GRACE Lagoon 52 GUESTS COMMENTS
April 2021 USVI Charter
Joseph, Britta, and Zoey,
"Thank you" seems so inadequate to express what you so joyously give your guests aboard your beautiful home. The Grace is truly an amazing resort on the water. The Grace herself is just so beautiful, but the true cherish of you're home lives in you three. Your generous hospitality made us instantly feel at home and then the real magic revealed itself.
Joesph culinary experience is beyond description and was a delightful experience three times a day. Thank you Joseph for your amazingly, delicious creations. We have never in our lives eaten so well.
Britta, you are the warmest, most attentive hostess I've ever been pampered by. Your delicious beverages always arrived in our hands before we even asked and they were always perfect. Thank you especially for my morning coffee :)
And Zoey, you are one unforgettable little mate. Thank you for sharing your toys, smiles and kisses.
Without exception, this was our most relaxing, enjoyable and memorable vacation. We can wait to come silk with you again.
Allan and Marty
May 2021 USVI Charter
Joseph, Britta and Admiral Zoey,
Thank you for a fantastic week in paradise. It's a rare treat to have all of my "babies" together and being Mother's Day was an extra treat. Y'all are family now, too. Come see us in Texas and we already plan to visit you again! May your day be full of fair winds following seas and plenty of rainbows to follow any storm.
Dan and Sharon
Thank you for an amazing week sailing around St Croix! We love seeing the beauty of your home island - above and below! You will never know how much this week together meant for my family, truly better than any medicine. If you ever find yourself looking for food and live music in Texas Hill Country we'd love to see you! Wishing you both (and Zoey) a fabulous year and many happy scuba bubbles.
Thank you so much fo an amazing experience. From rough sails to scuba education classes, this week was truly an amazing experience. Good luck in your future endeavors. Happy trails, happy sails.
April 2021 USVI Charter
Joseph, Britta and Zoey,
Expectations completely exceeded and overwhelmed with the delicious food and 5* service. The attention to detail and care you showed us all was amazing. We were lucky enough to have friends that introduced us to your boat. I hope we are lucky enough to come and enjoy your passion in the near future. Thank you much for the memories and vacation we will never forget.
Josh and Dave
April 2021 USVI Charter
Britta, Joseph and Zoey,
Thank you both for a fabulous week - The service was unbelievable & the food was beyond expectation! It was a prefect combo of relaxations and vacation fun. This boat is beautiful and the day trips were perfect. We really had a great time. Thank you so mcc for making this s great memory for the whole group. I really hope you get a week in Greece very soon. You both deserve a little relaxing time :) Thanks again and hopefully we'll see sail again.
Kobi and Bubba
February 2020 BVI Charter
Dearest Britta, Joesph and Zoey!
Our fantastic adventure started with smiles and desires and the warmest welcome anyone could wish for!
From the comfortable accommodations to the amazing hospitality and the incredible 5* food and beverage our experience could not have been exceeded.
Enjoyed all the water adventures and experiences the low key relaxation and did I say relaxation?! The service and smiles, the information and directions so specific, the care, the aid and the ...did I say service? has been amazing. The toys and dives and snorkeling, Yamaha - underwater propulsion, kayaks and paddle boards oh my! Something was ready for us at every stop.
You two are a a wonderful couple with lovely Zoey. (who we also loved)
Thanks Britta and Jospeh for the amazing experience sharing your home for this week. We are eager for our next return!
March 2020 BVI Charter
Britta, Joesph and Zoey,
What can I say, but WOW! AMAZING! OVER THE TOP! BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for such a wonderful trip. You have wowed us with you expertise for food and fun. God provided you with the beautiful backyard and given y'all the gift of service and hospitality. God is smiling on you both because you excel at your gifts. Joseph, you have the talent to cook at any place in your heart desires, but woking side by side with your love has to be the best choice of all. And for both of you - your office view - no words can describe it. Again, thank you both for each and every day you spoiled us. I cannot wait to come back for another repeat. Enjoy all of your sunrises and sunsets, together.
And Britta - Keep that sweet attitude. You can't have rainbows without a little rain.
February 2020 BVI Charter
Dear Britta and Joseph,
Oh WOW! What a glorious 7 days in the BVI.
Everyday was wonderful from sun ups to after sun downs.
The Anegada visit was a slice of heaven.
The two of you were extraordinary hosts in everyday shape and form.
The dinning experience on the Grace was almost beyond comprehension. So much that we took photos of every serving. The energy, efforts and shill that was put into every presentation was clearly evident.
We would give the experience a ten plus rating and the cuisine - five starts - plus one!
Thank you both for everything. It was truly most memorable.
All The Best!
P.S. Thank you, Zoey!
January 2020 BVI Charter
I don't know where to start - you've watched me journal our week day by day and I've exhausted my adjectives and superlatives - of course the BVI is a wonderful location, but as we saw the wind can be a fickle beast. Joseph steered us to only the best moorings and anchorages! Weather, what weather? All the while Britta is anticipating needs we did not know we had. And you both do it tirelessly and bright smiles. We really don't know how you do it. Now, the food - well, let's just say that we have eaten in some of the best restaurants all across the USA and you two consistently match or better them, from a Lagoon galley - just the two of you! No team of sous chefs. No brigade of prep cooks. Just you, Britta and Joseph and that ting galley. WOW! Again, I'm out of superlatives. I love beets for god sake - beets! They were amazing.
This is the whole package, the real deal. We wish you both all the best - favorable winds following seas and all the success you've worked so hard to earn.
Ken and Terri
January 2020 BVI Charter
Thank you fo the wonderful sail and terrific week aboard Grace. Weather, winds and itinerary were all favorable for a memorable trip to the BVI.
Grace is perfect for your sailing adventure wherever your trip awaits you! Salon, berths, bridge and comfortable lounge locations made you feel at home once setting foot on her!
Your culinary skills match your sailing expertise, we couldn't wait for the next meal, anticipating how Joseph could top the last one. He never disappointed! Boat drinks excelled too!
Thanks again for a great trip, the best I can say is we'll be back!
George and Pam
This trip greatly exceeded our expirations!
This trip greatly exceeded our expirations! Thank you Jospeh and Britta for the most amazing experience! Not only was it the best food and wine we have had in our lifetime, but it was truly the most wonderful crew, family and fires that make it so memorable. And we cannot forget Zoe, who is one of the sweetest and cutest golf - great at making you feel love and at home!
We wish you all the best in your new venture and cannot thank you enough for inviting us for the maiden voyage!
We love you!
Scott and Nancy
We never imagined that the boat and team would exceed every possible standard.
Just back from the most amazing week of sailing the Virgin Islands with Joseph, Britta, and Zoie on the Grace. We expected things aboard to be great from the planning stages, but we never imagined that the boat and team would exceed every possible standard.
I have to say - as a critic, with over a half-million readers on Trip Advisor - I make a point of being sure not to miss the negative. I've got practically nothing. The wind was a bit rough. The generator is a little noisy (still less than most hotel A/C units). That's it.
Let's cut to the chase, the vessel is spectacular: clean, trim, comfortable for six and state-of-the-art. Despite unfavorable winds, we were taken to every place we desired and always found safe beautiful anchorages. Our cabins were well maintained and thoroughly modern. You'll not find a nicer boat or more attentive service.
Now, the food (the only thing that exceeded the boat) was the biggest surprise of all. Every meal we were served would stand up in any five-star restaurant on the planet. Each ingredient was fresh, properly cooked and seasoned: treated with the respect that goes with actually caring about what one puts on a plate.
Which leaves only the value question. This is not an inexpensive holiday, but it is unprecedented service. Oh, yes, it's worth it. If you want to eat and sail in style, I doubt it could get better - at any price.
Many thanks to Joseph, Britta, and Zoie for an outstanding vacation. Cheers, to hoping they'll have us back someday.
As they say Grace Awaits .....and we certainly are looking forward to next years trip!
What an amazing week aboard Grace in the Beautiful Virgin Islands!!! She is a brand new 52 ft. Lagoon Catamaran and has all the bells and whistles.....Including an amazing Chef /Captain Joseph and his First Mate / Mermaid / Scuba Dive Master/ Wife , Britta. And, of course, the Chief Morale Officer Zoie, who always greets you with a sweet smile and wag of her tail.
If you’re a foodie, this is the right choice! Joseph’s cuisine is Delicious and Plated to Perfection with that special flair that only a true Chef can pull off. And Britta is an amazing Scuba Instructor and Dive Master. We had one experienced diver but three people that had never been diving so she gave them the introductory class and they went on their first dive the next day at Diamond Head. They all had an awesome experience and she made them completely comfortable with all the safety guidelines and equipment instructions.
We also thoroughly enjoyed paddle boarding, kayaking, playing on the sea scooters and snorkeling! And the Big Lily Pad - “Grace Island” was a wonderful retreat for that mid afternoon cocktail!
We can’t say enough about Grace and the Crew! It was a Simply Amazing Trip! Fun and Relaxing! As they say Grace Awaits .....and we certainly are looking forward to next years trip!
They are truly MASTERful.
Our "Grace" Adventure
Surrounded by out chosen family and absolutely wonderful friends we were blessed to be on the Maiden Voyage of "GRACE".
Captain and Chef Joseph Stiles accompanied by his wife, hospitality guru and dive master Britta made this trip fo much more than a vacation.
The culinary experiences on Grace might only be rivaled at the finest restaurants in France and Italy. The caring, attentive service something you hope to find at a 5 star hotel. They are truly MASTERful.
After some thought provoking conversations with our dear friend Jean it occurred to me that being on a ship is a remarkable parallel to LIFE!
From Astern, one can only look back to where you have been (the past)
From the Bow, one can only look forward/ahead of things to come (the future)
From the Port and Starboard one see's the fleeting current that is the current circumstances from which you choose to learn from the past to positively influence your future.
Joseph, Britta and Zoe,
Thank you so much for this adventure and lesson.
Raymond and Jill