About this listing
It's my dream come true - an old, ruined building transformed into a stylish, comfortable and inviting home. I love its charm and character; the spacious, airy rooms and wooden floors, and the glimpse of the past, lingering in the rough, stone walls.
Little Cocoa is a unique, hideaway holiday cottage offering high-quality, self-catering accommodation for two, on a small, organic cocoa farm in Providence, St. David’s. Originally the old plantation estate office, this historic, stone-built cottage is situated on a mountain ridge bordering the rain forest, with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Ideal for the independent traveller who wants to experience something a little bit different, Little Cocoa makes a great base to explore the island, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings. We’re only ten minutes’ drive from La Sagesse - one of the best beaches in the world, and twenty five minutes from the famous Grand Anse beach and the capital, St. Georges. Explore its rambling streets and bustling market, visit old military forts, graceful plantation houses, waterfalls, spice gardens and rum distilleries. Go diving, snorkel or watch turtles, or simply relax in the sunshine with a rum punch.
Little Cocoa has been lovingly restored and tastefully furnished. It offers a fully-equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room with TV, DVD and Internet. The large, luxurious double-bedroom features locally-produced, hand-made, hard wood furniture. There is a beautiful, en-suite bathroom with solar-heated water. The rooms have ceiling fans and nature's air-conditioning - a powerful breeze. Outside there is a large verandah where you can dine or relax in the hammock and enjoy the view. The cottage is set in its own private garden, and there is off-road parking.
We can collect you from the airport, and arrange car hire for you. We do encourage our guests to hire a car so that they can be independent and explore the island. We also offer a car service for short journeys to the beach and local supermarket. (There is also a local bus which goes to St. George's and is about ten minutes walk from the cottage.)
We love to get to know our guests, and will happily provide a typical Grenadian meal (24 hours notice please), or a trip in our boat for a BBQ on Hog Island.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, a rural environment with wonderful walks, bird watching, beautiful panoramic views, and a lush, green landscape cooled by refreshing mountain breezes, Little Cocoa is perfect.
We are happy for you to explore our land and meet the animals.
Interaction with Guests
We are always on hand if you have any questions or need anything.
Providence is situated in a mountainous, rural area of outstanding natural beauty, just ten minutes drive from one of the best beaches on the island, which is also located in a nature reserve. There is a good beach bar and restaurant there which serves food all day. There is another good restaurant serving local food and pizza at night which is five minutes away. Our village is tiny, and has a natural spring. There are pleasant walks and strenuous hikes, stunning scenery and friendly people.
We can usually pick you up from the airport (cost EC$80) but if we are not able to we send a taxi to meet you (cost EC$100). We recommend you hire a car to get the most out of your stay here. There is off-road parking outside the cottage. There is a bus approx. 10 minutes walk from here which goes to St. George's.
We want you to enjoy your stay with us so please treat the property as your home away from home. Smoking is allowed on the verandah but we prefer you not to smoke indoors. Laundry service is available if required. Let us know if there is anything you need and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We've had a wonderful stay at Little Cocoa! A perfect hide away up in the mountains, between the many cocoa, banana and mango trees, near wonderful beaches and only a short drive (about 25min) from Grand Anse/Airport/St.George area. It's comfortable, spacious, well equipped, and perfectly located for your own little explorations around the island, for which Shelley and Phillip can give you many tips.
If we are ever going to stay in Grenada again, we will definitely consider staying here again!
Little Cocoa was absolutely perfect! The cottage is beautifully restored and Shelley and her husband are excellent hosts. The location is perfect if you have a car to explore all that the island has to offer. We also enjoyed our tour of the farm and meeting all the animals. We will definitely be back and recommend it to anyone looking for a quaint, picturesque retreat.
Shelley and Phillip were fantastic, answering our every question pre-trip, arranging car hire, and accurately giving a sense of the place. The welcome was warm, their tips and suggestions were spot on, and we can't wait to return. I am wholeheartedly recommending the place to as many people as possible.
We loved our stay at Little Cocoa. We got a chuckle when we first read the directions to get there but they were complete and accurate making it very easy to find our way.
Little Cocoa had everything we needed in a self sufficient rental. The entire unit was clean, fresh and tastefully decorated.
Absolute treasure in St. David's. My husband and I stayed at Little Cocoa for a work trip and will definitely stay again on our next trip to Grenada. In fact, this place should be a feature property on AirBnB. It's easy to reach from St. George's and was actually a much more relaxing place for my work than Grand Anse where most travellers find themselves. I happily worked on my laptop for many hours with beautiful views and cool mountain air. It's also a 5min drive from one of the best beaches in Grenada whenever I fancied a dip in the sea.
Excellent high-speed internet and a fully-equipped kitchen. The house is spacious, clean and well decorated. It has a very romantic feel.
Shelley and Phillip were welcoming and showed us around their wonderful cocoa farm with all the animals. The neighbourhood as a whole is safe and very friendly.
Shelley and Philip were most accommodating during our stay in the Little Cocoa cottage. Before we arrived Shelley had arranged for a rental car which is crucial if you want to get around the island. When we arrived at the airport the rental person greeted us and escorted us back to Little Cocoa which is up a windy and lush remote mountain.
Shelley and Philip brought us fresh fruits and veggies from their farm. They gave us a tour of their farm, introduced us to their animals and gave us a taste of cocoa straight from the pod. It was helpful that they gave us some tips of where to eat such as Petit Bacaye which is in a palm treetop overlooking the Caribbean ocean. Be sure to try their Island punch made with local rum, spices of nutmeg and cloves mixed with native juice. Another fun place to visit for snorkeling from shore in a protected cove called Mourne Rouge bay with tropical fish, starfish, and sea urchin. We saw some shy monkeys at Etang lake which is a crater lake of an old volcano. Also, we enjoyed a local beach La Sagasse which is a ten minute drive just down the street with a restaurant on the beach.
The Grenadian people are friendly here just be alert when driving on the road for some rocky, windy roads without street signs, and buses that take over the road but it is all part of the adventure. Not to worry when you see the locals walking down the street both day and night with machetes as it is their working tool to harvest the local fruits of the jungle. It is very safe and the people are always willing to help tourists if you get lost. :)
As for the cottage it was very clean, cozy, and a home away from home. My favorite spot in the cottage was the hammock on the veranda that overlooks the jungle and the ocean down below the mountain. Our immediate neighbors were hummingbirds and butterflies by day and lizards, and frogs by night. If you love nature this is the place for you! Thanks Shelley and Philip for making our first trip Grenada a memorable one.
What a gem! This remote cottage was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle we were looking for. You will need a car or be willing to bus/taxi to from town.
Shelly and Phillip were amazing hosts . We took advantage of the service they offer of cooking a local meal. It was amazing!!
The cottage itself was very well-equipped (it even has a wok!) and offered a serene paradise on the working farm. We'll definitely come back if we make our way to Grenada again.
About the Host, Shelley
My husband and I have a small cocoa farm in Grenada - the Spice Island of the Caribbean. I used to be a high flyer and now I am a small-holder with big dreams. Passionate, creative, purposeful and chaotic - my head in the clouds, my bare feet on the rich, red earth. I came to Grenada on holiday ten years ago and met the man I was to marry – a Rastafarian called Phillip. So far, so romantic! We both love growing things and started off in a small way with a salad business. Eventually we discovered Providence and knew we had found our dream – six acres of cocoa. One orphan lamb became a flock of twenty sheep, a wedding present of a goat became a family. Phillip grew up farming and fishing and I worked in tourism for many years, so together we are trying to create a successful, organic small-holding - Grenada's version of The Good Life! We enjoy getting to know our guests and sharing our enthusiasm for the island and our local knowledge.