Posted Dec 1, 2016
Robert's Grove is a lovely, rustic resort, right on the ocean. It has about 72 rooms spread among 8 or 9 two storey buildings scattered around lush, landscaped grounds, set well back from the road. The rooms are spacious and airy, with king, queen or twin beds, plenty of furniture such as couch, easy chair, tables with chairs, etc. Bathroom is also a good size with two sinks, toilet and shower. All the furniture and fixtures are at least 20 years old, they are well used but clean and in decent condition. Most, if not all rooms have a porch or balcony with ocean view. The beach is quite narrow and lined with palm trees. The sand has been eroding for many years and previous unsuccessful attempts to slow the process such as sandbags and plastic netting are breaking down, are unsightly and may be a hazard.
The staff keep the buildings and grounds immaculate. Every morning the entire beach and the gardens are raked clean. However, once you wonder off the property, the beach is littered with garbage. Long walks on the beach are not what you would expect of a Caribbean holiday.
The staff are truly excellent. On and off the resort, they are the most happy, friendly people I have found anywhere in the Caribbean. I even felt comfortable walking around Placencia village late at night, despite the extreme poverty that was visible all around.