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  • Nick and Dariece | September 15, 2016 9:00 PM ET

    The Best Accommodation Options in Grenada

    The Best Accommodation Options in Grenada

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    Grenada is an island in the Caribbean that has remained relatively untouched — especially when compared to its neighbors. This island is blissfully devoid of big corporations such as McDonald's, Starbucks and Wal-Mart! The only "name brands" you'll find here are Subway, KFC and one Sandals Resort.

    There are many areas of the island that are worth visiting, but when you are only vacationing for a week or so, you'll want to base yourself close to most of the action. Plus, you'll want to be within walking distance of the best beaches, and all of the other awesome things to do in Grenada! Here is a guide to the best accommodation options on the island.

    Grand Anse Beach/St. George's Parish

    Grand Anse Beach is located in St. George's Parish at the south end of the island. This area offers excellent accommodation options. Grand Anse Beach and Morne Rouge (BBC) are arguably two of the best beaches on the whole island. So, it makes sense to book your hotel on one of these beaches.

    The Flamboyant Hotel is tucked away at the very southern end of Grand Anse Beach. The hotel has a pool, an onsite bar and restaurant, and a snorkel/dive shop as well (Dive Grenada). There are sun beds available for guests' use and every Monday night, there is a crab racing party!

    Restaurants and shopping are just steps away. Coyaba Resort is set directly on the sand at Grand Anse Beach. Here you'll find two restaurants, three bars (including a swim-up bar at the pool), a gym, a spa and tennis courts. Plus, its neighbor is the best beach bar on the island, Umbrellas! You couldn't ask for a better location, or amenities.

    True Blue Bay Boutique Resort is located near the St. George's University in a lovely harbor, with a great restaurant (Dodgy Dock) attached. There's also a pool here and breakfast is included in the room rate. Transportation to Grand Anse Beach is also available, as well as yoga and cooking classes.

    La Luna Resort is a stunning boutique hotel with 16 colorful rooms. Many of the cottages have private plunge pools on their own secluded balcony. The beach that La Luna is set on offers white sand, clear water and is great for swimming. The restaurant and bar here offer happy hour specials and delicious food. There's also a pool for guests' use and a Balinese spa and yoga pavilion.

    Mount Cinnamon Resort: The 21 hillside villas here offer expansive views over the gorgeous Grand Anse Beach, and a glorious breeze from the trade winds. There are numerous amenities and activities on offer here. Try paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, sailing, or just enjoy a relaxing massage. The onsite Savvy restaurant is great as well.

    READ MORE: 17 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Grenada 

    St. David's Parish

    This area is about a 20-30 minute drive from Grand Anse Beach. But, there are beaches here that are worth checking out as well. In St. David's there are smaller grocery stores such as Foodland and street side fruit/vegetable vendors. Don't miss the Grenada Marina beach bar and Ronda's ice cream shop! The hiking in this area is also excellent.

    The La Sagesse Hotel is located on the beautiful beach of the same name. There's an onsite restaurant and bar here, as well as kayaks and sun chairs available for guests of the hotel. The bay is gorgeous with palm trees, calm waves (or none at all, depending on the time of year) and the occasional cow wandering through.

    la sagesse grenada

    Another great option is Le Phare Bleu Apartments and Villas. There is an onsite bar and restaurant which serves up locally grown, organic food! There's also live music, a pool and a marina. You're only 15-20 minutes from Grand Anse Beach when staying here.

    North of the Island

    Even though the "best beaches" can be found in the south of Grenada, the north offers a more authentic stay, complete with lots of untouched nature. Near the town of Sauteurs, on the bay with the same name, is the gorgeous Petit Anse Boutique Hotel. You can relax in your beachside cottage, or at the pool.

    For the more adventurous, you can go hiking, visit Lavera beach to witness turtles laying their eggs, check out waterfalls or take a boat across to the neighboring Sandy Island. The restaurant here serves up locally grown food and the breeze and ocean view are sublime.

    Book Your Stay!

    The great thing about the accommodation options in Grenada is that they are typically boutique style, as opposed to massive resorts. Apart from Sandals, this island is keeping in line with its lack of commercialism. Let's hope it stays this way.

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Nick and Dariece Notes from the Goats

Nick and Dariece Nick and Dariece are the couple behind Goats On The Road, a website designed to inspire others to live a financially sustainable, location independent lifestyle. Masters at making money abroad and turning their travels into a way of life, they've been on the road since 2008 and have explored some of the least visited places on earth, finding adventure wherever they go. They are also full time contributors at Credit Walk where they share their expertise of making money and travelling forever. Check them out at Goats On The and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
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