About This Listing
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.
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.
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%.
Shelley was a perfect Host at a perfekt Place! It was spending time with Friends, Shelley did more than anyone could expect! We'd Love to return to Little Cocoa to meet Phillip and Shelley, our new Friends from Grenada! Hope to See you in Germany some day! Thanks for everything!
Shelley war der perfekte Gastgeber an einem perfekten Ort! Es war wie Zeit mit Freunden zu verbringen! Shelley tat mehr für uns, als irgendjemand erwarten könnte! Wir hoffen, dass wir eines Tages noch einmal zu unseren neuen Freunden aus Grenada reisen werden! Hoffentlich sehen wir uns eines Tages bei uns in Deutschland! Danke für alles!
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!
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.