I’ve received a couple of travel questions that might be helpful for other people planning similar itineraries, so I’m going to repost them here occasionally.
Q: Deciding where to stay on Grenada for honeymoon. Unfortunately, only have a week and some budget concerns. Would like to split the week on Grand Anse and another location. Like relaxing, but also snorkeling and hiking. Appreciate any suggestions you might have — Matt
A: Matt – I met a couple honeymooning at Maca Bana when I was there in November, and they enjoyed staying there. I was able to get a decent rate on SkyAuction (under $200 a night). You can go snorkeling off the beach there, plus the Aquarium is a fantastic bar and restaurant.
La Luna is more secluded but it’s also more of a romantic place, with an infinity pool and an on-site spa (as well as an Italian restaurant). They have a great beach as well and the hotel has kayaks that you can use. They also have frequent deals on Skyauction (my room was around $250).
With just a week, I’m not sure you will want to stay in two locations. Time passes quickly on a honeymoon!
As far as Grand Anse goes, the nicest hotel is Spice Island Beach Resort, but that can get pricey. I saw a room at the Coyaba Beach Resort and it looked pleasant – that’s an all-inclusive set-up, though, and not as romantic as the other places I mentioned. You can always go and spend a day on Grand Anse, then come back to your hotel at night.
One final option: La Sagesse Nature Center and Hotel, on its own beach on the southeastern side of the island, is gorgeous. I loved that beach – it’s secluded and perfect for honeymooners, and the price is right (private cottages rent for $210 high season, $145 low season). The ocean is right there, so you can hear the water as you fall asleep. My one fear for a honeymoon is that it might be a little remote from St. George’s. It all depends on what you are looking for – certainly any tour operator that goes to the other hotels could come there.
Enjoy your trip!
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