One of the friendliest, most picturesque islands in the Caribbean
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We had a wonderful time in Dominica & Grenada. On balance I think we preferred Dominica for the countryside but the gardens we visited in Grenada ..
We had a wonderful time in Dominica & Grenada. On balance I think we preferred Dominica for the countryside but the gardens we visited in Grenada were a highlight of the trip too. Everyone we met was cheerful, polite & helpful.
Ken & his staff at Calibishie Cove couldn’t have been more welcoming. The guest house is comfortable, quiet & in a lovely location. We ate there & the food was simple but very good. It was most entertaining watching Ken’s builders put up the new gazebo in the garden! I’m sure that it will enhance an already lovely place. Ken himself took us to the village, the Red Rocks, Pointe Baptiste etc. That was really kind of him.
We didn’t see any whales or dolphins on our whale watching trip! Apparently that was unusual though I know that other clients have had the same experience. I think that should perhaps be mentioned? I know that wildlife won’t perform on request but it’s quite an expensive trip if there’s a reasonable chance of not seeing anything.
Beau Rive & Mark were delightful. Again, we were made very welcome. I loved our room with the double doors opening on to the veranda & the view across the gardens & to the sea. It really felt like staying in someone’s home. Good food again.
Our bird watching trip with Dr Birdy was terrific. So interesting & I’d recommend it – even to clients who wouldn’t consider themselves “expert birdwatchers”.
I’d recommend the book “Black & White Sands” by Elma Napier. Set in the 1930s when the family moved to Pointe Baptiste, it’s so interesting & gives another perspective on the island, independence etc.
The transfer between Dominica & Grenada was a pain. I have sent a complaint to Liat but to date have heard nothing. Basically due to them deciding to make an unscheduled detour to St Kitts we missed our connecting flight from Barbados to Grenada & had to spend 7 hours in the airport waiting for the next flight. Effectively we lost half a day’s holiday (plus of course the half day we spent in the hotel in Antigua). Anecdotally, Liat are notorious for fight changes, delays, losing luggage etc, hardly selling points. However I think it would be fair to clients to suggest they go with an open mind about when they may arrive (or not) at their destination!
La Sagesse was lovely. We stayed in the main house & our room was large & comfortable. It was great being right by the beach. Again, good food.
The garden visits were terrific. It was so nice to be shown around by the owners & to talk about the plants & so on. We were made so welcome.
We joined another 2 visitors on a birdwatching trip with Jerry (Anthony Jeremiah). Caroline had booked him separately from the UK & invited us to join them. Again, thoroughly enjoyable.
Petite Anse was great too. Bigger than the other guest houses but still very quiet. I loved our chalet & the view.
I’d say that unless you want to walk a lot, then you need to be willing to pay for taxis to get around. We were told that driving is ok & the roads are relatively quiet but tend to be narrow, unlit, twisty & not in great condition. We used taxis/tours during the day as necessary & chose to eat in the hotels.
Geraldine & Andrew Calvert – May 2016READ FULL REPORT
We did have a lovely time. All the trnsfers worked very well and everyone was very nice to us. La Sagesse was a particularly nice place to stay and ..
We did have a lovely time. All the trnsfers worked very well and everyone was very nice to us. La Sagesse was a particularly nice place to stay and the food was excellent and we enjoyed our days out. We got Caribbean Horizons to book us onto a trip to see Leatherback Turtle nesting, which was the highlight.
I was interested that on St.Vincent there are actually a couple of companies specialising in taking people hiking to see wildlife (and certainly the guide who took us was very knowledgeable) but on Grenada the only person who seems to know their stuff is Jerry and he only guides at weekends. So I felt that was a gap in the market in Grenada as it would have been good to walk in the rainforest with someone who knew some Natural History.
The Sugar Apple Inn on Bequia was a very pleasant hotel and the staff were absolutely delightful but perhaps it might have been slightly better to be on Lower Beach or by the town – we hadn’t expected to find it too hot to walk or bus much! That’s just a comment, not a regret – we enjoyed it all very much. We were well and truely Liated on the way back – they managed to make us miss the BA flight. But we had a night on Barbados (in an average hotel) and then a night on St.Lucia in a really lovely place so apart from being a bit stressed and a lot of hanging about in airports in some ways it was a bit of a bonus!
Caroline Crook – Apr 2016READ FULL REPORT
Thank you all at Motmot for organising our recent trip to St Lucia and Grenada. All the travel arrangements worked perfectly with everything smooth an..
Thank you all at Motmot for organising our recent trip to St Lucia and Grenada. All the travel arrangements worked perfectly with everything smooth and on time. We particularly enjoyed the transfer by LIAT from St Lucia via Barbados to Grenada. We were pleased with our three hotels and their locations. There are just a few comments we would like to make:
Esther at Fox Grove Hotel was very welcoming and most helpful. We were extremely comfortable and felt at home there and appreciated our corner room with wonderful views. The meals were excellent. ‘Wildlife Ambassadors’ guided tours were interesting and informative and our guide, Vision occasionally strayed off course according to our interests. A little more wildlife walking would have been beneficial. Our transfers in St Lucia were always on time but maybe a hire car at Fox Grove would be useful if you wanted to brave the driving! We did use the local bus into Castries which was an experience and perhaps could be promoted more. Esther seemed a little surprised that we were even attempting it. We were very sad to leave St. Lucia.
Compared with St Lucia, Grenada is not particularly set up for birdwatching. Sadly, we did not become aware of a good birdwatching site in the north of the island at Levera Pond until our last day, likewise the site to see the rare Grenada dove. None of our guides or hoteliers knew anything about the birds on the island and whilst we enjoyed our tours we were a little disappointed that we seemed to have missed so much birdlife. The visits to the gardens on Grenada were most interesting with two excellent hosts who were so keen to show us their gardens but again, we were a little disappointed to visit only two. (three if you count a visit to a commercial spice garden but by this time, we were ‘spiced out’!) We would have appreciated a second day of garden visits. The guides provided by Caribbean Horizons were good and friendly, especially Kenny, but perhaps not as welcoming as those on St Lucia.
Blue Horizons provided excellent accommodation and beautiful, well kept grounds but the eating areas lacked atmosphere. At first, we thought food at Blue Horizons was expensive but later realised it was average. Again, we used the local bus into St George’s, another taste of local life.
We were pleased to have stayed at La Sagesse, especially in an upgraded room as maintenance work was being carried out to the rear of the hotel. The location was perfect and the owners were hospitable and helpful. Again, they knew nothing about the birds. They were aware that many guests seemed to come for the nature in the area and let us borrow helpful notes made by a previous guest. Meals were good and the whole hotel was spotlessly clean.
These comments are not meant to be criticisms in any way. They are merely observations. We had a wonderful trip which will stay in our memory for a long time. Many thanks for your organisation.
Sheran and Richard Cory – Apr 2016READ FULL REPORT
We had a lovely holiday in Grenada and were very pleased with our choice of the Calabash and the Garbutt family who run it. The trips you organised ..
We had a lovely holiday in Grenada and were very pleased with our choice of the Calabash and the Garbutt family who run it. The trips you organised for us were excellent and we greatly enjoyed all of them. We felt you’d chosen particularly good local partners for the trips and the drivers we met were knowledgeable, approachable and friendly.
Overall a very enjoyable holiday – wish Grenada was 5 hours flying time nearer the UK!!!!
We’d certainly approach you as a Company again and are considering a repeat performance.
SB - Feb 2016READ FULL REPORT
Our Caribbean holiday was a huge success. The arrangements that MotMot made for us worked out very well. Below I give a few details. Grenada Transpor..
Our Caribbean holiday was a huge success. The arrangements that MotMot made for us worked out very well. Below I give a few details.
Transport – good.
Blue Horizons Garden Hotel – good, facilities – good, room – good, staff-excellent
Tours. Carriacou was excellent and the Rain Forest hike was good. Anthony Jeremiah turned up on the wrong day. He gave us an alternative that did not suit us. Joanne of Caribbean Horizons saved the day by giving another tour that suited us better.
This was the high spot of our 3 island vacation. We visited Yerette and Caroni Swamp and various other places off the tourist route and met with old friends and relatives and to cut a long story short, we had a good time. Banwari Experience provided comfortable transport on time. However the driver needed to be more courteous to other road users and avoid scaring his passengers.
The high point here was meeting with Vivienne one morning at breakfast time!
Transport – good, especially the return trip to the airport.
Blue Waters Inn at Speyside. Room adequate, but not very comfortable. Facilities – OK, Staff – friendly. Restaurant could only serve as fish option endless Mahi Mahi and once Sea Bass from Asia. This was the choice when freshly caught King Fish, Red Snapper and Tuna were easily available in Charlotteville. The sea bathing was good until the ‘sea ants’.showed up and spoiled the fun.
Tours. Birdwatching tour to Bird of Paradise Island was good.The guide was good and the duration suited us. Newton George was not our sort of guide. Interested only in spotting, logging and moving on, he gave us no information about the birds and was not particularly open to questions. That said, this suited the dedicated twitchers who were with us. However, we did enjoy going into the beautiful forest reserve and touring the island.
Flights – good.
Thanks again for arranging our holiday
Kris and Erwin Ramasra – Mar 2015READ FULL REPORT