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.
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 stayed at this unique cottage just for a few nights but this time was really amazing. The cottage was clean, comfortable and you have really everything you need. Shelly and Philip were great hosts and we can recommend little cocoa a 100%.
What a wonderful little hideaway in the Grenadian rainforest! And great value for money. Absolutely gorgeous place - very well decorated and furnished. Shelley and Philip were great hosts, and we were particularly grateful to them for organising a fabulous boat trip for us.
Shelley and Phillip were perfect hosts . The cottage was perfect and we were surprised how well stocked the cottage was. You could live here for months on end and never miss anything from home. The setting was gorgeous. We only wish we had come here earlier and stayed for longer.
Shelley's property in Providence is a gem! My boyfriend and I stayed here before orientation activities at SGU. Providence is about 15-20 min drive from beaches, restaurants, as well as the super market (and 30-35 minute drive from SGU depending on traffic and weather). Shelly and her husband her very friendly and informative. She was patient and kept contact with me thru some bad weather and all of my schedule changes at school. "Little Cocoa" was a beautifully furnished house and amazing property. I would absolutely recommend her property; however, I would suggest those staying rent a car, as her location is quite remote!
Hooray for Shelley, Phillip and Little Cocoa! My wife and I had the loveliest experience from beginning to end. Early communication was friendly and responsive, Shelley even took care of reserving a car for us (which you'll need to get around). Once we arrived, the house exceeded our expectations – simply and elegantly appointed with an airy veranda (complete with hammock)... needless to say we spent a good deal of time relaxing there. An amazing beach was just 10 minutes away, the main town of St. Georges perhaps 20 minutes. An accessible yet secluded sanctuary that kept us a safe distance from the touristy resort area of Grand Anse.
Shelley and Phillip were so welcoming and helpful, with great tips and great conversation. They gave us a glimpse into the real life and culture of Grenada, which we would have never gotten at one of the resorts. We had an amazing home cooked meal which I can't recommend enough. They're lovely people who live in a lovely place – I encourage everyone to spend some time with them at Little Cocoa!
Great place to stay on a so nice island ! People are very nice and friendly. It s a very safe Island. The house is like a little paradis with a nice view and the quietness of the forest is perfect. Shelley and Phillip are lovely. We can only recommend this place. Great, great hollidays. Thank you very much!
Mylene & Olivier
Shelley und Phillip sind wunderbare Gastgeber! Beide waren immer sehr hilfsbereit und gaben uns jederzeit gern Auskunft, wenn wir Fragen hatten.
Little Cocoa liegt am Rande des Regenwaldes an einem Berghang. Aus diesem Grund empfehlen wir auf jeden Fall ein geländegängiges Fahrzeug zu mieten. Die Unterkunft selbst ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und hat eine hervorragend ausgestattete Küche. Der nächstgelegene Supermarkt befindet sich einige Kilometer entfernt an der Hauptstraße Richtung Grand Anse.
Von der geräumigen Veranda aus hat man einen wunderschönen Ausblick auf den Garten mit den großen Bananenpalmen und Kakaobäumen. Am Horizont ist auch das Meer noch zu erkennen. Besonders am Morgen bietet sich die Möglichkeit in den Büschen Kolibris zu beobachten.
Nur ein paar Autominuten entfernt befindet sich der schöne, ruhig gelegene und saubere Strand La Sagesse.
Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt bei Shelley und Phillip sehr genossen und konnten uns besonders gut erholen. Die Leute in der Umgebung haben wir als sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit kennengelernt. Naturliebhabern und Leuten, die gern abseits vom Touristenrummel Urlaub machen möchten, können wir diese Unterkunft wärmstens empfehlen !
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.