“Our first visit to Grenada and Two Bays, but it won't be our last!” The accommodation at the Two Bays Studio was excellent and of the standard we had hoped for. The pool made for a relaxing place to cool off, whilst the peace, tranquility and views all added to the chill out experience.
This alone would have been good enough, but the welcome we got from Iris, Bruno and the family made it all the better. Great food and excellent service meant we stayed at Cabier for diner more often than planned. What a great place to come and relax and we hope to return many times again.
“A great location and place to stay” We stayed in one of the two Two Bays studios. What a great location, set out of the way on a small peninsular with a guest house called Cabier, within 100 mtrs. This guest house, run by Iris and Bruno, manage the studios and provided wifi access. We intended to self cater but having eaten at Cabier on the first night we continued throughout our stay. Bruno is French and his cooking was delicious. The open air and informal restaurant is on the edge and has great views over the bay. We would definitely stay here again, the Island, the location of Two Bays and the handy placement of Cabier with the always helpful Iris and Bruno provide a wonderful combination to unwind and just relax.
Location, facilities, people, food, beaches, rum etc, etc all fantastic.
We stayed in a studio, wonderful views, very peaceful, very clean and all kitchen facilities. We caught or bought fish, cooked at home or on locals' grill down on the beach. Loved the pool, looking out over the stunning beach.
Bruno is the soul of Cabier, his great personality, utterly charming, brilliant sense of humour and superb cooking (mahi mahi skewer lit at your table amazing, also lots of other dishes). How can he talk so many languages at equal speed to his own, making jokes all the time? The day trip he does of the island was brilliant, we did chocolate plantation (choc not my thing, thought I would have to endure this, it was fascinating), rum distillery (def my thing), nutmeg processing plant and waterfall (you jump off the cliff). Also the Hashes (country walks where you meet loads of people and see parts you never would otherwise) he can take you to are great fun. Try the souse (pigs trotters), yuck.
The staff, especially Gaico (spelling?), Honest John and Gail were lovely, the guys will tell you where and how to fish and lots of local information.
Shelley got involved with the petting zoo, helping out on a few mornings which she loved. And the dogs, especially Lassie.
Iris was very caring when I hurt my foot and lights a mean skewer.
A very special mention for Sophie, a french placement student, who made friends with Shelley and they did all the hashes together. A real treasure.
Grenada is a very special place, very laid back and friendly. A bit of very low level hassle, but everyone ok when you just say no politely. More often people will offer tips about places to go, eat, fish etc. ALWAYS give people hitching a lift, they will tell you loads about local stuff, places etc.
If you into fishing, there are the normal charters, about £500 a day. Or go to the fish market in Grenville (worth it just to see fish), ask for Chris, one of the women cutters, who will introduce you to one of the small boat skippers. This is hand-lining with the locals, we had 33 3-7lb tuna in about 3 hours. The deal was I paid for the gas, about £40, but the catch was so good, he only wanted £25. Saw my biggest Leatherback, even the guys were impressed and stopped the boat to watch. While in Grenville, go to the roti shop, £2.50 for a huge lambie (conch) roti, fantastic. Veg market round the back vg too.
The underwater sculpture park is amazing. If you just turn up at Dragon Bay (great beach bar), Fresh will greet you and take you out in his rowing boat, show you the sights, about £15, well worth it. You can swim round for later trips if you have fins. Stunning snorkelling, barracuda (totally harmless, very inquisitive), lion fish unfortunately, but very beautiful, lobster, trumpet fish, the list is endless.
The island rum at £5 a bottle is great, Iron Jack (70% abv) my very great favourite. Crochu (the village by Cabier) has a population of 900 and 75 rum shops.
Our whole trip (except Virgin Atlantic on the way back) was one of the best holidays ever, so many memorable times and people. We will be going back. …
Two Bays Beach Villa - One Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
There are so many things to tell you about our holiday in Grenada in December 2016 - first of all 'fabulous' is a word that I can use time and time again in my review.
We arrived by taxi on our first day (car hire came the next day) and because the latter part of the road is uneven we were glad we did - but once you get used to the terrain it is no problem.
Although it was dark our first impression of the Villa was wow and I could not wait to see everything in the morning and then the word WOW comes in. It is absolutely beautiful the villa and the scenery. Everything you wanted for a perfect holiday where you could cater for yourself (but then we had not been down the path to Cabier Lodge) Nick had booked us a table for our first evening with the guests at Cabier Lodge (a party of 16 members of one family had also just arrived at the Lodge who meet up every year in the Caribbean with grandparents, children and grandchildren - they made us feel so welcome) then appears Iris, Bruno and their staff who were so helpful and made us feel so at home. The food was delicious so we thought we would just book for the next evening but it is so good and reasonably priced we ate there EVERY night - New Years Eve was spectacular with a 5 course gala meal with champagne and we danced into the early hours all on the outside terrace (Iris does not accept the word 'can't dance'. What an experience the first New Years Eve we have been to in 20 years. Do not miss it if you go at this time of the year.
Back to the villa, you can sit on the main balcony and if you scan your eyes you cannot see another buiding or anything nature did not intend (only a garden hose and a small bunker left from a war and a fisherman's boat although these things only enhanced the view) The villa is immaculate both inside and out and the swimming pool is excellent good size (one depth once you go down the steps) to swim to the edge of the infinity pool and look at the view is beautiful.
Nick arranged our car hire and we went to Grenville to do a shop which is such good fun and bustling - our maid suggested a supermarket which we found quite easily and did a bit of a shop but because we decided to eat in the Cabier Lodge we only bought a few bits for lunch. We have been to Grenada before and stayed on Grand Anse beach and used Morne Rouge Beach as our main beach so we went there on our second day (the beach at Cabier Lodge is a bit wavy and as we are not confident swimmers we prefer a more quieter sea - but that is just our opinion and we had the pool so it was no problem to us. We live in Southampton where the Cruise Liners leave to go on Caribbean and Mediterranean Cruises so we see enough of these to realise how many thousands of tourists arrive at these small Caribbean Islands but they all to seem to use Morne Rouge Beach for their day trip to the beach as their excursion so our once quiet beach is now very popular and not for us when you can escape to the quieter side and more natural part of the Island which is how I would describe Cabier.
We booked the villa and both the studios which are attached to the sides of the villa were both occupied but we did not hear or meet the two couples staying in them until New Years Eve party so it is no problem but if you have a family or a larger group they open the connecting doors - but honestly I would have been just as happy staying in any part of the villa as the views were lovely from the studios as well it is just that the actual main part had terraces on 3 sides.
If anyone has any questions if they would like to know anything about booking your holiday I would quite happily answer but believe you me the whole experience of booking is so easy and Nick Hamilitons information is SO good you will basically just want to get there.
Two Bays Beach Villa - Cabier Beach Studio
A memorable stay in a lovely location
We spent two glorious weeks in one of the studios at Two Bays, the one overlooking Crochu 'harbour' and the infinity pool.
The studio was very clean and tidy and had everything we needed to relax and do a small amount of self-catering. The pool was a bonus when we were too lazy to go to the beach.
Bruno's restaurant was excellent and the 'no-choice' menus were always acceptable as were Iris's cocktails. It was great being able to eat outdoors in the warmth.
We were glad to have a hire car due to the distance to the main road, and it meant we could roam the Island at will looking for snorkelling beaches and other attractions. It was nice to be well away from the hordes of cruise passengers in St. George's!
We would definately go again and much appreciate all that was done to make our stay a memorable one. …