Beachfront Living at the Radisson Grenada Resort


The Radisson Grenada


The Radisson Grenada was one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels I’ve ever stayed at. Grenada is a small island in the Caribbean and I naturally expected it to look like all the other islands I’ve been to – sandy, pristine beaches with 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 galore.

 Check & compare room rates:  Booking.com | Hotels.com

 Read reviews:  TripAdvisor reviews



Balcony to the Beach

The Radisson Grenada managed to embody all of that on its (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 itself connects all the major hotels 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.



The Rooms

The Radisson 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 Eco Dive each morning 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 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.

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!



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) and Grill Master (a local spot with the best jerk chicken and chocolate + nutmeg milkshakes – we went 3x!).

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!



Endless Pools + Frozen Mango Cocktails

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. I 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.)

Radisson Grenada

Grand Anse Beach,

Grand Anse St. George’s GD

 Check & compare room rates:  Booking.com | Hotels.com

 Read reviews:  TripAdvisor reviews



Visiting St George, Grenada – Travel Checklist

We took a direct flight from New York into Maurice Bishop International airport (GND) via Jet Blue. For any Caribbean destination, Jet Blue is pretty handy and offers competitive fares – you can check for flight deals and routes here.

Once we landed, we took a local taxi to our hotel on Grand Anse beach. All the airport taxis are government regulated and charge 40 EC or Eastern Caribbean dollars. Try to take out currency in advance if you can (we forgot to do this!)

If you’re visiting Grenada for the beach, stay right on Grand Anse Beach. This is also where all the hotels tend to concentrate. You can spend all day at the resort and beach, or head into town. Just call a taxi or hop on the local minibus #1, a bumpy but fun ride the local way for just a couple EC. Taxis for the same route are about $10-20 EC and air conditioned, but you’ll have to call in advance. Check here for great deals on accommodation.

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. I use and recommend World Nomads travel insurance.


 You Might Also Enjoy: 


Grenada Vacation Planning Articles

11 Can’t Miss Activities in Grenada

Scuba Diving in the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park

Beachfront Living at the Radisson Grenada


Follow Sher She Goes on

Bloglovin | FacebookTwitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Jil DiamanteApril 11, 2016 - 9:22 am

Wow! That little hammock is one relaxing piece to cozy up!
I wish I could visit that place soon! Beautiful photos, Sher!


SherApril 11, 2016 - 11:17 am

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!

Dana IvyApril 11, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Stop it now! I can’t with these photos. What a gorgeous place… can you pack me in your bags next time??!

Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

JoyceApril 11, 2016 - 1:06 pm

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!

Characters & Carry-ons

SherApril 11, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Of course Dana :)

SherApril 11, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Yesss sometimes the best vacations are just hotel staycations… haha!

MichèleApril 12, 2016 - 2:26 am

oh how lovely is this place. amazing!!

Saiful Islam OpuApril 13, 2016 - 1:39 am

Wow, just amazing! What the vibrant photos made me fond on it. Have you ever stayed in the green?

Heidi RobertsApril 16, 2016 - 4:18 am

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

SherApril 16, 2016 - 9:07 am

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.

Jen MorrowMay 18, 2016 - 11:49 am

The Caribbean has so many wonderful little islands to explore! Scuba diving is always on the itinerary for me. Beautiful property.

EpepaMay 18, 2016 - 3:24 pm

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.

LianaMay 19, 2016 - 5:31 pm

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! x


TaeMay 19, 2016 - 6:42 pm

Wow! Looks stunning, and underwater sculpture park?! Count me in :) It’s such a great location and seems like the perfect hotel for unwinding.

SheriMay 20, 2016 - 5:35 am

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!

Bernard TanMay 20, 2016 - 1:35 pm

OMG! this is such a beautiful and relaxing place! I would totally love to check into this hotel!

Stella the TraveleretteMay 21, 2016 - 8:07 pm

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!

MarteenMay 22, 2016 - 3:35 am

You took some amazing pictures! You had me at frozen cocktails :)

Jona BeringMay 22, 2016 - 7:28 am

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!

[…] stylish one piece for all my scuba diving while also holding up for just a swim and lay out on Grand Anse Beach. Grand Anse is a very calm beach with gentle waves but regardless it’s nice knowing my suit is […]

[…] location suits your fancy. Or maybe you want to getaway to the Caribbean? I also stayed at the Radisson Grenada in St. George, Grenada which was right on the beach and […]

[…] Anse | The center of the hotel island is on Grand Anse beach and there are a number of prime resorts. We stayed at the Radisson Grenada. The hotel grounds were […]

[…] Hotel Recommendation […]

[…] Hotel Recommendation & Packing List […]

[…] 3 Day Grenada Itinerary | Scuba Diving | Grand Anse Beach | Radisson […]

11 of the Best Things to Do In GrenadaFebruary 5, 2018 - 11:44 pm

[…] Anse | The center of the hotel island is on Grand Anse beach and there are a number of prime resorts. We stayed at the Radisson Grenada. The hotel grounds were […]

[…] we landed, we took a local taxi to our hotel on Grand Anse beach. All the airport taxis are government regulated and charge 40 EC or Eastern Caribbean dollars. Try […]

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *