We stayed at the Inn on the Bay 14th to 26th March and had an excellent time!!!
What can we say that hasn't already been said a hundred times before... the views are some of the best we have ever seen in the caribbean.
Normand and Louise were the perfect hosts, and went out of their way to be friendly and helpful.
Cheers Normand for the Pitons!!
This is the only accommodation we have stayed in, in the caribbean that actually has "HOT" water, not luke warm like even the best accomodations have.
For anyone worrying about the Discovery project down in the bay... Yes there is mess down there with the development, but where the Inn is you cannot hear or see it, and the restaurants don't suffer at night for dinner because of the work going on. Parking during the daytime down in the bay when we were there was a bit of a nightmare, but they were just finishing a car park for the contractors as we were leaving.
The people in the restaurants seemed really nice especially Chateau Mygo... you've got to try the "Red Diesel" spice rum... it'll knock your socks off :-)
The snorkelling in the smaller bay next to Marigot was absolutely superb - parrot fish, butterfly fish, squid, pufferfish, spotted moray eels to name but a few. You have to wear rock shoes to go out past the low water level, but it's worth it when you're out there. You can get them in sport shops, wall mart etc. You do not need rock shoes to go snorkelling from Doolittles restaurant, we didn't go snorkelling but saw some huge pufferfish at night from the restaurant.
The boat trip from Marigot bay down to Soufrier with Michael at the helm (arranged by Normand) was really good - real sailing and not the "cattlemarans" that sweep in and out of Marigot Bay by day. I must say that the volcano is a bit of a dissapointment - quite small. The Botanical gardens were quite good, although Mamiku gardens on the east coast were better.
Night Time in the Inn is fantastic, with amazing views overlooking the sea and boats moored for the night.
We had a fly-drive for our 12 nights there, and we thought that it was really useful to get out and about when we felt a bit too hot or tired to stay in the sun, and be able to drive to the Coal Pot Restaurant in Castries by night. We also toured the Island with the car, and that was really good, not being tied to deadlines to get on the bus/taxi etc. AND THEY DRIVE ON THE CORRECT SIDE OF THE ROAD!!! (ish).
The Pitons were really beautiful, and we had an amazing view from Ladera for sunday BBQ - that was also good (US$20 per person).
We met some really nice people staying at the Inn, and also next door.
To sum everything up, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and have not been sooo chilled on any holiday we have previously taken, and Normand and Louise rounded off the whole package for us.
Hope this helps make up your mind.
Huw and Helen
PS we haven't included picutres - they have all been done before and they don't do the Inn justice, you have to see it with your own eyes.
- 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