Blue Waters Inn - Reader Reports & Opinion
Msg In The Fishpot?
My travel companion has developed a major allergic reaction to MSG, also called Ve-tsin or E621, wich is a flavour enhancer. It is used is a lot of mixed spices, seasonings, conveninence products and boullion cubes. When she eats something with MSG in it it happens that she has to be rushed of to a hospital with a allergic shock. Not a nice idea when you are staying in Speyside.
Maybe Duane could find out if the stuff is used in the kitchen of the Fishpot and/ or the Shipwreck bar?
Any ideas where or what you could eat safely?
Bluewaters Inn Jetty 10 May 2005
Kevin Hampson from South Devon
How are the jetty repairs coming on. When we were over last October you were not sure when you were going to make a start.
I hope its all finished by October this year I missed my walks out to the end to feed the fish.
Blue Waters - Fantastic
Well, for the second week of our holiday, we chose Blue Waters. Partly because of it's location, partly because of the reports we read on here, and partly because of the close proximity to a large number of dive sites. I'm so glad we did
We loved it here, the bay on which the hotel is situated is fantastic, and as others have said, the protection it receives from Goat island and Little Tobago mean the water is quite calm, and therefore good for snorkelling. The rooms are fine for the amount of time you spend in them, with air conditioning and decent bed. We had one of the cheaper rooms, and I didn't get a look in the more expensive ones, but everyone I spoke to was very happy with theirs. For the price, we thought it very good value.
All of the staff were great, very friendly, but at the same time, it felt as if they were still being 'themselves', and not under instructions as to how they should behave, what they should say to guests, etc. The atmosphere in the hotel is also really good, with a healthy mix of tourists and locals in the bar, again, very refreshing. The atmosphere was probably also that way because of the interesting mix of guests who were there, young and old, divers, birdwatchers, and so on...everyone was quite chatty, which was also good. Met some very nice people.
Table Tennis table, in a room, with air conditioning! Big thumbs up
The restaurant and bar both have food on offer, both were good. Great Flying Fish sandwiches in the bar, good food in the restaurant with some great local flavours. Also, if you're into wine, it's a good idea to check the special offers laid out at the entrance to the restaurant
What can I say - we thoroughly enjoyed it, wish we'd stayed longer, and would go back any time.
Duane and team - keep up the great work!
Kariwak Village Hotel And Blue Waters Inn Review
we just returned from staying at Kariwak hotel and we loved it.
the rooms are charming and the garden is beyond lovely.
The hotel is like a little oasis in the middle of a commercial area.
The staff was lovely and the breakfasts and the dinners were great also.
you must try some of their spiced tea. yum!
the hotel was so convenient to everythnig and yet when on the grounds you felt like you were miless away from any urban area.
I would definitely stay there again.
We also stayed at Blue Waters Inn. Again, the setting is beautiful.
sitting in your room or on your terrace and listneing to the waves is wonderful.
The staff at the hotel were exceptionaly friendly and helpful and really made our stay enjoyable.
we stayed in one of the efficiency rooms so we had a kitchenette and we had breakfast every morning in our room which was nice.
the rooms are large and clean but lacking something.. the kitchen utensils are thread bare and most of the knifes had broken handles.
and the bathroom fixtures definitely need some improvement..
I think they could do much more with the rooms and make them more charming but it is a nice hotel and a fantastic location.
Kayaking, Snorkelling And Birdwatching
Good day to all. I would like to know if the kayaks that are free of charge at BWI are OK to use for day trips or is it better to go to the specialised kayaking place in Charlottesville (sorry, I forget the name of the place).
Also could someone tell me where the best snorkelling bit is from the BWI beach ie looking out to sea is it to the left, to the right or in the middle?
And one final question: how far in advance should we book a birdwatcher guide (one of the very good ones)?
Thanks in advance.