I stayed here for a few nights in April with my husband and 9 year old daughter.
The location is second to none. We loved the big verandah with sea views to sit out on playing cards in the evening. We found the staff to be in the main very friendly and the manager very helpful (we had some holes in the mosquito nets and she produced some new ones immediately, there was a bit of a problem with the plumbing and again it was sorted very quickly). The rooms had very high ceilings and so were pretty cool - we didn't need the a/c, only a fan.
They made us lovely cooked breakfasts every morning (what a view!) and we ate there a couple of evenings too, the food was good. The "no credit" posters are obviously not aimed at tourists as we could pay when we wanted. The beds were comfortable but oddly short - we are not tall and our feet were hanging off the end!
There are a couple of things they could do to improve the place - hot water would be good (we didn't mind not having it and obviously knew that this was the case before we went) - we were only there 4 nights but had it been longer I think I would have liked to have this. Also some additional furnishings in the room would have been good - a bedside light was the main omission, and some drawers to put clothes in would have been nice too.
The reviews that say this is not a hotel are right - it is some rooms on the beach with a small restaurant/bar attached that is open intermittently. The nights they weren't doing food we made our own from the fruit stall up the road and a few other bits we had and they let us borrow some plates etc. As there is not always food, I think the rooms would benefit from a kitchenette (they are big rooms, there is plenty of room for this and some of the rooms do have them). If you like smart hotels and slick service, this is not for you. In fact Carriacou is not for you!
We had a wonderful time - Carriacou is paradise and this is the best location to stay in my opinion. I will be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable hotel rooms direct on paradise beach with view of Sandy Island and Mabouya Island. Ideal for divers and families. Relaxed informal atmosphere. Here you will find a second home. We will cater for all your wishes like dive trips, fishing adventures or grill your lobster on the beach. On Carriacou you will find your unspoilt Caribbean dream island. ... more less