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
- 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.
How to Get There
The Calabash has become a home away from home. The entire staff is top notch. They anticipate every need and service is always with a smile. We already have our next trip to Grenada planned, and of course we are staying at the Calabash!
From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel truly welcome and special!
Where else do you have a manager and six staff members meet & greet you upon arrival?
During our 7 day visit, we were in a Junior Suite with a great view of the water ... spacious and calming with every amenity ... The Calabash has a high-end, classy feel to it … very comfortable and maintained to the highest standards ... Staff are first class, all those we met had a great attitude.
We had the all-inclusive package. One could make the argument that “all-inclusive” isn’t necessarily the best value. But never having to pull out the wallet nor having to sign something is what a vacation should be. The same approach we take when choosing a cruise-line (Regent, Seabourn).
Prior to our stay at the Calabash, my wife and I have traveled to every island in the Caribbean, from Tobago to the Bahamas, and everything in-between, with the exception of Cuba and Grenada. Every Caribbean island has something beautiful and unique … but Grenada and its people were very special.
Take advantage of their arrival & departure services. Greeted with a rum punch, you by-pass the masses & lines by having a designated customs/immigration officer. You email pics of your baggage to the Calabash and your luggage and driver will be waiting upon clearing customs.
Special kudos to Racquel, the hotel reservation specialist … extremely helpful in arranging our trip and always promptly answering all our email questions.
We shall return!
True perfection, where to start..we were lucky to get a room upgrade to 28 Showers of Gold. The dinning experience was outstanding, we enjoyed the Rhodes restaurant and the cocktail/grill night on the beach, a great steel band played. Do try the hotel specials, especially the banana crumble at the beach club, divine. The hotel had thought of everything before you would think of it. We were 2 families with 2 teenagers who enjoyed it all. The beach is lovely and quiet, luxurious sun loungers, whats not to love. Plenty of activities great gym, pool, yoga, chess, water activities etc. We could not fault the service, from your room attendant, beach club, restaurant, spa, reception, I will not name anyone specifically as literally they were all fantastic and i won't spoil it by sharing all the lovely finishing touches/surprises. We tried the breakfast on your balcony one day too. The hotel was excellent value on the HB deal, the wines all reasonably priced, plus a lovely afternoon tea every day. We don't normally return to a hotel but this one breaks the mould, I hope we can return, like the many couples we spoke to.
Thank you to the Calabash team, you made our holiday