Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort and Spa – All Inclusive
What We Love
- All-inclusive rates include three meals, snacks and drinks (including premium brands and Champagne) daily; scuba diving (one free dive, per person, with a three-night stay and up to three free dives, per person, with a seven-night stay or more); select water sports; and fitness classes
- Only a five-minute drive from the airport
- All top-floor rooms have a tropical hardwood cathedral ceiling for even more space and light
What To Know
- Rooms are on a hill in a three- or four-story building — higher floors are probably not best for those with walking disabilities
- Expect a formal dress code at dinner
- A 15-minute drive from St. George town
- WiFi is available in the media room only, at no additional charge
- Minimum age of check in is 21
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Spread across 40 landscaped acres on Pink Gin Beach, the 257-room LaSource feels secluded from the outside world. With five swimming pools, ten restaurants, and six bars, it more than lives up to the expectations of a quiet island escape replete with pampering and active distractions.
The guest rooms have a colonial-era feel that embraces the traditional style of Grenada. Expect wooden jalousie shutters and hand-carved mahogany furniture, including four-poster kingsize beds.
While the resort is the type of place where you could easily laze all day by the pool or on the beach enjoying free premium-label cocktails (yes: top shelf), it’s worth taking advantage of the fitness classes. Yoga, tai chi and meditation classes are included in the rate and are offered daily.
There’s an added incentive for certified divers to come to LaSource: Longer stays get free scuba dives. For non-divers, there’s snorkeling, kayaking, waterskiing, windsurfing and wake-boarding to enjoy, so there’s no excuse not to get on the water. The spa offers several choices of facials, body wraps and traditional massages.
One potential perk of LaSource is the high percentage of European clientele here, particularly Brits. If you’re traveling down from the U.S., you won’t feel as if the rest of the country followed you on vacation.
How to Get There
Our room was located at the Lagoon. It was a lovley room and lovley location within the grounds of the hotel. Sadly that's where it stopped. The constant loud noise from the water pressure fountains x 2 in the Lagoon made it impossible to sit outside on the veranda to read or relax. The fountains were turned off very late at night and at 5 am (I kid you not) every morning they were turned back on. It was rediculous you did not need an alarm click! you dont go on holiday to be woken up at 5am unnecessarily every morning.
The food in the resteraunts was on the whole very good although at times could be very hit and miss. It was also at times difficult to get a table in some of the resteraunts especially if you did not have Butler service or Concierge service. These guests seem to have priority of those who didn't!!
Don't even get me started on the sunbeds on the beach or around the pools. There is very little space between them and very little room on the beach....Guests usually place towels on the sunbeds by 6am or 7am or once again the Butlers block the sunbeds ...you really have great difficulty finding one to use. Sandals say that their policy is to remove the towels if the chairs are not in use after 10am...this is so not true ...it does not happen.
Most of the staff are extremely friendly and very hard working and nothing seems too much trouble for them, however that cannot be said for the Latino looking suited man who wanders around the beach reseraunt and has been observed walking around some of the other resteraunts. I cannot tell you his name . He was observed by quite a few guests that he made himself available and fussed around guests that had Butler service but could not even be bother to be polite to guests without Butler.not even to say good morning or afternoon!
Sandals hotels are not cheap holidays and Sandals always profess to be the best. Every single guest who uses a Sandals hotel is entitled to be treated the same regardless of whether they have paid for Butler service or not! They do not expect to be treated like second rate citizens by management.
This was our third stay at a Sandals Resort and our first visit to Grenada. Our trip was to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday, and we visited with my brother and sister-in-law. The transfer from the airport to the hotel is literally 3 minutes by shuttle service. I am always fair with my reviews, and what I would say is that arrival, welcome and check-in could be improved, it was too relaxed, disjointed, it was as if the hotel staff were not ready to receive us which was a disappointing way to start our holiday. At check-in we were asked to register a $400 tab to our room. Furthermore, a rather stern warning was given about smoking on the resort, so if you are a smoker, there is a $250 fine for smoking in areas that are not designated. I'm not sure how this is enforced as none of us were smokers. We were eventually shown to our room and we stayed in the Pink Gin village accommodation, we had room 2310. A word of warning, to access our accommodation we had to walk up a rather steep slope, it was quite an effort. Our room was on the 4th floor, it was very nice with a sea view. Loads of closet space, very large shower (no bath), king size bed, coffee machine and kettle, mini bar and satellite TV. Maid service daily, and an evening turn down service.
The resort itself is not too vast, and so everything is very easy to get to. This can be a good or bad thing. For me, it felt a little congested and I would have preferred a more spacious resort where you have to stretch your legs to get to various places. For me, the restaurants feel on top of each other, and in some cases they are next door to each other, which again gives the feeling of being congested.
Overall, the food and drink quality was FANTASTIC and this was to be expected. The steaks at Butch's Chophouse are amazing. Our second favourite restaurant was the French, Le Jardinier.
We spent much of our holiday relaxing on the beach, and it was fantastic. There was an on-shore breeze which was really nice. Swimming in the sea was really nice and safe, lifeguards on site and staff at the Aqua Centre were always seen and vigilant.
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday, great resort, friendly staff, superb food and drink.
We do a trip once a year for the purpose of diving and so far we have done them all at a Sandals resort because diving is included. Grenada offers multiple dives per day, the morning boat out is 2 dives, there were also Lion fish hunts and night dives available. I am an advanced open water diver but I have slight anxiety sometimes and our first time in the water I struggled a bit because it was a negative entry which I hadn't done before. Once I got settled the dive was great and so were the rest of the dives that week. I have to give a shout to the Dive crew they were amazing, they were very concerned and patient as I worked through my "issues" and never once did I feel like I was a bother to them. The boat filled up fast so you'll want to sign up as soon as you can for the days you want to dive. We were unable to dive one day because the boat was full. Over all the diving was fantastic we saw tons of sealife as well as some wrecks.
The restaurants were great as well, we booked butler level rooms so our reservations were made for us. Changes were not an issue, and we thought all the food was amazing. I particularly liked the Foie Gras at Le Jardinier and of course Butches is a must. We also frequent Cafe de Paris for treats throughout the day, I enjoyed crepes here for breakfast as well.
The overall feel of the resort for us was peaceful and friendly. We met all kinds of people from all over the world. We also enjoyed the evening entertainment in the living room. The room areas are a bit hilly, but the main part of resort is flat. I overpacked as usual and really only wore my skechers flip flops, dress shoes at dinner, and tennis shoes for the dune buggy excursion.
Other than diving we did do the dune buggy excursion. It was 3 hours, we spent the first maybe 30-40 minutes in fields off-roading, since it had rained earlier we were covered from head to toe in mud. Once we got through this portion we drove on back streets up to a falls. Part way there the rain started in and we were washed nearly clean. The return trip was through city streets. I would recommend the trip but know you'll get dirty and only a portion of the trip is really off-roading.
This is our fourth Sandals resort and is so far our favorite. Our second favorite is Sandals South Coast; then Ochi, then the Royal Bahamian. We will definitely get back to Grenada as soon as we can.
Just returned from Sandals Grenada, spent a fun filled, great week here with my love, Dec 1-8.
It was our first time at Sandals and it was everything I thought it would be. The island is beautiful, friendly and I'll definitely return. Here are some highlights and thoughts.
Resort: beautifully maintained, clean, easy to get around.
Staff: We found almost very friendly, outgoing and the service was excellent. The restaurant and bar staff were outstanding. A special mention goes to Rudell at the swim up bar, we fell in love with him and he made the trip unforgettable.
Restaurants: all were good, loved butch's, the French restaurant, kimonos, and neptunes. Neptune's was perfect for lunch with a view and the fish sandwich, jerk chicken, and quesadilla were amazing. The fois at the French restaurant was as good as I've ever had. The chicken Jamaican patties by the pool (dinos) was so delicious. I didn't eat at soy as my girl hates sushi but it looked great. The comedy at kimonos was surprisingly funny.
Room: we had the lowest category room (grande lux) and it suited us just fine. The walk up the hill will be difficult to manage for older folks but there's an elevator. It was spotless and the shower was hot and water pressure great.
Spa: we had a great couples massage. I chose firm pressure and they delivered. It was pricey but expected. I would reccomend getting a massage.
Entertainment: the entertainment crew were fun, active, and loveable. Don't expect "shows" like you would find at Club Med, they had a fun beach party but besides that its more low key entertainment in the "living room" like singers, piano players, fashion show, and the like. They had a DJ from 10pm onward where you can dance. The week we visited few people danced, the first night was pretty much just me and my girl. But it picked up a bit throughout the week.
The beach: small, but beautiful. Big enough to enjoy a day on the beach with servers being pretty attentive.
Excursion: we did the 4 hr dune buggy waterfall tour. It was great, just pay attention to your driving, you do go on busy roads. We also took a cab to spend a day at the Grand Anse beach which we enjoyed. It was a nice day with a change of scenery. Cab was $46 return which was steep as it's so close but not too unreasonable.
We loved the resort and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.
This is our third stay at a Sandals (previously La Toc Saint Lucia and Royal Caribbean Jamaica) and we loved it! Trip from the airport was roughly 6 minutes. The grounds were VERY clean and well manicured - we even saw someone scrubbing the pool bar stools and the floats in the sea. Our room (Pink Gin Beachfront) was EXCEPTIONALLY clean - the birds used our balcony as a bathroom one morning, but when we got back after housekeeping, there was no sign of any birds having been there; not to mention the in room bar/fridge was always fully stocked. They also had a turn down service which made it really feel like a 5 star experience. The food was exquisite as always. We ate at every restaurant and every meal was delicious. Highly recommend making a reservation with the concierge at check in for Butch's and Kimono's which are the only two restaurants that require a reservation. We did have a short wait at Le Jardinière for dinner on our last night, but the pager they give you extends very far so we could get a drink and walk around the resort while waiting. I'd like to add that the staff was always so friendly! I'd like to give an extra shout-out to Steven from the entertainment department who was AMAZING! He remembered everyone's names and really brought the energy to the resort! The pool with the swim up bar definitely got rowdy, but it was fun to watch/participate - and if that's not your thing, there is a quiet pool. The only reason I could not give Sandals Grenada 5 stars is because of the layout of the resort. In my previous experiences with Sandals, you could always see the gorgeous views of the sea and any landscape like mountains from any of the pools, but at Sandals Grenada, there was the beach, and behind the beach was a smaller quiet pool, then a "living room" with pool tables, a bar, chairs/couches, then the lobby, then the driveway to the resort, THEN the pool with the swim up bar - all in a line. So when you were at the pool with the swim up bar, you could not see the water or the mountainous view. Also, we did not have butler service so I did have to get up at 6:30am to secure pool chairs (put a towel on each chair with sunscreen/personal item), but the beach always had availability. I think Sandals should offer a chair reserving service for a fee to the non-butler rooms. I took towels to the room the night before because there weren't always towels in the hut at 6:30am, but one time a butler actually brought me towels so I could secure my seat and go get breakfast! My last suggestion is to bring an outlet adapter if from the US because most of the outlets in the room (with the exception of 2) were European. Other than that, we booked another trip to Sandals - this time Barbados - while on resort, and already can't wait to try that one!