the manta rays, diving with Laurent, snorkeling Horseshoe Reef, turtle watching, the lobster BBQ, and exploring the various islands – were even better because of your excitement as well. Our week can be summarized in one word. “Joyous!”. The joy of experiencing God’s creation up close, the joy of sharing music with friends, and the joy of a table filled with exquisitely crafted meals.
Astrid & Laurent, you have brought joy to our family and that is a gift beyond measure.
The “T” Family
It’s quite a challenge to begin describing the most perfect vacation, but for us, this picture sums it up… Astrid and Laurent. They warmly and graciously invited us into their lives and their beautiful home Isolablue for ten glorious days. Then proceeded to treat us like royalty for the entire time. Just a few of the delicious lunches that Astrid created for us. Beautifully presented and every
mouthful a delight. Healthy too!
Laurent washes up after yet another fantastic lunch and he’s still smiling. Despite the torrential rain, Astrid is also still smiling and looking glamorous in her wet weather gear. Dinner at L’Ansecoy on Mustique with Laurent and Astrid, great fun, great food & wine and lots of
Laurent and Mark loved sailing together and Mark appreciated learning from an expert who has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean.
Astrid shows off another of her skills - onboard yoga. Not only an experienced sailor, but she is an amazing chef who speaks at least four languages. She is also sweet, funny and thoughtful. Our final day with our new friends ended fittingly with a cocktail (or two) at Basil’s Bar. A glorious sunset was the backdrop to our goodbye’s.
We cannot wait to come back and sail with you again in 2021 and are counting the days until November. We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you on the 25th. We’ll bring the turkey.
A stay full of personal discovery and amazing places. You are really lovely, pleasant and we are so glad to have met new friends. Thank you for all the advices, the discussions and the lots of laughs it was an unforgettable vacation.
We thank you very much for the always so warm hospitality.
We had a great time with you and we look forward to welcoming you on our boat.
This short stay with you was enriching at all levels.
See you soon
We promote dive charters and have the dive compressor onboard. No need to go onshore to fill dive bottles!
Hello from the sea turtle and the deck of Isolablue
We would like to thank you for playing a central component in our first annual “friends group” bucket list. Your kindness, hospitality, fantastic meal preparation and graciousness can’t be matched. You have a lovely yacht that will surely serve as a measure for comparison for any future boating adventures we may consider. We would also like to thank you for allowing our non-scuba” companion to have a go at exploring the below the water world. You truly provided us with a lifetime of memorable experiences.
Best of luck and thank you again!
The “G” Party
The crew was professional, accessible and accommodating! Our interactions with Astrid and Laurent were delightful. They accommodated our wishes without hesitation.
The yacht was well maintained. Everything was in great condition, very clean and well-maintained. (I have had a great deal of sailing experience on a variety of boats for over 50 years.)
The quality and presentation of the meals was Exquisite! The meals and presentations exceeded those we have had in fine restaurants and every bite was delicious!
We were satisfied with the cruising itinerary. They offered recommendations and feedback on destinations and were totally open to our requests.
Not to be repetitive, our experience went well beyond our every expectation! Beautiful yacht, wonderful hosts and an unforgettable experience! Our experience with Astrid and Laurent Geslin on Isolablue was extraordinarily wonderful!
The “M” Family
We arrived unsure of what to expect. We found paradise! Every meal an exquisite work or art. Every anchorage or mooring private and peaceful. Every vista breathtaking. Glorious sunrises and sunsets, star filled moonlit skies to soothe one to sleep and blue, blue water filled with life to open one’s eyes to what is all around us!
Thank you both for sharing a small piece if your world with us! Your skills, expertise and advise all deeply appreciated.
We will never forget the wonderful memories that you have helped to create, this has been and absolutely wonderful experience, shared with beloved family and new friends.
P.S. This morning I joined a gang of tarpon on the hunt.
P.S.S. May you always have a good laugh remembering the bathing suite incident when you drop people off at the Baths!
The “K” Family
See other comments in the images included
All of us now dream of a day when we can enjoy their company again..."
Sincerely, John, Jennifer, Bill, Martha, Jim & Claudia
The yacht is comfortable, clean and spacious. Very well shaded with many comfortable places to spend the day.
The yacht is well ventilated and also equipped with ventilators and a/c.
The food was superb and well presented. You would not think you were on a yacht. Incredible, what Astrid performed in her kitchen!
We loved the areas we sailed. The islands are colorful, the anchorages comfortable with great views on nature, the snorkeling great with many, many fish and a great diversity of corals.
The "G" Family
Astrid and Laurent were outstanding. First of all, very professional, very precise with security (on boat, while snorkeling, while diving), but then also experienced sailors, naturalists with a great knowledge, award winning cook (Astrid) and barkeeper (Laurent). They made all our dreams come true. They are very precious people and we are more than happy to get to know them.
The "G" Family
We loved the area that we sailed, the islands are colorful, the anchorages comfortable with great views on nature, the snorkeling great with many many fishes and a great diversity of corals.
Astrid and Laurent were outstanding! First of all very professional, very precise with security (on boat, while snorkeling, while diving), but then also experienced sailors, naturalists with a great knowledge, award winning cook (Astrid) and barkeeper (Laurent). They made all our dreams come true. They are very precious people and we are more than happy to get to know them.
From a Happy Guest
We were concerned to come to this area, on a foreign ship. We were very worried in regards to the quality, the sailing and cleanliness of the ship, the competence and hospitality of the owner couple and general concerns about whether the Caribbean has still anything to offer us. So we are all the more pleased that the holidays were a complete success.
The ship is very well equipped, both nautical and comfortable. The couple has been chartering for a while, which is reflected primarily in the ship's command, but also in many good facilities for comfort and sun protection. There are also full snorkel and diving equipment, as one wants it to be. The ship is sparkling clean. Safety is not just written in big words but also lived all the time. In addition to the impeccable navigation, we very much appreciated the accompaniment with the dinghy during our snorkeling trips, be it because of the possible current or because of speedboats.
Our wishes regarding our sailing program were taken seriously and fulfilled wherever possible. For this, the two even took on the burden of a night trip. In addition, they surprised us with many beautiful places that we did not know from our time. They adapted to our thirst for discovery and spared no effort to move diligently the ship from place to place or even to include a snorkel passage in the morning before the departure. They even organized our shore excursions, which was very helpful.
Astrid and Laurent can be distinguished from the great mass of charter providers, this specially in the area hospitality / kitchen and diving. Astrid offers a very unusual luxury in the dining area: multi-course meals, very lovingly prepared with fresh ingredients and nicely presented (I was amazed, what she all prepared on fresh vegetables, we did not even dream about). We thought before the cruise that we would not choose a catamaran because of the food. I still think so, but the cuisine just tasted incredibly good, was a lot of fun and did us all so good. Laurent is a PADI dive instructor. He knows perfectly the beautiful snorkeling sites, looked for and found sharks for us and made it possible for me to dive with his calm and safe nature (I have not dived for 15 years!).
Astrid and Laurent love their lives and radiate that too. They are very open to their guests, totally uncomplicated and very professional. We have had so many inspiring conversations, laughters or simply spun « sailor’s yarn », that they really grew so close to my heart. I can highly recommend them to you.
I have dreamed of this trip, and you can certainly take it from me, that it was such a beautiful success.
Very Happy Clients
#1: Angry owls in their nest (there is some ham and grilled bread added to the veggies)
#2: Happy crab (some ham over cheese sandwich and again the 3 veggies Louis likes)
#3: Friends walking in the plate (only veggies)
# 5: Little bird in his nest (veggies over eggplant pancakes)
# 6: Pirate ship (with a lot of watermelon)
We had imagined our vacation before our arrival ... But it was not counting on your generosity and your kindness. Isolablue is a very comfortable catamaran to live on and we felt completely at ease. The day-to-day life will be difficult after having traveled so many miles. Astrid you have feasted us with your excellent dishes from morning to evening and the pretty culinary decorations for our "Loulou" were amazing. You radiate happiness and that's great to see. Thank you for these moments, these breathtaking landscapes, these helpful tips ... We leave enriched from this vacation and convinced that we like the boat life, especially since no one has been sick and we found now our sea-legs.
Let’s go .. All we have to do is just sail away! We will get organized and develop our plan to have a life as fulfilling as yours. One thing is certain, we will be happy to see you again and share a thousand new things hoping to offer you a little rosé on our future catamaran, ah yes a beer for Astrid.
Good luck friends and see you soon
What a fabulous week! I will never forget my wonderful
birthday celebration and lobster lunch on Tobago Cays, it was a very special experience. I cannot find the words to express it.
We feel very fortunate to have met you both. Astrid, you have set the bar so high I fear I will have to go to cooking school to be able to compete with your restaurant quality meals. We cannot wait for our next trio aboard Isolablue! (for cooking lessons!)
The “P” Family
Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, exquisite vacation for all. Although we did not see the “great white”, you have had the luxury of being on board with at least two great whites (and growing).
Isolablue and your warm, generous hospitality & entertainment joins the “one thousand places to visit” before you die. We are pleased we added to your musical repertoire - Tobago Cays lobsters, Mustique, Bequia, Canouan diving are memories we shall blissfully remember in our dreams and family reunions.
Thank you both so much for making our vacation of “firsts” a memorable and spectacular trip!! The mahi mahi catch was definitely a hit, along with the school of dolphins, Jim’s much anticipated tial dive and the island pain-killers & rum punch were all incredible, but it was the two of you that brought it all together to culminate into out top 3 trips ever!! Your dedication to your guests, the meals, my spa visit and St. Vincent tour are just a few of the details that speak to the level & your expertise and professionalism. Can’t wait for the book!
All the best,
The “V” Family
Note from Broker:
I am pleased to say both sets of guests said they had a wonderful time and really enjoyed everything. I have also made my colleagues aware and to not hesitate to offer Isolablue for their clients, feel free to also use me as a reference for other brokers.
The yacht was very comfortable for a family of 5 and extremely well organized, clean and welcoming. We loved the itinerary route and the time spent at each spot. The sports and leisure activities/equipment on board were all great!
The food far exceeds expectations, and this is from a family who have traveled the world dining at the finest places. Astrid really works hard in the kitchen and all meals were truly memorable and tasty!
Our broker was always on hand to assist and very friendly. We highly recommend it and plan to join Isolablue again one day. 5 Stars all the way around!!
The 'B' Family
Too many thank you to list. Your unending hospitality was so appreciated. To go on a vacation and truly relax and be taken care of is a dream. To have that happen in the hands of such accomplished people - a pure treat. Getting to know you as friends and having the opportunity to experience a bit of your current life - pure joy. You both welcomed us into your home as strangers, but ended as friends.
We will figure out a way to take another trip under your care again. The experience was delightful, the good superior, the governing of the boat so competently organized, all the pieces created a very memorable vacation - one we will talk about for years. Thank you both. I truly hope our paths cross again.
Astrid & Laurent,
This past week has been one of the best and most memorable weeks of my life. I would not change a single thing about our trip, besides extending it :) I feel like every moment was perfection, largely due to your amazing hospitality. From almost the first moment I walked on Isolablue, I felt completely comfortable to be totally myself. From playing games to telling weird cat stories, I felt like we had already known you for years.
Thank you, Laurent, for certifying me as a PADI Advanced diver. You were an amazing instructor and guide and I truly think the night dive was one of my top 3 favorite moments of my life. Also, your boating skills were amazing and put us all at ease during our voyage.
Astrid, your cooking - wow. Every meal was mind-blowing. You’re absolutely a culinary genius and I’m afraid all my meals will seem boring after your feasts. Also, thank you for being my 2nd mom during the trip :)
Thank you both for such an amazing week. We’re not just customers, crew, or even just friends, I feel now we are family.
We will all miss you dearly.
Happy sailing, Love
Astrid & Laurent,
I can not thank you enough for making our vacation with you so much fun among family and I. It didn't take best a start time with you to know this was going to be a special trip. Your boat was very comfortable, you had all the water toys and a great itinerary. but from my perspective the critical element was you. You started as captain and crew and ended up as friends.
The fact that Astrid is a world class chef was cherry on the cake. We will talk about her masterpieces for a long time.
Thanks again. I sincerely hope that we keep in touch and that our paths cross frequently.
Dear Astrid & Laurent,
I would write this in French but I don’t know if I can express it well enough.
I am still swaying with the waves :) Thank you so much for the fantastic voyage on the sea!! There were so many moments and experiences we had together that were so memorable in such a very short time. For me, this trip was an actual gift from God. I believe He has blessed your lives and that He blesses others through you. Your hard work and generous care did not go unnoticed. There were things done and said that were from your hearts that have touched me and changed me in special ways - a sweet « undercurrent » that is without words. I am not exaggerating nor do I want to « put you up on a pedestal ». None of us are perfect but what gifts you have, you have shared that with us: your hospitality, your fun, and most of all for me, your genuine kindness. Thank you. Merci pour tout et que Dieu vous bénisse. Please come visit us in California.
Laurent and Astrid were extremely good and conscientious hosts. They worked hard to make every detail fall in place for us to have a good experience.
The boat is in impeccable condition, the food over the top in presentation and taste and the concern for our enjoyment ever present.
The boat itself is a very comfortable layout -she did say the sharing of one starboard toilet -a ( a personal choice they made to create the bigger master shower on the starboard side) works better with family vs two couples. There is clearly one stateroom that is roomier overall ( one Todd and I were in) though all three were able to sleep two. -it was very comfortable and though it had nice air conditioning, if we had wanted it, the sea breeze at night was our preference as the hatches were perfectly placed to enjoy the air. The deck in front was very comfortable and even had a couple chairs -we preferred the trampolines which they had replaced with a very nice feeling product-one that does not leave you with big criss cross marks ! :). Bryn’s preference was the bow!
It showed how much they love their boat and their life. They enjoy sharing what they have with others which made it easy to be in their home.
Laurent and Astrid are both captains, dive masters and cooks. They felt that was important in their business in case one had an issue that they could switch jobs and the clients would still be taken care of. Amazing couple. Not only that, but they work well as a team and clearly enjoy each other. It was hard to say goodbye even after only a week. We all felt that friendships were made! We would certainly use them again.
Astrid’s food was over the top. Each meal was outdoing the one before. A piece of art. We felt excited for each meal and were sometimes speechless when consuming it as the tastes were so amazing. It was incredible -the diversity of her meals and the presentation. She loved to plate her food like art. We were in awe that she could do that with her small kitchen. A master of provisioning!
They were extremely careful to pay attention to our wants as he picked locations for us.
He was able to make it so Bryn moved to the Advanced dive level during the trip. That was a plus. They also enjoyed diving together. He was very clear and she a happy student!!
For my sister, who speaks French, it was extra special. We also found out Astrid’s mother tongue is Swiss German. And, they speak a bit of Italian. ( I can’t say enough about how much they bring !)
Our favorite spot was the Tobago Cays -swimming around and with turtles was a special treat. Esp for Bryn. She found one turtle that didn’t mind being touched.
I would highly recommend Isolablue-it was a great trip.
Now, thank you so much for finding this boat for us and for so diligently working with me to make it all come together. You certainly were a big part of pulling this off. So, thank you.
I think we are now all hooked on this type of vacation. And, I hope to work with you again. Thank you for all your time dealing with my details.
Wow – Could not imagine a better way to ring in the New Year than with you both, on a beach, enjoying lobster, champagne, music…..Our family has had such an amazing week with you both. Nowhere in the world, have we had such incredible hospitality.
Astrid, your fun company and amazing cooking skills are very inspirational. My new goal is to learn to cook like you! Amazing!!
Laurent, thank you as well for the constant enthusiasm with my divers and the tasty evening cocktails. Everything was so special, perfect and we can’t wait to join you again on another family trip of a lifetime!
Le voyage était formidable! Merci beaucoup. Thank you so much Laurent for the incredible sailing, diving, music and dancing. The hospitality, food and wine were wonderful and we can’t wait to come back and sail with you again.
Thank you for all of the funny memories and great music!
Thanks for the great dives and great food and company!
Thank you for all the wonderful food and funny, funny moments!
Many thanks for making our dream a reality. This trip with you was simply magical, and in addition to discovering new paradise islands, we met two very beautiful people, and enjoyed every anecdote or experience you shared with us, just like the culinary delights of the Chef! We are already longing to come back for new adventures around Antigua. Good luck and see you soon, Pascale & Christine
Tuna and Mahi Mahi, Rum, Nap, Diving, Good little dishes, Hugs E&G
Astrid has a love of Hippos - hence the story!
You have found your way of life, enjoy it! We wish you "good luck" for the rest of your trip. May this adventure be rich in emotion, discovery and encounters. A&P
The sweetness of the blue and white of our cruise, Softened strawberry red, banana yellow. A&L sweet harmonious blend. We boarded their beautiful home, Charmed by Isolablue, we were waiting for the time to leave, the harbor and to be amazed. Delicious foods prepared by magic.
The choice of beautiful places for our anchorages, Everything was dreams and invitation to travel,
Delicious meals and evenings with candles. Cradled by the waves and their light ripples. We slept in our cabins, like angels. Lucky to have, with you, nice exchanges. For those sweet moments of happiness, a thousand thanks.
Aventure, Country, Sharks. A sample of words describing your adventure. We love you and hope to share many more great moments with you.