During May of 2008 I stayed at three different hotels while on an extended trip to Grenada. Bluebay Lodge, Lisette and staff, offered my wife and I the most lovely stay we have had among many good visits on several different islands. The lodge is clean and well run. Lisette is a most remarkable proprietor and hostess, very well connected in the Gouyave area, and with a great sense of how to connect visitors with people and place. The food was absolutely superb, coming fresh from farms, fishermen, and vendors in the area. The chef at Bluebay offered us what was by far the the best food we ate on Grenada, which is rightly known for its cuisine as the "spice island." Gouyave Friday was a lovely event featuring seafood booths, drumming, and general Friday night street spectacle. Gouyave itself is a charming small town with a French architectural feel similar--in much smaller scale--to New Orleans, which was founded at about the same time. A guided hike and swim at Concord Falls and a nearby plantation visit were both great experiences, organized and/or led by Lisette. I can not say enough about the value, quality, and spiritedness of our stay at Bluebay Lodge except to say that we aim to return as often as possible. This is the best place from which to explore and see Grenada. It is a very special labor of love for those who keep it running and is now without doubt my favorite place to stay in the eastern Caribbean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Rumboat retreat . Our modern intimate inn is situated on a picturesque hillside in Gouyave, home to Fish Friday. All rooms are en-suite, come complete with cable television and full air-conditioning. Our small eatery has gained popularity for serving some of the tastiest organic Caribbean dishes. Local bus service operates very close to our lodge so commuting is easy! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bluebay Hotel St John
- Rumboat Retreat Grenada/Saint John Parish