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
- 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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We spent a week at the Calabash-faultless in all respects but the staff were unbelievable so efficient and friendly-we will certainly return This is a very special place and deserves all of the accolades it gets
From the moment you arrive, this hotel over promises and over performs, through to the moment you leave. The staff are friendly helpful and respect the fact you are their guest. The breakfast is unique, served on your own terrace or balcony. The Rhodes restaurant provides excellent fine dining every day.
We've just returned from another wonderfully relaxing holiday. This family owned and run boutique hotel gets better each year. The warm welcome and service from the family and staff, the spacious rooms (some with plunge pools), large gardens, views of the bay, two excellent restaurants and having fun with the hobie cats all combine to make a magical experience in the sun. We're already looking forward to next year.
We would highly recommend the Calabash for a relaxing stay in luxury. We loved the suite, the beach and the beautiful gardens. The food was excellent both in the restaurant and at the Beach Bar and we greatly enjoyed the breakfasts on our patio and the drinks and canapes brought to our suite at 6.00p.m.Service was excellent with the staff being very friendly and attentive.
While we didn't stay in the Calabash Hotel, we did visit the property for lunch on three out of our eight days on Grenada......It is well worth visiting for the excellent ambience, the 'first class' service one would expect from a member of the Relais & Chateau Group.......and excellent food and drink.
We did have a good look around the property, and the rooms and the swimming pool all look great. We thought about moving to the hotel for the second half of our visit, but decided not to because it is slightly more 'formal' than what we were looking for. I'm sure most regular Relais & Chateau travellers would find it ideal!!!