Arriving in the dark, the villa was easy to find from the airport. Our host, Lou, was there to greet us as Villa Paula adjoins her lovely 200-year old house. With a welcoming bottle of wine, Lou was happy to explain how to change the language on the smart TV so that we could watch films on Netflix in English. The wifi signal was strong and perfect throughout our stay. Regrettably we don’t speak Spanish, however Lou was very happy to communicate with us using Google translate and was extremely attentive and keen to help in any way she could. The villa is spacious with fantastic views, both from the inside and on the terrace. It was great to be able to walk from the villa, up the hillside to Pico Bandama and down into the magnificent Caldera de Bandama volcano. We were unfortunately unlucky with the weather, so couldn’t take advantage of the excellent sun terrace and swimming pool as much as we would have liked, however the covered outside seating meant that we could still be outside in the rain looking out over the vineyards and potato fields. We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Paula to any couple looking for somewhere rural to relax, away from the crowds and main tourist areas, whilst offering easy access to the main roads travelling north and south of the island. Lou was a wonderful host.