Mount Cinnamon Grenada
What We Love
- Spacious air-conditioned villas have full kitchens and ocean views
- It’s an intimate hotel with big resort amenities: tennis court, beach volleyball, daily yoga sessions and non-motorized water sports (kayaks, paddleboards, etc.)
- Grand Anse Beach stretches two miles around the curve of the bay, just below the hotel
- Easy access to the island’s centuries-old spice plantations, which grow nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa
What To Know
- The beach is just a five-minute walk down the hill
- The vibe is low-key and relaxed — much like the island itself
- Babysitting services are available
- Pets under 25 pounds are permitted at no additional cost
- The property opened in 2008
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On a hillside overlooking Grand Anse Beach, the 22-room Mount Cinnamon boutique hotel mixes the best of old Grenada (historic plantations, lively local bars) and new (modern amenities and a buzzing capital). It has a prized coastal position, but the vibe is low-key and relaxed—much like the island itself. The One-Bedroom Suites and villas are set among tropical gardens and have bursts of bright lime, orange and fuchsia in the large sitting areas, as well as modern kitchens fitted with breakfast bars and Smeg refrigerators. All of the units have air conditioning, and most come with private terraces overlooking Grand Anse Beach and the Caribbean Sea. In contrast to the modern interiors, the colonial-style buildings have red tile roofs that add a quirky historic charm—which is also evident at the popular Savvy’s restaurant. This lively spot is a destination for locals thanks to its traditional West Indian menu (fresh local seafood and spiced banana bread crumble), which is written on a chalkboard and changes daily. Elsewhere, there’s a swimming pool, tennis court, beach volleyball, daily yoga sessions and non-motorized water sports (kayaks, paddleboards, etc.), but if you just want to hang out on the beach with a drink in your hand, that’s fine too.
In the Area
Hike through the Grand Etang rainforest to the Seven Sisters waterfalls for a cooling dip, or trek to see and feed wild mona monkeys. Afterward, get lunch or happy hour drinks at the Dodgy Dock Lounge Bar, where you can enjoy calypso, reggae and live jazz. Visit the Belmont Estate, a 17th-century plantation, and learn why Grenada is called the Spice Isle, before chartering a yacht and admiring the island from a different vantage point. If shopping’s your thing, stop by Veronica’s Vision, a boutique that supports Grenada’s nutmeg industry and sells vibrant nutmeg-theme prints as wearable art, historical charts, syrup and rum.
How to Get There
It was just what we wanted. Our suite, breakfast and peolpe was more than we could have expected. The beach was clean and the bar at the beach was good. The hotel managers cocktail party was very cozy :-)
My husband and I eloped to Mount Cinnamon in March, 2019. It was a spectacular experience. We couldn't have been happier!! Every detail including the flowers, music, cake, private dinner, signature drink, hair/makeup, marriage license, photographer and private villa with his/hers bathrooms was top notch! Our wedding planner Carlene was a consummate professional! She made getting hitched go off without a hitch! Her referrals for hair/makeup and photographer were perfect! The staff was endearing and warm. The villa was spectacular. Service was stellar. Food was terrific! Great location as well. Highly recommended.
First time in Grenada and so pleased we visited and chose Mount Cinnamon as the island is beautiful and the resort a delight.
Difficult to summarise our 10 night stay but from the laid back welcome complete with rum punch and a complimentary neck and shoulder massage whilst doing the paperwork to the day we left, we were well looked after. The couples massage we had a couple of days after arriving really relaxed us and from then on it was 'chillin' and 'limeing' all the way.
The Cinnamon Suite where we were based was fantastic with good modern facilities and a great view down Grand Anse. Spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, lovely drench shower, sitting area and sun balcony. No kitchen, but no problem as we were all inclusive and Mrs BB spends long enough in the kitchen when we are at home.
Breakfasts were good, lunch at the beach Cabana was excellent whilst dinner at Savvys was wonderful where we dined 8 times and the menu was sufficiently varied to be able to enjoy a different main course every time. Fish and lobster were excellent as was the lamb cutlets and the ribeye steak, and the wine list was extensive enough and the best we have had on all inclusive.
The beach bonfire BBQ was great with excellent local music, steel band the first Friday and drummers with accompanying dancers the second Friday.
What we saw of Grenada has left us wanting more, it is authentic Caribbean and we enjoyed St George's on market day, Frederick Fort with wonderful views, spice demonstrations, Grand Etang lake, a monkey experience in the Rain Forest, the chocolate factory and lunch at Belmont Estate, and sampling the 75% rum at the River Antoine distillery. A short walking distance is Morne Rouge (BBC) beach which has unspoilt pure white sands in a lovely sweeping bay protected from the wind so is as calm as a mill pond and has the atmospheric La Plywood beach bar to take in the great view whilst sipping on the coldest beer on the island.
We had Ashton to thank for the island tour who is a genuinely good guy and driver, and a knowledgable guide.
The highlight though were the Grenadians themselves from the old fella who approached me in St George's thanking us for visiting his island, to Kelly the guide at Belmont Estate, but the Mount Cinnamon staff take all the plaudits.
So difficult to pick out individuals from a great team (and recall all their names) but Stefan and Antonio behind the bar were good fun, Shekira, Amanda, Katy Anne and Laurell in the restaurant were never without a smile, Lincoln and his young assistant ??? who kept the gardens looking great, Shauna, Judy and Dwight on reception were all helpful, manager Mark was visible and wasn't afraid to clear a table if needed, but Petri Ann was a star as she seemed to be our personal support from the day we arrived to the day we left.
The stop over at St Lucia is not ideal and adds 90mins to the journey time, but until BA / Virgin fly direct it is a small price well worth paying for the ultimate prize the Spice Island delivers.
Our two weeks in our Hacienda Suite could not have been more ideal. Everyone, from our greeting by Carlene, who always made sure all our needs were fulfilled, to the whole staff could not have been more gracious. This was our first time to Mount Cinnamon and Grenada. It turned out to be our best Caribbean vacation.
The resort is upscale, but low key. No pressure anywhere from anyone. Our room was spacious, clean and well equipped. Savvy's and the Cabana on the beach for all three meals was wonderful.
We loved our suite, which had a full kitchen, washer and dryer, two bathrooms and large private patio.
We had a wonderful driver, Chris, who was very responsible and reliable in taking us to dinners and for a daylong tour of beautiful Grenada. His contact info is CHRIS A/C TAXI SERVICE. 473-416-8981. He was on time, polite, informative and very personable.
Grenada is a very beautiful and friendly island, but not financially wealthy. Thru the Pack with A Purpose program Shauna, the guest services manager, helped us to bring some school supplies to St George Primary School.
Thanks to everyone who made our two weeks the best we have ever spent in the Caribbean. We'll see you all next year.
Tom and Debbie S
It is hard to think of a more perfect place for a relaxing holiday than the Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, clean and we had a kitchen to make our own food when we wanted; the views of Grand Anse beach are stunning. The food is excellent, particularly at the beach cabana (Savvy's), and there is a wide range of choice at breakfast. The beach is accessible directly from the resort and is only 2-3 minutes' walk from the rooms; it is quiet, never too crowded, and in a perfect location for various other activities such as scuba diving at Dive Grenada (which is also highly recommended). There is also net for badminton/volleyball, and various other games on site. There is a spa and yoga classes are available - my girlfriend had one of the best massages she has ever had! In addition, the resort puts on various events that are really good fun - we particularly loved the beach bonfire on the Friday night, with amazing BBQ food and a taste of local Grenadian music underneath the stars. The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful, both before and during your stay - special thanks to the general manager, Mark Kitchen, for all his help. We cannot recommend Mount Cinnamon highly enough, and are already planning our next trip!