Stayed here 10 days in the paw paw villa at the beginning of August for our Honeymoon. The view is second to none as you are surrounded by the beach and ocean below you (room is on the edge of a cliff) and the sunsets are amazing. I love the idea of this place as you are not in a hotel, you have your own private villa and do not feel cramped by other guests presence or noise. View gets an A.
Nickson was very helpful the entire time. He communicated with me via email before my trip for all my questions and requests, however I did make a request for an item that he stated would be in the room upon my arrival and it was not. He then stated it would arrive in a few days and it did not. It never showed up. Nickson gets a B.
Room was very nice with a king bed and nice deck overlooking the beach with the hottub. However, I did have many annoying issues. The WiFi went dead consistently for days at a time, which was very annoying considering we turned our cell phones off to avoid international roaming charges, so the WiFi was our only means of looking up addresses, phone numbers, or restaurants and tours. Nickson said it was a service provider problem and it was never fixed. Also, the water pressure and hot water temperature would fade and go cold in the shower randomly. Cold showers with no water pressure are VERY annoying. Room gets a C-.
The aquarium restaurant gets a D-. I hated everything but the food. It is owned by the same owners as Maca Bana and is right underneath the hotel at the bottom of the hill. Some people give it style points for being right on the beach, but every restaurant on the island is right on the beach, so its nothing special there. It keeps awkward hours, it is never open for breakfast, and it stays open on some nights until 4-5am playing very loud bass dance club music that bothered my wife while she tried to sleep. I can't say a bad word about the food, it was always fresh and delicious. The service is where everything fell apart. We routinely had to wait 20-30 minutes to place our order and it was a common occurrence for our wait staff to not provide one refill or request for another drink during the entire meal. We watched the wait staff sit and chat and ignore our table on several occasions. Over the 10 days we ate here 3-4 times and nothing changed each time. I was expecting much more considering a dinner for two was easily in the $100 USD range.
Need a cab, call Bob or Ricky. They are both very nice and very helpful. A cab to local spots will run you 40EC ($15USD) each way or 50EC to get to downtown St. Georges. So be prepared to pay 80EC ($30USD) for each trip away from the villas. Both of their numbers are programed into the pre paid cell phone maca bana provides.
Overall, we enjoyed our honeymoon here and would recommend it. I would rate Maca Bana and its restaurant, the aquarium a B- for overall satisfaction.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maca Bana is an intimate boutique hotel comprising 7 artistically designed, solar-powered ‘banas’ with gorgeous ocean views and private massaging hot tubs above our tropical Aquarium Restaurant on Magazine Beach. Laid-back luxury and unrivaled privacy for a sensual & inspiring holiday experience in a warm atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maca Bana Hotel St. George`s
- Maca Bana St Georges
- Maca Bana Grenada/Saint George Parish