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.
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the Calabash Hotel was our final destination of a 3 week holiday in the Caribbean and what an amazing place to spend our last week. The hotel is in such a beautiful location, the grounds are impeccable and the beach has such a lovely outlook.
The rooms are truly stunning and very spacious, we loved spending time on the terrace at the end of the day.
Food....well my husband and daughter are "foodies", they were really in food heaven and were just raving about it every day, the choices were all very tempting and a struggle to know what to go for, you need at least a week to ensure you try various optons!.
The hotel were great at laying on various activities, be it on the water snorkelling or a trip a visit to St Georges.
Dinner by the beach on Managers cocktail night was fantastic with the added ambience of a steel band playing
All staff were so friendly, hard to name them all but many thanks go to Raquel, Shari and Liz, nothing was too much trouble.
I was unfortunate enough to be ill prior to arriving at the Calabash and the staff couldn't do enough for myself and family to ensure we were comfortable and not in need of anything....big thanks!
We will be back to enjoy the Calabash and make up for lost time!
Dont hesitate in going.
What more can you wish for on a holiday. A relaxing two weeks in the sun, not fussy just relaxed luxury.
Spa is wonderful, try it and be amazed and relaxed at the same time. Very attentive staff without being over the top.
Outstanding hotel. Superb service. Conveniently located. Excellent value. You need a rental car ideally. Excellent library. Ate at Rhodes which was good value. The pool was outstanding. Preferred it to the beach.