In a laid-back environment on a quiet hillside estate on the easternmost point of Windward Bay, four colorful gingerbread cottages are within earshot of one another but partially hidden by trees and other foliage. Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen and sleeps up to four—one has a "guest" annex that would be perfect for a couple of teenagers. Meals are served by reservation or prearrangement—if you want your freshly caught fish grilled, for example. The cottages were lovingly built, one by one, by owner Dave Goldhill, an expat American who opened Bayaleau (bee-ah-loo) in 1992. Goldhill has a 28-foot boat called Mostly Harmless, also built on the premises, which he uses to take guests on snorkeling trips to the Tobago Cays and half- or full-day excursions throughout the Grenadines. Take a hike, borrow an ocean kayak, watch the birds, or, for something completely different, enjoy a donkey trek—from three hours to five days.
Windward, Carriacou, Grenada