We are just back from a fabulous 10 days in Grenada and Carriacou, 7 of which we spent at the Seaclusion Suites in Lesterre, Carriacou. The suites are is run by Bob & Marie, who have lived on C-cou for a long time, and who built the place themselves (they live upstairs). The suites are unique in that they are off the grid. Access is via a rough dirt track, about a 10 minute walk from the paved road where you can easily catch a bus to Hillsborough town for about $1 US per person.
We found the place to be spotless and really well built with lots of attention to detail and really nice decor. Marie is an excellent artist--don't miss the bird mural in one of the suites. She will cook for you, or you can pick things up in town and do it yourself. They also do an awesome island tour that goes to places the regular bus/taxi tours never visit. And they will arrange boat rides, dive trips, etc. Bob is a wealth of knowledge about the island, history, flora & fauna, etc. Or, if you want peace and quiet, they will leave you totally alone--it's up to you!
Keep in mind that off the grid means no TV, no microwave oven, no hairdryer (not that you'd need one!). If you plan to bring anything that needs to be plugged in, check with Bob & Marie first. There are electric lights, a gas stove and gas fridge (small), and the kitchen setup is efficient for cooking. A good assortment of pots, pans and utensils is provided. We brought our own press pot for making coffee, which is how we prefer it (strong!). Each suite has a terrace and ocean views--we spent lots of time on ours watching various cruising yachts come and go. Good birding too.
Food is not cheap in Carriacou, but it's not ridiculous either, and shopping in the "main" town of Hillsborough is a bit of an adventure. We recommend you start at one end of main street and go in every store to see what they have. It's amazing that while they carry lots of the same things, each place seems to have something you didn't see anywhere else. Produce is best at the greengrocers at the end of town toward the airport OR at the little stand outside of town at the other end. (Town is not big--it's an easy walk from one end to the other.) Also there are vendors along the street selling this and that.
Tip: going out to dinner is pretty much a waste of money. The meal we had at Callaloo by the Sea was decent, the meal we had at the Silver Beach Hotel was quite awful (old fish, filthy bathroom). Lunches, on the other hand, were cheap and delicious--options include stewed lambi (conch), chicken, and fish, or roti, all served with "provisions" (vegetables and a starch). There are several little lunch spots along main street in Hillsborough--look for chalk board signs listing what's on for the day. Beer is plentiful, rum even more so.
We heard some excellent steel drum music one evening in Tyrell Bay (the town closest to Seaclusion), but night life is not what this island is all about.
From Seaclusion there is easy access via a path down the hill on the property to a good white sand beach with easy swimming (no big waves while we were there) and snorkeling off the beach. The beach rarely has anyone on it. It's also a short hike from Seaclusion down to a black sand beach and another white sand beach. Again, we had both to ourselves.
In summary, a great place if you are a little bit adventurous and want to really get away. NOT recommended if you need to be connected 24/7 and are looking for night life and entertainment.
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