First Prize in Chef's competition at Grenada Yacht show 22-25 July 2018
More fabulous dishes by Chef Astrid
First Prize in Chef's competition at Grenada Yacht show 22-25 July 2018
I was specially honored to receive the first place at the Culinary Excellence Award during the Grenada Yacht Show. I present the 3 different colors of Grenada: green for the fertile land; yellow for the wisdom, sunshine and warmth of Grenadians and red for the people’s courage and vitality. The people here are what make the Island of Spice so unique. Grenadians are without a doubt some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean, and I really mean it!
Magical dream come true
Many thanks for making our dream a reality. This trip with you was simply magical, and in addition to discovering new paradise islands, we met two very beautiful people, and enjoyed every anecdote or experience you shared with us, just like the culinary delights of the Chef! We are already longing to come back for new adventures around Antigua. Good luck and see you soon, Pascale & Christine
Diving in the beautiful Grenadines
Astrid and Laurent prepare to dive off Isolablue anchored off a white sandy beach....what more can you ask for?!!
Diving with Laurent and Astrid
These are some of the stunning photos taken by Laurent and Astrid depicting the underwater life in the Grenadines
More great diving pics!
And more beautiful corals, fish and manta rays - a must for divers!
Thank you for these 3 unforgettable days.
Initially, I was just an added patch, as a "leech" journalist who has been hanging on to Jo and Leila for a long time. This is my last trip to the Caribbean. We had planned to leave the 4 (with Sylviane) to Union. 2 days before my arrival, I am told: "We will go by boat with Swiss people, it will be great". I did not know what to expect ... Arriving on Isolablue, it's as if we arrive in the extension of our house. Laurent and Astrid welcome you with such kindness and considerate care that after 5 minutes you feel at home! Finally, even better than at home! Because when Astrid goes in the kitchen, the mets delight the taste buds one after the other. Appetizers, main course, desserts, all the dishes follow each other like in a gastronomy restaurant except that the terrace has a view .... on the turquoise sea .... Through the sharing and confidences, adventures under and on the water, crashes of drones, aborted battles of Pancakes, wet rides on Junior, rum punch, the links are tightened to reach all the same conclusion: L & A, you are MAGNIFICENT full of KINDNESS, GENEROSITY, WILLINGNESS of SHARING and LOVE to the Others. Thank you for these 3 unforgettable days.
Everything was just magic
3 days between Tobago Cays and Union. It was great to be able to discover your passion and your universe. Jo summarized our trip with you already. So I write you a few words to thank you. Good food, your kindness, your good mood and moments of unforgettable sharing. One thing is certain, we will come back. And this time baby will be in our arms. A big thanks. Many kisses and see you soon under the Caribbean sun. Thank you, everything was just magic, your welcome, your kindness, the exchanges, I had the impression to know you for a long time. I hope to see you again for new adventures, in the meantime I embrace you very sincerely. Sylvianne
Leaving Union for the first day in paradise
Hello friends, A huge thanks for these 3 days of madness in your company. Leaving Union for the first day in paradise. 15.06.18 Sailing to the Tobago Cays with the program to dive on the reef. Junior was not too capricious, the end of adolescence is approaching. Following this wonderful restaurant on the beach. 16.06.18 We understand Laurent you need directly 2 coffees. We did not loose time that day. Morning paddle, back to Union, Kite surf, again paddle, happy hour on Happy Island and pizza at Anchorage. 17.06.18 to summarize, we spent 3 days in your company and it was horrible, because it was much too short. This morning a pancake battle between Astrid and myself, but I'm sure you'll win because we ate so well these 3 days. Thank you, thank you and thank you to all of you 4: L&A and J and Isolablue. Big hug and fair wind. We'll see each other soon to make bubbles together and ride on Kites. I did not see everything but I heard you laugh a lot and I ate really well. Thank you. (The unborn baby is writing)
Beautiful trip to the Caribbean
Dear Astrid & dear Laurent, Difficult not to repeat oneself, but we thank you very much for this beautiful trip to the Caribbean. From Martinique to Petit St. Vincent and back to St. Vincent, it was a wonderful trip to the rhythm of the Caribbean. Breakfast, diving, sailing, swimming, paddle, without forgetting the sacred time of the nap and after this the aperitif. We leave the head full of memories for the days of grayness in Switzerland. Cocktail for a successful holiday: Good mood
Tuna and Mahi Mahi, Rum, Nap, Diving, Good little dishes, Hugs E&G
Gradients of blue filled our eyes
Dear A&L, Gradients of blue filled our eyes, salty water deep in the gullet, kilos on the hips and in the buttocks, we come back rich of all these experiences and so happy to have been able to live each of these moments in your nice company. Thanks to Isolablue for having carried us so valiantly on the waves, even if our bouquet of flowers on arrival was shabby :) We are waiting for you whenever you want in the mountains for other shades of blue (sometimes) and some fat cheese experiences ... Thank you, thank you and thank you again. Congratulations for your choice of life and that every moment shall be sweet. L&N
Where Hip fell in love with Blue and decided to stay on Isolablue. Drawings from Artist (Charter client) showing the voyage of Hip where he fell in love with Blue and decided to stay on Isolablue E.
Astrid has a love of Hippos - hence the story!
Thanks you A&L
Thank you Astrid and Laurent for this wonderful holiday!
This trip allowed us to see life on a catamaran and we loved it.
We boarded Isolablue without really knowing what to expect; we had a little idea but nothing more.This trip allowed us to see life on a catamaran and we loved it. It must be said that we had exceptional hosts, very accessible and full of attention. We also had a lot of laughs. They allowed us to live their passion with them for 6 days. What we received gave us the taste of reoffending. Astrid, the woman with 8 hands, has cooked us dishes without equal. We really felt that we were part of the family and that, since we boarded. My husband spent his "Advanced" scuba diving certification, he learned a lot from Laurent. Thank you for sharing with us your sweet and beautiful folly of the sea. We hope to see you in our island soon. S&L
Life on a catamaran and we loved it
We boarded Isolablue without really knowing what to expect; we had a little idea but nothing more. This trip allowed us to see life on a catamaran and we loved it. It must be said that we had exceptional hosts, very accessible and full of attention. We also had a lot of laughs. They allowed us to live their passion with them for 6 days. Astrid, the woman with 8 hands, has cooked us dishes without equal. We really felt that we were part of the family and that, since we boarded. My husband spent his "Advanced" scuba diving certification, he learned a lot from Laurent. Thank you for sharing with us your sweet and beautiful folly of the sea. We hope to see you in our island soon.
A huge thank you for your welcome
Dear A&L, The words will not suffice to describe the moments we lived in your company on Isolablue! A huge thank you for your welcome, and for sharing with us your passion for the sea, good food and life. We couldn’t start the year better than on your side. See you soon, maybe in the Grenadines or in Asia. In the meantime, take care and have lots of nice encounters. Dear A and Laurent, I loved doing this trip with you. Great food and great diving. I would like to stay in touch to make a trip to Martinique .... Big kisses and see you soon N,E,J & M
A huge thanks for our first catamaran vacation
A huge thanks for our first catamaran vacation. We faced the elements with Laurent and A! Winds at over 40 knots! And this in all confidence with our daughter Maxine of 2 1/2 years. The meals were all exceptional! Especially when you know the conditions of navigation! Thank you for this refresh dive that has greatly pleased A. You were adorable with Maxine. See you soon L&A
A wonderful holiday
A&L, A and I had a wonderful holiday. It was such a good time spent with the team :) Diving - cart games of UNO - tanning - eating (mmh too good) - lots of laughs. It is with great pleasure that we will return aboard Isolablue to see other beautiful landscapes. It was a magical experience. A huge thanks to both of you.
Very good holidays
Day of our departure, what a pity it was too short! Very good holidays with you on this beautiful boat Isolablue. Moments of intense discoveries and sharing. Various activities proposed and pleasant to do together. We were also spoiled by the good dishes of Astrid and the punches of Lolo: "only happiness" Another big thank you for everything, your hospitality is real, filled with life and emotion. Thank you for all these good moments of exchange.
You have found your way of life, enjoy it! We wish you "good luck" for the rest of your trip. May this adventure be rich in emotion, discovery and encounters. A&P
Once upon a time, On the big blue Caribbean...
Olives, punch and peanuts, Life is pretty cool, Go to the 4 winds, Brave the elements, Lift the sails, An unusual lifestyle choice, Even closer to the stars. A big thank you for these 4 unforgettable days, for all that it allowed me to live internally. Thank you for your welcome, your good mood, for the living example that you represent as what we can live our dreams.And thanks to Isolablue, the great, the beautiful, who cradles us and shelters us. I love you, every 2, every 3, and even all 4 of you, do not forget J.! N.
Isn’t life beautiful, Only happiness
Our holidays can get summarized to « Isn’t life beautiful ?! Only happiness ... " Yes, we loved these dream holidays, the little dishes of Astrid "only happiness .." The wonderful dive with Lolo "only happiness", this complicity between you 2 "only happiness ..", your good mood "only happiness .."We wish you many beautiful adventures at sea with many beautiful encounters. Do not change, we love you as you are, and see you soon in another country. C&E
Crossing wonderful Landscapes
We joined A&L at 14.03 in the evening for a stay in the Grenadines. We crossed wonderful landscapes, the islands St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Bequia, Tobago Cays .. my favorite with its transparent waters, turtles, our lobster dinner on the beach and our meeting with other French sailors. A big thank you to A&L for making us discover all this, their kindness, without forgetting the delicious dishes and breads of A. We will come back! Big kisses to both of you
It is with the Head filled with breathtaking landscapes
I’ll be back… and then guard yourself (he lost a Marlin fish on the line). It is with the head filled with breathtaking landscapes, wonderful moments, exchanges and sincere friendship that we leave today. Happy to have been able to share these unique moments with two unique people who we will sorely miss. Good luck to you and to Isolablue, do not change anything. Warm wishes
Dear A&L, A huge thank you
Dear A&L, A huge thank you for sharing with us a part of your trip. Diving, sailing, local markets, giant calamari, locusts, tiger sharks, giraffe and A's excellent cuisine have made this holiday magical. Isolablue is a beautiful and feels welcoming like home, we felt right away like at home which allowed us to quickly disconnect and be carried by the wind (which was not always in agreement with us). We wish you many further wonderful adventures on your honeymoon and look forward to seeing you again on the other side of the Atlantic. Thanks again and lots of kisses
See you soon, any place, anytime.
Thank you for these good time with family and friends. Special "thanks" to L. for his extreme patience with A&V. and to A for the excellent meals. Fair wind
Beautiful stay aboard Isolablue
Yes, we are the second people who write into the book! Unforgettable holidays, a very good mix between good food and sailing, not to forget the cart games UNO :) Thank you for this dream vacation, we are already looking forward to coming back next year! A thousand kisses
Unforgettable holiday on board Isolablue
It's crazy ! Unforgettable holiday on board Isolablue. All the ingredients were provided: friendly crew, irreplaceable Marina Mama, royal boat, delicious meals, pleasant sea baths, warm sunshine, extended aperitifs ... and much more. The observation is that you have made the right choice and that your project is on track (if we can say so). Isolablue has sails that itches and ask only to discover the world. Hauling the mainsail and fair wind, dear friends ... and see you soon. Somewhere around the world.
We have been amazed........
The boat left us speechless! Our stay was too short and we had only one big regret ... to stay at the dock (by my fault ... I specify before you protest). We did not say our last word and we will catch up in 2017 in the Caribbean ... well we hope with all our heart! In any case you realize your dream and it is a great happiness for you 2 but also for us. Seeing you as fulfilled and happy both makes us forget your distance and enjoying your trip by looking at your photos and consulting your site. Fair wind to you 2 and see you soon. Best wishes to you 2.
Many thanks for this beautiful trip to the Caribbean
Only love, happiness, and smiles during this wonderful vacation. We will never forget this night full of stars ... Thank you for your goodness A&L, we are looking forward to seeing you again. Many thanks for this beautiful trip to the Caribbean ... And if you need a sailor, I'm taking :) Z.
Two incredible weeks in pleasant company
We spent two incredible weeks in the pleasant company of A&L and we are sad to have to leave you and return to the Swiss winter. How lucky to discover the Caribbean, life on Isolablue, navigation (and diving for some of us) by their side. How lucky to have woven all these memories together. Beginning with the 14 hours of sleep of some people, the culinary wonders of Astrid and the delicious lobster of Laurent, the famous rains during dive, the rasta and their rasta-cigarette proposal anywhere, anytime, not to mention the number of animals we could cross (turtles, sharks, rays, dolphins, etc ...) our little expressions like: "Chatambay into the water » (French expression) and finally, our famous 30 hours of relentless navigation. We go back to Switzerland, our head filled with memories, well rested with our sun quotas and good mood at a maximum. T&A
Whow! What a holiday!
What to say except that everything was perfect. An idyllic setting, ultra good food (thank you A for your cooking advice) and incredible dives (thank you L for the equipment & the pleasure of learning). I loved spending these two weeks with you and I look forward to the next vacation on Isolablue. A huge thank you for everything.
Thank you for everything
See you soon again on the best boat in the world: Isolablue.
The Enchanted Cruise
A poem in A. Majestic like the queen of the seas, Isolablue was waiting for us at the port of Mogan,
The sweetness of the blue and white of our cruise, Softened strawberry red, banana yellow. A&L sweet harmonious blend. We boarded their beautiful home, Charmed by Isolablue, we were waiting for the time to leave, the harbor and to be amazed. Delicious foods prepared by magic.
The choice of beautiful places for our anchorages, Everything was dreams and invitation to travel,
Delicious meals and evenings with candles. Cradled by the waves and their light ripples. We slept in our cabins, like angels. Lucky to have, with you, nice exchanges. For those sweet moments of happiness, a thousand thanks.
A beautiful Charter, Kisses and fair wind
C. was so inspired to tell you how much he loved our stay on Isolable that I hardly dare to add anything, it was really great. There is only one fault: we eat too well; A's cooking is so good that it's very hard to go home and get back to cooking. We are looking forward to coming back. Kisses and fair wind
We love you and hope to share many more great moments with you.
Diving, Laurent, Rum, Sails, Extraordinary, Wind, World, Sea, Astrid, Emotions, Fishes Friends, Overseas, Isolablue, Islands, Lagoon, Sisters Boat, Corsica, Dolphins, West Indies, Sun, Prodigious
Aventure, Country, Sharks. A sample of words describing your adventure. We love you and hope to share many more great moments with you.
Two unforgettable weeks on Isolablue
I experienced with A&L two unforgettable weeks on Isolablue. We sailed in the most beautiful bays of Porcerolle and Port Cros in Southern France. I loved it when we glided away with wind and full sails. I enjoyed the warm salt water, which was so good for my health, the beautiful sunsets, the moon shining across the sea, the splashing of the water and the gently rocking of the catamaran in the lapping waves during the night. How would I, old woman, have dreamed to be able to experience such an unforgettable holiday? I thank A& L from the bottom of my heart for the caring, considerate care and wish you a good trip into the future. Ship ahoy