If your interest is all inclusive, glitzy, bustling resorts...read no further. Try Sandals. If you are looking for a gem of a hotel, a bit reminiscent of the small inns we found in Italy - this is it. The rooms are spacious and clean, well maintained and decorated "island style". The lovely overhead fans cool you but don't freeze you, the breeze brings in the lovely smell of flowers and clean air. Just five rooms with interesting people in a relaxed setting.
The pool is great - just the right size, solar heated (very clever!), and in full sun in the morning and a bit shady in the heat of the afternoon. Plenty of lounge chairs and room to spread out and enjoy the amazing, AMAZING view (did I say AMAZING?).
Located high above Marigot Bay, the Inn has views from front and back. The Bay is beautiful both morning and night. Lush foliage is everywhere, the pool is surrounded with beautiful potted plants, small tables dot the patio area, great for breakfast or a glass of wine....
....ah yes, breakfast. Muffins, and nut breads, fresh (RIPE!) fruits...mangos, and grapefruit and bananas....breads and jams, cereals, juices, coffee, tea. A great fresh start to each day, both the breakfast and the greeting of Normand - who is an innkeeper extraordinaire (along with his wife, Louise).
Normand and Louise are as much of an attraction as the comfy beds, the lovely breakfasts, or the amazing views....they are interesting, accommodating and go out of their way to make your stay memorable. No detail is too small for them to respond to. Whether you need an excursion planned, a ride down the hill to dinner, or champagne to celebrate an occasion - Normand will make it happen.
Our stay was memorable for many reasons. Thank you to Normand and Louise - may our paths cross again soon. If you're looking to relax, to enjoy, to have good conversations, beautiful views and NO hustle and bustle....make a reservation. It was wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in paradise between beautiful Marigot Bay and the deep blue Caribbean Sea, The Inn On The Bay will sweep you away with its breathtaking view from Sunrise to Sunset. With only five comfortable guest rooms in all, The Inn On The Bay is about as far away from conventional, all inclusive and tourist resorts as you can get... and our special guests wouldn’t have it any other way! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn On The Bay Hotel Marigot Bay
- Hotel On The Bay
- On The Bay Marigot