Because we had the place to ourselves, we really bonded with our fellow travelers. It seemed like a week-long house party at the home of a favorite (and wealthy) relative. It was wonderful to tumble down to breakfast each morning at our leisure or to come home from a day of riding and relax in the hot tub with a drink from the open bar. Everything was included.
Staying in the same location for the whole week was the main reason we chose this trip, which proved to be a great decision. The villa was beautiful. The meals we had there were superb. The cocktail parties on the terrace had everything: scenery, great wines, and wonderful appetizers, not to mention fantastic weather.