Petite Anse Hotel in Grenada Donates 7 Nights plus Leatherback Turtle Experience For Dolphins

Annie and Philip Clift of Petite Anse Hotel in Grenada have always been avid wildlife fans. Having spent 10 years running a charter boat company in the British Virgin Islands, they often found themselves surrounded by birdlife, whales and dolphins as they sailed with guests between the sun drenched islands of the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

Several years later and the Clift’s latest venture is Petite Anse Hotel. A popular boutique hotel on Grenada’s charming and quaint north coast that draws in those looking to explore the more authentic parts of the Caribbean. Wanting to give something back to the planet for the joy that they experienced during their time on the water, they are donating a 7 night stay at Petite Anse as a charity auction lot with proceeds going to Save Japan Dolphins.

The Charity Buzz hosted auction is raising funds to influence the Japanese industry in not killing 23,000 dolphins every year to be sold as meat or offered for sale to water based amusement parks.

The 7 day stay will include an evening with Ocean Spirits Inc., a turtle conservation organisation located in Grenada. Taking part in monitoring, measuring and counting the eggs of Leatherback turtles on the nearby Levera beach, it will be something that is never forgotten. They will walk away feeling as though they’ve witnessed one of the most amazing sights of nature. When the leatherback turtles arrive on the shoreline, and walk up the beach to lay, jaws drop at the size of these ancient and fascinating creatures.

Philip Clift quoted, “we have a great interest in ensuring that the wildlife of this planet is here for generations to come, and that’s why we decided to make a donation to Save Japan Dolphins. We want to make a difference for dolphins as they’re such special creatures, we really enjoyed their presence during our time on the boat. Whoever wins the leatherback turtle experience will be stunned by it, it’s one of nature’s truly magic moments.”

Those who get close to the leatherback turtle report that they feel emotionally touched by the experience. Growing up to 6 ft long, 3 ft high and weighing up to 2000lb, the leatherback is one of nature’s oldest reptiles. The females that land at Levera weigh anywhere between 500 and 1000lbs.

Petite Anse Hotel was opened in 2005 by the then Grenadian Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas and it’s brought an increase in tourism and jobs to the more quiet north coast of the island. Known for good food, with fresh ingredients sourced from local producers and grown within the hotel grounds, Petite Anse also offers spectacular views over the Grenadines.