Midway between Venezuela and St Vincent’s, the Caribbean island of Grenada welcomes visitors with clear turquoise waters, glorious beaches and the aroma of wonderful spices. On the south coast overlooking a yacht filled marina is the vibrant, eco-friendly family-run True Blue Bay Boutique Resort.
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true blue bay boutique resort
The fun, friendly and colourful resort reflects the ethos of the charming island of Grenada and its people. Morning walks were a joy soaking up the kaleidoscope of brights colours in hues of blue, orange and indigo wandering around the grounds.
Palms trees, vivid flowers and bushes fill the resort along with sculptures of lizards and turtles and fish shaped tiles on the pathways.
Rooms at True Blue Bay resort
True Blue Bay Resort has rooms for every type of traveller from solo, couples to families. The 70 rooms, suites and villas are all tropically inspired with bright vibrant interiors with either a kitchenette or full kitchen. Great for families with young kids or if you fancy cooking something simple with the fantastic fresh produce available on the island.
The 21 climate-smart Cocoa Pod rooms and suites are a recent addition to the resort. Chic and eco-friendly they’re all powered primarily by solar energy and harvest rainwater for use in the bathrooms.
Rooms furnishings are made with ethically sourced wood, and there’s a spacious balcony downstairs, as well as a veranda on the upper level promising panoramic bay views.
facilities at true blue bay resort
The resort is expansive with four pools, onsite restaurant, shop and an open-air yoga deck.
There is also an onsite Dive Centre – Aquanauts. With various trips available to book to explore the fascinating marine life of Grenada. All levels are catered for from beginners to experienced divers or those who only wish to snorkel. The three professional dive boats and dive masters can equip and guide you to some incredible underwater sites.
Rain cancelled our scheduled trip to the Underwater Sculpture Park, but the quick thinking team took us out to Glover Island instead. The rain clouds were yet to visit this part of the Caribbean sea and we enjoyed a magical time snorkelling with the eagle rays. I’d highly recommend taking the opportunity to see the underwater world of Grenada.
For a more relaxing feel the Blue Haven Spa in a beautiful tree top location is a great way to unwind. The spa uses its own beauty treatments with indigenous non toxic natural ingredients tailored to suit individual needs. They even do rather decadent chocolate massages.
Families can take advantage of the two playgrounds and activities that are available on demand such as hair braiding, jewellery making, swimming with mermaid tails in the pool and children’s kayak and sailing lessons. Babysitting services are also available at an extra change.
Whilst the kids are busy parents can book onto a rum and chocolate tasting or even try their hand at a cooking class to create some mouthwatering homestyle Caribbean dishes.
FOOD AND DRINK at true blue bay resort
Dodgy Dock, an alfresco waterside restaurant opens from early morning to late night, serving continental buffet breakfasts, Sunday brunches, lunches, snacks, happy-hour specials and dinners. It’s also a popular drinking and dining spot for locals and yachties.
The restaurant serves up a mixture of local and international cuisine. It’s also home to Street Food Wednesdays where a range of local, regional and international street food is on offer – A night many Grenadians look forward to!
When it’s time for a rum punch head to the Rum Shop a poolside bar. The brightly coloured shabby-chic shack complete with swinging bar chairs is the ideal place to while away time or lime as they say in Grenada. It serves many famous Grenadian rums including Rivers, Special dark and premium rums like Old Grogg and Plantation Rum.
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sustainability at true blue bay resort
True Blue Bay implements many initiatives to remain eco-friendly and sustainable. The new Cocoa Pod rooms, its energy efficient appliances help towards a minimal environmental footprint.
There are no plastic straws or containers used on site. Local farmers also collect food waste from the restaurant each morning to recycle as pig food. The hotel also plays a key role in community development and organises beach cleanups and on-site recycle sorting.
Where is True blue bay resort
In the capital of Grenada, St George’s and only a ten minute drive from Maurice Bishop International airport. A stay at True Blue Bay removes additional travel time particularly after a long haul flight.
It’s a beautiful location, but currently the views from across the bay are slightly spoiled by the building works of St George’s University.
The popular Grand Anse beach is a five minute drive away and the hotel also runs complimentary shuttle buses.
The laid back Caribbean style, along with the bright upbeat decor, and cheerful smiles make this a welcoming resort. Although the property is quite large, it doesn’t feel like a big resort and has maintained quite a personal and unique atmosphere.
The fact that there isn’t really a beach may be a turn off for some, but the four pools and complimentary buses to Grand Anse make up for it.
Plus to stay somewhere that cares for the local environment and community is always a winner.
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort | Old Mill Road True Blue Bay | St George’s | Grenada | Website
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