A most relaxing two weeks spent at the Inn on the Bay. I am more a fan of lazing about by the pool, eating (which I will come back to shortly) and dipping my toe in the pool now and again. My wife preferred to be out and about visiting this that and the other. The flexibility of using the local bus, land taxi, water taxi or Shanks’s pony meant we could mix laziness with such activities in just the right measure. So as well as climbing the Tet Paul and Millet trails, inspecting plants my wife pretended to know the name of, chasing elusive parrots, tasting fresh sugar cane juice, eating freshly dropped coconuts, snorkelling for the first time in the calm waters of Sugar Bay, taking the local bus into and out of Castries, and walking down to and up from the bay, we lazed by the well-kept pool and looked out at the perfect scene doing absolutely nothing! Perfection.
We stayed in the larger room on the upper floor. We could not find fault with the comfort of the bed or the sofa and the cooling and refreshing cross breeze through the windows allowed for a good night’s sleep. Breakfast has been spoken about quite a lot on here and it is indeed a pleasing array of fruits, cereals, cakes, and breads. Plenty of fuel for the day ahead and enjoyment for lovers of melons and bananas alike. (Special shout out to Louise for the cakes too)
Normand’s advice was free flowing, along with the rum in my coffee and tea. My seemingly being a bit of a grumpy old Brit gave our infamous host’s humour a ready-made foil. As did my diet, which in the UK is and remains vegan. The variety of foods available in Marigot Bay made it quite difficult to remain fully so during our stay. Visits to the Doolittle restaurant for their Teriyaki Tofu dish and frequent bowls of chips at the Hurricane Hole kept the wolf from the door on many occasions. I did however succumb to the odd vegetarian pizza. These were very tasty and actually not quite as odd as the vegetable burger from one café, which appeared to have what looked like meaty cat food chunks served under it in the bun. Throughout these ordeals Normand maintained his clearly genuine concern for my dietary welfare and he would frequently check- up as to whether I had been able to find the suitable fuel required for a man of my physique. His amiable joking regarding my gastronomic predilections also became something of a source of amusement to my wife, who lovingly informs me one of her highlights was her eating locally cooked fresh red snapper fish at the Anse-la-Raye fish fry up - for which Normand had organised transport of course.
We both have no hesitation in recommending the Inn. If you are really fortunate when you stay you may even meet a grumpy old vegan Brit (and possibly his wife) paying a return visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in paradise between beautiful Marigot Bay and the deep blue Caribbean Sea, The Inn On The Bay will sweep you away with its breathtaking view from Sunrise to Sunset. With only five comfortable guest rooms in all, The Inn On The Bay is about as far away from conventional, all inclusive and tourist resorts as you can get... and our special guests wouldn’t have it any other way! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn On The Bay Hotel Marigot Bay
- Hotel On The Bay
- On The Bay Marigot