Fodor's Expert Review Grand View Beach Hotel

Indian Bay Rd., Arnos Vale, St. Vincent, VC0274, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

The unobstructed view of the Grenadines from this stylish, friendly, family-run hotel perched on a very private promontory is very grand indeed. In the 1940s, Tony Sardine's family purchased 8 acres on a beautiful point of land overlooking Indian Bay; they used the great house—once a cotton-drying house—as a private residence until 1964, when it became the Grand View Hotel. Rooms are large and attractively furnished with antiques; most offer sweeping vistas of the Grenadines. Luxury rooms have broad terraces with ocean views, particularly striking at sunset; two honeymoon suites have king beds and whirlpool tubs. Hallways and walls are filled with the artwork of Caroline Sardine, the owners' daughter. Guests and locals alike enjoy drinks at the Sundowner Bar, Caribbean cuisine at Wilkie's restaurant, and daytime snacks on the beach at the Grand View Grill. Sailboats and windsurfing and snorkeling equipment are complimentary, but you have to hike down a rather steep hill to reach Indian Bay Beach.

PROS

  • beautiful sunset views
  • on-site amenities include a pool, squash court, gym, and yoga classes
  • children are welcome

CONS

  • steep hike down to the beach
  • a rental car would be helpful
  • breakfast offered but it costs extra

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalViews
Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 784-458–4811

HOTEL DETAILS

21 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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