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“Easter Get-Away” 4 of 5 stars
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Mango Bay Cottages
Woodford, 0000, Grenada   |  
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St. George's, Grenada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Easter Get-Away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a quick Easter getaway to Mango Bay Cottages on the west side of Grenada. My husband is an SGU student and we were looking for a nice location to get away from the normal scenery of St. George's. We booked the Seashell cottage and two other couples we were vacationing with booked the Turtle and Crab cottage. Both the Turtle and Crab cottages are top floor while Seashell is below. However there is a nice view of tropical foliage and ocean from all locations.

We were greeted by staff as we drove up the drive. Directed to our rooms and given our keys. Very informal "check-in." Later the owner came to greet us and gave each of our group a freshly picked mango from the property- and they were delicious!

The rooms were very clean with lots of nice touches. The beds were king size with full mosquito net coverings- which added to the romantic feel, even if they were necessary. The pillows are small and sad- so bring your own if you can. The air conditioning unit worked well but because of the open slats in walls seemed to run constantly while we were in the room. Like many hotels in Grenada, toiletries are not provided so be sure to pack your own shampoo, soap, etc. I was very impressed with the matching sets of Tommy Bahama beach gear. Two beach chairs (with pillow, backpack straps, cup & phone holders, and cooler attached), beach umbrella, hammock, beach towels, and very large cooler bags were all found in the closet upon arrival. The backpack straps on the chairs made them very easy to carry down the steep sets of steps to the beach. Caution to those who are not good with stairs- there are A LOT of them to get to the beach, and they're not super steady.

We only had one meal at the restaurant, which was quite tasty and reasonably priced ($12US/person). The restaurant is all vegetarian and serves a set menu each evening. Our evening they were serving a tasty pumpkin soup, bean and tomato salad, some sort of fried rice patty, with fresh golden-apple juice. Local produce is always featured and everything seemed VERY fresh. The chef David was happy to share how everything was prepared when we asked and even gave some helpful tips on how to prepare the soup on our own at home.

The highlight of our stay was spotting whales from the comfort of our balconies while enjoying our breakfast around 10am our first morning there. We're not sure what type of whales they were- but really enjoyed following the pod as they seemed to be feeding on the schools of fish not to far off shore. We watched for about 30 minutes before some boats came thru and seemed to scare the pod off. The grounds themselves were abundant in other wildlife (variety of birds, lizards, iguanas, butterflies) and beautiful plants.

This was a very nice get-away for our group. We appreciated how accommodating the owners were with us- offering a special rate for SGU students (be sure to ask) as well as free use of the snorkel gear and kayaks. However, keep in mind this is a tropical location and there will be mosquito's, bees, and ants- all over- so just plan accordingly. Also, be sure you know how much you should pay before it comes time to pay the bill since you will not be presented with an itemized bill and instead will just be asked how much you were supposed to pay per night (minus deposit).

Overall, if the opportunity presented itself I would definitely return to Mango Bay Cottages.

Room Tip: All cottages are close together. You WILL hear other guests- if there are any. There are open sect...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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English first
Fort Saint James, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Best kept secret on the island. Absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Staff are amazing, they made us feel very much welcomed and helped us out anyway they could. Food was great and local. There are only four rooms so its like you have your own private getaway, the beach is never crowed and we spent many hours alone enjoying the sand and sun. We will be back and are recommending this place to everyone.

Room Tip: We stayed in the clam shells and crab rooms both amazing. Crab is upstairs and clam shells was downs...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My husband and I spent one week at Mango Bay and completely loved it. The property is beautiful - it is perfectly maintained in a gorgeous setting. Peggy, Syisha, and their staff are helpful, personable, fun, and interesting. The beach is the best place to swim on the island I think. We hope to return and would recommend Mango Bay to anyone who asks.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My wife and I had a great honeymoon at the Mango Bay Cottages.

The location is gorgeous, with fruit tree surrounding the property (lots of mangos, as you would expect!). The beach is pretty easy to access as long as you are reasonably mobile as there is a steep staircase to negotiate.

Be aware that the cottages are situated around a 20 minute drive away from central St. Georges town, so either plan to use your own transport or use the very regular bus service.

The team at Mango Bay were really great and couldn't have been more helpful and friendly.

We would love to come back one day!

Chris

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012 via mobile

The Cottages are clean, cozy and in a beautiful location. Kai and Anja have a very nice place with a lot of potential. The web site advertises a Restaraunt but when we were there I couldn't seem to get a straight answer on whether or not we would be able to eat at the restaraunt. I was told we had to give 2 days notice so they could get supplies. Tried to make a reservation for dinner and was told that he didn't know if they could get fish and would not make a reservation for us. I suggest you don't count on the restaraunt for food, make other plans.
The owners would do well to polish up their hospitality skills because they truly have a beautiful place and we have no complaints about the accomodations. Kai would do well to tone down his defensive attitude with his guests because as paying customers it doesn't make you want to return no matter how nice the accomodations and location is.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hertfordshire
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We stayed for 10 days late January 2012. The apartments are clean and well furnished with all you need. Very comfortable kingsize bed with full mosquito netting, (but if you are easily bitten you will need repellent when inside the cottage as the louvred windows are not screened). The beach was even better than expected, clean black sand, clear calm waters with very good snorkelling and almost private for much of the time. Regular pelicans, storks and frigate birds visit.
We enjoyed the luxury of being the only ones staying for the first 5 days which was wonderful because as another reviewer mentioned, the apartments are close together. However, there are only 4 of them so it will never feel that busy.
Kai collected us from the airport and had offered to stop at a supermarket for us to shop for groceries which was very helpful. If you don't plan to hire a car immediately, think about arranging this as there was no other option within walking distance to buy fresh food and evening meals are not offered every day at the cottages.
If you like to be away from the main resorts and want your own little bit of Caribbean paradise, I would thoroughly recommend Mango Bay Cottages.

Room Tip: probably a bit more privacy in the top floor apartments
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

The owners and host Anja and Kai, are second to none when it comes to hospitality. Very freindly people, who have a heart to serve thier guest. The meals Kai prepared where all outstanding, with some specialties from the island at each meal. The cottages where immaculately clean and well taken care of. This is not your 5 star luxary resort. It is 4 remote cottages setting up on a cliff, with views of the caribbean that have the WOW factor everytime you look out from the balcony. The beach is small but mostly private and there are steps that have to be taken to get to the beach, but well worth it. Very nice reef for snorkeling just off the beach. A must do is the island tour with Kai as your guide.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mango Bay Cottages

Address: Woodford, 0000, Grenada
Location: Caribbean > Grenada > Saint John Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Saint John Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mango Bay is an intimate, private cottage resort located on the western coast of Grenada with breathtaking views of the Caribbean and 300 feet of secluded beach. With bar and restaurant service on the beach, kayak and snorkel rentals available, and complimentary beach towels, umbrella, and lounge chairs, we make your relaxation our number one priority. Located just 20 minutes from St. George's, 15 minutes from Gouyave, and minutes from the Concord Waterfalls, Mango Bay is an ideal location for exploring the island. For the adventurous, we also offer mountain bike and scooter rentals and a variety of island tours. ... more   less 
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