2 independent reviews for Grenada nature holiday

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review 1 Jul 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Beaing in the Caribbean.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Travel by bus if you can -- it's quite easy and it's great to mix in with the locals.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I do think it benefited local people because there were lots of people employed at my hotel. However, I don't think it reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was wonderfully restful, which is exactly what I went for.

review 26 Oct 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Flying in the very small plane from Grenada to Carriacou - on a flight we were very lucky to get, as the agency had actually had us taken to the airport - with boat tickets.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Allow for the fact that communication between agencies [and between colleagues , in Grenada] may well be flawed. Check details you'd assume you'd never have to check - e.g. is the pick-up time 6.45am or 7.45am? [we had written confirmation of both times], and why are we going to the airport when you've left us only boat tickets? And, if you say you're collecting us at the airport, could you tell the designated taxi driver - or allow us to deal with him directly?

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Thanks to the commission given to local guide in Grenada, Vaughan Francis, we became involved in the conservation work at Blue Horizons, talking to the owner about his future plans, and encouraging other travellers to use this resort, and support his work. We are in touch with Vaughan, for the same reasons. He also pointed out to us the development of new resorts, which could damage eco-systems. We are writing to the government on Grenada and to developers, raising these issues. We also made sure that we used local businesses, eg the diving companies.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. As we're seasoned travellers, we were able to get over the glitches. We would not return to Sugar Bay in Barbados. Although the facilities are good, the staff excellent, and the food reasonably good, there is a baffling regime of 'entertainment' which involves very, VERY loud bands and singers. My husband's birthday dinner was ruined by the fact that we couldn't have a conversation at all, and couldn't hear the waitresses, who couldn't hear us. This happened most nights we were there. We didn't choose the calm of a beautiful island to be stuck in some kind of grim karaoke bar....................

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your holiday. It is invaluable to us to know how everybody got on when away, whether it is good or bad. We discuss all feedback and use it for the ongoing development of our itineraries and service, together with that of our hotel and guide partners on the islands. We will certainly follow up on the communication ‘glitches’ that you experienced in Grenada. We are so pleased that you enjoyed spending time with Vaughan Francis and became involved in the conservation work at Blue Horizons, which is a hotel that we always recommend for this tour and has been a favourite of our clients for many years. Vaughan is one of our star guides and certainly helps bring the Grenada Nature Tour to life. It is disappointing to hear that Sugar Bay in Barbados did not live up to your memories of past family holidays. This hotel was an add-on to the Grenada Nature Tour, as requested by you and is not a hotel that we usually suggest. Thank you for the feedback, which we will take on board for future clients.

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