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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 776 Reviews
Heaven on Earth
Reviewed 3 days ago

I desperately needed rest and relaxation, and traveled with a woman friend to The Calabash for 4 days. Calabash is a type of tree with huge round green fruit hanging. The fruit is inedible. I understand, locals make bowls out of the green fruit. There are Calabash trees on the property, along with other trees with identifying signs. There are so many trees with so many leaves that the staff at about 6:30- 7:00 am, rakes the leaves everyday so the grass is pristine for the day!
I had big plans to use the fitness room, SUP, and yoga, all offered. I also thought I might try my hand at the bocce court, tennis court, mini golf and shuffleboard court, but as it turned out, I was a total and complete slug. I read 4 books and ate, and luxuriated in the quiet and calm.
The staff are delightful, helpful and extremely hard working. It is a family atmosphere and it appears everyone loves working there. The owner told me that they never have to advertise for positions to be filled; once a position is available, a friend or relative of a staff member hears, and applies!
I am a vegetarian and gluten free.
The food was over the top of the top delicious; creative, beautifully plated and thoughtful. All of the food is locally sourced. Once the chef was aware I was gluten free, fresh gluten free bread was made and DELISH! The local yogurt at breakfast was so delicious! I ate the beach salad every day even though they had many other options; it was that yummy! Dinner was always a surprise and treat. The risotto and quinoa were excellent and the homemade gelato and icecream were incredible, and I don't even like icecream!!!
Monday through Saturday there is amazing live entertainment with dinner. The restaurant is so calm and beautiful with white tablecloths and white cloth napkins and a vase of a beautiful ginger flower.
The room was beautiful and the shower was AMAZING. Loved the bath products.
The gift shop had beautiful items and I loved some of them so, I had to make them my own (and I truly have stopped buying; I have more than enough, but I could not resist!)
I was tempted to try the spa, but I ran out of time...next visit!

We'll meet again
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit (still making us parvenus as a substantial number of guests have been returning for many years) and if anything the hotel is even better than the first time we came. The pool area has since undergone a remarkable refurbishment with a dazzling infinity pool. My wife described the spa as excellent and Shermanda she said gave her a"superb pedicure". Greeted on arrival we were given a bottle of wine as return guests as well as cocktails. Our suite had a large bathroom with walk in shower and double sinks. The bath was located outside next to the plunge pool.Decent smellies and soft towels provided. The bed was large and comfortable. No need to bring bug spray or those plug in devices to keep mosquitoes at bay as they are supplied.(no need to bring books either as there is a bookcase full of them near the bar albeit mostly airport type novels) Air con in both the bedroom and sitting room. Drinks and nibbles are served in the room in the evening and in the afternoon tea is served in the bar area . Breakfast can be taken at the beach restaurant or on the veranda of the room . Debbie looked after us and cooked us breakfast.She was friendly and efficient and the hotel are lucky to employ her. As we were on an all inclusive package (to be recommended) we drank our way through the cocktail list. Wine is by the glass on this board basis but refills were easily obtained. The food in both the beach restaurant and the open air dining area was first class. Lobster was my dish of choice and available every night. By the beach lobster mac and cheese seemed an odd mixture to offer but excellent and full of flavour.If given notice the head chef will prepare a dish to order. I find it hard to criticise much about the place though I suppose the replacement of towels was perhaps somewhat idiosyncratic. Bath sheets would breed while hand or bath towels died out but all would resolve itself in the end.
Fabulous hotel and staff, stay there if you can.
One tip is the matter of a taxi to and from the airport. Knowing from our previous visit that at best it is a ten minute drive away (plane noise not a problem however) we just picked one up without any difficulty when our plane arrived and had the hotel call one when we departed (make sure they call an airport taxi). The fare, which is fixed by the authorities, was four times cheaper than if we had booked through a well known international taxi agency and almost three times cheaper than a well known airline had we booked transfers through them.

Absolute Perfection
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have just returned from a week at the Calabash and we can not overstate the wonderful holiday we had. Everybody, including the owner, were so friendly and kind and so attentive to all our needs.
Our room was beautifully presented, very modern facilities but with local character and spotlessly maintained.
The food was excellent with plenty of choice to suit all tastes each day.
The hotel is small with beautiful grounds and beach, a really special place.
Thank you all, hopefully we can visit again.

Just as good second time around.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had a wonderful stay at the Calabash in 2017 I was determined to return. This time to concentrate on scuba diving with the excellent ScubaTech team who are conveniently located on the hotel premises. I received a warm welcome on arrival by Leo and the team and was pleased to see a lot of familiar faces among the staff, reflecting the family feel of the Calabash. The reception area had been renovated since my previous visit and opens nicely into the lounge / dining area.
For this visit I had one of the upper villas to the east of the property, which was beautifully furnished with a spacious balcony overlooking the gardens. Being that little bit higher provided a great view of the colourful birds that frequent the well-maintained trees and gardens. Although Grenada has many great places to eat out it is difficult to tear yourself away from the excellent food and service provided at Calabash. I ate most lunchtimes at the beach bar, which has a great menu from light bites to more elaborate meals, all under shade where the cool breeze off Prickly Bay can be appreciated. The complimentary afternoon tea was always enjoyable and the evening meals provided that fine dining experience in very pleasant surroundings. Although I did not use the spa myself, I received glowing reports from other guests who had used this service. This is truly a place for relaxation, whether at the beach or pool or balcony but there are numerous activities that can be enjoyed such as sailing and garden games, if one feels so inclined. For me the main differentiator between here and many other locations is that you are genuinely welcomed and made to feel at home, and I certainly hope to return next year.

2 Weeks of Heaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this holiday was wonderful. The location of the hotel right on the beach, the food which was varied and delicious, and the excellent facilities. Many thanks to all of the staff for looking after us so well, we are sure to be back.