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
We stayed at this resort for our honeymoon and loved it so much that we came back for our 3 year anniversary. Everything is top notch from the room and property to the entertainment and food. The very fun and friendly staff is definitely what sets this resort apart though! Mario and Micah make amazing drinks at the swim up bar and remembered our names and drink orders on the first day! Javeel, Jazz and Steven on the entertainment team can do it all and will keep you laughing and dancing all week long! Also, Kimony and Kemron take amazing photos and we tried to hang out with them on the property as much as possible because they are so fun. We also definitely recommend stopping by the tipsy turtle to hang out with Kareem any chance you get! Now that we are back home, we miss our friends from the staff the most!
It was fantastic to return to Grenada, however it is with sadness that I feel I must report the reserving of sunbeds by the Butlers very early in the morning and the recipient not using the sunbeds until almost lunchtime or not al all. there was one (1) occasion when a couple with a Butler had two (2) sunbeds in a tent and two (2) sunbeds outside the tent. we feel this issued must be address to ensure fair use of sunbeds by all. I am aware of the policy to remove towels etc if the sunbeds are not used over a period of time but this was never implement as far as we know and we did spend all day at the pool.
This was our second stay at this wonderful resort and we are returning again next year!
Airport - Upon arrival your airline may tell you that you only need (1) Immigration form per family. WRONG! You will need (1) form PER PASSPORT! We luckily beat the other arriving airline to the immigration line and were the second couple in line. We got to the window and they told us it's one per passport - even though we have the same last names. We had to go to the back of the room to grab another form and fill out. When we grabbed the form we were at the end of a very long line. After you pass through immigration, you will then grab your luggage and go through customs. Make sure your form is fully filled out! Then off you go to outside!
Hotel - This hotel is the smallest of the Sandals chain, however, even at full capacity you don't even feel it! The layout is so nice you don't notice - and it's not a large resort. All restaurants, pools, etc. are within 5 min. walking distance. If you want to stay closer to the beach, you will need to stay in the Italian Village or Pink Gin rooms. On this side of the resort is the quiet pool, Living Room (nightly entertainment), Spices, Neptunes, Soy, Irish Pub, the French Restaurant, Cafe de Paris, coffee shops, etc.. The other side is called South Seas or the Lovers Lagoon. Those are towards the back of the resort with the activity/party pool, Butch's, Kimonos, and the Italian restaurant. If you want a view of the ocean, then Pink Gin or Italian Village are the rooms you want.
Food - The food is great! Nothing really left us desiring more or disappointment. I have an allergy to wine (I know, it sucks), so I had to make sure that everything I ate didn't have any in it. The wait staff are VERY accommodating to ensure there are no issues. They will ask you every time you sit down at a table before ordering. If they aren't sure, they will go ask the chef. The only places that require a reservation is the French restaurant and Butch's. The French restaurant is pretty strict on the attire requirements, so gentlemen, make sure you wear closed toe shoes and pants! Butch's is more lenient.
Beach - the beach is small but amazing! It's cut off from any other beach so you don't have numerous vendors pestering you. There were only a couple each day (same guys) and they remember talking to you before, so they won't bother you again if you previously told them no. The rock walls are great because the water was choppy outside of them but very nice within the coves. They also provide a lot of sea life to live in them. I highly suggest you bring a snorkel (no fins) because there is so much to see right off the beach. Plenty of people were doing it. I also suggest getting a full-faced snorkel mask. So much easier! The sand is a brown with freckles of black. It's not the pure white sand, but it is still beautiful. There are not really a lot of rocks entering the water, so no water shoes are needed. Most of the rocks (when entering) are closer to the rock walls. OH! There are PLENTY of loungers! People are always worried about playing the "towel game" to get loungers. We found that the people complaining that butlers reserve all the loungers are not true. The butler just reserve the loungers that their guests requested. The complainers are complaining because they don't get the lounger or area they DESIRE. Big difference.
Butlers - This is a personal choice. Some people love them, some don't use them, and non-butler guests think that butler guests get all the good stuff (like the loungers mentioned above). Keep in mind that butler guests are paying a higher amount for that service. So if they are paying for it, you can't blame them. If you don't get butler, the service is still excellent. We prefer a specific room that come with butlers so we enjoy the perks of our butlers making our dinner reservations, reserving our beach/pool loungers, etc.. We found that our butlers elevate the vacation and we don't have to think or plan as much. It's amazing to actually just relax and unwind. This year we got Jelani (our 3rd time having him), Ifori, and Alex. They were AMAZING! They have the best personalities and it was always a joy to hang out and talk to them. I could go on and on about them but there would be PAGES and PAGES of how awesome these guys are!!!!
Room - We always stay at the Italian Village swim-out. This is our favorite category as it is close to the beach and it's great to spend the day at the beach, then go back to the room and jump into the pool. If you're social (like we are) you meet your "neighbors" in the same pool. The room is very spacious and the tubs are so big and deep, it's nice to relax in. I'm not sure about other rooms, but there are plenty of US plugs and USB plugs for your stuff. So no adapters or extension strips needed. Also, they provide a hair dryer. I have thick Hawaiian hair and it dries it just fine. Lastly, save the luggage space and don't bring any shampoo, conditioner, soap, or lotion (unless you are very picky). They provide all that. Even people with sensitive skin don't have any issues with it.
SPA - This is a must! We booked (2) couples massages. So relaxing! Keep in mind that they automatically charge you a 12.5% service fee. This is the masseuse's tip. You may tip additional. At the end of your massage, after you change back to your clothes, your masseuse will show you some products to try to upsell you. A polite "No Thank You" is enough. They are not pressure sales people, which is really nice.
CATS - There are cats roaming the property. Do not be afraid! They are very friendly as they are fed by Sandals and guests. Any cat that has part of their ear clipped have been neutered/spayed and are update on their shots.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message. This is our favorite Sandals property!!!
This was our first trip to Sandals and Grenada, both blew us away.
we can not fault the hotel, service, staff, food and beverages, all top quality.
We enjoyed the Water sports and took a kayak, paddle board or Hobby cat out most days. Special thanks to Delion for our first Hobby cat trip and Troy who went above and beyond on our other Hobby cat trips, you are an asset to Sandals.
Special thanks to Joanne from the lounge bar for delivering Guinness and wine to us while we sat on the swinging chair, always ready to help with a lovely smile.
The staff all work so hard to provide a holiday where we could not have wished for more. We look forward to a return visit as converts to Sandals.
We have just come back from our 5th holiday here. It is an amazing resort with wonderful facilities and staff. The food is superb. The rooms are luxurious. The staff are so very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in both butler and non Butler rooms. Had brilliant times.