Elegant studio by the pool, just 50 ft from the beach
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About Ritama Davidson
We started Esencia in 1998. The studios were built in December 2015. Kabir and Ritama - owners of Villa Esencia are avid kiteboarders and self-development trainers and authors.
Ritama Davidson purchased this Studio in 1998
Why Ritama Davidson chose
We were looking for a quiet, natural environment, close to nature and the sea, away from the buzz of city, road and people. This location fit that description perfectly. There was only one house nearby, no sounds except the wind, the trees and the sea.
What makes this Studio unique
Featured in Conde Nast “Brides” on best places for honeymoons in the Caribbean! We are quiet, natural, close to nature and directly on the beach. This is the 'natural' side of Provo, yet just 5 minutes away is Grace Bay with all the shops and entertainment. We cater to both 'pure' vacationers who just want peace and quiet, and we also cater to people who want watersports activities. We are on what is considered the best kiteboarding beach in the world, especially for beginners, and we also have stand-up-paddle boards and ocean kayaking.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
The rental property we stayed in was the Karana Studio 2. The convenience factor alone was quite amazing, essentially being given 'keys to the palace' without any hiccups during our 4 days. We were sent an email with detailed instructions that greatly assisted in making our experience unbelievably smooth. When you arrive on this gorgeous property, be prepared to be amazed, having the soft sand and crystal clear beaches footsteps away from your front door. We had an amazing time and will definitely come back. Thanks for such an unforgettable experience.
Perfect stay in Long Bay!
The whole property was beautifully maintained, and the studio was exactly as pictured. It was very private and we had the shared pool all to ourselves most days. The air con worked perfectly and the bed was very comfortable. There is secruity coded gates at the front of the property so it felt safe and secure staying there.
I would recommend hiring a car if you are staying here as its not walking distance to shops/restaurants. Grace Bay is less than 10 minutes by car.
We had the most perfect stay, and hope to come back next year. You will not regret booking this studio!!
We had such an amazing stay! We got an upgrade to a one bedroom and had a really relaxing time. The grounds are so secluded and peaceful.
Six days in paradise
The studio unit was absolutely perfect- clean, spacious with fully equipped kitchen and cute outdoor patio. Very private yet easily accessible to pool and beach. Kabir and Ritama are lovely hosts and the whole setting emanates a special energy. I would come back again and again to recharge and enjoy the incredible beauty this kite surfing paradise has to offer.
This specific listing was not available and so Ritama offered another on the same property and it worked out great! Everything on the property is as advertised . We loved getting to use the kayak and cabanas and it was so fun watching Ritama kite board! The walk to the beach is so peaceful, they’ve done a great job on this property. This was our second trip to Provo and it did not disappoint! We hope to get to stay again at this property . The only complaint for this neighborhood is the obstacle course as far as the road condition is concerned (lots of pot holes and horse poop); we like to rent a Vespa each time, so that makes the ride a bit rough on this part of the island .
We stayed in the Villa Karana Studio 2 and loved it. This is like a resort location. The beautiful plants throughout the property and all paths that lead to the beach. The owners are so friendly and welcoming we often saw them on the beach with all of us who stayed on the property. They even helped encourage us to start kite surfing! The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Anytime we needed some help there was staff on the property to help. You can tell
How much thought went into creating this unique sanctuary. We will
Be back and most certainly upgrading our stay to another villa with a view! We recommend staying on this property 1,000 times you won’t be disappointed.
There is almost always a soft breeze that will cool you down and keep you comfortable during the summer. The wind direction is conducive to great kiteboarding but beachcombing, walking, paddle-boarding and sunbathing are amongst preferred activities as well. Energizing sunrises and beautiful colorful sunset skies are a daily spectacle.