“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.
“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.
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 - 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. …
Two Bays Beach Villa - One Bedroom Ocean View Apartment
Great West Indies Experience
We had a very good stay in Grenada. We found the locals very welcoming and genuinely pleased that we had come to visit their island. The island was less developed than we expected and clearly the locals feel some frustration at the slow pace of recovery from the hurricanes.
We spent our first week at Morne Rouge, which is a beautiful bay, quite quiet, calm water and good for children. Our guided tour of the island was well worth while.
For the second week we used a hire car (organised through Cabier Lodge and all worked well). We found Two bays Villa without difficulty thanks to their instructions and the driving was not as daunting as I feared it might be. The villa was great. Really roomy with great character and wide verandas on three sides and wide opening doors. Lovely to lie in bed in the morning looking out over the bay. We ate a couple of times at the lodge - Bruno is a great chef, and all the staff friendly and efficient - but mainly catered for ourselves and enjoyed dinners on the veranda in the moonlight. The pool is lovely and a nice area to relax and read in the sun, although quite small, about 4 strokes from end to end. We were glad of the pool since the beach was pretty much covered with seaweed. Something that happens from time to time on the Atlantic coast apparently.
We spent a couple of days exploring to the North of the island. You have to engage with the local community as there are rather few tourist spots and we saw very few other tourists. I gather that it was after the main tourist season. We didn't see any other white faces during our visit to Grenville, which was fine, but surprising. We visited the Belmont Estate and also the River Antoine Rum distillery that we found very interesting and tasted their fiery rum!
Overall this was an interesting and relaxing holiday. We really felt that we got a good experience of the West Indies culture. …