The unobstructed view of the Grenadines from this stylish, family-run hotel perched on a very private promontory is very grand indeed. In the 1940s, Tony Sardine's family purchased an 8 acres on a beautiful point of land overlooking Indian Bay and used the great house as a private residence until 1965, when it became the Grand View Hotel. But the property has a much longer history: In the 1700s, the area had been Wilkie's Battery, which supported Ft. Duvernette just behind
Young Island. And in the 1870s, the main building on the property was converted to a cotton-drying house. Rooms are attractive and comfortable, but not fussy; most offer sweeping vistas of the Grenadines. Luxury rooms have broad terraces with ocean views; two honeymoon suites have king beds and whirlpool tubs. Hallways and walls are filled with the artwork of Caroline Sardine, the owners' daughter, who operates the Little Art Gallery at the hotel's beachside Grand View Grill. Guests and locals enjoy drinks at the Sundowner Bar and West Indian and Continental-style cuisine at Wilkie's restaurant. Sailboats and windsurfing and snorkeling equipment are complimentary, but you have to hike down a rather steep hill to reach Indian Bay Beach.
Villa, St. Vincent, VC0274, St. Vincent and the Grenadines