Day 1 of our honeymoon on Bequia, sweet sweet – we wanted a trip that wasn’t your typical all-inclusive tall-wall tourist-trapping type affair – our favorite part of traveling is immersing ourselves in an experience completely different from our everyday lives in the States – the Grenadines were the perfect pick! Off the beaten path, south of the Hurricane belt, and full of true West Indian culture. Bequia stole our hearts and left us yearning for more!!
The Firefly resort is the perfect blend of premium luxury and natural beauty - the bar/restaurant and rooms are made completely of stone, rock and dark wood - unlike an eyesore that compromises of so many tropical destinations, the Firefly blends right into the surrounding hillside, but does so without any sacrifice in comfort or accommodation. The rooms are large and open, with wide sliding doors to let in the refreshing breeze and jaw-dropping view of the plantation and ocean. The beds are sublimely comfortable, shower is stone-walled and spacious, and opens up to the large balcony and terrace which allow you to soak it all in! The limited number of rooms and impeccable, polite, responsive staff truly made my wife and I feel like we were the only guests on the grounds. Rodney and Donovan were there to welcome us from the moment we stepped out of the taxi, and never stopped tending to our every need until John the cab driver took us away at the end of our stay! They provided us with a level of personal care that I have never experienced before in all my travels. From the delicious meals, served in our rooms, on our balconies, or in the beautiful, open restaurant which overlooked the pool, grounds and ocean; to Keith’s informative plantation tour which displayed the delicious fruits and spices that were featured in all the meals; to the lively reggae music playing while the lively conversation grew at the bar – our time at the Firefly was absolutely first-class from top to bottom.
We spent most of our days tucked away at the Firefly - resting on the plush, cool, king-sized beds beneath the soft, inviting sheets, eating delicious, simple Caribbean-American fusion cuisine served in our room (the conch soup and chocolate mousse were easily the highlights), and soaking up the sun by the quiet, discreet pool - honestly, the surroundings gave us no reason to leave! We are on the secluded eastern shore of Bequia, nestled inside the grounds of a 30-acre, 18th-century plantation which now actively grows all types of herbs, fruits and vegetables. We are here in late July, at the beginning of the wet season, so the surrounding hillsides are dense and green and the plantation grounds are bursting with lush flora of all colors – the only sounds are the birds chirping overhead, the breeze blowing through the swaying palms, and the Atlantic running ashore in the distance. Dragonflies dance above the still pool water, butterflies flutter through the deep green bushes that envelop us – the pool is a solace for all our senses – the sun warms, the water refreshes, the quiet soothes, the privacy nurtures - with our view from the second-floor Coconut Room stretching all the way to the Atlantic, we are tuly in an idyllic Caribbean Paradise!
We spent seven magnificent days with Rodney, Donovan and his team at the Firefly on Bequia, then left for a 3-day sailing trip to visit the other Grenadine islands. Without getting into too many details (saved for another not-so-positive review of a certain sailing charter company that shall at this point remain nameless) our sailing trip was a rude awakening from the first-class service and comfort we enjoyed at the Firefly. Our first island stop was Mustique, and my wife simply would not return to the sailboat once we arrived. Not sure what to do to salvage our honeymoon, I was greeted by a sign that at first I thought was an oasis – a welcome sign for the Firefly Mustique at the foot of the dock! I quickly ran over to Basil’s, used the phone, told the gracious hosts at the Firefly our situation, and in less than an hour they had a golf cart ready to pick up my wife and deposit her in an open room while I gathered my things! I managed to email Stan, the manager of the Firefly resorts – he was most gracious in extending us accommodations at his facility on Mustique, because we truly could not have imagined spending the last few days of our honeymoon anywhere else than in the confines of the incredible Firefly resorts.
In (not so) short – the Firefly resorts on Bequia and Mustique are without comparison the most comfortable, consistent, conscientious, classy, courteous and cush you will ever enjoy – their entire staff on both facilities are absolutely top-shelf in their service, professionalism, and warmth. The food is impeccable, rooms are immaculate and accommodating, and the vibe on either island is what a true Caribbean experience is made of. My deepest thanks go out to Rodney, Donovan, Stan, and their entire team! You made our honeymoon truly once-in-a-lifetime! We hope to return to the Grenadines, and the Firefly, very soon!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small boutique hotel with a casual, 'Chic-Caribbean' relaxed atmosphere. A short walk through the palm groves leads you to Spring Beach. Spacious and luxuriously appointed rooms, all with fabulous views, king sized beds, walk-in closets, wifi, air-conditioning, music systems, luxury linens and amenities. A fun and friendly bar welcomes visitors and locals alike. The restaurant serves excellent local cuisine based on fresh produce grown on the plantation. The staff are attentive and service excellent. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Firefly Plantation Hotel Bequia Spring Bay