Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
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In a romantic and natural setting with stunning views Two Bays Beachside studio is elegant and comfortable. Beachside studio is large and designed along Colonial lines with large ceiling fans to enhance the gentle breeze that is a feature of Cabier and being up on the promontory. There is optional air conditioning available if you need it.
Beachside Studio has a 19 foot long, deep shaded veranda and a choice of either two large single 4 poster beds or a King Size 4 poster bed. All have mosquito nets. The rear garden has an infinity swimming pool with a sun terrace, with great views overlooking Crochu Bay and the ocean
All furnishings are finished in elegant hardwood. The Studio has a 9 foot wide opening onto the veranda with folding wooden doors and adjustable wooden louvers, giving you outdoor living even when inside the studio - so you can lie on your bed and look out over the countryside and to distant hills.
From Two Bays’ position on the promontory, views to Cabier Bay and the ocean can be enjoyed from the swing seat and while you eat on your shaded veranda. There is direct access to the rear garden with the sun terrace and infinity pool and Cabier beach is about 100 yards away.
Two Bays, whilst privately owned, is run for us by Cabier Ocean Lodge about 100 yards away. It is a small hotel of 11 rooms plus Two Bays and guests staying at Two Bays enjoy the same facilities as all other Lodge guests. Two Bays is fully maid serviced and looked after by the Lodge. Beachside Studio is connected to Cabier Ocean Lodge by internal telephone. There is free Wi-Fi access at Two Bays and a computer with internet access for the use of guests at Cabier Ocean Lodge as well as Wi-Fi.
The studio is fully equipped to self-cater or you can eat at Cabier Ocean Lodge restaurant who offer breakfast and dinner (and a light lunch if pre-booked), if you only want to partially self-cater - or not self-cater at all. You can just eat there when you feel like it or purchase on booking an inclusive package of combinations of breakfast, dinner and drinks. Please see our rates page.
It is a place to relax completely, to have that special holiday and enjoy your beautiful natural surroundings, watching the pelicans diving to catch fish, frigate birds circling around the entrance to the bays, with humming birds and doves coming in to feed in the garden.
In 2008 we came to Cabier by pure chance, fell in love with it and decided that if we were going to build a house anywhere in the world - it would be where Two Bays stands now. We finished building in January 2010. Words cannot really describe it so why not look at the photographs that do Two Bays and Cabier much more justice than words and visit our website by Googling “Hamilton Holiday Houses” - and then come and see to enjoy it for yourselves?
TO SEE FURTHER PHOTOS OF CABIER, TWO BAYS AND GRENADA PLEASE VISIT THE OTHER PAGES FOR THE VILLA, BEACHSIDE AND THE GROUP AND VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Nearest beach||Cabier 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Maurice Bishop 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Beachside studio is a large 550 square foot studio, opening through a 9 foot wide doorway with folding doors onto its 19 foot long deep shaded veranda, removing the barriers between inside and outside living. Each part of Two Bays accommodation has been designed so that it is private and not overlooked.
There is a fully equipped kitchen and breakfast bar with all appliances including an oven with grill, microwave, coffee-maker and toaster and large fridge-freezer right down to the garlic crusher if you want to do some self-catering, having visited one of the local markets and seduced by the local produce.
You have a large round table with chairs for 2 people and a large seat with cushions on the veranda, all finished in hardwood, matching the doors and windows together with two swing seats.
The beds are either two large single four poster beds or a king size bed, all with mosquito nets, a large wardrobe with hanging rails and shelves including a safe large enough for a laptop; a full en-suite bathroom with shower and wall-mounted hair-dryer.
Beachside has two large ceiling fans to assist the breezes that keep it cool. Two Bays on the promontory 70 feet above the two bays enjoys Cabier’s almost constant breeze off the ocean, with which you can keep its rooms cool at night by using the adjustable louvers in the doors and windows and ceiling fans. On the few occasions that nature fails to do its job there is air conditioning available at extra cost.
Beachside has views from its veranda out over the ocean and Cabier Bay in one direction and in the other direction inland to the rain forest and across the valley.
Beachside has its own front door which opens onto the rear garden, sun terrace and the infinity pool which overlooks Crochu Bay.
Satellite TV, DVD, telephone and fax as well as Wi- Fi and use of a computer with internet access are all available at the Lodge. Two Bays has free Wi-Fi access and multi- media spreakers for your laptop and iplayers. There is a large selection of reference books for the island flora and fauna as well as paperbacks and a games compendium.
If you have a larger party than two, Beachside studio can be accessed internally to the Villa kitchen area through a pair of normally locked hardwood doors. This enables everyone to have privacy and their own area when holidaying together. Bayside Studio can also be added for parties of 6 people.
|Further details outdoors|
Two Bays is surrounded by its garden and it will always be possible to find your own quiet space. There is garden furniture available for everyone at Two Bays. In the rear garden is an infinity swimming pool with a sun terrace overlooking Crochu bay and the ocean. It is shared only with other Two Bays guests, a maximum of 6 persons in total if all the accommodation is fully booked.
There is an outside shower on our steps and one on the steps to the Lodge from the beach to wash off sand and salt after a swim. The private car parking area with drying lines for towels and swimsuits is by the laundry area on the Crochu Bay side of the property.
Two Bays is about 100 yards from both the hotel and the beach and has its own private access road and parking but it is very much part of Cabier Ocean Lodge and one regards the beach almost as an extension of Two Bays.
Guests at Two Bays have the use of all the Lodge facilities including their gardens on the promontory point, with hammocks overlooking the ocean they call it “the lighthouse experience”. Their bar and restaurant is open to you and life is so casual there, that if you want a drink, just take it from the fridge and write down what you have taken. You are after all part of the Cabier family.
Cabier Lodge restaurant and bar is on an open terrace shaded by trees overlooking Crochu Bay and the ocean. It is a magical place to have a drink and dinner and rather good to have breakfast too if you do not want to self-cater. All you do is tell Iris and Bruno, the Lodge managers, the night before if you want breakfast and in the morning if you want dinner.
Cabier Ocean Lodge has beach loungers and some snorkelling gear although you may wish to bring your own. The Lodge also has arrangements with local boatmen to arrange trips round to local beaches only accessed by sea (they will come back to pick you up!).
Cabier beach, 100 yards down from Two Bays is magnificent, with clear warm water and rarely any waves and current that would prevent you swimming except at the highest of tides. The beach and both bays are protected by a long offshore reef so there is safe swimming at all tide states. There is good snorkelling round the inner reef into Crochu Bay and for more experienced snorkelling and good swimmers; the other side of the outer reef at low tide gives the chance to encounter schools of larger fish and soft corals.
Cabier beach has a tide fall of around 50 feet so there is plenty of firm sand. The sand is so firm that you can play beach cricket on it for at least two hours without moving the wicket. (on Sunday there is sometimes a game to join in with the locals all of whom are very friendly) and excellent for building sandcastles.
If you can bring binoculars with you as apart from the local bird life – the pelican family are fascinating to watch in the morning and evening when they are fishing – the night sky and the moon, with no light pollution, seems to hang down over you with thousands of stars. There are guides to trips, nature and marine life reference cards and the night sky to increase your enjoyment of our natural environment.
There are coastal walks in both directions and the two hotel dogs, Bella and Rocky, can sometimes be persuaded to come on walkies. There is also a small menagerie of local wild life, including two small rain forest monkeys, who were rescued by the managers, Bruno and Iris.
There are internet connections at the Lodge with Wi-Fi and a computer linked to the internet for guests to use. There are also telephone and fax facilities at the Lodge. In the Lodge sitting room there is a large screen TV and DVD for the use of guests.
Some guests get so relaxed just being around Cabier that they only make a couple of trips into the outside world.
If you are a party of 4 persons then we will be happy to consider a request to give you exclusive use of the villa and studio subject to other bookings.
The garden, sun terrace and the infinity pool is shared by the Villa and the two Studios, a maximum of 6 persons if the accommodation is fully let.
Both Bruno (French & the chef) and his wife Iris (German) speak English/French/German and their Cabier "family" of local staff lead by Cindy will look after you during your stay. They will provide local information and can arrange trips and car hire etc.
They will service Two Bays daily except Sunday and change linen regularly. Beach towels are provided as are bath towels. You need to bring your own shower gel and shampoo. Liquid soap is provided together with a pack of mosquito coils for the bathroom.
Two Bays is suitable for elderly persons although will be difficult for those with serious walking difficulties. Please check with us first if you are not sure.
Smokers are welcome but please only on the verandas.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have confirmed flight bookings for your holiday and that you have adequate travel insurance to cover your whole party in the event of cancelation and for your trip.
The Saint Andrew region
Grenada: The Island has had a long history and a number of different owners over the years, but since
the late 1700’s up until independence in 1983 it was British.
A glance at St Georges will show many different types of architecture and unmistakably English churches
as well as old forts built by the then new owners.
It is the original “Spice Island” and large amount of the spices you will have in your kitchen come from Grenada – nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, to name but a few.
These are often grown locally and various fruits in season, pineapple, mangoes, watermelon,
prickly pears can also be purchased from local stalls and markets.
There is a fuller description of the island on our website, please use the link.
St Andrews parish: Two Bays and Cabier are situated in St Andrews parish.
There are six parishes in Grenada which constitute the local administrative regions.
The road to Grenville and Cabier winds out of St George’s area with hills on your left
and the blue sea on your right getting more rural as you head up the Eastern side of
A lot of people choose to live up at this level on this side of the island because of
the cooling breezes.
The hills become steeper as you follow the coast, and views of the distant rainforest
become closer as the road winds its way up through small villages, past grazing goats,
road side stalls, children walking to and from their local school and people waiting for
the minibus collectivo taxis . As you near the junction to Cabier the bottom of the rain
forest is reaching down to the road which is now several hundred feet above the sea
and about a mile inland.
This is very much a local rural area and the locals are very friendly (it is an old fashioned
island, still quite religious and outside the main towns very much based on local village life
– locals expect you to say good day if you encounter them walking or to wave) and this part
of the island has yet to be touched by tourism.
Grenville the local town is about 20 minutes away from Cabier and as described elsewhere
is a typical West Indian town.
Climate: The daytime temperatures are normally in the range of 26c – 30c degrees cooled by the almost constant breezes coming off the sea which are a feature of Cabier. Two Bays, some 60 – 70 feet above the sea, benefits from these most of the time. The sun is tropical (Grenada is 12 degrees North of the equator) so plenty of sun screen is the order of the day.
Weather: We find that there are common misconceptions about weather patterns in the Caribbean, especially in what has traditionally been called the “wet season” during June – November. First of all the timing and extent of the “wet season” depends on where you are in the West Indies. Secondly it depends on where you are in Grenada. Weather patterns with reliable rainy seasons have changed there too. These days you can even get showers in the “dry season” (December – April). But that is also why Grenada and the other southern Caribbean islands are 40 shades of green. When it does rain the one thing it does not do is drizzle all day, it normally goes in 30 minutes and it is warm, and it often rains at night rather than the day!
The high mountain range in the centre of the island- the rain forest - divides the island weather. We can have sunshine on the beach but can see rain up at 1500 - 3000 ft in the rain forest in the distance. It can rain in St Georges on the other side of the island – and not on Cabier. It can rain on the next headland and not on Cabier and vice-versa. If we get rain it tends to be brief and comes to us off the sea. You can see it coming about 45 minutes away from out to sea. It takes 5 minutes to get to Two Bays or the bar.
We have been there several times in August, seven weeks in total over the three years. It has rained heavily only twice, really heavily on and off for one day on our side of the island, but even then it stopped for several hours. We had a couple of days where it rained intermittently for about an hour several times - with brilliant sunshine in between. It also tends to rain in the night rather than the daytime. It dries in minutes. The season when it can be very wet is from early September through to mid-October - the” hurricane season” (Grenada has had 3 in 50 years) is also in this period. Hurricanes usually avoid Grenada as it is tucked into the Caribbean above Venezuela which is out of their usual path. Two Bays and Cabier Ocean Lodge closes to guests for maintenance during this period.
Insects: There are the usual insects that you would expect to find on a tropical island including mosquitoes. Two Bays position on the promontory and the sea breeze keeps a lot of them away, but you just need to take normal precautions and cover up at night. Our beds all have mosquito nets so you can sleep with the wooden louvres open if you wish.
Getting around: Driving is on the left and is fairly easy. Day trips will take you to what you want to see on any part of the island. (you will need to purchase a temporary driving licence at the local police station – ECD$ 25 – take your green licence as well as your photo-card one). You can hire a jeep for a minimum of 3 days through Cabier Ocean Lodge.
Minibuses regularly travel along the coast road and are very cheap. They are the main means of transport for the locals. Just put your hand out and they will stop if they have room. They reach and connect to most parts of the island – rather quickly. There are direct services to St Georges and Grenville.
Walking: There is easy coastal walking along the headlands to neighbouring beaches – if you to want to take a hotel dog with you, one of them is usually game for “walkies”.
For those who are interested in more serious walking the Grenada rainforest is not far away with a wide range of walking trails, colourful flora and fauna, birds , as well as monkeys. The interior of the island is spectacular with vibrant colours, try counting the shades of green. Grand Etang lake and nature reserve is nearby with its gardens and troupes of monkeys. There are organised walking tours available in the rain forest.
Waterfall swimming: There are waterfalls with pools you can swim in, the nearest is Mount Carmel about 15 minutes away. In the centre of the island there is Annandale and Seven Sisters as well as Concorde Falls where the local boys “jumping association” will take a high plunge for you. You can also swim in the cool river water plunging down from the rain forest under the waterfall and climb behind it after you have looked at the beautiful plants and flowers growing around the falls.
Sight seeing: There are old rum distilleries and a chocolate plantation to visit up just up our coast, as well as the disused Pearls airfield, where you take a spin on the Cuban lengthened runway - and look at the Cuban Illuyshin aircraft stranded at the time of the American intervention in the 1980’s.
St Georges is reckoned to be the most beautiful harbour in the Caribbean. The old forts surrounding it give a wonderful view and a historical perspective to the islands history. Wander around the harbour on the Carenage and get lunch at either The New Nutmeg or BB’s overlooking the harbour.
Why not finish off the day with a cocktail standing in the water whilst watching the sun sink into the sea at BBC beach, which is just beyond the famous Grand Anse beach before driving back to Cabier?
Like seafood? – then apart from enjoying Bruno’s cooking at Cabier and one of his great lobster dinners, Gouave, which is one of the main fishing towns on the western coast, has “Fish Friday”. On Friday night the locals open up lots of stalls selling Caribbean food and seafood along with beer and a steel band.
Grenville is the old capital from the time of the French occupation of the island. Sitting on the sea shore it is a truly old style West Indian town with local shopping and a market as well as a fish market. It bustles. It has several banks as well as a post office and local restaurants – one of which over the supermarket and the water serves a wide selection of local food and soul food and is incredible value. For those needing a fix there is a KFC (the batter is spicier than at home) and a passable Chinese restaurant.
Shopping: St Georges and Grand Anse have a variety of shops selling local items. For food shopping there is our local town Grenville with a vibrant local market and small supermarkets and shops where you will be able to buy nearly everything you need to self cater. There is a baker in Crochu on the main road just up from Cabier and a small store at the cross roads that sells essentials (including drink). In St Georges there are supermarkets that sell a lot of UK/USA foods as well as local as they cater for the international and yachting communities.
Sailing: From January to March there are regattas in Grenada and neighbouring Carriacou. Day sailing trips are available as is the big game fishing. For anyone who fancies gently cruising through some of the 14 tiny islands that make up the Grenadines you can book Cabier’s Stay and Sail package that combines your stay at Two Bays with either 4 or 7 days on a yacht. Locally Cabier Ocean Lodge can organise boat trips around to other beaches.
Diving: The diving out of St George’s is excellent and we have a special arrangement with Scubatech at Prickly Bay near St Georges (30 minutes by car). If you visit their website www.scubatech-grenada.com they have excellent pictures of Grenada dive sites including wrecks and reefs.
Golf: There is a small golf course just outside St Georges.
Cricket: If you want to watch some local West Indian cricket then in season you may even find a village cricket match to watch. Crochu cricket club is just at the top of the road from Cabier and up to 200 people watch matches at the weekend with barbecues and beer. There are also festivals of cricket held in St Georges.
Carnival: This takes place in the first week of August over several days and is as much for the locals as the tourists in St George’s and much more orientated to the locals in villages such as St David’s (15 minute away), Grenville, and Sauteurs at the top of the island. With original and vibrant costumes, and lots and lots of loud music, it goes on over several days in St Georges including a late night parade around the harbour – “Midnight Mass”. Everyone is having fun and all are welcome.
Two Bays and Cabier is so relaxing that of course you may not actually do very much of this or at all! – still you can always save it up for when you come back!