An OK hotel for divers with a car
Posted Apr 8, 2012 on Hotels
The best asset of the Waves is its proximity to the Cane Bay Beach with all its activities, such as phenomenal diving.
The Waves is almost like a home-stay: there is no formal reception but the owner family lives in an extended hotel apartment. If you need to get in touch with them you go and knock the door, and you are greeted by loud bark of the owners’ dogs. The dogs, like their owners, are friendly though.
The rooms with kitchenettes are clean and with A/C and ceiling fan. The views to the Caribbean are breathtaking. One morning we looked out of the balcony and saw a sea turtle peek out of the water just in front of us.
The hotel is conveniently located just up the road from Cane Bay Dive Shop, a 10-minute walk. The warmhearted Off the Wall cafe is mid-way between the two. Slightly more restaurant-like Eat@CaneBay is adjacent to the dive shop. The Waves has its own restaurant, which is only open for dinner (and is priciest of the places on the beach) and for brunch on Sundays.
The main complaint is that there is no breakfast in the hotel, or anywhere else on the beach. The nearest place would have been the Carambola Resort, which is 2 miles west and requires a car to get to. We opted to walk 1 mile east to the local Corner Store, which sells items such as bread, fruit, juice and instant noodles, and to cook our own breakfast in the room. The water in the tap is not potable, so one has to bring own bottled water. It is not routinely provided by the hotel management. The Corner Store sells water but it is, again, a mile away.
As everything else in Cane Bay is within reach, it would greatly improve the Waves experience if they provided simple breakfast and complimentary drinking water.