Think of the Caribbean, and what comes to mind? Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and a hotbed of food, music and culture.
One other word closely associated with the Caribbean is Sandals, one of the most popular luxury all-inclusive options for Britons wanting a slice of paradise.
While all of Sandals resorts are special, there is something particularly beautiful about the Grenada outpost.
The staff are incredibly proud of the resort, and so they should be – lush, verdant grounds, a tantalisingly large pool (with swim up bar, of course) and a heavenly spa make it easy to cocoon yourself here.
There, however, plenty of opportunity to explore Grenada with Sandals – don’t miss the boat tour which is a great way to learn some of the rich history of the island, and take a peek at some of the waterfront homes owned by A List celebs from around the world.
We stayed in a Lover’s Lagoon Hideaway Junior Suite and were thrilled to find our own jacuzzi and dinky swimming pool.
The bed was huge, with a mattress so heavenly it was tempting to lounge on it for hours – and if the four poster wasn’t temptation enough, the large bath had us squealing with delight.
As with all Sandals, the bar was fully stocked and replenished whenever we needed, and even better than this were the butlers who catered to our every need.
Just a phone call away, nothing was too much trouble for Ofori and Don, who looked after us during our stay, with Ofori even surprising me with a plate of grilled lobster after I’d mentioned it was my favourite food during a conversation earlier in the day.
Don’t miss the Butler’s Drinks Reception, which is held for guests in rooms with a butler and includes drinks, nibbles and games.
Food & Drink
One of the highlights of any Sandals stay is the food, with endless choice. Top picks include Butch’s chophouse, for a top notch steak, and Cafe de Paris, which had an amazing choice of cakes and ice-cream. Make sure to try the nutmeg flavour – Grenada is one of the biggest producers of the spice in the world.
Those in search of a drink should head to the Tipsy Turtle, a charming English style pub.
While Sandals feels like a secluded hideaway, it is located in the buzzing southern tip of the island, where the majority of the population live.
Grand Anse beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, is close by and worth a visit.
Those more interested in what happens below sea level than above it would do well to book in for a scuba dive lesson – several couples were learning in one of the smaller pools during our stay, getting ready to go out in to the crystal clear waters and explore.
The Final Word
A stunning setting, delicious food and warm, welcoming staff make this a truly special stay.
The mark of a holiday is probably if you would return, and I would go back to Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa in a heartbeat.
A seven-night stay at Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa in a Lover’s Lagoon Hideaway Junior Suite with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub starts from £1,849pp per person. Price is subject to availability and is correct at the time of issue.
Price includes Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) accommodation, return economy flights from London Gatwick with British Airways and resort transfers.
Based on select travel dates from 1st September – 12th October 2018. Price valid until 31st July 2018, please quote HOT100when booking. For more information or to book please visit www.sandals.co.uk.
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