Cassada Bay provides 6 beautifully sited
multi- coloured chalet accommodation for relief workers, in a secure,
protected setting. The chalets offer both individuals and groups the
possibility of coming to Carriacou and staying in a 'working holiday
village' FREE OF COST in exchange for 'work in the village'.
Seen here the first of many small groups bringing
Hands of Help into the community, the nursing homes, the after school
children's club or in Grenada itself for a few days on any of the
UC Grenada initiatives, the La Mode village experience or the Pomme
Rose eco project. (Add in US $60 per day for each day trip to Grenada
for ferry, ground transport and meals.) CLICK
to follow this Italian couples' working holiday
Guests stay in 1 - 4 person rooms,as
in the chalets there are sanitary facilities, a balcony, and a small
self-contained living area. Sited on terraces, and sloping down
to the sea, each chalet contains 2 semi-detached one bedroom apartments.
The views from the communal areas
are stunning ... seen here Rugid enjoying a Cassada Bay
Unfortunately the base has been damaged by hurricane
Emily and urgent help is needed.
The views from the chalet balconies, which have
minor weather damages, and major termite infestations, are delightful.
The electricity in the chalets needs checking urgently.
.Some of these damages can be restored with a
minimum investment of time and love.
However long term, with serious investment and
refurbishment Cassada Bay is the perfect location for a Christian
Spiritual retreat center.
The double bedrooms in the chalets are in need of
a face lift and mattresses and furnishings need to be sourced to provide
cool sleeping arrangements for one to six people per chalet.
Bunk beds would provide additional sleeping provision
in a pinch especially for the two dormitory villas providing separate
sleeping arrangements for 6 male and 6 female young people.
The lounge/dining room is basic but ideal as doors
lead out onto balconies with sumptuous, peaceful views. The balconies
can be cleaned and restored with minimum effort thereby expanding
Flamboyant trees provide shade between the chalets,
but many of the trees on the grounds have been uprooted by the storm,
and a chain saw will be required to reduce the debris for removal.
The lawn mower is also damaged, but weed whackers will provide adequate
garden maintenance until this can be replaced. A riding mower or
Lawn Bug would be a more efficient tool for lawn and grounds maintenance.
garden are strongly terraced, but crying out for some brightly coloured
tropical shrubs. The thorn bush trees are strongly established and
growth needs to be checked, to avoid stiletto thorns proliferating
on the grounds.
Gardening/landscaping skills needed.
The desalination plant became a former dive shop
and this has been cleared and with some maintenance work could be
used for a variety of purposes.
Carpentry skills needed
The outdoor shower seen below was vandalised and
needs thorough cleaning and servicing.
Part of this building houses the tanks and pumps
for the plumbing.
Plumbing skills needed.
The activity 'hall' once used in the
Revolution is ideal as a children's activity area for basketball,
table tennis or for hosting small seminars including Sunday service
With some creativity this are is ideal for evening
activities on the raised stage area.
This is where United Caribbean hopes to host the
first Carriacou 'After School Kids Club'.
Drama/ dance / music skills needed
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a very real physical
syndrome affecting thousands of people in Carriacou and especially
Grenada. Cassada bay's serenity and the afore-mentioned activities
could be helpful towards recovery from this debilitating disorder.
Counselling skills needed
The bay is calm and ideal for snorkelling, kayaking,
sailing, and day trips to White Island, ideal for rest, recreation
Activity skills needed
There are 3 foundations seen here that once housed
This one to the left is being considered for the
reconstruction of a hurricane resistant chalet.
The other two are perfect locations, the large
open air decks ideal for outreach meetings, worship or just sitting,
enjoying the views.
Cassada Bay offer both
individuals and groups the possibility of coming to Carriacou and
staying in a 'working holiday village' FREE OF COST in
exchange for 'work in the village', bringing Hands of Help into
the community, the nursing homes, the church building project.
Cassada Bay is a beautiful
old, once- empty, hotel located on the island of Carriacou.
United Caribbean Trust
base headquarters could be used as ‘Christian
Timeshare Holiday Resorts’ outside of the hurricane season
(thus fund the trust) and accommodation for relief workers during
the hurricane season if needed. If not needed they could be opened
to local schools, youth groups and Caribbean churches from July