My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful week-long stay here, but I can see that it wouldn't be for everyone. What we loved:
--The privacy: Sure, it wouldn't be terrible if the place was a teensy bit more lively, but I doubt at another resort we'd have the infinity pool and ocean views all to ourselves. It was peaceful and relaxing and the staff never intruded. We knew where to find someone if we wanted something, but it was nice to feel like we had this private house to ourselves without feeling like someone was lurking in the background waiting for us to need something.
--The views: The hotel is set into the cliffs overlooking the bay and the views are simply spectacular. The only downsides: it doesn't get the sunset and it's windy—but it's also pretty hot and humid, so the wind is needed.
--The pool: Gorgeous and a decent size. It was little bit chilly, which we always thought was funny given how warm the air was. We spent most of our time here because the "beach" area wasn't as nice. The ocean was a little bit weedy in front of the property and the actual sand was eroded in places. I know they're working hard on sprucing the place up—rooms, too—and I have no doubt that they will be cleaning this part up soon.
--The staff: As others have mentioned, everyone who works at the hotel is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The new manager, David, helped us set up cabs, a snorkeling trip and weighed in on day trips. Dean, the restaurant manager, also couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
--The food: Breakfast was always delicious—fresh fruit, coffee, cereal. Dinner was expensive (though in line with everywhere else on the island) and the menu didn't change, but they were willing to accommodate special requests and always had good fish. Given that it was a cab ride to go anywhere else for dinner—and that the island doesn't actually have that many restaurants—we opted for dinner here every night but one.
The big downside, of course, to being in such a remote location, is that you either had to rent a car or hire a cab (not cheap!) to go explore the island. We did both, but after one long day in the rental car—managing to get lost about 4 times despite there only being one main road— we decided it was way less stressful to hire Dave (the hotel's prime cab driver) to take us places. The nice thing about Grenada is that the island's beaches are public, so we spent time at both Magazine beach and Grande Anse where you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas. Highly recommend checking out both. But for an even easier afternoon excursion, check out the Calabash hotel, which sits on a different bay from the Mt. Hartman. We walked over there on two different days. Because they weren't super busy, they let us use their beach chairs free of charge. And they have a great outdoor restaurant on the beach. But we were happy to come back to the Mt. Hartman every night!
- Also Known As:
- Mount Hartman Bay Estate Grenada/Saint George Parish
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grenada’s newest and most exclusive Hotel. 8 Luxurious suites set in an idyllic location by the sea. Surrounded by beautiful grounds full of fruit and vegetables as well as exotic plants and flowers, the view is truly inspiring. Enjoy the private beach with jetty and helipad or bathe in the stunning infinity pool overlooking the bay. The restaurant serves a varied menu using fresh ingredients from the Estate prepared by the Head Chef, who is pipped as one of the best chefs on the island. The service at the Hotel is attentive, friendly and personable. ... more less
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