Before visiting Grenada, in my head I had pictures an island just like all the other islands in the Caribbean: sandy, sunny and filled with beaches, palm trees and tropical fruits galore.
Grenada certainly has that… but it also has a rain forest, hilly mountainside landscapes, hidden waterfalls and exotic spice trees! The tiny island has so much beautiful greenery that it’s no wonder Grenada is nicknamed the ‘Spice Island’.
Nowhere was this vibrant landscaping on full display than our hotel. We stayed at the Radisson Grenada, right on Grand Anse Beach, and had an incredible stay. Here’s a look at the resort, room and entire experience!Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com Read reviews: TripAdvisor
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Right On the Beach
The Radisson Grenada carves out a (not small) slice of Grand Anse beach.
The hotel is about a 5 minute taxi drive from the airport and perfectly located on crystal blue Grand Anse beach – once named one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Most hotel rooms have a view of the stunning pool or look out onto the ocean.
The hotel, along with most of the hotels in the tourist zone, sits directly on the beach. We woke up early to see the local fisherman haul in an impressive catch one morning of medium sized fish, sea urchins and a flapping sting ray.
Grand Anse Beach is the major hotel strip, so if you are looking to kayak, scuba dive or head out to the underwater sculpture park, all you need to do is walk along the beach until you find a dive shop or neighboring hotel offering what you’re looking for!
Definitely a tougher walk on the sand than on the main road…but also so much prettier! I’ve never seen a beach so beautifully blue green.
Each room has a balcony where we ate dinner each night to watch the sunset.
Grill Masters across the street was an easy and affordable takeaway spot with really good jerk chicken and chocolate + nutmeg milkshakes.
The room has an extra daybed if you want to pull it outside for some sun tanning (along with ample ESPN coverage if you’re addicted to March Madness and the Masters like someone ahem…)
We walked by a couple neighboring hotels as well (they’re all connected by the beach and open) and were glad to have stayed at the Radisson – the others just couldn’t compare in terms of landscaping and the beautiful pools!
The Radisson Grenada rooms themselves are slightly spartan in comparison to the lush landscaping but it was a relief to be located so close to the beach and the main sights.
We’d head to EcoDive each day to scuba dive (literally the next beach over), then walk back for a quick shower before our afternoon excursions. Most things on the island close at 4pm and the dives ended at 1pm each day, so it was really helpful to stay on the central strip.
We were also able to pack in some waterfall hikes and multiple afternoon trips to St Georges and the fort because of this!
We also played tennis as the Radisson has two large courts and racquets available to borrow. I won’t get into who won…suffice it to say there will be a rematch.
Nearby Restaurants and Amenities
If you’re headed to Grenada, I definitely recommend staying on Grand Anse beach. Not only is it a beautiful, soft sandy beach but it’s where most of the tourist infrastructure is situated.
Across the street from the Radisson is the local ‘Wall Street‘ where you’ll find a:
- Scotiabank: to withdraw local EC currency
- Grocery store: for snacks, local jerk spices and sunscreen
- NY’s finest bagels: for your morning bagel + coffee fix
- Grill Master: a local spot with the best jerk chicken and chocolate nutmeg milkshakes
Prefer the pool to saltwater?
You’re in luck – we loved the gigantic wrap around pool centered around the hotel restaurant – it has two waterfalls, Jacuzzis on top of said falls and swim up bar seats! We didn’t even have to leave the pool to have our daily ice cold frozen mango smoothie.
We love frozen drinks – I’ll even take them virgin because it’s really all about the numbing coldness and the fruit – yum!
One local fruit to try is soursup – locals recommended the prickly green fruit to us because it’s been found to actively fight cancer. The soursup smoothie looks a bit dull green beige though…then again things that are really good for you rarely look appetizing.Read more: What It’s Like Scuba Diving in Grenada: the Shipwreck Capital of the Caribbean!
Also, the local #1 bus stops right outside the hotel if you want to make a trip to St Georges harbor – rides are super fast, on the opposite side of the lane and set to alarmingly loud reggae/hip hop but it was a really fun experience!
All in all a super convenient place to stay while in Grenada!
Grand Anse Beach,
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We took a direct flight from New York into Maurice Bishop International airport (GND) via Jet Blue. For any Caribbean destination, Jet Blue offers competitive fares – you can check for flight deals here.
If you're visiting Grenada for the beach, stay right on Grand Anse Beach. This is the best part of the beach and the most scenic place to stay – it's also where all the hotels tend to concentrate! You can spend all day at the resort and beach, or head into town. Book accommodation in advance to save.
Lastly, be sure to visit Grenada with travel insurance. Whether you get injured and need to be hospitalized, or your phone gets stolen, or an injury forces you to cancel all or part of your vacation, travel insurance will help when you need it most. Get a quote for your trip here.
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Our visit to Grenada was hosted by the Grenada Tourism Board. Our decision to write this post and all opinions within are our own.
Wow! That little hammock is one relaxing piece to cozy up!
I wish I could visit that place soon! Beautiful photos, Sher!
I know, I love hammocks! They just add so much to the decor I would love to put a hammock in my backyard someday haha!
Stop it now! I can’t with these photos. What a gorgeous place… can you pack me in your bags next time??!
Of course Dana :)
Does it really start only at $150 a night? It looks amazing! Especially that pool and the wicker pod hanging from that tree. The rooms look like great quality too :D And drinking yummy iced cocktails by the pool seems like paradise. Even if it’s so close to all the other locations, I’d have a hard time leaving!
Yesss sometimes the best vacations are just hotel staycations… haha!
oh how lovely is this place. amazing!!
Wow, just amazing! What the vibrant photos made me fond on it. Have you ever stayed in the green?
I am going to Grenada in a couple of weeks for the Chocolate festival for the second time. We love it there and will definitely be walking Grand Anse Beach! Great review
Hi Heidi – ooh i’m so jealous. the chocolate was so good in Grenada, we bought 10 different bars home to try. I’m sure you’ve already been but the chocolate museum had a beautiful display on how chocolate is processed.
The Caribbean has so many wonderful little islands to explore! Scuba diving is always on the itinerary for me. Beautiful property.
What a beautiful place! I like this green passage, lovely arbor and cute bridge on the swimming pool. I wish I could stay in a hotel like that.
Wow! This is a paradise! I never though Grenada would look so beautiful. I’ve already stayed at a Radisson, and this kind of hotel is amazing. They have such a great service, and the people are so damn nice! Beautiful photos! And thanks for sharing the advice!
Wow! Looks stunning, and underwater sculpture park?! Count me in :) It’s such a great location and seems like the perfect hotel for unwinding.
It is so nice how everything is so spread out and spacious here. It seems like a place for pure rest and relaxation! Plus endless pools and frozen cocktails? What more could you want!
OMG! this is such a beautiful and relaxing place! I would totally love to check into this hotel!
That looks completely stunning! I’ve heard Grenada is a spectacular island vacation. And I would love to try Grill Master. I like jerk chicken and chocolate milkshakes!
You took some amazing pictures! You had me at frozen cocktails :)
With the photos alone, it makes we want to visit this place. You have the eye for lines and compositions, Sher! Thank you for these eye candies!