An October 2003 trip
to Grenada by cassidy90
Quote: We recently spent our honeymoon in Grenada. What a beautiful island! This is true Caribbean. We stayed at two separate villas and ate at many great restaurants.
Hotel | "Coral Cove"
The cottage that we stayed in was nicely decorated, and the bathrooms and bedrooms were roomy. The place had a kitchen equipped with coffee maker, stove, refrigerator, sink . . . all of the basics. This cottage actually had limited cable television in the common room, with chairs, a dinner table and other seating. Ceiling fans throughout helped keep cool at night. Each cottage has a really nice semi-screened in porch that looks out over the ocean -- great for having a cocktail and watching the sun go down.
A small essentials mini-mart is within walking distance of Coral Cove, but not much else. It is a great secluded spot for getting away, but if you want to see the island and do things you will need a car. Cab rides are a little expensive and if you take two or three a day, you may as well rent a jeep to get around.
We had a great experience here. The housekeeping ladies were friendly and very helpful, as was everybody on the island. Jill, in the office was wonderful to talk to and very helpful in setting things up and planning out what to do. We would recommend Coral Cove for a relaxing, get-away-from-it-all vacation!!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 20, 2003
Coral Cove Cottages & Apartments
P.O. Box 487
The apartments looked very nice and roomy. In our cottage we had a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, blender, stove, and other basics . . . There was a nice sitting area and the bathroom and bedrooms was very roomy and clean. Ceiling fans and standing fans were provided to keep cool at night.
The housekeeping ladies were wonderful. They would talk to us as they cleaned. They will do light laundry for you and even cook local meals in your cottage for a small fee. They even stopped by to say goodbye before we left the island.
This resort is a little closer to things to do than some other places. You are within close walking distance of an essentials mini-mart, and three restaurants and bars. You will still need a car to get around to Grand Anse or the north end of the island. Taxis are available, but it is almost the same as renting if you go out once a day. A dive shop is steps up the beach at the Calabash Resort.
There is an air-conditioned game room available as well, equipped with a pool table, ping-pong, air hockey, and full cable television. The property is beautiful with palm trees everywhere. It is a great place to get away, but still be close to the essentials.
Lance Aux Epines Cottages
P.O. Box 1187
The Red Crab is close to both of the places we stayed, as well as Calabash Resort, making it easy to get to if you don't have a car. We were here in the off-season, so we didn't need reservations, but I think during the tourist season you probably would. The food was truly amazing. The meals were a little pricey, but average compared to the other restaurants on the island, and presented very nicely. I had their Lobster Newburg three times because it was the best I've had. I would definitely recommend trying out a meal at the Red Crab!!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 21, 2003
The food at the restaurant is really good. Try the Roti's, which is a curried chicken dish wrapped in tortilla. Great local dish. The bar is pretty dead most nights of the week, but it really picks up on Friday and Saturday night when they have live pan bands. Good place to check out if you're in the area during your Grenada vacation!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2003
The Lobster Thermidor was wonderful! The food is beautifully presented, as with most restaurants in Grenada. Very friendly staff. This location is a great place for snorkeling as well! We came back later and parked at the restaurant to take advantage of the beautiful reef right off of the beach.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 22, 2003
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 20, 2003
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2003
River Antoine Rum Distillery