This was our (my fiancé and I) first trip to anywhere tropical, and it couldn't be more perfect. We decided to stay in Laborie, as we wanted something extremely chill and away from tourists. And this is exactly what we got. The chillest of vibes, extremely friendly locals, beautiful beaches, lots of hilly walks (which we loved), and just a very slow way of living which was so incredibly refreshing, as our Toronto life is quite hectic. Yve's (our chalet) place was absolutely perfect, we couldn't have asked for anything better. It was simple, but had everything we needed for the week. Our favorite moments were when we would awake with the sunrise (and roosters), make a french press (which is provided) of our organic coffee (which we brought with us, recommend!) and enjoyed the morning heat, before the true heat of the day would kick in. We would spend hours upon hours on that balcony, which was utterly blissful. There is also a private beach a five minute walk down a path, and only a 5 minute walk into town. If you're a little older, or have bad knees, I would highly recommend renting a car, as the hills are no joke!!! It was GREAT exercise, but if you struggle with hills make sure you have a way up + down to the chalet. We ate at Mama Tilly's and Salt Rush cafe twice, and it was true, true local cuisine (ingredients + produce). Mama Tilly's chicken is the best chicken we've ever tasted. I could go on, and on but you will have to book this place and see for yourself :) Yves was there (through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)) whenever we needed him and answered all questions extremely promptly. Evelyn was also there, and checked in on us every few days. All in all is was a little slice of heaven, and we couldn't recommend it enough.