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Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stayed a week in April at Mango Bay and loved it. The property is beautiful, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We aren't vegetarians but we really enjoyed the food Kiddusi made - especially Island Pizza on Fridays, it was beyond delicious. Kimron was also a standout on the staff. Super helpful on the property as well as telling you how to find all the great hidden things to do in the area. We enjoyed spending time with Kiddusi and Kimron during our stay. Finding the property at night was a bit of a challenge - from the sign on the road you go down a long well maintained concrete road - when you get to the parking pad on the bottom there is a faint "street" light - at Eve's Cove, the entrance to Mango Bay is a really quick right as soon as you hit the pad - it's a dirt road through the landscape. Its not far and the property is well lit when you arrive. We stayed in one of lower level rooms - which was great, but we had hoped to be in an upper level with a better view. The room itself was very clean, and the bed comfortable. A/C was a welcome addition in the evening to cool off. We didn't use the kitchen much except for the mini fridge. We often used the deck to relax, it was wonderful as is the hammock. Just a note to light sleepers in the lower cottages - You can hear your neighbors easily, especially when people are going up and down the stairs between the cottages or sitting on the lovely decks - due to construction and air flow for the cottage. I had to put in earplugs to be able to sleep through the night. WiFi is available but really spotty - we couldn't get it on the lower part of the property and had to go near the main house to get a signal. Getting down to the private beach was an adventure. 166 steps down the side of the cliff on wooden stairs - some sections need a little maintenance. There is a outdoor shower when you return to the top to rinse off sand - which was great. The snorkeling was excellent (we had our own gear) to the right near the rocks. Be on the lookout for lionfish - we saw dozens of them especially in the evenings - they are not native and can sting - if you see them report the sightings to a dive shop. There was also a little school of curious tiny squid near the surface, they let you get just close enough and are fun to interact with. Good snorkeling sights just down the road in Dragon Bay and Happy Hill. Don't get lured into going on the boat with the locals and paying $$ - good snorkeling is just to the left in Dragon Bay and you can walk over the small hill to the dive park on the other side "Molinere Bay". All in all a great location if you want to live like a local out of the hustle and bustle of St. Georges. I would certainly stay here again on a trip to Grenada.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper level cottage or if the owners unit is available, try to book that
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank SpottedNoseDog
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

We stayed here for one night whilst cycling around the island and it really is a lovely secluded retreat with only four rooms (which also contain a kitchen - although if you are using this you are missing out on Kiddusi's delicious food).

We had little trouble finding the hotel from the main road, however you do need to look carefully for the secondary sign when reaching Eve's restaurant. Upon arrival the staff helped us settle in and found us some cold beers that we had pining for in the heat as we medalled down the coast of the island. After we had imbibed several cold beverages we settled into our lovely and well equipped room and enjoyed the views from the balcony.

My fiancée's legs were evidently feeling hardier than mine and she braved the 180 or so steps down to the beach, which I am assured is fabulous and effectively private due to the access difficulties... This was not a negative for us having battled the steep roads and sometimes 'hairy' driving on the island, but would probably not be suitable for people not quite so intrepid. If you want to blob from lounger to beach, this is not the hotel for you!

In the evening we enjoyed a substantial and delicious meal in the (vegetarian) restaurant prepared by Kiddusi using local produce and in the morning the best breakfast we had on the island: pancakes, friend plantain, carrot, water and herb tea. Not my everyday choice, but I may be changing this after I found myself powering up the hills after I had eaten it!

Whilst we settled the very reasonable bill we were also treated to feeding the huge number of iguanas that roam the garden before we peddled off to finish our tour.

Overall, this hotel is an absolute gem. We could have chatted to the guys working there for days; they were so kind, friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: The two rooms on the upper level obviously have slightly better views.
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Warwick B
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

My husband and I just returned from a one week visit to Grenada, where we spent 7 glorious nights at Mango Bay Cottages. It was exactly what we were hoping for! Away from the hussle of the city, and set in the lush hills overlooking the ocean. Our cottage was simple but cozy, and the view from the deck was breathtaking! The little vegetarian restaurant served great dishes, and we couldn't believe how much food you got for such a small price! The staff were very friendly and helpful, and we felt right at home! The beach was so quiet we felt like it was our very own, and although the steps to get there could be dangerous at times, we found it added to the character of the place! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to get away from it all and relax, and at an extremely reasonable price! We will be returning for sure!!

Room Tip: Crab and Turtle are the top rooms, so have a clear ocean room, however the bottom rooms also have a great view only slightly obstructed by beautiful trees and bushes, and may be a bit cooler on the balcony in the heat of the day. All would be fantastic though!
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ken9008
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

We never actually got to stay at Mango Bay Cottages! Here's why.

We had booked for six nights in mid-January. On arrival we were welcomed to Mango Bay and
shown to our villa on the lower level. This was a disappointment as we had requested an upper
level villa, 'Turtle' in fact for the better views, and our reservation confirmation document
clearly stated this. Our host, who turned out to be the restaurant chef and seemed to be the
only person around, appeared to know nothing of this, but said that the current occupants of
'Turtle' would be checking out the following day and we could move in then. We thought this to
be very inconvenient as we could not properly unpack and relax. We reluctantly agreed.

The villa itself was well furnished, reasonably comfortable with a good view, though not the
view we had expected, and in lush and well kept grounds. All things being equal we would have
been happy to stay here, but....

We were told on arrival that the steps down to the beach below were broken and closed off but
that beach access was possible via a path around the side of the property. So early that evening
we decided to check this out only to find that, to our dismay, the path was rough, slippery and
strewn with boulders and twisted tree roots, especially at the lower end, and is a hazard to
even the fittest person particularly when carrying beach gear. In fact my wife slipped and hurt
her leg in the process. We never actually reached the beach. On our return my wife was in tears
not least at the prospect of having to negotiate an obstacle course every time we wanted to go
to the beach. Since relatively easy beach access, albeit via many steps which would not have
been a problem for us, was a prime reason for choosing Mango Bay Cottages we felt that this
situation was totally unacceptable. The local manager was eventually found and was, to be fair,
very apologetic about the situation and offerd to find us another hotel, refund expenditure on
provisions that we would no longer need, and refund our deposit. All but the last have been
honoured; we have still not received a refund of deposit despite repeated requests via emails
so far unacknowledged after two weeks.

In the event we had the most wonderful time at another hotel, but that's another story.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank Angelanrrs
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

My wife and I stayed at Mango Bay Cottages for six days and were very happy with our choice. Mango Bay is about 20-25 minutes north of St. George's along the western main road, so it is relatively easy to get there if you are renting a vehicle. There is a large sign at the initial entrance from the road, so you can't miss the turnoff.

The cottages are colorful and very nicely maintained. We stayed in the upstairs Crab room, where the view of the Caribbean Sea is magnificent. You'll have access to a stove, refrigerator and a full set of dishes, cookware, etc. should you need them. There is an air conditioner and ceiling fan for when it gets hot. Keeping the shutters open during the day provides for a gentle breeze that will keep your room comfortable.

The staff at Mango Bay are very helpful and welcoming. Syisha Williams, the owner, is very passionate about his business and the people of Grenada. He has created a terrific vegan restaurant on the premises. We had chef and manager Kiddusi Smart's breakfasts each morning - both the pancakes and the curried vegetable bakes were delicious. Kiddusi is very kind and was extremely helpful in setting up a hike with Grenadian legend Telfor Bedeau in the Grand Etang National Forest (if you are interested in setting up a hike with Mr. Bedeau, set this up in advance of your arrival, as he gets booked early).

There is a private black sand beach that you will have to yourself during your stay. The water is calm and the views are good from the beach. Each cottage has beach chairs and an umbrella, although we found the umbrella to be unneeded for this beach.

PROS:
- The view
- The calmness of the resort
- The food and service
- Your own private black sand beach
- Kiddusi's cooking and service

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM:
- You've got two two-story buildings holding four cottages. We had the place to ourselves for two nights, which was TERRIFIC. However, when it fills up, you will hear your neighbors clearly.
- The first sign from the road is large and well-marked. However, as you drive down the initial driveway, there is only an extremely tiny sign on a power pole telling you to bear right once you see Eve's Cove restaurant. A bigger second sign would have saved us a few minutes of confusion upon our arrival.
- Too much lighting at night. Because of the number of lights at night, it was brighter than my New York apartment! Motion sensor lighting would be preferable and would help with viewing the stars.
- The stairs heading down to the beach were missing railings in three spots, which made going up and down them quite treacherous. Fix this, and a trip down to the beach is no issue.
- The shower pressure could have been better, but I understand if this is done to reduce water use.
- We never received an email confirmation of the booking in advance of our arrival, although a call to the resort confirmed our stay.

Overall, this place is a gem, and I will book here again when we return to the island. It was exactly what my wife and I were looking for.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms have the best views. Set up a hike with Telfor Bedeau weeks in advance of your trip. Either call the resort and have Kiddusi set it up or leave a voicemail message with Mr. Bedeau (his info can be Googled easily) and tell him that you are staying at Mango Bay.
  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank GratefulDawg
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