10 Top-Rated Resorts in Grenada
Known for years as the Spice Island, the Caribbean island of Grenada is an excellent vacation destination and home to beautiful resorts. Only a few hours from most southern and eastern U.S. cities, the island still grows and exports spices like nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger.
This West Indian island was first settled by the French in the 17th century but then became a British colony, a status it held until achieving independence in the 1970s. The British history means English is the main language spoken here. Remnants of British society still remain, such as cricket being the island's national and most popular sport, and driving on the left side of the road.
Most resorts in Grenada are on the southwest coast of the island, around the capital city of St. George's. Other popular beach resort areas include Grand Anse, Point Salines, and Lance Aux Epines.
Plan your visit with our list of the best resorts in Grenada.
1. Spice Island Beach Resort
A favorite with regular visitors, this family-owned, all-inclusive, 5-star luxury resort is on Grand Anse beach, often voted one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The AAA Five-Diamond resort (there are only six in the entire Caribbean) provides everything needed for the perfect island vacation.
For fun there's a big swimming pool, a beachfront yoga pavilion, a big gym, a basketball/tennis court, and, of course, a private beach area with beach waiters. Your stay even includes free golf at a nearby nine-hole course, as well as SCUBA and sailing charters and even island tours. There are free loaner bicycles available for exploring the island.
Dining options include a beachside gourmet restaurant open for breakfast and dinner along with a more casual café open for lunch. The all-inclusive experience includes complimentary room service (delivery fee applies) and afternoon tea each day. Keeping with the resort's wellness theme, found in the spa and on the menu, the entire property is smoke-free.
Address: Grand Anse, Grenada
Accommodation: Spice Island Beach Resort
2. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel
This Relais & Chateaux, all-suite, 5-star luxury boutique hotel is consistently ranked as one of the island's best luxury resorts. It's in Lance aux Epines, away from the more crowded and developed Grand Anse Beach area. It's at the very southern tip of the island in a more residential area.
The suite accommodations are light-filled and have kind of an island, shabby chic vibe. The colors reflect the island's beauty found just outside. They all have private patios and balconies, where your breakfast is served each morning.
Dining options focus on two places: Rhodes, a fine-dining restaurant, and the Beach Club. You can dine on the terrace at the Beach Club, or they will set up a meal for you on the beach. The resort offers their "Unique Breakfast," which is a private breakfast served on a private table for you set up on the sand.
The spa at the beachfront resort provides a range of holistic treatments aimed at soothing both mind and body, along with yoga classes. There's also a fitness room with free weights and machines. There is also a tennis court. The resort can set up sailing or diving excursions.
Address: Beach Lane, Lance aux Epines, Grenada
Accommodation: Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel
3. Radisson Grenada Beach Resort
The Radisson Grenada Beach Resort is directly on the Grand Anse beachfront, giving some of the hotel's rooms and suites fantastic, direct ocean views. Try for a ground-level, beachfront room, as some give you direct beach access from your room. All the rooms and suites have either patios or balconies. The suites have hammocks on their balconies. For a peaceful sleep, you can reserve a room on one of their quiet zone floors.
Dining options include four different island-themed restaurants of varying degrees of formality. There are also a lot of different restaurants and dining options in the Grand Anse Beach area around the resort. The resort has a tour desk and can help set up excursions to all the popular tourist locations.
For fun, there's a range of water sports available at the resort's semi-private beach. The area is known for its diving, and there's a fully-equipped dive shop at the Radisson. There's a large, well-equipped fitness center to use, or take a swim in any one of the various pools. There's even a lazy river with waterfalls to float around in.
Address: Grand Anse Beach, Grand Anse, Grenada
Accommodation: Radisson Grenada Beach Resort
4. 473 Grenada Boutique Resort
This new (2018) property feels more like a friend's private, two-acre luxury getaway than a public resort. It's small (only nine units) but provides a range of luxury amenities to compete with any of the larger properties. Those nine units are each beautifully furnished, luxury villas with kitchens; some have outdoor showers, and some have private plunge pools. The accommodations surround an infinity-edge swimming pool, and most have ocean views.
The 473 is near Fort Jeudy on Grenada's south coast, overlooking picturesque Old Harbour Bay. It's on a point, providing two different beach vacation experiences. One is filled with water sports; the other is more secluded and quiet. The resort can set up all kinds of excursions, from horseback riding to parasailing.
Address: New Westerhall Point, Fort Jeudy, St. George's, Grenada
Accommodation: 473 Grenada Boutique Resort
5. Maca Bana
Always included in lists of Grenada's top resorts, Maca Bana is a luxury eco-resort on Magazine Beach. This tiny resort has seven solar-powered luxe casitas (known as banas), all with ocean views and kitchens. They each also have massaging hot tubs, which take advantage of the view. Each unit and the entire resort is very private and secure.
The resort provides a genuine, friendly, personal experience, with fresh fruit on arrival and a bespoke itinerary based on guests' wants. The high staff-to-guest ratio adds to the very personal experience. There is a popular beachfront seafood restaurant appropriately called Aquarium on the property.
Address: Magazine Beach Point Salines, St. George's, Grenada
Accommodation: Maca Bana
6. Silversands Grenada
This luxury boutique design resort consists of a series of mid-century modern pavilion-type buildings, set in a perfect location just above Grand Anse Beach. Accommodations are seriously stylish and modern-they're available as large single rooms, suites, penthouse units, or villas. The villas are individual units; the other rooms and suites are in a striking, three-level building with the penthouse units on the top level. All the units have an open floor plan, king-sized platform beds, and floor-to-ceiling windows (covered by remotely controlled curtains).
The 52 rooms, suites, and villas all have private terraces with opening walls of windows to allow for an indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The luxury resort has an upscale spa offering a range of body and beauty treatments. The spa has a sauna, ice cave, and hammam, along with its own spa pool. The resort overlooks another beautifully designed, 100-meter-long infinity swimming pool lined with cabanas and sun loungers. The resort has its own beach club (with a resident DJ) and its own stretch of private beach (with a range of water sports activities).
Silversands is very foodie-friendly, with two main dining options. There's Asiatique, a restaurant that combines Asian cooking techniques with local flavors and spices. The Grenadian Grill is an upscale, ocean-view terrace restaurant with a Grenadian fine dining menu. All the food is sustainably sourced, for example most fruits and vegetables come from a local network of female producers. Live entertainment is presented each night on the rooftop terrace area, and you can also enjoy 24-hour room service. A lavish breakfast buffet is served each morning and included in the room rates.
Address: Grand Anse Main Road, St. George's, Grenada
Accommodation: Silversands Grenada
7. True Blue Bay Boutique Resort
This pet- and kid-friendly resort is a great vacation destination for families. It's a large, quiet resort, about 15 minutes from the beach. The resort offers a free shuttle service to get you here and has its own area of the beach with the usual range of free, non-motorized water sports. Rentals of other things like Jet Skis and sailboats are also available right here. They also work with a local marina and dive shop for boat rentals and diving excursions.
The True Blue Bay Boutique Resort has a kids' club with supervised activities all day, both outdoor games and sports, as well as indoor crafts and reading.
Rooms and suites are large, and each has a kitchenette and a private balcony. They face the bay, the pool, or the gardens. There are several pools, and the sand-bottom, bay-front lagoon pool is a good substitute for the beach. There are also free cooking classes to teach you about Grenadian food and cooking and free yoga classes to keep your mind-body balance centered. The resort also has a full-service spa with a range of treatment options.
The resort's Dodgy Dock restaurant is better than what its name implies, serving Caribbean food with a strong Mexican influence. If you're visiting on a Wednesday, it's home to a very popular street food night market. A breakfast buffet is included in room rates.
Address: Old Mill Road, True Blue, Grenada
Accommodation: True Blue Bay Boutique Resort
8. Laluna Hotel
This luxury, beachfront, boutique design hotel is all about providing an intimate, relaxed getaway vacation. It's right on Grand Anse Beach and has only 16 Italian-designed cottages and villas. There are suite-sized cottages all the way up to five-bedroom beachfront villas. You can take a swim in your private plunge pool (all the cottages come with one) or take a yoga class in the resort's beach yoga pavilion.
Laluna is all about wellness, and that's emphasized at their Asian-style spa. It's not an all-inclusive resort, but they do offer full- and half-board, all-inclusive add-ons to the room rates. Things like non-motorized water sports (rafts, snorkel gear, boogie boards, kayaks) and Wi-Fi are complimentary.
The Laluna has a popular Italian restaurant, considered one of the best Italian spots on Grenada. The Caribbean-infused Italian menu makes use of local products and spices. The thatched-roof restaurant is right on the sand with romantic sea views.
Address: Morne Rouge, Grand Anse, Grenada
Accommodation: Laluna Hotel
9. Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa
This adults-only resort is perfect for couples or those on romantic getaways. This is a large, mega-resort with a wide range of activities and dining options, all on-property. It promises all-inclusive luxury and delivers it in a secluded setting on Pink Gin Beach.
The resort has some amazing swimming pools, including several river pools with waterfalls. These come right up to some of the accommodations, and others include little living-room islands, part of the rooms and suites. Some of the suites have their own private infinity-edge spa pools.
The luxurious rooms and suites are available in several different areas, including a recreated Italian village with multi-story units. Other units are on the beach or fronting one of the many pools, and all are extremely stylish with every possible luxury amenity (some come with butler service). Things like private beach cabanas with butler service are also available, as are a range of excursions.
There are 10 different dining options, offering menus of various cuisines. Some are buffet-style, others have table service. There are also some fine-dining options available at a surcharge to the all-inclusive rates.
Address: Pink Gin Beach 852, Grenada
Accommodation: Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa
10. Blue Horizons Garden Resort
For those looking for an alternative to the more corporate beachfront resorts, Blue Horizons Garden Resort offers a more eco-friendly way to experience Grenada. It's on a green hillside overlooking Grand Anse beach and is a group of 32 cottage-style accommodations. Bigger than hotel rooms, each one-bedroom or studio unit has a living area and its own kitchenette. They have either ocean or garden views.
The whole property is an almost seven-acre oasis of tropical gardens-your own private estate to explore. It's close to the Grand Anse town area and a 10-minute walk to the beach. The resort offers free use of non-motorized water sports, like rafts, boogie boards, and kayaks, and will set you up with beach towels and a chaise lounge.
At the resort, there's a nice-sized freshwater pool; a small spa; and a creole restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's also a poolside grill serving lunch and dinner. If you want to stay in your cottage, room service is available as well.
Address: Morne Rouge, Grand Anse, Grenada
Accommodation: Blue Horizons Garden Resort