January 11, 2013
A trip to Grenada wouldn’t be complete for us without visiting Grand Anse Beach with its inviting sugary white sands that are gloriously crowd-free – perfect for peace and privacy. If you want to have a truly unforgettable experience, however, make sure you’re around at about 5.30pm (depending on the season) to witness a magical Grenadian sunset in swirling colours of tangerine, magenta, amber and copper. We take a liquid picnic of rum punch to toast to it – the perfect start to any evening in Grenada.
Once the sun goes down, we tend to make a beeline for the Dodgy Dock. Don’t be put off by the name, this wooden, open-fronted shack transforms into one of the liveliest spots to enjoy the nightlife in Grenada – especially on Steel Pan Tuesdays. Every night has a special theme or discounted drinks offer (there’s no such thing as “˜full price’ here!) and we love watching the patrons competing in dance-offs in the hope of winning buckets of free beer. Lunchtimes are less lively (just about) when it’s all about the gorgeous open-water views and an inexpensive menu of daily specials. We could really stay all day!
Our one requirement for a hotel in Grenada is sheer tranquillity and peace, and in our opinion you can’t do better than La Luna for that. This intimate designer ‘chill out’ hotel is tucked on a hillside in picturesque Morne Rouge, decorated with Balinese deities, dark rattan and polished teak.
La Luna is simply the most idyllic retreat for work-weary couples and small groups keen to revive, restore and rejuvenate – and there’s always the spa to help on that front, too. We love the accommodation with four- poster king-sized beds and private open-air showers with ocean views especially – we recommend asking for these if they are available.