My wife and I just returned home from Bequia after spending 4 nights at the Bequia Sweet Retreat for our honeymoon. First we were speechless. Then WOW, was the first word that came to mind when thinking of the Sweet Retreat. And then a flood of other positive adjectives came to the surface.
THE VIEWS: WHOA – you see the ships coming in and out, sun glistening on the water and hear the slight waves of the ocean.
AT NIGHT: You will hear the tree frogs and crickets – which we found most peaceful. There are neighboring stray dogs that you will hear sometimes – but that is no fault of anyone but nature. They are on all of the islands and you will hear them no matter what. Unless you are like my wife and me, and enjoy ourselves so much through the day that you are so tired you sleep through everything.
FLEXIBILITY - Robert and Shelby are both extremely considerate of all their guests needs at all times, even offering us to use the upstairs room to pack and shower on our last day since we left in the afternoon. Given that this is the beginning of their high season, we couldn't have been more thankful for their accomodation.
Shelby and Robert are the most gracious hosts one could ask for, above and beyond any expectations we had (and we both have been in the hospitality industry for 13+ years). And man, Shelby can COOK! The dinners are worth every penny – we would pay more. I don’t know of any place in the US where you can get a gourmet 3 course meal for what they charge. And the flavors and choices are out of the world. Also, waking up to Shelby’s made-fresh daily muffins EVERY morning is something you do not want to miss. The chocolate chip … no, apple… no, white chocolate & almond was a few of the best muffins in the world. Fresh cut fruit to also start off the day is a huge plus! There was even a cake served for dinner that my wife LOVED so much that she jokingly said she could eat it for breakfast. Shelby remembered and Robert brought out a piece the next morning. Now that is a personal touch. Yes, she ate it during breakfast…because it WAS that wonderful. Also, Robert was so attentive to all of the guests and ensured that we all had our preferred beverages at all times and would consistently ask if there was anything else we needed. Such attention to detail was greatly appreciated.
The room was very clean and Felisia was always so friendly when coming by or when she saw
you on the deck. She also personally makes the bread that is served during dinner – which was so YUMMY.
Shelby and Robert were very helpful and patient explaining the island and locals to us. They arranged transport to the hotel, even when our plane was diverted and we had no way to communicate to them that we were arriving by ferry instead. They arranged a tour of the island and transport back to the airport without any hesitation and we had no worries. Anything we needed or questioned, they had the answer. They lent us an electrical adapter/converter so that we could charge our laptop and phone and also allowed us access to their wireless internet, which was unexpected, as most places charge to utilize their internet.
We went snorkeling (the gear was included in the rate) and Robert gave us a wonderful run-down on everything. It was my wife’s first time snorkeling and given that one of the best spots to go is only seconds from the front door, we could not ask for more.
For the price – OUT OF THIS WORLD – is all we could say.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eco friendly boutique style hotel, tastefully appointed rooms, California king platform beds, private balconies, stunning views great service and dining. owners live on property and we run it personally, a minute from beach. Property was formally CoCo's Place and has undergone an extensive rebuild...but 'that' view is still here! We believe that the price you see should be the price you pay. All prices shown are inclusive of all taxes and service charges, continental breakfast. We also offer complimentary use of snorkeling equipment and beach towels as well as free secure wi-fi, parking and the gift of a Sweet Retreat beach bag. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sweet Retreat Bequia/Lower Bay