by Julie Bielenberg
The Kalingo Beach Resort is a 29-room hotel with plenty to do for the entire family. The name comes from indigenous people of the Caribbean and guests can even enjoy dances of the Carib people during special events at the hotel.
This is a family-owned property located in Morne Rouge Bay, with incredible access to the beach only steps from the hotel rooms. The bay is quiet, tranquil and a great spot to paddle board or snorkel. The hotel has a closet next to the main desk with loads of toys and sports equipment for the beach that is free or a charge to borrow.
There is an onsite restaurant both poolside and in the lofty tree house, where breakfast is served. At the pool, there are ample chaise lounges, great views and entertainment. Next to the pool area the hotel hosts crab racing and betting, card trick evenings, beachside BBQs and much more. Family is at the forefront of the resort, and there is plenty of activity for all ages to enjoy in one of the most relaxed settings on a popular bay.
Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and come with a patio. They average 405 square feet, are air-conditioned, and have a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, alarm radio, in-room safe, iron with ironing board and ceiling fan, as well as a coffee machine. Each room also has direct dial telephone, both high-speed wired and Wi-Fi access, and dual 110/220 volt electrical outlets. There are either king, queen, or double bed options.
Our Editor Loves
- Small, intimate resort
- Onsite restaurant and pool
- Amazing beach and sea activity
- Onsite Dining
Stayed at this hotel with my family for 1 week. We had a wonderful time, especially as the hotel is right on BBC beach. Compared to staying at hotels alongside Grand Anse Beach, this hotel offers you a smaller, but quieter and just as beautiful beach.
We had two rooms which featured all essential amenities including a fridge and kettle. The beds are huge and 4-poster, so you can hang your mosquito nets from them. Our rooms were on the first floor so we had amazing sea views.
The resort also offers a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, you can use kayaks & snorkelling equipment and you get pool towels every day. There is a hotel restaurant which is reasonably priced, but there is also a café along BBC beach. The hotel also grants you free access to the Fantasia night club on site, where there are events on Wednesdays (Old School Reggae) and Fridays (Modern music).
The staff were very professional and friendly. Although the resort is not big, the staff make you feel at home. Special thanks to the receptionist Ramon who helped accommodate our every need, Jamal the bartender who makes the best cocktails and Prince the amazing DJ.
While the hotel is secluded and you honestly feel like you are in paradise, it’s a long walk uphill to get anywhere else (and it’s not on a bus route). So if you do need to get anywhere (St Georges, etc), you need to either walk to the nearest bus stop at the shopping mall (~20 minute walk), or get a taxi. Nevertheless, it’s only a 10 minute walk to the renowned Grand Anse beach which features various hotels and bars. So this is why the hotel did not get my 5-star rating, but if location/walking is not a problem for you, then it is 5-star ???? and I would definitely come back again!
by Pamela T
The hotel is a long hot walk up and down a hill to the main road where you can get public transportation. It's on the beach and is fairly quiet because there is not much around other than other hotels and condos. The hotel is old and the room we stayed in was decorated in a 1970s style. The king bed was more like a queen bed and if you like a firm bed you will like it. The dampness in the room made the drawers and doors stick. There is no elevator, so be prepared to take your suitcase up 2 or 3 floors. There were ants in the electric pot that heated water for coffee or tea. The advertised cable tv only had a few channels. Only 1 key per room was given out. On the positive side, the view from the room was very nice and the staff were friendly and helpful. LaPlywood nearby is a great place for a delicious inexpensive meal.