My partner and I stayed at the Lodge over Christmas 2012.
During our 'orientation' trip around part of the island on our first morning, our host Mark told us a little of the history of the place, and explained why the ridge on which the Lodge sits is called - Morne Jaloux' which means 'jealous hill'. The reason why other residents have always been envious of this location is the lovely cooling breezes that are a feature.
That is not the only reason why visitors to the Lodge should be envied!
This really is the most delightful place, a quite unique holiday experience, from the comfortable and characterful accommodation, to the wonderful views all around the island, the exotic gardens, lovely company of our hosts and fellow guests, and of course the fabulous vegan meals, taken on the terrace. Dinner is a highlight of every day, by candlelight and to a soundtrack of cicadas, tree frogs, and an amazing selection of Mark's music.
The Lodge comes highly praised by previous visitors, and it does not disappoint, from the moment you are collected at the airport and whisked away to Morne Jaloux, high above capital city, St Georges.
Grenada is a beautiful tropical island, and many visitors come to the hotels along the beach or arrive for a brief visit via the large cruise ships that regularly appear in the bay.
But staying at the Lodge is a way to experience more of the real Grenada and its lovely people. It is situated among private houses, and the neighbours greet you whenever you go out for a walk. Staying at the Lodge also means that you probably need to use the local buses to get around, and that is an experience not to be missed!!
If you want a restful, interesting, exotic, romantic, friendly holiday, with delicious vegan food, the Lodge is for you. Oh, and we didn't even have much trouble from the mosquitoes!