AOIBH GUESTS COMMENTS
Hi Mike, Lizzy & Toby,
FA and I wanted to drop you a personal note to say thanks for everything you did during the trip and I think I speak for everyone in saying we all enjoyed it and appreciated your hospitality.
We also now appreciate the “hard yards” Mike did, especially when not feeling well (the steaks were brilliant - no offence Lizzy😀) as we have one by one, come down with the same thing and FA even needed to go to the Clinic here in Barbados yesterday!! She is on the mend and hopefully the rest of us will recover fully in a couple days.
Best regards to you both,
E & FA L
Dear Mike and Lizzy,
From our first foot aboard until the last you were both wonderful hosts and such an excellent skipper & chef partnership. You greeted us with a warm welcome that set the tone for the whole holiday .... thank you.
The on-board accomodation was spotless and somehow the colour schemes throughout the cabins and craft maintained the feeling of calm and luxury that the Windward Islands promised ... not even the odd choppy crossing put us off - loved the gingerbeer tip. Even when it did rain on those few occasions, you quickly ensured we kept dry! Your suggested mooring places were stunning and we thoughly enjoyed being able to take that 'first thing in the morning' dip before getting ready for breakfast. Thanks Mike for the gentle approach to water tubing - you allowed me to go 'just fast enough'!!
Lizzy, your menus were balanced, varied and tastebud pleasing. Every meal was a delight from Mike's pre-dinner cocktails and table settings to your meals prepared with care to bring out flavours we all enjoyed .... our highlight had to be the steak you selected and marinated before cooking them to all our varied requirements ... nothing seemed too much for you both but we know only too well how hard that is to achieve. I so enjoyed your handmade sushi - brilliant flavours and presentation ... and thanks for your alternative lunch for Tony. The variety of breakfast was a first for us ... we've only ever been provisioned with standard breakfast fare - cereals, toast yogurt juices & coffees and occasional alternatives.... becomes a bit monotonous which your menu avoided! The variety of menu over the two weeks was superb and those of us requiring minor adjustments to your mouth-watering menu were made to feel special rather than a nuisance. Your fish and chicken dishes were all such good quality, introducing us to local jerk menus as well as the British & Mediterranean cuisine you promised. The off-catamaran Lobster lunch experience was amazing. Wines were of excellent standard and complimented all your superb meals.
You are both such lovely people, warm and generous but professional to the last. Mike, your first-class helmsmanship shines out - the safest of skippers if ever we had to name one!
Thank you again for a great trip - we'd willingly recommend this as a brilliant charter experience,
C & T D
Dear Mike & Lizzie,
What a trip!! Thank you so much for looking after us so well on the beautiful Aoibh! We had the best time thanks to your amazing hospitality, great navigational skills finding some of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots, fantastic company, wonderful meals and stunning scenery! The list goes on!
I’m hard pressed to pick a favourite moment but the beach shacks in Bequia, swimming with turtles in Tobago Cays, and drinking rum and drumming with locals on Meyreau!
Lizzie your cooking skills too were next level!! Thoroughly depressed not to have your wonderful meals every day!
The trip has given us some amazing memories to treasure and I’ve attached a few of our fav photos!
P and J
Hi Mike & Lizzi!
We hope you’re well!
We’re now back in gloomy old England after 10 days in the mountains of Slovakia. Although it was nice, it’s difficult to compare it with the tranquility of what you guys have out there!
We just wanted to say another huge thanks for what will be one of the most memorable trips of our lives! Your knowledge of the area and ability to barge your way to the front of any mooring spots didn’t go unnoticed Mike ;) And Lizzi, I genuinely mean it, if you ever think of quitting sailing, you will have a long and prosperous career as a top Michelin Star chef! They will come from far and wide for your food, we promise! :) I just can’t imagine the havoc you could wreak in a full sized kitchen!
On that note, can you send a picture of the cheese cake recipe from you book of secrets? We want to try and create it once more, TRY being the key word there!
I’ve attached a handful of pictures of what we thought were some of the best parts of the trip, feel free to use them and share them with other guests if they want to get an idea of what it looks like to be covered in egg smelling mud!…
I hope we’ll get to catch up one day in the future and when you’re in the UK, if we have a track day on, come along and I’ll show you life in a slightly faster and definitely less relaxing way!
All the best for now and a huge thanks once again!
L & H
Mike and Lizzy,
I just can not thank you enough for the spectacular week we spent with you two on the boat.
I was a nervous wreck about this trip and being at the mercy of the sea in a boat for that long but you both made it so relaxing and enjoyable the whole time. I never once felt my anxiety kick in and want to go home :)
We all knew we'd get along good since we often vacation together as a group and you two just blended right in with us. Between Lizzy's amazing meals she prepared and Mike constantly pushing us beyond our comfort zones to try new things it will be a trip we never forget. I can't wait to try these recipes to see if they match up as hers did.
Mike you could have shared your playlists with us a little earlier in the week because 4 day's of Kenny was enough :)
Hugs to all and keep in touch!
Brenda and Todd
Mike & Lizzy,
Thank you both for an unforgettable holiday. We truly enjoyed the week and we were really glad to be able to spend it with you. All the places we visited were amazing and the food & hospitality we experienced was fantastic.
Thanks again for everything.
Kyle & Michelle.
Everything was perfect – it couldn’t have been better. We are very happy & especially with Lizzy & Mike who made things superb.