In Grenada:

We recommend the Kalinago Beach Resort.  It is on a quiet  beach just south of Grand Anse.  There is a restaurant attached , a swim-up bar  in a lovely pool.  The  Kalinago is beachfront, and easy access.  They provide free  beach towels, chaise lounges, and kayaks.  There is a nice dinner on the beach on Saturdays. THe rates are good, with a Windjammer  discount. Meal plans are available.

In St Lucia:

One of the top-ranked hotels in the world is the Ladera. The rooms have only 3-walls, and are open to some of the best views  you will ever see.  There is an attached 5-Star restaurant, the Dasheene.  Expensive, (purchase a  meal plan!) but a fantastic place to stay. VIsit the website to get a real appreciation of Ladera! For most people, this is a once-in-a-lifetime stay. We prefer once a year.


In Tortola:

For our last Sail WIndjammer trip on Mandalay, we left from Roadtown Tortola. Maria’s By The Sea is in the middle of town, between the Cruise Ship Dock, and the Ferry Dock. Both are within easy walking distance, less than 5 minutes. Mandalay launches land at the ferry dock.

Maria’s rooms are typical comfortable Caribbean style, with a balcony. Request a sea view room, which looks out on the bay. There is a nice pool, restaurant and bar, all with a view of the ocean.  Many of the patrons we saw were sailors, waiting for their boat rental to begin.  The pictures on their web site fairly represent the rooms we had for our one night stay. The Government Center is next door, so I imagine they have lots of business and official travelers, as well as meetings.

The staff was very helpful, especially since we had a missing bag, as did 2 other couples. They checked often with the airline, and when it arrived, found us at breakfast to let us know it arrived.  The restaurant has great view of the bay, and the bar also served drinks out by the pool.

We had flown to San Juan on Southwest, and then Cape Air to Beef Island. Cape Air flies Cessna 209c, a 8 seat passenger plane (9 if a passenger sits in the co-pilots seat). There are many flights a day to Tortola,  and they routinely bump luggage to a later flight for space and weight considerations. Ours was one of them  It did arrive the next morning, one of the reasons we always fly at least a day early. We would certainly stay there again if our travels take us to the BVI’s again.