Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Bright, cheerful rooms
- Two tennis courts and a snorkel/dive center
- Pool Suites have private pools
What To Know
- The hotel closes between August and October
- Don’t look for a party here; the hotel’s focus is on relaxation
- On Grenada, English is spoken and U.S. dollars are accepted
- Plan to get a taxi for exploring off the resort; driving on Grenada can be a hassle
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Grenada has truly earned the nickname “Isle of Spice.” I’m hit the sweet smell of cinnamon, cloves and other spices that continue to grow here.
After just a few minutes in the taxi, I’m at the Calabash Hotel. Named after the spiky calabash tree, whose gourds are used all across the Caribbean, the hotel is made up of 30 suites spread across eight acres that feel like a lush botanical garden.
Each room is decorated a little differently in white, blue, and gray hues that manage to be elegant without sliding into island cliché. Modern amenities include iPod docking stations and flat-screens. Upgrade to a Pool Suite for your own outdoor plunge pool, a real treat on this sunny island.
The resort’s Spa at Calabash, near the pool, features three open-air treatment rooms overlooking the bay, so an already blissful body wrap comes with a view. Those who want to continue the Zen can take a yoga class near L’Anse Aux Épines beach, where the sparkling blue sea is a focal point.
In keeping with the island’s British roots and tradition, afternoon tea is served daily. The included breakfast and genteel pre-dinner cocktail canapés can be delivered to suites each evening by a personal maid. The restaurant, Rhodes, has a menu developed by English celebrity chef Gary Rhodes and showcases Caribbean favorites like a tart made with shrimp and callaloo, the island’s beloved spinach-like green vegetable.
Grenada is an under-the-radar island dotted with hidden resorts. At the Calabash, after a dip in the warm sea along the quiet stretch of beach, you’ll find one of the few remaining authentic Caribbean experiences.
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Not the chapest place but you really do get an excellent hotel. very friendly and helpful staff especially on the reception area. Beautiful grounds and a lovely shady(and sunny) beach. The food at the Rhodes restaurant is excellent as is the ambiance.
All round an excellent experience.
Wow, the Calabash has set the bar very high for all of our future trips. The staff take great care of you, the property is beautiful and private, the rooms are amazing and the food at the Rhodes Restaurant blew us away! Different daily specials every days and such amazing quality - my foodie husband was a very happy man. The beach was never crowded and swimming was perfect. Their breakfast service was a luxurious way to start the day on our private patio and they really do take care of every detail. Was well worth the splurge for our once in a lifetime trip. Thank you!
Terrific resort. Calm and serene, with a great staff and beautiful grounds. Concierge helped plan trips to other parts of the island, well worth while excursions. Rhodes restaurant was superb, and the breakfast and lunch options fresh and delicious.
This hotel recently got lots of TripAdvisor award attention and that attention is very well deserved.
Checkin was smoother than anywhere sled we have been, going straight to our room with everything already prepared for us. Other formalities like ordering breakfast in the room really are not a chore and the hotel will cater for last minute needs too.
Restaurants are very good though service a little too laid back in that it can be slow. It is always friendly.
Beach facilities are excellent and the marina a very pleasant place. The bay is quite shallow.
The dive centre is outstanding and typically very small groups.
We got a late checkout with a room assigned to us that meant we could shower after the beach and get ready for our flight.
We loved our stay here. Our accommodation was comfortable and right near the beach. There are a select number of guests, so there is always room on the comfortable loungers under the shade of the beautiful trees. Breakfast every morning on the balcony was delicious. All the staff are polite and helpful - many have been there for a number of years - and the drinks were authentic and of high quality. The food was simply amazing - every meal was a delight and served with loving care. We will treasure the memory of our week here and wish the owners and staff happiness and success. Thank you:-)