Paradise Bay Beach Resort & Spa
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#2 of 2 resorts in Saint David Parish
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2.6 of 5 bubbles
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Enjoy dolphin and whale watching, catamaran sailing/snorkeling, scuba diving, island tours, horseback riding, golf, massage, walks & hikes. Paradise Bay Resort & Spa makes all inclusive vacations affordable by including these high end activities! Paradise Bay offers a serene holiday, local cuisine with a French accent, personal service and a gym. Revive your senses in a hammock or ocean canoes. Relax... Get away from it all in a natural setting and views to die for.
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Carjo-cono wrote a review Jan 2008
US1 contribution5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise Bay Resort promised a lot, but delivers little. While the location is spectacular, the services and property leave one wanting. The owner does his best to provide customer service, but simply lacks the basic management skills to be in the hospitality and tourism industry. There is a large disparity in between what the website promised and what the property delivers. Room doors were jammed b/c of poor carpentry, toilets leaked, hot water hit or miss, service providers were not trained, pool was not finished, neither was the banquet area, food took an extremely long time to be plated and served...the list continues. To be fair, the resort has a lot of potential - however, I would not return until there is a change of management and leadership to help polish the property and realize it's true potential.
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Date of stay: December 2007
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Hikersinc wrote a review Jun 2008
Diego Martin2 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a three (3) day hiking adventure in Grenada where forty-six (46) hikers, stayed at Paradise Bay Resort. We chose to stay at the resort because it offers an attractive array of outdoor activities as well as being all inclusive.

The resort is located in St. David approximately 30 minutes from Pt. Saline’s Airport. Perched on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the resort consists of several villas, which are nearing completion. When completed this resort will be a premier choice for the adventure seeking traveler. Eco conscious individuals will be right at home. The giant windmill is a sight to behold.

An additional plus for the resort is its proximity to the hiking trails, kayaking opportunities, beaches and the home away from home experience.

Our host Mr. James Post was gracious, very accommodating and tried his best at all times to attend to all our needs.

The meals were basic but we enjoyed the fact most of the vegetables were grown on site. Delivery was a bit slow, we were told that in the islands on one is ever in a hurry, but with all you can possibly drink on one could complain.

One should definitely have a look at the resorts’ website before booking, what is advertised is exactly what you get.

Transfers to and from the resort were well organized, the drivers were very knowledgeable, friendly and very patriotic of their Isle.

We’ll definitely stay there again, so look out Paradise Bay.
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Date of stay: May 2008
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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DickW80 wrote a review Nov 2008
Buena Vista5 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This facility is setting a great example for using alternative energy. It should be unique, fine place to stay when finished and fully staffed.
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Date of stay: November 2008
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uvaduff wrote a review Jan 2008
Virginia1 contribution9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Views amazing, accommodations appalling!

The support staff works their hearts out, but with little to no management/guidance from the owner/operator there is only so much they can achieve.

Water (hot and cold) was intermittent and unreliable. A/C units were missing their remotes, hence, no A/C. Toilets didn't flush or even leaked onto the floor. The resort and some of the rooms are still under construction (not advertised as such).

The only redeeming thing about the resort was the scenery, which the owner had no control over (thankfully).

Grenada is a wonderful place to be, but don't risk ruining the experience by staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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chantillycpl wrote a review Jan 2008
chantilly, va2 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
“Please don’t tell anyone in the outside world about this” -- the words of Paradise Bay Resort owner James Post. What Mr. Post does not want us to tell you is he cannot deliver on anything he promises. This man is a living Walter Mitty. Had it not been for the fact we were staying at this facility to attend the wedding of our close friends’ son we would have checked out much sooner than we did.

Mr. Post’s website boasts of gourmet cuisine representing Caribbean and French cooking. A menu was never shown. Upon arrival we were served celery soup followed by diced chicken in a cream sauce over a piece of toast. Breakfast the following morning, and every morning, consisted of coffee – which took nearly 30 minutes to prepare – toast (although one morning there was no bread), and an omelet which was nothing more than plain old scrambled eggs folded in half, that tasted as if it had been prepared with lard in a rusty skillet. The Internet-advertised 7-course Sunday lunch never materialized.

Other food & beverage notes: It took more than 20-minutes to find a corkscrew. After tasting the wine we realized we would have been better off if they couldn’t locate one. No top shelf liquor is available, and mixers are limited to water, orange juice and fruit punch. No one bothered to bus the tables at night, meaning those who arrived for breakfast were greeted with tables full of dirty plates and glasses.

Now on to the accommodations: We were guaranteed via email that a suite with a king bed and pullout sofa bed would be ready for us. The king mattress was in the villa, but it was leaning against a wall. Two twin beds were in the main bedroom. The sofa bed was actually located in the suite’s entrance foyer. The only lighting in our suite was provided by three plug-in lamps. None of the wall or ceiling fixtures were in operating condition. This meant no porch lights when entering the suite at night and no lighting in the bathroom. Speaking of the bathroom, there was no mirror, no shower curtain, and no shelf or counter to store toiletries. And let’s not forget the fact there was no hot water… ever. Furniture in the suite consisted of three wicker side tables… not one dresser, no closets… we truly lived out of suitcases for three days. The villa did not have air conditioning, so you can imagine what our clothes were like after three muggy days in the Caribbean. There was no maid service so beds were never made and fresh towels never delivered.

Mr. Post brags about his resort being the only “green” resort in Grenada. Perhaps if the windmill which he claims became operational in 2006 worked that claim might be true. The windmill sits idle and electricity for the entire facility is provided by a generator which on at least one occasion went down, resulting in no water resort-wide.

As for Mr. Post’s ability to host a wedding: Our villa was located next to the pavilion where the reception would be held. We noticed that 36 hours before the reception there were no toilets or sinks installed in the pavilion, and no doors on what were to be the rests rooms. Hookups were eventually completed, but the toilets were not flushable! It wasn’t until an hour before the wedding was to begin that an electrician installed the grounding rod to establish electric service at the pavilion.

We had the opportunity to review the menu prior to the reception. While one or two of the courses were actually served, the others were nothing like what was on the menu. Additionally, the amount of time between courses was inexcusable and many of the local guests left before the main course was served because it was getting late.

24 hours after the event not one effort had been made to clean the pavilion. Tables were still covered with linens. Glasses, plates and beer and wine bottles littered the area. Open cartons of orange juice had been left out on the bar overnight and the entire following day. One has to wonder if they were disposed of or put back into service.

The Paradise Bay website claims there is a gym with all major exercise equipment along with Aerobics, Tai-bo and Kickboxing. None of that exists. There was no water in the swimming pool or hot tub, and no sauna or steam bath, as indicated on Caribbean Travel & Life’s Website. The two beaches, while wonderful to look at from your verandah, were not conducive to swimming. The resort does not even provide beach chairs.

It is possible that one day Paradise Bay will be able to deliver on what it promises, but not with James Post in control. Until that day comes, it is our recommendation to look elsewhere. We spent our last night in Grenada at The Flamboyant and highly recommend you spend all your nights there.
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Minnes0taGal wrote a review Feb 2008
Portland, Oregon68 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I just returned from 7 nights at Paradise Bay. We had a delightful stay during our time on the island. We were leery about many of the bad reviews that had been posted from the wedding, but based on our observations they were grossly over-exaggerated. I think the best way to describe this place would be more like a large bed-and-breakfast, as it has a very personalized, family vibe to it. James Post is a past European business exec with an impressive background who wanted to open a resort in his retirement. He has a background in renewable energy and an interest in sustainability- hence the windmill, organic gardens, etc... The other members of the staff are Christina, the masseuse and Melvin, the College intern from Holland. Some local staff come during the weekdays to garden, etc., but it’s primarily those 3 doing the main hotel duties (cooking, cleaning, serving, etc). I’m breaking down my thoughts into various categories for easy reading. Here goes:

Grenada- The island is absolutely stunning. Lush rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, and various topographies throughout the island. It has a little bit of everything, which makes it very appealing. We barely saw any tourists during our stay. It is truly an undiscovered gem that hasn’t been exploited by tourism yet (unlike the rest of the Caribbean). As for the hurricane’s impact, they are about 90% recovered from it, so that should not prevent you from coming. This island has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and safest in the Caribbean. Our experience affirmed that for us. We are already discussing our return.

Property- The property is located about 45 minutes from the airport/Grand Anse Beach (which is the main tourist area). We liked being away from the tourist zone, as it gave us a chance to see the local culture and have a more private experience of the island. The property that James owns is UNBELIEVABLE. Even in the bad reviews on trip advisor they couldn’t deny the beauty of the location. The resort sits nestled high on a cliff with dramatic views over a rugged coastline. We would sit out on our veranda and stare at it for hours. That being said, it’s on the Atlantic side of the ocean, so some of the beaches near the resort were swimmable and some were not. If you’re really a big swimmer, I would go down to Grand Anse for the day. There was also a lot of wind, which was good during the day when it was really hot, but could get cool at night. The villas were charming and quaint. We saw no bugs and felt that it was very clean overall. No complaints. We had our daily massage on the veranda so that we could enjoy the ocean. That was one of the highlights of our stay. I also enjoyed using the Jacuzzi on the veranda as well. We enjoyed champagne in it one evening. I would recommend yoga or pilates on the veranda for anyone who practices (I suggested that James invest in some mats for guests’ use).

All-inclusive- The all-inclusive is a remarkable value. For $150 a person we enjoyed a daily massage, a tour, unlimited alcohol, our room, and 3 home-style meals. All our transportation was provided to and from the tours. I was so thankful that we didn’t have to worry about transportation, as the road infrastructure is really poor. They drive on the left hand side of the road, there are chickens, cows, and stray goats often crossing and there are NO street signs. Do NOT rent a car unless you absolutely have to… here are the things we did during our 7 day stay (all were included in the all-inclusive price):

-Whale watching tour- 4 hour cruise from Grand Anse, we saw over 30 whales, many right next to our boat, absolutely stunning, a must-do (James takes care of transportation to all activities).
-Snorkeling/Sailing catamaran Ride- 4 hour cruise from Grand Anse, loved the sailing part of it, the snorkeling was a little murky due to a recent storm. Tons of fun.
-Horseback ride- We had a privately guided horseback ride through a national park. I loved that we weren’t part of a group of 30 or more! The views were stunning.
-Northern Island Tour- It was fun to see the island, but the day does involve a lot of driving. We stopped in several towns, saw a Cocoa plantation, went to a nutmeg factory, a remote beach, a crater lake and a fish fry in a local village. This day gave me the best look at local life in Grenada.
-Mt. Carmel- WOW! I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in my life, but this one was the most stunning. As I’ve mentioned before, we were once again the ONLY ONES here. It was so enjoyable to have James bring us there so we could relax and enjoy it all by ourselves. Usually when you’re at locations like these you’re surrounded by 100 other tourists snapping pictures, which distracts from the beauty. It was all ours though and I loved every minute of it.
-Marlmont Walk- My boyfriend went off on this walk by himself one morning. I’m not a big hiker, but it was one of his favorite parts of the trip. The beaches you go to are all secluded, so it’s a great get-away. Request the lunch pack from James and you can make a day of it!
The week was very full and we tried to fit in as much as we could while still enjoying a vacation pace.

Food/Drinks- During the week Vicky (a Grenadian) will often cook breakfast and lunch. We indulged in a common Grenadian dish, Roti, for several meals. Try it- you’ll love it! James usually cooked dinner and Melvin served. James has a background in restaurants as well and is a wonderful cook. It was some of the best food I’ve had in a long time. Dinners reminded me of Europe, they’re slow drawn-out affairs where you enjoy each other’s company. There are 4 courses each night and dinner typically takes 2-3 hours. We brought cards each night and played in between courses. The meal option is based on whatever is most fresh that day. We often had lobster and fish caught that morning. The vegetables and fruit from the organic garden were the best I’ve ever tasted. That being said, there aren’t a lot of choices, so if you’re a picky eater, you may not be happy…. In addition because it’s a developing country, some things weren’t easily available at grocery stores or they’d be out of things Americans might consider staples: like lettuce, bacon, orange juice, etc. If you can be flexible though, you’ll be in fine shape. Request a crepe for breakfast- you’ll be glad you did! Budget 1 hour for breakfast, 1-2 for lunch and 2-3 for dinner. It’s a fun part of the experience though and there’s no other real nightlife on that side of the island.

Massages- This was one of the best parts of the trip. Christina is a massage therapist from London. She was as good as anyone I’ve had in the states. I enjoyed a one hour massage for 7 days in a row. My body felt the best it has in years…

Flights- It can be challenging to find an easy way to get here. We had to take 4 connections and our bags didn’t make it until a few days later due to a snowstorm in Chicago. Air Jamaice offers good deals though and James will help you find the easiest route. It's worth the headache, but plan carefully...

Challenges- Grenada is a developing country and nothing happens quickly. Electricity or hot water may go out briefly, but James’ staff will get right on it. That’s just the nature of where you are. Many things on the property are in progress, due to challenges that come up during building. James had such fascinating stories about all the roadblocks he’s run into trying to get the windmill and pavilion built. That being said, it’s still a fabulous experience, despite some of it being in progress. You’re in a remote location- which has some challenges, but amazing rewards if you can be flexible. We never could have afforded all we experienced had we not gotten the all-inclusive package. The massages alone would have been worth $700. We thoroughly enjoyed the activities we did, got great service, ate like kings, and saw a private, intimate side of local culture that most people don’t get. If you can be flexible with small hiccups, then you will reap the rewards of this wonderful place. Feel free to contact me if you want further opinions/feedback. I want more people to have the same great experience we did.
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Date of stay: February 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BooksandBonbons wrote a review Jan 2008
Oakton, VA2 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The web site looked phenomenal! Trip advisor reviews waxed poetic. We were all excited. The views were unbelievable BUT:
* The infrastructure of the resort was not ready for the guests despite continued reassurances by the owner, James Post.
*The bed in our "Suite" was on the floor.
* There were no countertops on the cabinets or appliances in the "kitchen.'
*There was no furniture in the "Living room."
*There was intermittent electricity and running water and only one day of hot water.
*We had room service only 1 of the 5 days we were there. We had to get our own fresh towels from the laundry and empty our own trash daily. We cleaned our room and bathroom halfway through our visit by "borrowing" cleaning supplies from the "management."
* The toilet began leaking on the 3rd day. The "management's" solution was to give us extra towel to put on the bathroom floor!
* For breakfast we were offered eggs or toast or toast or eggs. After waiting 20 minutes for a cup of coffee, we'd wait another 20 minutes for cream and sugar!
*When arriving in the restaurant each morning, we found the tables still set with the soiled plates, dishes, etc.from the night before. The kitchen was even worse! All of the cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc, were pilled up everywhere!
*We were there for a wedding reception. The location was beautiful, BUT:
* The party pavilion (site of the reception) was still under construction the morning of the wedding!
* Sinks were installed with no running water. One of the two toilets was not even installed! The pool and jacuzzi were empty, a very dangerous situation for all guests especially the small children!
* there was no place to prepare the food. It was prepared at the main house, trucked down to the pavilion and plated on the floor!
* Most of the guest had left before the dinner was even served at 10:30 PM! Most guests missed the cake cutting first dance, and toasts. BE VERY CAREFUL BEFORE BOOKING AT THIS RESORT! THE POTENTIAL IS THERE BUT......
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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djdac wrote a review Jan 2008
San Diego, California1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
On the nineteenth of December 2007 at about nine thirty PM, we arrived at Paradise Bay Resort. The rooms were not ready, and after waiting for over two hours to get into our rooms, two of the suites that our guests had booked and made payment on were still unavailable. This resulted in my husband and me sharing our honeymoon suite with one of our guests for the night.

When we finally got settled into our rooms, there were no clean towels or soap, and all the rooms at the hotel were still under construction; they all had unfinished kitchenettes and minimal furniture (no beds!). Some of our guests were complaining about their clothes being ruined from wet paint on the walls in their rooms, while some had to clean their bathrooms because they were in such a deplorable condition.

For our entire stay, there were problems with the water heater and consistent lack of water and electricity. None of the Jacuzzis as advertised were working. On the day of our wedding, the ceremony was delayed for over an hour because there was no water or electricity for the bridal party to get ready.

As far as the wedding reception dinner, James Post (owner/manager of the resort) did not follow the timeline on our wedding program given to him in advance. The happy hour service with hors d’oeuvres before the reception dinner was not provided. Mr. Post kept pushing alcoholic beverages with no food for two hours. We had guests that were diabetic, while others were just annoyed that there was no food provided in a timely manner, which resulted in about forty percent of our guests leaving before the main course and the important reception activities of cutting the cake, toasting the bride and groom, and the wedding dances. All of these events were set back by several hours.

The location of the reception dinner was still under construction, and the pool that was advertised on the website did not exist; it was unfinished with no signs to warn our guests, such that anyone could easily fall into its 12-foot concrete depths. There were no kitchen facilities, and so the food was prepared at a separate location and then transported by Mr. Post's personal vehicle to the reception area. The food and the plates were placed on the floor because Mr. Post did not have a table to serve from, and most of the dishes wound up being served to us cold. Due to the mishandling and temperature abuse of the food, there was a foodborne illness outbreak that resulted in many of our guests--including my husband and myself--suffering from vomiting and diarrhea.
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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Josh C wrote a review Jan 2008
Washington DC, District of Columbia26 contributions18 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't be misled by the promises of James Post (owner of the resort) or the depiction on his web site ([--]). The resort has none of the amenities promised, and the service and hospitality are horrible.

Nothing about the place is finished (e.g., no gym, no pool, no beach bar & grill, no in-suite kitchens, etc.). There was only one full-time staff member to cater to my guests (26 total), and he was only an intern from Holland who had arrived a week prior to our stay at the resort.

We went to Paradise Bay to celebrate our wedding, and the only reason it wasn't a disaster was due to our excellent wedding coordinator (Ann Thomas). Everything was under construction, and nothing worked properly (e.g., electricity and water cut out about half the time).

This review would be four pages long if I included all of the grievances I have with the resort, so I must simply reiterate that no traveler should ever go to the Paradise Bay Resort. In the end, we cut our stay short and moved to a different resort (The Flamboyant Hotel) on the other side of the island. Despite all of the terrible problems, James Post refuses to refund any money, and I have taken up a dispute with my credit card company.
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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search41 wrote a review Jan 2008
United States1 contribution6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise Bay offers NO SERVICE, no amenities, poorly kept landscaping, broken light fixtures, junk scattered around the grounds, incomplete rooms, no hot water, no water, electricity shortages, bad food, decaying architecture (termites in restaurant) and in general is an awful place.

The purpose of our stay was to attend a wedding at the Paradise Bay Pavilion on December 22, 2007. The Pavilion was down right dangerous. It featured an empty pool and hot tub area with nothing to block the access. Anyone could have easily fallen into the 8-10 foot deep empty pool.

The sole bathroom had a toilet that did not flush (service for 50 people). Although the view was spectacular and the beach wedding equally impressive, the food and service at the wedding was dreadful.

The “Pavilion” does not have a functioning kitchen so food was driven down from the main house. It was served cold and sporadically. Many guests left before dinner was served as the wait was very long. Other guests (including my wife) became ill the next day and blamed the inadequate food temperature control for their illness. Fortunately I took one small taste of the fish entry (cold and boney) and did not eat anything else.

The Paradise Bay website stated, “Each resort suite has a small complete kitchen”. Our room had kitchen cabinets (no countertops) and open spaces where perhaps a complete kitchen might be placed. We did not have a kitchen. The room was incomplete with the mattress resting on the floor, no frame. During our stay we experienced no hot water, no electricity, no air conditioning, and twice no water at all. At 6:45 AM one morning I had to wake up the “marketing intern” as we had no water to flush our toilet.

In addition there was no maid service. Bed linens were not changed, the room never cleaned, “fresh" towels came once and were hung on the front door to our room. Although the door to the room was functional, it required a good hard shoulder or solid kick to open. The room did not have a phone, clock, or ceiling fan (although wiring was exposed).

Regarding the cuisine, the website stated, “Local foodies make a journey to have lunch at our specialty restaurant…Aloe Vera’s gourmet cuisine; Frangipani Beach Restaurant Bar and Grill..serves local foods right on the beach”. In reality neither Aloe Vera’s nor Frangipani exists. The “restaurant” consists of one part time cook who serves anything but gourmet food. There is no menu, no selection etc. At breakfast I was served an omelet that was so rancid I ran from the room and spit it over the railing.

A typical meal would go like this: Sit and wait, order coffee, sit and wait, coffee arrives, ask for cream or sugar, sit and wait, cream arrives, sit and wait, sugar arrives. Order breakfast, sit and wait, toast arrives, sit and wait, butter and jelly arrives, sit and wait, eggs arrive, sit and wait, fork and napkin arrive.

The Paradise Bay Resort is not a resort. It is a figment of the owner’s imagination.

The staff consists of James Post, the owner, part time cook Vicki, a part time worker Rocky and a Dutch marketing intern, Melvin. The marketing intern arrived a week prior to our arrival and was railroaded into duties he had never performed before i.e. waiting tables, bartending, handy man, plumber, electrician and other menial tasks. He was actually the most accommodating part of the experience though we couldn’t understand what any of these tasks had to do with his internship.

Our experience was so depressing that we found new accommodations in St George and left before expected. While the vision might be there, the reality of a “resort” is not.
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Date of stay: December 2007
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Conveniently located restaurants include Armadillo Restaurant, Belmont Estate Restaurant - Grenada, and Helena's.
Are there any historical sites close to Paradise Bay Beach Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mt. Rich Carib Stone Interpretation Center (1.7 km), Carib's Leap (5.2 km), and Revolutionary Relic Planes (5.4 km).
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