February 1, 2020

Enthralling escapes in Grenada

Soak up the rhythm of this lush Caribbean island at one of these luxury resorts filled with character, style and sense of place. With the soft white sand beneath your feet, sea stars flitting across the ocean floor and spice-scented air, a trip to Grenada is an experience for the senses.

Soak up the essence of this island, situated at the southern tip of the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, at one of its elite, boutique-sized properties. Featuring a unique mix of luxurious amenities, chic style and personalized service, they’re ideal for soaking up the essence of this Caribbean island unspoiled by mass tourism.

Silversands Grenada

At Grenada’s newest resort, Silversands Grenada, the distinctive luxury experience begins in the lobby. Here, your eye is immediately drawn to the shimmering infinity pool – the longest in the Caribbean – which leads to the azure waters of Grand Anse Beach.
This sense of sky and sea is mirrored throughout the property. Designed by the award-winning French international architecture and interior design firm AW² known for their innovative projects in Morocco, Jordan and Asia, Silversands is the first project on Grenada by Egyptian telecoms billionaire Naguib Sawiris. Its trend-setting minimalist style features a sense of serenity in every aspect of its gardens, courtyards and reflection pools.
Although there’s plenty of wow-factor, the high-end luxury at Silversands Grenada isn’t formal or stuffy. Generous hand-crafted touches and natural materials make it feel welcoming and relaxed. Cushioned chaise lounges invite guests to take time to unwind after exploring the nearby historic capital of St. George’s, visiting a centuries-old rum distillery or hiking the trails around Grand Etang Lake, set in the cone of an extinct volcano.
After a full day of exploring the island, unwind in one of the luxe villas or elegant suites. With 43 suites and nine residential villas, the suite collection includes 16 garden view suites, 16 ocean view suites, seven penthouse level suites, three ocean view one-bedroom suites and a penthouse. The penthouse level suites feature breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling windows in the sitting area and from the king-size platform bed decked out with a marble headboard and remote-controlled canopy.
Flooded with natural light, the spacious bathrooms are tiled in stone and feature a double vanity and decadent soaking tub with an exceptional view (and remote-controlled privacy curtains). A spacious terrace, flat screen TV, minibar, coffeemaker, comfy bathrobes, double closets and original artwork make these elegant suites a welcoming retreat, yet one that’s connected to nature.


This connection to Grenada’s natural beauty continues within Silversand’s two distinctive restaurants, the open-air beach club-style Grenadian Grill and upscale Asiatique, a stylish venue featuring Asian-inspired dishes with a focus on Thai flavours. One of the highlights of a stay at Silversands is enjoying its ever-evolving menu of innovative and inspired cuisine.
Many of the dishes feature ingredients obtained through a partnership with GRENROP (Grenada Network of Rural Women Producers) which means the farm-fresh, organic and sustainably sourced flavours of Grenada shine in dishes such as sugarcane prawns with a rum butter glaze and sweet honey nutmeg chicken with callaloo, a popular local green.
Other menu highlights include the Greg Norman Signature 350-day, grain-fed Wagyu beef steak and indulgent desserts such as a Grenadian brownie featuring local chocolate with praline ice cream. At sunset, guests can unwind at Puro lounge with its boutique collection of rare rums or lounge beachside sipping cocktails to live or DJ music. The local ingredient theme continues at the spa’s hydrotherapy circuit (complete with ice cave, sauna and experiential shower) and restorative treatments such as facials, wraps and couples massages feature Grenadian spices and botanicals.

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa

It would be easy for Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa to rest on its many laurels – including being voted #1 Luxury Caribbean Resort of the Year by Trip Advisor for 2019 — yet this posh boutique hotel continues to evolve. Tucked amid the palms of secluded Prickly Bay and family owned since 1987, the resort recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation of its Beach Club, lobby, spa and pool zone, vaulting into the elite Relais & Chateaux collection.
Highlights of a stay in one of the Calabash’s hilltop estate villas or 30 suites include a contemporary decor, stocked mini bar and Elemis bath amenities. Guests who opt for a Pool Suite score an outdoor shower and soaking tub as well as the opportunity to dip their toes in a private plunge pool and bask beneath the stars.
Located west of the property are four Estate Homes, with each villa featuring its own infinity pool, panoramic ocean views and five-star luxury. The spacious villas offer the ultimate in privacy and impeccable service for up to 10 guests. Mornings begin with a full English breakfast served on the terrace of your guest cottage by your personal maid, followed by beach yoga or other outdoor activities on crescent-shaped L’Anse aux Epines, a beautiful beach dotted by lofty palm trees. Bliss out in a beach hammock, swim or play a leisurely game of croquet on the manicured lawn surrounded by foxtail palms, water lily features and cascading bougainvillea.
Sailing, snorkelling and other water sports are available onsite but those looking to explore Grenada’s underwater scene in-depth are encouraged to participate in an excursion to the Underwater Sculpture Park, the world’s first underwater sculpture museum, located in Molinere Beausejour Marine Protected Area.

Later, enjoy an elegant afternoon tea served on linen-topped tables set on the open terrace of the Piano Bar where bluecrested hummingbirds flit beneath a canopy of tropical blooms. Rum punch cocktails and canapes or a champagne sunset cruise are other gracious ways to wrap up a day in the sun.
When the sun sets, the place to be is at the esteemed Rhodes restaurant, helmed by UK celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, where the menu showcases local ingredients in creative international and Grenadian dishes such as lambie (conch) with coconut salsa or creamy callaloo and goat cheese ravioli.
You can feel good about a stay here. The Calabash is Green Globe certified and is committed to sustainable tourism practices along with its five-star luxury.
With its beautiful natural features, welcoming spirit and upscale lodging options, Grenada has much to offer luxury travellers seeking an unforgettable and unique Caribbean getaway.

TRAVEL PLANNER Grenada Tourism Authority:

www.puregranada.com

Silversands Grenada: The property welcomes guests 12+ to stay in the hotel and use the main pool. However, children younger in age are welcome to stay in the villas (which are equipped with private swimming pools). https://www.silversandsgrenada.com/

Escapes cautivadores en Granada

Sumerjase en el ritmo de esta exuberante isla caribeña en uno de estos resorts de lujo llenos de carácter, estilo y sentido de pertenencia. Con la suave arena blanca debajo de sus pies, las estrellas de mar revoloteando sobre el fondo del océano y el aire perfumado con especias, un viaje a Granada es toda una experiencia sensorial. Sumérjase en la esencia de esta isla, situada en el extremo sur de las Islas de Barlovento, en el Caribe oriental, en una de sus propiedades élite de tamaño boutique. Con una combinación única de comodidades de lujo, estilo elegante y servicio personalizado, son ideales para absorber la esencia de esta isla caribeña intacta ante el turismo de masas.

Silversands Grenada

En el resort más nuevo de Granada, Silversands Grenada, la experiencia de lujo distintiva comienza en el lobby. Aquí, su ojo es inmediatamente atraído por la brillante piscina infinita, la más larga del Caribe, que conduce a las aguas azules de Grand Anse Beach. Esta sensación de cielo y mar se refleja en toda la propiedad. Diseñado por la galardonada firma internacional francesa de arquitectura y diseño de interiores AW², conocida por sus proyectos innovadores en Marruecos, Jordania y Asia, Silversands es el primer proyecto en Granada del multimillonario egipcio de telecomunicaciones Naguib Sawiris. Su estilo minimalista que marca tendencia presenta una sensación de serenidad en cada aspecto de sus jardines, patios y piscinas de reflexión.
Aunque hay mucho factor sorpresa, el lujo de gama alta en Silversands Grenada no es formal ni sofocante. Con 43 suites y nueve villas residenciales, la colección de suites incluye 16 suites con vista al jardín, 16 suites con vista al mar, siete suites a nivel de penthouse, tres suites de un dormitorio con vista al mar y un penthouse. Las suites del nivel del ático cuentan con impresionantes vistas desde las ventanas del piso al techo en la sala de estar y desde la cama de plataforma extra-grande adornada con una cabecera de mármol y dosel con control remoto. Inundados con luz natural, los amplios baños están revestidos de piedra y cuentan con un tocador doble y una bañera decadente con una vista excepcional (y cortinas de privacidad controladas a distancia). Una amplia terraza, TV de pantalla plana, minibar, cafetera, albornoces cómodos, armarios dobles y obras de arte originales hacen de estas elegantes suites un refugio acogedor, pero que está conectado con la naturaleza.

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa

Sería fácil descansar en el increíble Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa, galardonado, entre otras cosas, como el Mejor Resort de Lujo del Caribe del Año por Trip Advisor para 2019, sin embargo, este elegante hotel boutique continúa evolucionando. Escondido en medio de las palmeras de Prickly Bay y siendo una propiedad familiar desde 1987, el complejo recientemente completó una renovación multimillonaria de su Beach Club, lobby, spa y zona de piscina, saltando a la élite de la colección Relais & Chateaux.
Los aspectos más destacados de una estadía en una de las villas o 30 suites de Calabash en la cima de la colina, incluyen una decoración contemporánea, un mini bar abastecido y artículos de tocador Elemis. Los huéspedes que optan por una Pool Suite obtienen una ducha al aire libre y una bañera profunda, así como la oportunidad de sumergirse en una piscina privada y disfrutar bajo las estrellas.

Planificador de viajes

Autoridad de Turismo de Granada: www.puregrenada.com

Silversands Grenada: El establecimiento recibe a los huéspedes mayores de 12 años para que se alojen en el hotel y usen la piscina principal. Sin embargo, los niños más pequeños pueden alojarse en las villas (que están equipadas con piscinas privadas). https://www.silversandsgrenada.com/ Calabash Hotel: entre el 15 de enero y el 28 de febrero, solo se permiten niños mayores de 12 años en el hotel, los restaurantes y el bar. www.calabashhotel.com

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