Shangri La Reviews

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We love what we do! …

But don’t take our word for it—read what our guests say about their time aboard…

2020-01-11T16:47:56+01:00

2019 December – The best start in the New Year

Of all of the family vacations we have shared this one – a week on Shangri La – will forever be our favorite.

From the excellent food to the beautiful sails to the fun activities, we have loved every moment. Thank you so much for the experience, we cannot wait to return.

Amy and Marshall


My favorite vaca in my 71 years, Thank you Mimi

2020-01-04T16:23:03+01:00

2019 December – Xmas in the Caribbean

Our trip was fabulous!!  It far exceeded our expectations.  Bernd and Daniela along with first mate, Lina, were just exceptional at everything they did.

Bernd was the perfect captain- he was knowledgeable, approachable, energetic, and it was clear he and Daniela, like there t-shirts say…LOVE to Sail. We were taken to all the must see sites and then more remote quiet places, he reshaped our itinerary as we went to factor in water and wind conditions. We always had quiet waters where we moored for a good night sleep.

Our food and beverages were 5 star+.  Daniela created dishes on the boat that I wouldn’t even think of trying to make at home.  Her cuisine was fabulous and the presentation so amazing as I’m sure you have also witnessed.
Bernd has an extensive music collection ranging from Christmas music to Jimmy Buffet and Reggae to 80’s rock to  Classical, to French and German hits to Deep House. All genres were enjoyed throughout our trip.  Bernd took pride in offering us an extensive collection of cocktails and mocktails as well as speciality shots after dinner.  They also served us our favorite champagne on Christmas Eve and during our son, Will’s birthday celebration.

The boat was kept pristine largely by  first mate, Lina, so no one was ever uncomfortable in sticky salt or sand while on board.  Our  cabins were cleaned and straightened daily and fresh sheets were given.  

Finally, we enjoyed every water sport offered: snorkeling, tubing, wake boarding, paddle boarding, the sub wing and lounging on the Golden Goose. We kept Bernd and Lina busy setting up these activities for us, but they always were enthusiastic and helped us with great hospitality.

We look forward to coming to sail again and wouldn’t do it on any other boat than the Shangri La. Thank you again for our 2019 Christmas Trip- we now have unforgettable family memories= PRICELESS!

Thank you! Pam and Craig

2019-12-25T22:11:18+01:00

2019 December – Birthday and Engagement

If you are looking for an experience that is magical, unforgettable, seamless, sublime…this is the vessel for you! A group of 6 close friends celebrated my 40th birthday with a 6-day sailing trip aboard the Shangri La.

No detail is overlooked. Your comfort will be of utmost importance and the trip will be tailored to fit whatever experience you are hoping to achieve. We wanted a mix of action and relaxation, and that is exactly what we got: yoga, snorkeling, wakeboarding, lounging, paddleboarding, reading, exploring, hiking. The cuisine on board was 5-star. In fact, we had one meal onshore (which was recommended by the crew and was amazing), and I would not recommend more than that. Daniela’s cooking is so good that you will not want to miss a meal.

My boyfriend proposed to me on this trip, unbeknownst to the crew…and they didn’t miss a beat! They were ready with chilled champagne and flutes for all – it was the perfect toast.

One more note – you will be in extremely competent hands. This is a seasoned, accomplished crew. On one of our last nights, another yacht had been left without proper anchorage and had set adrift through a cluster of other sailboats. Bernd and Daniela immediately recognized the emergency and were able to prevent the lost boat from crashing into the shore or another boat!

I have so many more memories to share – but not enough time! Thank you Bernd, Daniela, and Lena for a trip we will never forget!!

2019-12-05T22:37:28+01:00

2019 November – Thanksgiving with repeating guests

Thank you!!! This was our second time to vacation on the Shangri La and it was just as amazing as our first visit in 2017.

You are so attentive to our every need. The food and drinks are wonderful.
This is one of our favorite vacations.
Thank you again for a wonderful week and for creating memories that we will cherish.

We look forward to sailing with you again. And yes… we love sailing too. Rhonda, Paul and Kaitlyn

2019-12-05T22:33:03+01:00

2019 November – First Charter of the Season

Thank you for this amazing adventure! The Shangri La Crew are perfect hosts and a great Team. Bernd planned the itinerary just upon our wishes, thank you. The food of Daniela was absolutely amazing and the service unbeatable.
Thank you for this fantastic week, Susi, Roli, Beate, Suse, Gerhild, Werner, Heike and Gübi

2019-07-24T13:04:26+01:00

2019 July – Amazing Charter

Thank you so much for an amazing week. The food is absolutely incredible… you should create a cookbook! Thank you for the fun adventures and great times! Truly appreciate everything. We will have to come again soon!

I have never had a more relaxing vacation. The islands are one of my favorite places in the world. I hope we get to come here again soon! Everything you have done for us was amazing.

Thank you for the best vacation ever! The food was amazing and the drinks spectacular. This was by far the best vacation ever. Thank you for making it so special!

Thank you so much for everything. The food was amazing. The crew seems very focused on keeping all guests happy. Your boat is really beautiful. I really enjoyed staying here. This vacation was truly special.

Jackie, Patrick, Madison, Jacob, Connor and Claire

2019-06-27T23:01:57+01:00

2019 June – Professionalism and Graciousness

I couldn´t thank you all enough for the amazing vacation! Every detail, drink, preparation and service was outstanding. It will be a memory forever in my heart. We will love to sail with you again. Thank you for everything Cristiana

It is rare for events in lifetime to live up to expectations, and all of you far surpassed my expectations for this trip. You gave me an experience I will never forest and I cannot thank you enough for. Your blend of friendliness and professionalism is something I had never experienced but appreciated so much. Thank you so much for making my family and I feel so special and taken care of. I wish you nothing but the best, David

Hard to articulate how wonderful this experience has been for our family. Certain exceeded all expectations. Thank you for having us in your home and sharing the beauty that is the Caribbean. Truly appreciate your professionalism and graciousness – you made us feel a part of your family during this cruise, Thank you so much Scott &Cindy

Thank you for the best vacation I have ever been on, and thank you for all the extra vegan accommodations. All the food was way beyond what I could have imagined, you had to come up with 2 menus for every meal and I really appreciate the time and effort. Much Love, Ashley

2019-06-21T23:36:59+01:00

2019 June – Repeating Guests are Like Family

Thank you again for another fabulous week on your boat.
We had so many fun family adventures this week – most importantly intentional family time and great memories. Once again, your boat and staff exceed expectations that no one else can live up too.

The sailing was excellent, the food was phenomenal, the drinks were fantastic, the boat is undoubtedly the most well kept boat in the area/Caribbean. Bob, Misty, Dru, Gavin and Avery

2019-06-11T17:04:45+01:00

2019 June – The Amazing Shangri La

Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience! This past week has been amazing and we will all cherish these memories forever! I can´t believe how fast this week has went by, seems just like yesterday we were snorkeling or doing yoga for the 1st time. Everything we did the entire week was spectacular and I will certainly miss you all. I hope to sail again with you all very soon. We appreciate everything you did for us from activities, service, cocktails, meals and friendship! It´s not goodby but see you again soon.. Andrew

Our family can´t thank you enough for this adventure! We loved every minute we spent on your beautiful boat! Most importantly, we are grateful for this special time that we had together as a family as we celebrated Andrew´s graduation from university. As he enters now the “real world” we will always cherish this time – starting our days with yoga, breakfast together, hiking, scooters, snorkeling, tubing, golden goose and raftingtime! Each day and night was special. We will miss sweet Ursula taking care of our every need, Daniela´s amazing meals and Bernd´s fantastic cocktails! Hope to sail again with you in the future, Allen, Lisa, Andrew, Olivia and Dylan

2019-06-03T16:35:18+01:00

2019 May – Our Dream Vacation

On behalf of our entire family, I cannot thank you enough for creating such wonderful experiences for us this week. Your combination of talent, skill, service and attention to detail are unmatched! I am thankful our paths crossed and I hope they intersect again in the future! – Keith

Thank you for the amazingly kind service and care. We could not have asked for a better team.! Thank you for welcoming us into your home and for teaching us about your culture. We felt like royalty! We are sad to leave our new friends – Mary Blonde

This was our last time together as a family (and our first with our favorite new addition Mary) before lots of changes, and we are so grateful that we spent this time with such kind, gracious people on such a beautiful boat. We hope forever keep the air of vacation and family time in our lungs! – Mary Brown

So  many special moments! You made us feel so special and catered to our every need. We knew this would be a special vacation but had no idea how amazing it would be! We hope to return to the Shangri La – Kristy

This was an incredible trip that we will always remember. The service was excellent, and we loved getting to know the 3 of you all. I particularly enjoyed the food, as it was fantastic. Thanks for a trip of a lifetime! – Reid

I was a little bit unsure before the trip about how fun this would be, but within the first hour I was loving it! So many amazing memories, and new friends that feel like family. We can´t thank yáll enough for this amazing week. – Benjamin

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