My husband and I stayed at Zingiber villa for 2 weeks.
We booked on line and we received a call back from the owners within 24 hours. We were able to call them anytime with queries before our stay which filled us with confidence about our booking and villa choice.
On arrival at Grenada airport we were met by Bentley the villa manger. We had hired a jeep through him and he took us straight to the police station to buy a temporary driving license then we were able to follow him for the 25 minute journey to the villa. We had asked for some provisions to be placed in the villa which Bentley had arranged for us. We were given a phone and Bentley was at hand to offer any advice recommendations or help. Bentley is a lovely chap.
The villa is very spacious with a view over La Sagesse Bay. It is positioned quite high up and has a constant breeze coming from the ocean which is very welcome. The master bedrooms are at the rear of the house and the French windows allow for a view of the sun as it rises over the bay. The sun stays until about 4pm on the area by the pool.
The kitchen is well stocked with good quality equipment and a large American style fridge freezer and a gas stove. There is a utility area which has a English style washing machine. The indoor and outdoor furniture are very comfortable. The sun loungers are due for renewal as they have started to rust with the sea air but were still usable. Bentley told us that new loungers are due to be freighted over by the owners.
The mattress on the master bed is very firm but we this was something that we prefer and we slept extremely well.
The villa is equipped with both UK and American style electricity points so we didn't need to take any adapters.
After a week we asked about housekeeping and the lady arrived 2 days later. She did not phone in advance to let us know when she was coming which I would have preferred as we enjoy our privacy when on holiday. However she kept herself to herself when she arrived. She stayed a couple of hours and I was happy with the service she provided.
The villa has a hi tech alarm system operated simply by a remote control so it is very secure.
The pool is filled with salt water. It is very clean and not over salty. It has a cover which helps keep the temperature warm and we used it a lot.
If I had to make any complaint I would have liked a full length mirror available in the villa and a mirror in the bedroom to use for makeup/ blow drying my hair but these are tiny things and I managed ok.
The villa is less than a five minute drive to La Sagesse beach and hotel or about a 15 minute walk. It is a lovely secluded beach and we ate lunch at the restaurant a few times.
It is about 25 drive to the Grande Anse area where there is a Large supermarket stocking all the essentials but also there is a mini mart about 10 minutes drive away.
The banks are located in the Grand Anse area. Beware of ATM/ debit card charges by the local banks I would recommend UK travellers take EC dollars to avoid charges.
We enjoyed our stay at Zingiber and would happily recommend to others.
We were met at the airport by the property manager (Bentley) which was absolutely essential because we would have never, and I mean never, been able to find it if we hadn't been led there. A magnificent place with a gorgeous view of LaSagesse Bay below. We used this as a base for scuba diving out of St. George which was a little inconvenient (about 30 minutes away) but not overly so. The only downside to this property is that the beds are extremely hard - I used a chaise lounge pad on top of mine to soften it up & my son ended up sleeping on the sofa in the TV area, my brother managed though on his. Also, I think we were supposed to have maid service once or twice during our stay and that never materialized but was no big deal. Bentley kept in daily contact and resolved our only problem (a power outage) in quick fashion.
There is a very good, moderately priced, restaurant at LaSagesse Bay (about 10 minute drive) where we had dinner each night.
Overall, I felt this was a good value, and, if the occasion ever arose, wouldn't hesitate in staying there again.
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