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Near the shore, the water is so stirred up that it is quite scary to swim there. You can’t really see anything. But, the deeper you go, the visibility improves and we start spotting the many turtles around us. Elena and Ariana are really brave and are swimming hard and fast. Ariana even pulls me to point out the turtles. Elena and John are really close to one! We ...
... to imagine the life of a poor deck hand in the early days of our sea faring nation. Breakfast was served in style, followed by cocktails and champagne on arrival. Mustique was fabulous – we took a tour by car around the island, had a Hello! kind of moment with Eddy our driver pointing out who lived where, and saw a plane take off on the rather cute and tiny airport runway. A spell on Macaroni beach afforded a great people watching experience as the crew of ...
... realised how much we had paid for the good we had bought, I quickly realised that they had swindled us big time. It doesn't matter however...to us, we had made them happy, and we had acquired some great fruit and veg in the process so it didn't matter to us in the least.
After that we decided that it might be best to lay low and just relax on the boat off the beach before we look for a weather window to continue on to our next port. ...
... school one morning, I notice a lady standing on her porch with the music turned up dancing on the front porch. She is just wearing her underwear, covering her breast with her hands. There are a lot of kids walking to school who are witnessing this. I'm asked, "Mike you get that picture?" I say, of course, how can I not. They start laughing. Same women about six weeks prior was at school. I was with a teacher and a student when the lady walked out ...
... The school and the Island as a whole have shown support. The people in general are very caring and giving people here but like anywhere else, there are always "bad" people. I have to say, the teachers do have there hands full with these students and the limited amount of support and resources they have. They do a great job and most do care about the kids. Teaching is a tough job in the rural ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sugarapple Inn Belmont
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful, restful week-and-a-half at the Sugarapple Inn. We loved Cella, the manager, who is cheerful and does an excellent job of taking care of the inn and the guests. She was on site most of the time, and full of suggestions for restaurants and activities whenever we asked. She volunteered to make reservations for us and just made us feel at home. Our room was a delight! Cheerfully painted, open and breezy, and kept nice and clean by the daily maid service. We found ourselves making sure we allowed time just to enjoy our room every day. In the little kitchen we made our own breakfast and just sat and enjoyed the morning sunshine streaming in the windows. A short walk down the road is a little store that is a real treat. It's run by a very warm, welcoming woman - Parma. She sells local breads every morning...a great way to add to your breakfast. All in all, this is a great spot to have a relaxing couple of weeks.
My wife and I just had a fantastic 9 days in Bequia, Grenadines Islands, at the Sugarapple Inn. We live in the Caribbean, and have owned/operated rental properties for 5 years. We found Sugarapple on internet, and it looked clean and spacious, with a nice pool. We liked the bright colors of the rooms, and the separate kitchen areas. And the price was very reasonable. We arrived late the first day, and the manager was actually waiting for us outside in the parking area. She was gracious and efficient and very friendly to us (and to all the other guests, most of whom we met during our stay), and got us settled. The room was even better than we had expected. Very large and comfortable. We had a fun walk the first night to a restaurant on the beach, about 10 minutes away, down a short hill and along a sandy beach. We love exploring, so during the week we rented a real junker sujuki samarai for a few days, then a "moke" for a few more, and went all over the place. The manager, Cella, cheerfully made all the arrangements for us, as well as telling us the best spots to explore. Incidentally, if you are adventurous at all, get a moke. Kind of an oversized go-kart, totally open to the weather, but unbelievably fun to drive. We made it all the way to the south (Moonhole) and to the north (Turtle Sanctuary) and every place in between. I sometimes drove into town to do my emails at an internet cafe; and a few times we took the cheap bus transportation (1.5 EC -- about 60 cents one way). Breakfast was in the large kitchen/dining area just off our huge bedroom -- breads, fruit, eggs, purchased from one of the nearby local stores we walked to. We ate at a different restaurant each night. Two nights we grilled at the Sugarapple in the barbecue area. One night I bought a local lobster and grilled it. Delicious. We borrowed books from the Sugarapple library and gave them our old ones in return. Bequia is very special, full of friendly, smiley people, and we would certainly return to Sugarapple.
I wish I could agree with all the other reviewers. We found the Sugar Apple tired, noisy and mosquito infested.
It's only redeeming feature are the staff, particularly Cilla, who frankly make the place bearable.
Our room was noisy from the construction next door, the dogs barking at night, the people in the room above clumping around, the water pump outside our room going on and off all night.
The mosquito net was torn, some lights didn't work, the furniture was falling apart and the mosquitos left their mark on a regular basis.
It was an unpleasant walk to the beach and the weather had made the beach unuseable. The nearest hotel was too far to walk for breakfast.
My husband and I went with another couple for the weekend. The staff were so nice and accomodating. The rooms were beautifully decorated and they had flowers on our beds when we got there. The pool was very pretty and we spent a lot of time in it! The grounds were just beautiful. The only problems that we had was that we were not as close to the beach as we thought we were going to be. Not all the rooms had a view of the sea. We also were a bit warm at night and would have enjoyed it more if there was air conditioning. The truth is that we just did not have a lot of wind that first night we were there so maybe it is better other times. If you are the kind of person that needs to be cold at night to sleep then this is not the place for you. If you don't care then this place is terrific. Well taken care of and just overall a really nice weekend!
Excellent Christmas 2004 at Sugarapple Inn, Bequia
The Sugarapple Inn is an excellent choice for a vacation on Bequia. The staff on site as well as the owner were very helpful with information before our visit, with getting groceries ready for us when we were there, and with various things when we visited. Our room was spacious, clean and well-equipped, and daily cleaning was excellent. It is a short (and beautiful) walk from Friendship Beach, which we liked better than the other beaches we visited on Bequia. We got there just as the pool was finished, and the pool and grounds are sure to be spectacular when the landscaping is completed (maybe it is by now June/05). The views from the grounds and rooms are great. We would go again in a heartbeat.
Bright, Beautiful and Perfect
I am from the island of Bequia and could have stayed at any of its hotels, but I chose to stay here not only because of the hotel, but the views, pool, small kitchen, location and staff. It has nice large rooms with a great fully functioning kitchen perfect for making tea in the morning or keeping beer cold for afternoon cocktails. The addition of the pool also makes cool dips a morning ritual. Of all of the hotels on the island this one is a perfect fit for all ages. I stayed there with my family and friends and we all loved it. I will always stay here and recommend it to anyone.
Wonderful staff on a beautiful island
My husband and I have just returned to the uk after spending two glorious weeks inn Bequia. This was made made delightful byy all the staff at The Sugarapple whose sevice and friendleness made the whole experience delightful. We used the pool daily, which was cleaned by the gardener John, Cilla the manageress could not have made the holiday any more comfortable, any request was dealt with immediately. The rooms were cleaned everyday by Yvonne whose smile and conversation was infectious. We have visited the island before, but I cannot recommend this establishment too much - a wonderful experience.
My favourite appartments
Location, location, location, so the cliche goes. Sugarapple is in a wonderful setting perched immidiately above Bequia's finest bay, Friendship Bay. As a regular visitor to the Island I am aware of many beautiful properties in great places, but Sugarapple wins for me because it has the combination of comfort, cool decor, and as previousely mentioned, it's location.
I love the dining area that is raised above the well maintained gardens, the smells and sounds from the flora is a thrill, great for visitors old and new. Sugarapple is clean, pretty and stylish.
Spent a week in November and felt right at home. Quiet location minutes to the beach and easy access to transportation into town. Great views and a good caribbean feel about the place. Made my next reservation for the spring.
The Real Caribbean!
My husband and I stayed at the Sugarapple Inn on Bequia in October. The place was excellent. Everything we look for and more! The living area/kitchen and sleeping areas were great. The view was perfect. Close to a wonderful beach. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and willing to look after our every need. All in all, I think we have found the Caribbean we have been searching for for years. We will definately be back! Looking forward to seeing the new pool that was being built while we were there.