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The Ultimate Caribbean Escape - Grenada


One of my favourite islands, and indeed hotels in the Caribbean, has to be the Calabash Grenada. I visited the island as part of a wider trip for work a couple of years ago; having never been to Grenada before, I didn't really know what to expect.


For more information on the island, please contact me directly; however, I will review the Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel for this post.


A Relais & Châteaux property with outstanding cuisine in a relaxed and intimate environment.

Named the No.1 Luxury Hotel in the Caribbean at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019, this beautiful hotel is famous for its exceptional service. It has a simply breathtaking setting, making it the perfect place to enjoy a truly indulgent break. Surrounded by lush gardens that give way to a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach and gently lapping turquoise waters, the Calabash has sumptuous dining and spacious suites.


The Wellness Centre comes complete with a pool and spa, making it the ideal spot to unwind. When it comes to dining, Calabash does things slightly differently. The resort believes that breakfast should be a relaxing experience, where you can climb out of bed and have freshly cooked food on your balcony, terrace, or sand. Down on the beach, the Beach Club Restaurant serves lunch and delicious tapas bites throughout the day, and you can also choose from a ‘from your beach lounger’ menu. A renovation has added stunning panoramic views of the beach, an expanded space with water-edge seating, and an exquisite lounge. As evening draws in, the amazing Rhodes Restaurant is a must. Serving elegant cuisine with distinct island flare, one of only three Rhodes Restaurants is found outside of the UK.



All of the rooms here are sea-facing and are laid out in a horseshoe shape with those at each end the closest to the sea. Grouped by type into two-storey buildings, they each have a large balcony or terrace from which to take in the sensational views over breakfast. Junior Suites are central and overlook the gardens, moving out to the Superior Suites and Deluxe Suites. If you’re looking for more privacy, a Pool Suite is ideal. Or, if you really want to splash out, upgrade to the Penthouse Suite or one of the beautiful private villas on the adjacent secluded peninsula.


I have some incredible offers for the hotel, including:

Complimentary Half Board: Valid for travel from 17 May to 31 Oct 2021 in hotel suites only. Stay a minimum of 4 nights and receive a complimentary upgrade from Bed & Breakfast to Half Board (breakfast & dinner).

All-Inclusive Offer: Valid for travel from 17 May to 31 Oct 2021 in hotel suites only. Stay a minimum of 7 nights and receive the below special rates based on our All-Inclusive meal plan

November Offer: Valid for travel from 1 Nov to 15 Dec 2021 in hotel suites only. Complimentary suite upgrade + $200 resort credit. The minimum stay is 4 nights.


I stayed at the hotel as mentioned, part of a longer trip and its perfectly possible to either just stay at this hotel as a single centre, or indeed as part of a longer trip with other islands, such as St Vincent and the Grenadines ( see an earlier post) or Barbados.


I personally loved the small family atmosphere the hotel offered, the staff have in the most part been at the hotel for many years, and that really shows, the staff almost become friends with you, I have many clients who stay at the hotel year after year. An absolute favourite pass time of mine as detailed above is a wonderful way that breakfast is served, there is no getting dressed and heading to the restaurant for your morning breakfast, this is prepared by your host and delivered to your balcony, its just a wonderful way to start your day, and its very special.


I think you will find it very hard to improve on the hotel, it offers a laid back, luxurious stay, whilst not compromising on service nor standards. for more information, please contact me directly.


Accommodation information

30 suites and 5 villas


Junior Suite


Located on the upper floor, the open-plan layout includes a king-size bed and living area with a balcony.

FEATURES

  • 52sqm

  • One king-size or twin beds

  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults

  • Bathroom with tub & shower

  • Open plan living area with sofa bed

  • Balcony

  • Views over the garden to the sea


West Side Suite


Positioned closest to the beach, these suites benefit from a large outdoor patio or balcony, where you may enjoy your breakfast each morning with superb views of the beachfront.


FEATURES

  • 43sqm

  • One king-size bed or two twin beds

  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons

  • Living area

  • Dressing room

  • Balcony or patio

  • Beach views


Deluxe Suite


The Deluxe Suite has king-size or twin beds, an open plan living area and a balcony or terrace.


FEATURES

  • 65sqm

  • One king-size or twin beds

  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults

  • Bathroom with walk-in shower & freestanding tub

  • Open plan living area with sofa bed

  • Balcony or terrace


Pool Suites


The Pool Suites with private plunge pool and private veranda terrace and poolside free standing bath


FEATURES

  • 60sqm

  • One king-size or twin beds

  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults

  • Bathroom with walk-in shower & freestanding tub

  • Open plan living area with sofa bed

  • terrace

  • private plunge pool


Activities • Dine in style at the Rhodes Restaurant • Relax with an aromatic, warm oil massage* • Head out on a snorkel or dive* • Have a game of beach boules.



Meal upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast on your private balcony or terrace, or the beach • Lunch or dinner at Rhodes Restaurant All-Inclusive • Breakfast on your private balcony or terrace, or the beach • Afternoon tea • Lunch at The Beach Club at Calabash • Dinner at Rhodes Restaurant • Cocktails, mixed drinks, house wine by the glass, local beers and soft drinks • Minibar.


Dining 2 restaurants, 3 bars

What's included Breakfast served on your suite's private balcony or terrace or the beach.



Key information

Sitting in 8 acres of gardens on the white sands of L’Anse aux Epines, 5 miles from St George’s Airport transfer time: Approx. 10 minutes from Grenada airport


TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 6th in the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Caribbean category for 2020.


Good to know

Minimum stays apply. Children under 12 not permitted 15 Jan-15 Mar. Two Pool Suites are wheelchair accessible. The hotel is closed annually 05 Aug-09 Oct.


Indicative price per person based on 2 adults sharing a room, for 7 nights departing in economy class from London, staying in a junior suite, in high season: from £2600 per person.



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