My boyfriend and I loved Gingerbread Hill and the Heavenly Suite. We stayed in the Heavenly Suite for eight nights in late February/early March 2011. On other Caribbean islands, we would and have paid more than twice as much for the equivalent of the bedroom, the bathroom and the view at the Heavenly Suite. At Gingerbread Hill, we even got a full kitchen (something we’ve never had before) and a living room. The view from the balcony was amazing. The personal touches throughout the Heavenly Suite made me feel like I was at the home of a friend who really knew how to take care of visitors. We enjoyed watching the sunsets from the balcony and the stars from the sun deck. The people on the island were consistently friendly, helpful and chatty. Sunny’s tour was great! For the first time on a Caribbean trip, we ended up spending more on our flights (to Antigua from the U.S. and then on FlyMontserrat for 20 minutes) than we did on accomodations and food in nine days on the island. Gingerbread Hill is the kind of place I can see myself coming back to over and over again. One final note, we had a look around the 2-bedroom unit underneath ours and it was really nice, too. In addition to the 2 bedrooms, that unit had 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living room, a covered porch, and an awesome view) for the same price. We were a little envious of the covered porch since the sun drove us inside every day around 2:00pm up in the Heavenly Suite. I can imagine coming back to Gingerbread Hill and taking up all the units with my family for an amazing, island vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gingerbread Hill is a breezy 900 feet above sea level: 3+ tropical acres with a lovely swimming pool, gardens, and spectacular views of both the Caribbean Sea and the lush mountain rain forests! It is owned and operated by the Lea family (aka The FamiLea) with four self-catering guest lodgings, ranging from simple to sublime - something for everyone! Rates range from $us50 to $us175 per night plus 7% gov tax. The Heavenly Suite and the Two Bedroom Villa are complete apartments with all the comforts of home. Airport and ferry transfers are complimentary (except earliest AM ones.) We personally meet you upon arrival and help you with everything you'll need, including obtaining local driver's license, rental vehicle, and even a grocery and cooked food stop on the way home. We're happy to help you arrange island tours, diving, hiking, and any other activity you'd like to do. We live on the property too, just up the driveway, so we're available to assist you as needed. There are several small restaurants, within easy walking distance,including our own non-profit Hilltop Coffee House,which is also a museum, gallery and visitor's centre - just up the hill. It is the place we use for meetings or small conferences, off-hours (afternoons and evenings.) Webinar capable. WiFi hot spot. We have our own free range (in their designated space) laying hens who give us lovely brown eggs, and we have homegrown fruits,herbs & veggies available according to season. The Two Bedroom Villa and the Heavenly Suite have been recently renovated with new furniture, and much more. Our very newest addition is a lovely swimming pool,completed July 2017! We (David, Clover and Sunny) came to Montserrat in 1980, fell in love with it, and have called it home ever since. The number of Leas presently living on island is 8, including Sun's wife and three children, with more Leas scattered abroad. David has produced, among other things, the comprehensive DVD documentary series, "The Price of Paradise," which covers, in real time, the eruption of Montserrat's Soufriere Hills volcano, and he's written a book about it. Clover is also a writer, musician and artist. These items and many others are available at their non-profit centre, the Hilltop Coffee House, just a short walk up the ridge from Gingerbread Hill. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gingerbread Hill Montserrat, Caribbean
- Gingerbread Hill Hotel Montserrat