TEN PERCENT OF THE COOLEST CARIBBEAN HOTELS ARE IN GRENADA
Written by BETTYANN LAZARUS on December 13, 2017
Three Grenadian resorts are among the “Top 30” coolest Caribbean hotels, according to the prestigious Times of London.
Grenada’s La Luna, La Sagesse and Calabash Hotels are rated among “the best places to catch some winter sun’’ in the December 9 edition of the paper.
The Board of Directors of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) responding to the news, expressed delight with what it describes as the “continued successes and achievements’’ of GHTA members.
The Times article groups their chosen hotels by islands and are not ranked, but readers are advised where to visit in the Caribbean. Grenada is very well represented.
According to The Times, La Luna, the 16-villa resort, has one of Grenada’s nicest restaurants. The Italian owner imports olives, wines and cheese from his homeland and blends them well with Grenada’s strong food culture.
La Sagesse, which has 12 rooms “dotted about the estate,” as well as a restaurant, serves grilled lobster and vegetables provided by its organic farm.
Calabash, comprises 30 cottages which form a crescent around a delightful beach, while five villas provide privacy and space. There are two restaurants, (one overseen by Gary Rhodes), a spa and superb facilities, including swimming pools and tennis courts.
Earlier this year, Calabash won the approval of Relaix & Chateau brand and was named the number one Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean, and the 13th in the world by Trip Advisor. According to Leo Garbutt, Vice President of GHTA, the inclusion of three local hotels in The Times’ list is indicative of the emphasis Grenadian hoteliers place on providing great accommodation and excellent service.
“I am thrilled that Grenada can hold its place and secure 10% of the best 30 resorts in the Caribbean,’’ Garbutt said. “We indeed have a beautiful destination and it’s wonderful that this has been recognized by so many, including The Times of the UK.’’