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What We Love

  • Rate includes in-suite breakfast and evening canapés, a welcome cocktail and more
  • Bright, cheerful rooms (in great shape, thanks to yearly renovations)
  • One tennis court and a snorkel/dive center
  • Each guest receives a 15-minute free head, neck and shoulder massage at the spa
  • Pool Suites have private pools
  • Each suite has a whirlpool bath
  • A stay on this pristine island

What To Know

  • The hotel is closed from August 12 to October 5
  • Don’t look for a party here; the hotel’s focus is on relaxation
  • Families are welcome, but there’s no kids club on property; babysitting is available for a charge
  • Rhodes Restaurant is popular, so make reservations well in advance
  • 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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Grenada has truly earned the nickname “Isle of Spice” — upon walking outside the airport, 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.

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The resort’s Heaven & Earth spa opened in 2009. Its three open-air treatment rooms overlook the bay, so an already blissful body wrap comes with a view. Those who want to continue the Zen can take a yoga class in the spa’s pavilion and use the brilliant white sands of L’Anse Aux Épines beach and the sparkling blue sea as 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, somewhere between the free 15-minute massage and a dip in the warm sea along the quiet stretch of beach, you’ll find one of the few remaining authentic Caribbean experiences.

How to Get There

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel
L'anse Aux Epines Beach
St Georges, 00000 Grenada

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 798 Reviews
Beautiful property but the staff make it really special
Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed for 10 nights in a deluxe suite. The room was very well appointed, with a spacious balcony that caught the late afternoon sun. Rather than echo all the other comments about how lovely the hotel is (with which I completely agree!) it might be worth mentioning some points that made it special for us.
- The ladies who look after your room and breakfast are fabulous - Sandra and Sonia who looked after us were amazingly good and helpful and put up with us forgetting when we ordered breakfast more than once (yes, it was that relaxing..)
- The beach club staff deliver great, friendly service with that Caribbean twist of informality
- The restaurant staff are also very good and the effort they put in to helping us make our anniversary memorable was astonishingly impressive.
- There is some lovely wildlife to be found in the gardens - tree iguanas (which are protected on the grounds), humming birds, great osprey and frigate birds out over the bay.
Thank you, everyone, we'll be back in less than 16 years next time.

Paradise in Grenada 🇬🇩
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well how wonderful was that ! Just spent a week at Calabash and already looking forward to the next visit . From the moment we had our warm welcome from the lovely Garbutt family to the moment we left , I can honestly say we had the most amazing time .
Small luxury boutique hotel - totally chilled and super relaxing in an amazing setting
I loved the refurbishments since my last visit - the rooms are even nicer and the new pool area is stunning and so relaxing . The breakfasts served on the terrace are super nice and it’s so lovely to literally roll out of bed and enjoy the superb views , great food and yet still be in your room. We did also enjoy a couple of breakfasts in the new beach club literally steps away from the white sand
We were blown away with the service and food in the Gary Rhodes restaurant - attention to detail is phenomenal.
Whether one is on B&B or HB the added bonus of afternoon tea being served daily and then canapés delivered to the rooms at 6pm every night is an awesome added benefit
A special mention has to go to the lovely George in the bar together with Sheryln and Tamika in the restaurant .... and there is no better resort manager than Zack who went out of his way to ensure everything was running smoothly and was always around helping or assisting guests when needed .. and we even got to play a game of tennis with him.
A truly memorable trip - thank you to you all for making It so special. We can’t wait to return and bring the whole family 💜

Perfect Getaway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Calabash before but this time there were a few changes. The beach bar, Mark's Bash Bar, has been brilliantly roofed. Sky, sun, trees & stars are still visible but there's no being rained on! There are fans running from very pretty roof trellising & it is now a real second restaurant. Tuesday evening dinners are served down there & a steel band entertains. Both lunches & dinners are wonderful with good selections - the main restaurant having an a la carte & daily specials. Mostly the staff are the same & they are so lovely - very friendly & helpful but not 'in your face'.
Our accommodation has also been updated with restful muted colours & of course the gardens are beautiful. The excellent breakfasts are still served on your terrace or balcony, or you can breakfast in the beach bar. The Garbutt family who own the hotel are very friendly & approachable & always on scene for any questions, advice etc. We had a great time & hope to return again soon.

We will be back!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at The Calabash over the Thanksgiving weekend and had an outstanding time. The service was superb, the setting was superb, and the food was incredible. My wife is a "resort massage" expert, and stated that her massage was Naficia was the best she ever had. (This is a very large sample size, mind you.)

Little Gem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in The Calabash for 9 nights after having to move from another hotel in Grenada which was not up to scratch, however, once we moved to the Calabash our holiday was transformed. This is a lovely family run hotel and the Garbutt family are always on hand and work very hard at making your stay special. Delicious food!! Especially on the Beach, the chef Mark makes the most fabulous tapas, some of the best we have ever had. The main restaurant is a Gary Rhodes restaurant which also served delicious food. The staff are immaculate and incredibly well trained, attention to detail excellent. Its not on the best Caribbean beach but the rest makes up for that.