Want to know where to stay in Grenada? True Blue Bay is something rather unique – a boutique resort on the island of Grenada, replete with Dodgy Dock overlooking a marina, a rum shack, friendly resident cats, a litany of nooks to sip cocktails in and the unique sound of tree frogs that croaked through the night. Disclaimer: We were guests of Pure Grenada and True Blue Bay, but all enthusing and rum cocktail enjoyment is very much my own. Where to stay in Grenada?
Oh, and did I mention the many pools, perfect for cooling off in?
This climate-smart boutique hotel in the capital parish of St. George is a convenient 5-minute drive from the Maurice Bishop International Airport and are within walking distance of St. George’s University. The world-famous white-sand Grand Anse beach (which a free shuttle is run to), restaurants, supermarkets and banks are located just a 10-minute drive away.
With 4 pools, a yoga studio, spa, boutique, for shopping, watersports, Padi certified dive shop and marina there is plenty to do – or plenty not to do as the fancy takes you.
Hilariously, the very first thing I did when we checked into our True Blue Bay apartments wasn’t unpack. No, no, it was video calling my Dad to let him know that I was in the Caribbean for a few days… because I had somehow managed to forget to.
His remarks were ‘oh, cool! I had wondered as it didn’t look like your house behind you in the video!’ That’s to say the least.
If you’re thinking about where to stay in Grenada, we stayed in the Cocoa Pods – designed by resort co-owner Magdalena Fielden and decorated in ‘Caribbean chic’. My room was a split level apartment with a good-sized living room, kitchenette, balcony and downstairs bathroom, whilst upstairs a generous bedroom, bathroom and balcony overlooking the marina.
I loved the quirky marine art and pops of turquoise throughout the apartment. Even better, the pods & suites are mostly solar-powered & harvest rainwater for use in its bathrooms.
Our walk in the mornings to the Dodgy Dock for breakfast was either a meandering dimble along the pathways or a casual wander along the docks where crabs huddle on the tideline.
As well as breakfast; a simple selection of omelettes made to order, fruit, a few baked goods, lashings of coffee and fresh coconuts fitted with straws…
..we enjoyed quite a few evening cocktails there (sipping a Dark & Stormy or two), a very leisurely lunch overlooking the bay…
…and a cheeky rum & chocolate tasting at sunset.
Life is just easy in Caribbean time – they make liming (chilling out) all too easy.
I follow them on their social channels now, but I honestly don’t know why I’m torturing myself, when my eyes pull away from the tropical vistas on my screen to look at the grey, grey clouds of England…
My smile probably says it all… I loved the relaxed vibe of the family resort, not to mention being firmly on island time. I could wander around barefoot (avoiding the lizards), sip rum cocktails and even when it rained I enjoyed hanging out on my balcony with a coconut from breakfast, all ‘digital nomad’ like. It’s a laidback, no rushing kinda place. Just like Grenada itself. (Fancy booking True Blue Bay Resort? You can book here via Booking.com and the affiliate helps to keep the blog running.)
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