WE LOVE HOTELS

Welcome to our hotel review pages. A place of hospitality conjures a feeling of sanctuary and escape. A destination where we can relax after the rigours of the day. A place we can refresh our bodies and our senses and a day later, perhaps, alight to the world outside with a new feeling of purpose. What would we do without the ubiquitous hotel? We will feature hotels that we know, that we have supplied or that we simply love. 

QUINTESSENCE HOTEL

A tropical grand mansion in Anguilla, British West Indies

A tropical grand mansion in Anguilla, British West Indies

The Quintessence Hotel is described by its owner as a ‘Tropical Grand Mansion’ and few would dispute that. Exquisite in every manner from its architecture, gorgeous gardens, luxuriously opulent and relaxing interiors, first class service and cuisine. And then, if that were insufficient temptation to spend a week on holiday, there is the view and that beach. Long Bay is arguably the finest beach in Anguilla and that means the entire Caribbean, no really. A fine flour like textural sand squishes beneath the feet as soft as you will ever experience in your lifetime, crystal clear waters with the aquamarine glinting the little fish in the shallows as the sun bounces off the gentle tidal sway. It is quite simply, paradise.

Long Bay, Anguilla, British West Indies photographed on a busy day.

Long Bay, Anguilla, British West Indies photographed on a busy day.

 

COCO REEF RESORT & SPA

The languorously divine approach to Coco Reef Resort & Spa, Crown Point, Tobago, West Indies

The languorously divine approach to Coco Reef Resort & Spa, Crown Point, Tobago, West Indies

A sanctuary if ever there was one, Coco Reef Resort & Spa sits on a bluff in Tobago, West Indies. A tropical paradise less than 100 miles off the coast of South America but sitting proudly next to its sister island Trinidad in the Caribbean Sea.

The property has won the coveted World Travel Award 'Caribbean's Leading Hotel' for 2014 and indeed has done so a remarkable 10 times in succession. 

The hotel owner once remarked 'the furniture manufactured by Larimar looks as good today as it did the day it was delivered 15 years ago'. That statement was made 10 years ago and still the furniture remains in use. John R. Jefferis, a previous Caribbean Hotel Association President, ensures his Tobagonian masterpiece continues to deliver exceptional service, cuisine and comfort thanks in major part to long standing Manager Eric Feniet.

A private white powder beach and the understated elegance are innate characteristics of Coco Reef

A private white powder beach and the understated elegance are innate characteristics of Coco Reef