I was originally booked into the Bunkum Beach Guest House. When I landed, Kristina, who together with her husband Sunny, own the guest house and meet guests at the airport, informed me that, unfortunately, four of their guests had been suddenly stranded because their airline cancelled their flight back to the U.S. due to Tropical Storm Isaac. So she drove me to Sunny’s parents’ guest house --Gingerbread Hill--- where I stayed in a nice room for the night. I was scheduled to fly out the next afternoon as I was just island-hopping. It was a nice room -- clean, twin beds, refrig, microwave, nice bathroom, 110v electricity, TV , good Wi-Fi signal, and books. The owners, David and Clover Lea, and sons Noah and Sky, lived up the driveway which I got to meet when I arrived. They were very friendly and helpful. They also have other more luxurious accommodations on the property. I had previously arranged a tour of the island and David took me on a half day tour of the northern part of the island that afternoon. The following day, Sunny took me on a half day tour of the southern part where the volcano and Exclusion Zone is located, including a stop at the observatory and a drive into the Exclusion Zone near Plymouth, the abandoned capital. When I told Sunny I liked old cemeteries, he also stopped at some along the way so I could wander around and take pictures of interesting inscriptions. I also enjoyed reading a book of poems that Clover has published. Both her and David are very artistic and creative. The saying on their website is “Come as a guest. Leave as a friend.” That's very true!
- Also Known As:
- Gingerbread Hill Montserrat
- Gingerbread Hill Hotel Montserrat
- Gingerbread Hill Montserrat, Caribbean