Press and Testimonials

We’ve had a mention in the following publications:

Newspapers and Magazines

The Independent, The Sunday Times, (who chose us as one of 8 of the ‘world’s best homestay holidays’), Wanderlust magazine, Der Spiegel.

Guide Books

Bradt Guide to Grenada, Footprint and The Good Alternative Travel Guide.  bradt

Rough Guide included us in their book ‘Great Escapes: 500 Unforgettable Travel Experiences’ – see below

 

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Get back to the roots, Grenada

Impromptu parties are a regular occurrence in the Caribbean: often kicking off in the middle of the street, with heavy bass beats booming out of huge speakers, accompanied by dancing and liberal doses of local rum. Trouble is, you never know when and where they’re happening – unless you’re staying with a local. Homestays Grenada organizes stays with families all across Grenada – from the picturesque harbour of St George and the long Grande Anse beach to the remote northern village of Sauteurs. Closely involved in the daily life of the home and the community, guests will be treated like a member of the family. Homestays Grenada also runs a variety of “Roots Tours”, which range from a traditional Rastafarian picnic and a visit to local artists to demonstrations of herbal medicine. You could even learn how to play the steel drums – your own noisy contribution to those spontaneous shindigs.

Most of the homes are on the main island of Grenada although there’s also one on Petite Martinique. For details see www.homestaysgrenada.com.

 

Local heroes

For an insight into local culture, book lodgings with a family through a company such as Homestays Grenada (07429 540 849; homestaysgrenada.com), and join in activities including Caribbean cookery and steel-pan lessons.

The Independent, 2012

 

 

 

The best place to soak up the real Caribbean is Grenada. The organisation ‘Homestays Grenada’ offers around 20 friendly homes on the lush main island of Grenada, plus the neighbouring islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Expect to be thoroughly immersed in the local lifestyle.

Wanderlust magazine
April 2009

And here’s what some of our guests had to say about Homestays.

 

I just wanted to thank you for providing a wonderful holiday with such an excellent host.  I was very well cared for and the house and gardens were beautiful. Hillary not only fed me well, but also took time off, in her busy schedule, to take me around a few times.  We had a great deal in common as we are both members of the Methodist church and I was able to attend her beautiful little church in the hills. I hope you keep will up the business because it is a splendid way to enjoy your holiday especially if you are on your own.
Sheila Gardner, London, U.K. , March 2013
In short: we a had great experience with Tereen and Larry. They made us feel at home, treated us like friends and really put in a great deal of effort to show us the island and things special about Grenada.  It was amazing that Tereen took us around the island for an entire day. We will surely stay in touch with them. Thank you for helping us chose a homestay and for contributing to one of our nicest experiences in our backpacking Caribbean journey.
Miki  and Lina from Germany, August 2012
It was excellent, I had a fantastic time. Thank you for all your assistance.
Cheryl-Ann Kurban, Trinidad and Tobago, 2012
“We had a superb time with the John’s, it simply couldn’t have been better. They taught us so much about their plants and were so helpful with my numerous questions about Grenadian life. Thank you so much for arranging our stay. We’re having fun showing our photos and sharing stories of our time immersed in the friendly culture of Grenada with our family and friends.”
Roberta and Ben Prince, California, January 2009