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“Perfect accomodation for seclusion and excellent food”
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Petit Bacaye
Florida
1 review
“Perfect accomodation for seclusion and excellent food”
Reviewed February 18, 2010

My husband and I still reminisce about our honeymoon and Petit Bacaye's tasty lemongrass lemonade and outstanding fresh-caught tuna (which they kindly served to us at at 10 p.m. when we arrived.) We loved how peaceful and secluded the place is and how it's such a beautiful, natural setting, yet, although there's no air conditioning or TV, you don't feel like you're roughing it at all. In fact, we also got relaxing massages on-site and the staff's attention to detail (such as a flower-and-water filled basin to rinse your feet off as you enter your thatched-roof accomodation) is very good. The experience was quite romantic. We also stayed at LaLuna, the pricier resort nearby. The beach at LaLuna was far more beautiful than that at Petit Bacaye, but the food was not near as good. If we visit Petit Bacaye again, we would likely just take some day trips to other beaches.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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suffolk
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

Fortunately everyone knows Petit Bacaye even tho' it's hidden well away down a very steep hill to an almost deserted bay. There are no glitzy lights advertising it's presence just a small unlit sign telling passers by about its tree top restaurant. Our taxi driver braved the hill and took us down the narrow bumpy concrete drive between two block and wooden houses on stilts, being the norm in Grenada. On arrival at the front gates we were met by the idyllic scene of an almost private beach and beautiful gardens full of fruit trees, palms and many colourful blooms being investigated by humming birds. Petit Bacaye is fabulous, wonderful setting, delightful owners and staff, fantastic food and a brilliant guard dog (actually Spare was very friendly, didn't beg or pester us and I miss him! ).

Our bed was decorated with a heart made from petals and there was a beautiful arrangement of flowers from the garden in our room and on our veranda. Peter and Julia go out of their way to be accommodating, likewise nothing is too much trouble for Jennifer, Natasha or Celon, for example, cooking our lobster we'd purchased from the local fisherman on our last day and packaging it up for us to bring home or cutting us a fresh coconut to drink from and eat.

As the fishermen go out from the bay daily it is so easy to buy from them on their return and bbq either lunchtime or in the evening. We were supplied with charcoal and also able to buy more from the house at the top of the hill, a huge bag full for about £1.

There are great walks from Petit Bacaye beach along the tracks and cliffs to as many other beaches as you are prepared to walk to, most of which were virtually deserted and utterly beautiful, bordered by so many different palm or almond trees.

We didn't bother hiring a car altho' we had intended too, as we used the local buses. These were an adventure in themselves (didn't realise how many people you could get in one 12 seater????19!!) but always good value. Either the driver or trust worthy colleague (he's generally the chap that takes your money) or another passenger would always help us with directions or where to get off or where to change buses. And everyone was so friendly.

Petit Bacaye is quite unique, the best holiday I have ever had that could not have been improved upon. For all you whinging poms out there, of course there are mosquitoes, it's the Caribbean but we get them in England too!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank juicylucySuffolk
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Wiltshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2009

Simply the most delightful location with a dining platform up steps into the branches of a tree. Superb lunch menu and simply the best lobster salad I have ever eaten up a tree or indeed anywhere!

If visiting Grenada this is a must for a lunchtime treat.

The accommodation in palm leaf roofed villas is very simple but would provide the total retreat from the rush and turmoil of normal life.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank PJOC
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ENGLAND
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed April 1, 2008

Great rual location for one who wants to sample local life. Accommodation lovely, beach not as good as we had hoped. Walked out to island and swam in warm nylon pools. Depending on tide there is a lot of seagrass. Fishermen bring in local catches which you can buy and BBQ at your thatched apartment. Peter and Julia very hospitable and helpful. Be careful a lot of bitty insects go prepared possibly use the local stuff "OFF" can be purchased from local supermarkets. Note the bar/restaurant is only open from 11-5 each day but you can pre-order your meals and they will bring them to you to warm in microwave. Food is lovely - rum punches to die for!!! Go for a cottage with an elivated view for evening drinks. All very tranquil if you want an away from it all holiday - car a necessity. Local supermarket is walkable. Kitchen well equiped and open shower with banana tree very different. If it's what you want you will enjoy it - but remember open windows attract insects so keep the lights low and the candles burning. Sounds at night are to die for - well I enjoyed them.

  • Liked — The simplicity
  • Disliked — Bitty insects
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank GAYNORENGLAND
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Rutland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2008

we have been to Petit Bacaye now 3 times and cannot recommend it highly enough. The most fantastic holiday ever and my husband is Grenadian so he knows locally whats good. Its not a place to go if you don't like rustic local conditions or wonder why mosquito's bite..................but if you want local brilliance, friendly service, quiet and relaxing times on the beach there is no -where better
5 stars all round especially for Spare the hotel dog!

  • Liked — Self catering/ quiet and on the beach,
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank JJRutland
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Oxford
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Reviewed January 8, 2008

Petit Bacaye is not 5* luxury it is a 5* experience that you should not miss, it is a one off, it is impossible to compare with other hotels or holidays. We have stayed at some of the finest and most luxurious hotels in the world and cruised on a 6* decadent luxury liner. Petit Bacaye is up there with the best not for its decadence or luxury but for its originality.

Having read all the previous reviews we knew what to expect at Petit Bacaye. Peace and quiet, no hassle, good food, laid back atmosphere, nice people.

We spent the first 12 nights in the Spice House then 2 nights in the Granadilla, both had their own unique charm.

On arrival we were through customs and immigration in 5 minutes (this is a world record for Grenada it can take hours but we travelled XL One “up the front” and on the advice of Julia legged it to the arrivals hall. The hotel taxi was waiting for us and we were whisked away to the hotel about 20 minutes away. We were shown to the Spice House by Natasha (De Manager), had everything explained and then we hiked up to the supermarket, 15 minute slow walk, for the basics. We had arranged a lobster salad in advance which was excellent, for the rest of the holiday we ate in the restaurant at lunchtimes. The food was excellent and I mean outstanding in quality and flavours. A sample is as follows: curried banana soup, yam and fish pie, jerk chicken, red snapper, lobster and fresh fish done in many ways, salads to die for.

The restaurant fish was bought from the fishermen on a daily basis, we even bought a 4lb strawberry grouper which they filleted total cost EC$32 about £6 and cooked it ourselves.

Most days we stayed local and flopped in the sea every now and again. We caught the local minibus, 20 minutes, to St George’s market on the Saturday which was driven we believe by Lewis Hamilton’s cousin and had lunch at Tout Bacaye on the waterfront, not too bad. Another day we caught the bus to La Sagesse Hotel and beach, beach was excellent restaurant not too bad. One evening we went to the Gary Rhodes restaurant, don’t expect “Le Manoir au Quat Saison” or the Ivy, but the food was very good. Another evening we spent at the Le Phare Bleu, lovely atmosphere slightly better than Rhodes.

We found the local Grenadian people very friendly and got to know all the staff in Foodland.

The hotel staff were excellent we liked their laid back approach and willingness to please, plus their attention to cleanliness. The gardens are magnificent and well kept by Kevlon. There was a security guard at night god knows why this is one of the safest places in the world.

The owners the lovely skinny Julia and the very skinny Peter made us very welcome and were helpful in all aspects of organising trips and advice. Also their dog Spare did not bark at customers!!!

I have placed a few photos on youtube go to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRGxcUjAcoA
Also a more comprehensive collection at
www.picasaweb.google.com/terryjamiesongolf/PetitBacaye

Upsides
Virtually everything apart from the downsides

Downsides:
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Taxi drivers in St Georges who were complete pests with their hassle.

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Mosquitoes

Conclusion
The Goverment could solve both these problems by regular spraying.

  • Liked — Tranquility, very clean and tidy, food
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
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6 Thank RetiredandVeryHappy
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tn
1 review
Reviewed November 29, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Spice House in May 2006, the rooms were spotless and the service was excellent. We arrived late in the evening a day early and called from the airport and the manager was waiting to show us our room and had a plate of cold foods waiting for us We stayed a week and got to know and love the entire staff of Petit Bacaye. They treated us like family and made us feel extremely welcome. The food was excellent and we rarely ate anywhere else. They were very attentive. We had a very memorable vacation and I would gladly go again.

  • Liked — the staff and location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled as a couple
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Thank anntn
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Property: Petit Bacaye
Address: | Westerhall Post Office, Grenada
Location: Caribbean > Grenada > Saint David Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Saint David Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Petit Bacaye is currently closed for re-development. Open all year except August & September. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Petit Bacaye Hotel St. David
Petit Bacaye St David
Petit Bacaye Grenada/Saint David Parish

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