Fodor's Expert Review Saltwhistle Bay Club

on Saltwhistle Bay, , Mayreau, VC0460, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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

The little cottages here are so cleverly hidden among the 22 acres of palm and sea grape trees that fringe Saltwhistle Bay that sailors need binoculars to be sure they're there at all. Tom and Undine Potter purchased this idyllic spot in 1977, cleared the land just enough to build four double bungalows out of stone and wood, and opened for business in 1979. Gorgeous Saltwhistle Bay is a half-moon of crystal-clear water rimmed by almost a mile of sandy-white beach at the northern tip of Mayreau. Each roomy cottage accommodates two people and is decked out with wooden shutters, ceiling fans, and a circular stone shower. You can dry your hair on the breezy second-story verandah atop each bungalow. At the restaurant, individual dining cabanas with stone tables and seats are protected from sun (and the occasional raindrop) by thatched roofs. You can relish turtle steak, duckling, lobster, and à la carte lunches that may feature lobster salad, a fish sandwich, or even a perfectly prepared BLT. Guests are met at Union Island's airport and transported to Mayreau by launch.

PROS

  • delightfully natural
  • great anchorage
  • all-day dining
  • fabulous beach

CONS

  • extremely remote—especially for landlubbers
  • cottages need updating

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Views
Quiet
On the beach
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 784-458–8444

HOTEL DETAILS

8 units
Rate Includes: Closed Sept. and Oct., Some meals

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