The owners were very helpful setting us up with all the information we needed, and really took the time to make sure we were comfortable and well settled in. It was the best checkin desk we’d ever seen – at a picnic table under a palm tree, as the sun set on the ocean in front of us. In addition, the owners arranged a car rental for us, and a transfer to the airport.There is no beach as such at the Bay Guesthouse, and while the local beach, just a couple feet away in Gros Islet, looked good from far, it was actually far from good, with a pipe leading directly into the ocean dumping something into the ocean. However, if you walk the other direction, away from the village, you get to Pigeon Beach – the same beach that Sandals is on. It’s about a 5 minute walk away from the hotel. At the end of the beach closest to Bay Guesthouse, the sand is a little rough – lots of coral – we always wore water sandals. In addition we saw quite a bit of broken glass in the water. There’s a couple of picnic tables. The beach, for the most part, is empty. Yes, it would have been nice if there was a beach directly in front of our hotel, or even a safe way in to the water (not on slippery boulders) but the 5 minute walk really wasn’t so bad.