Do any of these describe you?
- You don’t care to spend the big money at a Grenada Hotel.
- You want to be close to the capital St. George’s.
- You are attending an event at the national stadium like cricket or carnival and want to be in walking distance.
- You’re the kind of traveler always seeking an authentic experience, which means being among the locals?
If any of the above describes you then Olga’s in Stadium View (formerly Darbeau) might just be the perfect place for you.
Olga’s is run and operated by… you guessed it: Olga better known as Ms. Olga. It’s an air conditioned 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. There is Cable TV and I think wireless Internet will soon be installed. So think of Olga’s like a Grenada Bed and Breakfast… Except…
Ms. Olga is not in the business of serving Breakfast, so she did the next best thing. She installed a full kitchen, which includes stove, refrigerator, microwave, pots, pans and cooking utensils. So walk with your chef hat and Cook On!! The supermarket is nearby, and if that does not work for you, there are lots of good Grenada Restaurants to sample.
Here are some pictures of the accommodations at Olga’s. Just roll the mouse over them to expand:
Notice the small dinnet off to the right where you can sit and
eat you delicious Grenadian cooked meals…
mosquito nets, a must have on the islands
The apartment sits on a hill like most of the village houses. It gives you a magnificent view of the outer harbor, the southern tip of Grenada, and the National Stadium. Step onto the veranda and that’s the view that greets you each day.
You also have a private driveway for your rental car, but being on a hill it takes some skill to navigate. So unless you are used to hilly terrains you might be better off parking at the foot of the hill.
Here are some more pictures, this time showing the sourrounding views:
flowers. If you are lucky, you just might catch the bananas,
papaya, grapefruit, or coconut reeady for the taking
for a large 4X4 if you have the skill to get it in.
You can find a bakery and supermarket over there.
It’s an easy 10 minute stroll.
It’s the site of international cricket, carnival and
other major sporting and cultural events.
and athletic track of the national stadium in the foreground.
You and the Village Life
I must admit that I’m a little bias abourt the village of Darbeau since I grew up there. It’s a typical Grenada village with mostly polite, friendly folks, so if you like to mingle with locals you will feel very much at home.
Cricket & Soccer
Olga’s is a favorite among cricket fans travelling with their teams, be it Windies, Aussies or whomever. They all love the very close proximity to the Grenada National Stadium. It’s literally a 2 minitue walk to the grounds of the Stadium… and if the stands were not as high you can see the entire match from your veranda.
Darbeau has produced numerous national football (soccer) stars over the years, including shalrie Joseph who now plays in the US MLS league for New England Revolution. So soccer (football) is big in Darbeau, and the surrounding villages. You most definitely will see the guys out ‘running’ a game, and if you bring your gears (and skills) they will definitely welcome you.
The same goes for a game of cricket.
The buses pick you up and drop you off right at Olga’s gate. It’s a 5 minute ride by bus or car to St. George’s; or an easy 15 minutes walk while enjoying the sites along the way. Once in St. George’s you can catch another bus to anywhere in Grenada.
Rates & Availability
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