based on 7 nights inc. flights
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for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Junior Suite on a Bed and Breakfast basis including private road transfers.
At a Glance
We love that Calabash is located on the sleepy and authentic island of Grenada, this creates a beach lovers paradise!
Gary Rhodes's, Rhodes Restaurant, can be found here surrounded by beautiful gardens, the perfect venue for that special occasion.
Breakfast is served cooked to order daily by your own personal maid on your balcony or you can opt for breakfast on the beach with your feet in the sand, either way we think it's ideal - why not try both!
There is a weekly cocktail party held by the resort manager, why not head down and enjoy the delicious range of drinks on offer.
As the afternoon cools down, head to the main bar where you can indulge in the complimentary Afternoon Tea!
Best time to Visit
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
Calabash Grenada is a small, informal, luxury hotel with an excellent reputation for high standards of personal service. Situated on a secluded, powdery sand beach, its relaxed and intimate atmosphere will ensure guests are welcomed as part of the family.
Calabash is located on Lance aux Epines Beach in southern Grenada, overlooking the picturesque Prickly Bay.
Calabash is named after the tree which produces hard round fruit that is traditionally dried to be used as bowls, containers or musical instruments. The hotel consists of 30 air conditioned suites, some with private plunge pools, set in a horseshoe within beautiful landscaped gardens. Breakfast is served on your private patio or balcony with splendid views across the lawns or on the beach, lunch can be taken at the beach bar and dinner is served at Rhodes Restaurant which enjoys a superb reputation as one of the best in Grenada. They also offer a "from your beach lounger" menu.
Guests have complimentary use of windsurfing, sunfish, paddleboarding and snorkelling equipment as well as reduced green fees at Grenada Golf Club. The spa also offers guests an array of indulgent and relaxing treatments, with use of a spa pool, zen garden and wellness bar.
Calabash also offers a small selection of private villas, individual in style, with wonderful views and private pools. Intimate, private and relaxing, Calabash offers gourmet cuisine and high standards of personal service. Amber Belair is a beautiful secluded peninsula situated directly to the west of the Calabash hotel complex. Nestling on the water's edge where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, it offers one of the most tranquil, inspiring and secure locations in the Caribbean.
Lapped by white sandy beaches and warm blue waters, the development benefits from the Calabash hotel facilities, renowned for its award winning cuisine.
Activities at an additional charge include off site golf, scuba diving, spa treatments, parasailing, deep-sea fishing and other island excursions including rainforest walks, trips to St George’s market, whale watching and south coast sailing.
Calabash features 33 suites in ten buildings, arranged in a horseshoe within 8 acres of tropical gardens, as well as 5 villas with between two and five bedrooms. All suites include: modern and contemporary bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, air conditioning, flat screen TV with DVD player, iPod docking station, WiFi, minibar, towels and bathrobes, Elemis toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer and safe. Some suites also have private pools and small private gardens whilst all suites include either balconies or patios where breakfast is served.
The Junior Suites offer views over the gardens to the sea from the balcony, where breakfast is served, and a lovely airy interior with high ceilings. The bedroom has a king size bed and the modern and contemporary bathrooms feature a whirlpool bath and separate shower.
The Superior Suites boast the best beach and sea views from the balcony or patio which is also where breakfast is served and allows beach access. The bedroom has a king size bed and the modern bathroom has a whirlpool bath and separate shower. These suites also have a separate lounge area.
The Deluxe Suites boast views of the beautifully manicured gardens and the sea beyond from the balcony or patio, which is also where breakfast is served in the morning. The bedroom has a king size bed and the modern bathroom boasts a whirlpool bath and separate shower. These suites also have a separate large, bright and airy lounge area with French doors separating this living area from the bedroom.
The Pool Suites boast views of the beautifully manicured gardens and the sea beyond from a large patio which is also where breakfast is served in the morning. The main features of these suites are the private pool surrounded by high walls, the local artwork and the luxurious outdoor shower. The bedroom has a king size bed and the modern bathroom boasts a whirlpool bath and separate shower. These suites also have a separate large, bright and airy lounge area with French doors separating this living area from the bedroom.
The Penthouse is the signature suite and as such represents the height of luxury. It offers views of the beautifully manicured gardens and the sea beyond from a large patio which is also where breakfast is served in the morning. One of the main features is the private pool surrounded by wooden decking and a private garden, and finished with a luxurious outdoor shower. The bedroom has a four poster king size bed and the bathroom has twin vanities, a double whirlpool bath, separate double shower and WC, as well as being well stocked with luxury Elemis toiletries. These suites also have a separate large, bright and airy lounge area separated from the bedroom by French doors and a kitchen. This suite can also be connected to a suite below with a spiral staircase to make a two bedroom suite suitable for families or groups.
All children are welcome throughout the year to come and stay except from 15 Jan – 15 Mar when only children 12 years and over are accepted. There are no specific facilities but for children under 6 years, evening meals are available in the restaurant from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.
Facilities at the Calabash Hotel include two restaurants, two bars, wine cellar, swimming pool, boutique, tennis court, scuba diving centre, snooker room, Heaven and Earth Spa offering a range of holistic therapies and treatments and gym.
Car rental, room service and babysitting services (additional charge).
There is a weekly Managers Cocktail party at the Beach Bar. Children under 6 years are not permitted in the bar or restaurant after 7.00pm. Dress code (no jeans, trainers, t-shirts or shorts) in the bar and restaurant during dinner.
Complimentary activities include windsurfing, sunfish sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, gym, tennis, snooker, shuffleboard, beach boules, weekly manager’s cocktail party, weekly steel band music and live musician most nights throughout the year. Activities at an additional charge include off site golf, scuba diving, spa treatments, parasailing, deep-sea fishing, island excursions including rainforest walks and St George’s market, whale watching and south coast sailing.
There is also a recently added putting green, giant chess board and beach boules for guests' use.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
The rooms and bathrooms at Calabash have recently undergone refurbishment and look really fresh and current. The ambience here is relaxed yet elegant and it feels very much like a little club rather than a hotel. I'd recommend this for couples who are looking for a peaceful spot in Grenada with excellent dining opportunities. I loved the Gary Rhodes restaurant, one of the prettiest interior designs I've seen in a while!
Melissa Channe (Staff)
Calabash is a lovely boutique resort. The restaurant serves excellent food and has great entertainment in the evenings. The Beach House is a newer addition and is open for lunch serving tapas and cocktails.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
A firm favourite of mine in Grenada. Family run hotel and they are very much the face of the hotel and what really makes it Calabash! The grounds of Calabash are beautiful with manicured gardens. The rooms are all set out in a horse shoe shape.
What makes it such a wonderful hotel is the personalised service. Each evening you are asked to choose what time and what you would like for your breakfast from the extensive menu and the fairies appear in the morning to set up your table and breakfast. Likewise when it comes to sundowners; you can request what you would like and at 6pm they are delivered to your room with canaps. If guests are staying on an all inclusive basis, this is all included.
Lovely beach which shaded spots under the trees. Dining at the Rhodes restaurant offers some of the best food! You must try the trio of tuna for the starter!
Katie May (Staff)
I had a really lovely stay at Calabash. The rooms are all located in a horseshoe around beautiful gardens with a large open lawn in the middle. I loved the Westside suites which are the most recently refurbished of the rooms, but what I really loved was the friendly atmosphere, and delicious food! I dined on my first evening at the Rhodes restaurant, and the second day at their most recent addition, Bash, by Mark B. Special mention must go to the delicious fish burrito - the chef made me a special smaller portion so that I could try a selection of other dishes too!
Sarah Jane Tichacek (Staff)
To have your breakfast on your terrace or balcony over looking the lovely gardens and beach each morning, is a really nice touch. The staff are really friendly in this small boutique hotel that is family run.
Anna Northeast (Staff)
Arriving at Calabash for me was a bit like stepping into an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The big smiles on the receptionists face make you feel really welcome and immediately very much at home. Calabash, being British owned and run, is like a little corner of old England, without the English weather. The gardens are lovely and colourful and the rooms are all nestled away with sea glimpses.
I was lucky enough to spend a night in one of the lovely Pool Suites. They benefit from a small lounge and separate bedroom, with the most wonderful four poster bed. The private pool is tucked away at the back of the suite and completely private. More of a plunge pool than a swimming pool its the prefect place to cool down and refresh. There's also a really lovely big main pool which is perfect for a proper swim.
The beach was just a short stroll away and really pretty, with a fair few boats anchored close by and room to stroll along. There's a great little lunch restaurant there too which is good for whiling away the hours when its a bit too hot to sit out.
Although I didn't try it, there is an on site dive centre which has an excellent reputation. Apparently there are a number of good wreck dives nearby.
I had dinner at Rhodes Restaurant and the food was lovely. The menu isn't huge but that ensured I wasn't too spoilt for choice. It's good to have at least one meal there during your stay, other restaurants are also available within a 10 minute taxi ride if you want to eat out.
Calabash left the best till last. The next morning, breakfast was served to my requirements on my terrace. This is done for all the guests and is a lovely touch as there's no dressing for breakfast, simply roll out of bed and its all there for you. Totally decadent.
Carnival Time in Grenada
Grenada's carnival takes place in August each year and everyone is welcome to join in. It's a riot of colour and fun, with lively street parties and theatre, steel bands and calypso competitions that all go on well into the early hours of the morning.
Exploring the Rainforest
Spend some time in the stunning rainforest of Grenada. It is home to the National bird of the island - The Grenada Dove. You may come across the rare Mona monkeys, and other rare animals and birds, as well as all kinds of plant life.
St Lucia and Grenada
from £3600 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Gourmet experiences in the Caribbean sunshine
- Stay at two unique boutique hotels on two differently diverse Caribbean islands
- Enjoy cuisine prepared by award winning local chefs and fine dining inspired by a celebrity chef
Location & directions
The Calabash Hotel is set in a secluded bay on the Caribbean island of Grenada. Situated on L'Anse Aux Épines beach, the hotel is 20 minutes from the capital St George’s and 10 minutes from the Grenada Golf Course.
How to get there
10-hour 30-minute international flight (1 stop) to Maurice Bishop International Airport (formerly Point Salines International Airport). The Calabash Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the airport.
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