Unhassly, gentle paced, scenic at every turn with white-sand beaches, yacht-dotted, indented bays and a mountainous interior draped in rainforest, Grenada is a wonderfully soothing and relaxing place to spend a week or two. A number of hotels on the island feature attractively designed and sophisticated spas where you can completely unwind. Their facilities include not only multiple treatment rooms, but also chill-out areas and yoga decks. Here's our pick of the best spa hotels on Grenada.
Half hidden in the tropical undergrowth behind the beach, Laluna’s dreamy Indonesian spa has four treatment rooms and a chill-out pavilion, with Balinese therapists who administer treatments and products. There's also a lovely open-air yoga pavilion behind the beach with daily yoga and Pilates sessions on offer, a gym with glass windows looking on to the jungle, watersports (hobie cats, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling equipment) and mountain bikes. Elsewhere, the 16 rooms all look out to sea, have a four-poster bed, a big veranda with white drapes, a daybed and tiny plunge pool, and there’s a good Italian/Caribbean restaurant.
This luxury all-inclusive hotel is set along the beautiful sands of Grand Anse, a mile and a half of gorgeous, soft golden sand. You can go for lovely, long strolls, and the beach shelves gently and the water is usually calm – perfect for swimming. Among Spice Island’s facilities is a lovely, curvaceous swimming pool and watersports centre (paddle boards, kayaks, Hobie Cats, snorkelling gear), as well as a tennis court, yoga pavilion, gym and substantial spa, where five treatment rooms are set around a pretty courtyard. The 64 rooms are all suites and there’s a good choice of restaurants, from fine-dining to casual bites.
In a secluded spot in southwest Grenada – on Pink Gin Beach – this couples-only, all-inclusive resort offers dramatically designed rooms, a wide choice of quality restaurants and excellent service. When the opportunity for a slumber-inducing massage comes, you can head to the attractive Red Lane Spa with a sauna, steam room and treatment rooms offering Caribbean-inspired spa treatments using natural products from the region. The wellness offering continues to the fitness and sports facilities including non-motorised watersports and scuba diving, which is included in the rates for certified divers.
Along with its impressively long swimming pool, high-tech bedrooms and vast, indulgent villas with private pools, Silversands has a snazzy spa complex. It includes a large swimming pool in a courtyard setting, a gym, sauna, steam room, ice cave and 'experience shower' (press buttons and you get various lights, music and jets of water), and four treatment rooms that manage to have a slightly cave-like feel but also natural light, offering anything from quartz sand experiences to coconuts scrubs. The main restaurant serves creative, modern pan-Asian dishes, often using Caribbean ingredients such as lemongrass, bananas and chocolate, and casual poolside dining can be found in the Grenadian Grill.
The Calabash is a long-established, family-run, luxury hotel on Grenada's south coast with a slightly more formal appeal. The hands-on owners, the Garbutt family, run the hotel with meticulous care. Facilities include an infinity-edge swimming pool with a spa alongside with three smart treatment rooms, plus a gym, two floodlit tennis courts, a dive centre, and kayaks, hobie cats and paddle boards. The 30 supremely restful and comfy suites are decorated in a contemporary colonial style and come with an indoor sitting area, and a good-sized terrace or balcony overlooking the lawns.
This fun, informal and vibrantly designed waterfront hotel has a lively bar and restaurant, colourful and stylish bedrooms and lots of facilities, including several appealing swimming pools (one bordered by a little strip of man-made sand), a marina, highly regarded dive centre, kayaks and hobie cats, a nicely done little spa, open-air yoga deck with lovely views across the bay (sessions most days) and gym. Scattered over the hillside and along the waterfront are 70 rooms, suites and villas, all decorated in bright, upbeat designs with a kitchenette or full kitchen. Themed nights happen several nights a week (Grenadian, Mexi-Caribbean, Romantic) with live music.