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Ngoma anchored in Tobago Quays - 8hrs north of Grenada
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Ngoma anchored in Tobago Quays - 8hrs north of Grenada
Ngoma anchored in Tobago Quays - 8hrs north of Grenada
Turtle watching
Underwater Sculpture Park - Grenada
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Tobago cays:  island beach
Prickly Bay  Beach Grenada
St Georges Grenada
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
St. George's, Saint George Parish, Grenada

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jmcdowall
Arkansas
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Something Special”
Reviewed 1 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We were excited to have the opportunity to stay on the catamaran Ngoma and weren't disappointed. Ngoma was a handsome vessel maintained in tip top shape by owners Robin and Sandra Smallwood, who took care of everything as we sailed, swam, snorkeled, read (my husband brags that he read 3 books) and caught up on our sleep. We boarded in Bequia, stayed a day waiting for diesel to be available (island time...) and moved to Mayreau, then Tobago Quays, then Union Island. The scenery and water were sublime. Snorkeling so wonderful. Lobster dinner prepared and served by locals on the beach in the Quays was a treat. Other meals were prepared by Sandra on board. She is an accomplished cook and we were treated to a varied menu and well prepared food. I was so impressed with what she was able to do given the limited space available. We were aboard 8 days and could have stayed another week. Accommodations were comfortable.

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Liked best: Sailing and snorkeling in the Grenadines
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jul 2016
Thank you Judy for your review. Robin and I appreciate it. We enjoyed your company on board and still miss you both. Our first Arkansas guests and what a great couple.

Take care and go well

Robin and Sandra
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Reinhardu...
Augsburg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We felt comfortable, like we were together with the family on go.”
Reviewed 8 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

t was our second trip on the Yacht Ngoma.
It was again a stay in this beautiful corner of the world with real friends.
It was again a wonderful stay. We felt comfortable, like we were together with the family on go.
Sandra and Robin, we thank you for this beautyful days.
We could imagine no better hosts.
Keep you healthy and happy. We will keep in touch.
Someday we will sail with your own boat. Sandra and Robin, you will be always in our mind.
All the best
Marion and Reinhard

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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Management Response
18 Jul 2016
Dear Marion and Reinhard,

It was wonderful to have you on board again and such fun!

I was happy the weather was good for snorkelling and loved watching you both in the water. So relaxed and competent.

I hope that your sailing training in Germany is going well and look forward to hearing how you are getting along with it.

Best wishes,
Sandra and Robin
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karen m
Windsor, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations”
Reviewed 7 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My husband and I spent 9 glorious days on the yacht Ngoma with Sandra and Robin. We are well travelled and have been to the Caribbean on numerous occasions. This trip was by far the best vacation we have ever experienced. Our only regret was that we only booked for 9 days.
The yacht is exactly as shown and was perfect for a couple. Loads of space and the private head was a very nice touch.
Sandra's food was outstanding. Each meal was better than the one before. The food was obtained at the local markets and so was fresh and unique. Sandra went out of her way to introduce us to fruit and vegetables we had never before tasted. This was a true "eating experience".
We went to numerous islands including Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Sandy and Union Island and Bequi. Each had its own charm and it would be difficult to say which was the best.
The snorkeling was much better than we anticipated and was the highlight of out trip. It was like being in your own Nemo.
I would highly recommend the Yacht Ngoma for your next vacation. You will not be disappointed. We always felt safe and secure with Robin's sailing expertise and his caution and respect for the ocean.
Sandra and Robin are perfect hosts and have a way of making you feel so very comfortable and at home on their yacht. They are an amazing couple who go out of their way to share their Caribbean home and experiences.
It was for us the trip of a lifetime. We are already looking forward to our next years adventure on the Ngoma.

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Liked best: The entire experience was outstanding.
Liked least: There was nothing not to like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jul 2016
Dear Karen and Tim,

I have already thanked you for your review - but this is the "official" thank you. I am not very good with my computer skills and am only finding out things that, really, I should have been aware of before.

Thank you for coming to stay, we loved having you on board and hope that your next trip will not be too far off.

Take care and go well,

Sandra and Robin
Yacht Ngoma
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Glenda R
Marietta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Best Sailing Trip Ever”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We recently sailed again with Robin and Sandra aboard their 42' catamaran the Ngoma. We went out with them from Bequia down to the Tobago Cays where we anchored for a couple of days to snorkel, before sailing on to Union Island for our trip back. This was a fantastic time. Robin and Sandra are a delightful couple. I felt perfectly safe with Robin at the helm, and I actually put on weight with Sandra's fabulous cooking. Their company over meals was a true delight. They are such wonderful people with such interesting histories.

The sailing was wonderful as was the snorkeling. I really appreciated how conscientious Robin was, making certain we knew all the safety protocols, as well as making certain we were strong swimmers before he allowed us out to snorkel. He even gave us a few tips to improve our time out.

Finally, just have to say, there's nothing more pleasant than sleeping on a boat. Rocking with the waves lulled me into the deepest sleeps I've had in a long time.

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Liked best: Time with great people on a boat
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Jul 2016
Dear Glenda and Ted,

So glad you enjoyed your second stay with us as much as we did.
We still remember the enjoyment you brought to us, Miss you both.

Robin and Sandra
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wandererS...
sheffield
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A worthwhile experience”
Reviewed 19 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

The Skipper is Robin and the First Mate is Sandra. Robin takes care of everything to do with the boat. and its dinghy. Sandra is an expert cook and, may I say, "Assistant Sailor & General Helper".
If you want to find out what is involved in owning and sailing a 40ft catamaran then this is your chance. The best part of our 6 days aboard was the extremely convivial atmosphere. This professionally run boat was a pleasure to be on.
As a 17 stone 70 year old unfit townie, I found it difficult to adjust to our cabin and tiny bathroom below ..... It was a little easier for my wife. However, one must remember that this yacht is what it is and not much different to others of the same size. The seas during sailing can on occasions be rough for landlubbers. Sandra's remedies are on offer but I would advise also taking over the counter medication for sea sickness. Robin is a most understanding skipper and a seaman who takes no chances. Alcoholic drinks are not part of the all inclusive ticket and carry a standard charge of 5 EC for a beer and 10 EC for spirits or wines. Soft drinks are free.
For keen snorkelers there is plenty of opportunity. This trip is an antidote to a hotel stay. These 2 lovely people make your stay worthwhile. My compliments to both of them for their boundless energy.

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Liked best: The banter
Liked least: Space beneath deck
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jan 2016
Thank you for taking the trouble to review your stay with us. We enjoyed having you on board and hope that you benefitted from the trip. Take care and go well. Sandra and Robin.
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