Travel Blogs from Belmont
... animals and marine life . The outer coral wall is where the most beautiful corals can be seen but the strong wind makes it a bit too dangerous for us to go there. We anchor where we think there are more turtles and we are very lucky that they come so close to the boat. They stick out their head to breathe out three times before returning to dive to the bottom to eat see sponge and algae. Most of the turtles here ...
... the yacht club BBQ’s introduced us to pulled pork (hog roast, shredded), pulled chicken and fish sandwiches. As I have moved south to the Grenadines, the flavours of the Caribbean have been more in evidence, and they certainly have great fish and vegetables in plenty. The restaurants on the whole have been disappointing though, and self-catering, on a yacht or in a villa, is probably the best option unless you can afford a few grand a night for a swanky ...
... a weed, and that he would report it to the relevant authorities. It was a poisonous tree which they then mark with a red stripe on its trunk to warn people not to touch it or its leaves otherwise there would be an incredible itch to follow.
The other thing which we thought was incredible were the amount of turtles that roamed the island...many many of them, and huge. They are allowed to wander wherever they like and they are ...
... folks on other boats, perplexed as we were by these unusual mooring balls, elect sacrificial “mooring ball boys” from their crew who gamely jumped from their moving boats to carry a line in their hands to thread through the ball and pass to their comrades aboard to secure their boat.
The hassle picking up the mooring ball was offset by the nice visit we had to the island. The island is very well kept ...
... I did this on Christmas Eve. I went to a Reggae concert that started at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and ended with an international star from Jamaica. Forgot his name. This is a remote area and it is far for others to come to so no public transportation is available. It was a small crowd of a hundred or less. We wonder how can they afford to have an international star come down here, then we remember we are in the middle of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sugarapple Inn Belmont
A Delightful Spot
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.
Sugarapple Inn Was Perfect!
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.