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Grenada Hotels

$300-$399
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Bel Air Plantation
Corinth
St. David
Grenada
Tel: 473 444 6305
www.belairplantation.com

On a hillside overlooking St. David's Harbor, this 18-acre compound has both sea and mountain vistas and orchards full of papaya trees. There are 11 pastel villas and cottages that mix modern design and old-world charm: botanical prints on the walls, poster beds piled high with pillows, and verandas overlooking the lush, tropical grounds. Bel Air is anchored by a sensuous infinity pool and a waterfront hub that includes Water's Edge restaurant, an art gallery, café, and market. The secluded enclave was established by Susan Fisher: British by birth, Canadian by upbringing, and Grenadian by escaping the Manhattan retail industry.

$300-$399
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Calabash Hotel and Villas
Lance Aux Epines
Grenada
Tel: 473 444 4334
Tel: 800 528 5835
reservations@calabashhotel.com
www.calabashhotel.com

The 30-suite Calabash is Grenada's true Grand Dame, an island institution dating to its earliest days (in the 1960s) as a retreat for the British elite. Today, the hotel has been renovated and modernized, but it retains its aristocratic charm. Set back from the beach among tropical gardens, suites are divided among ten buildings arranged in a horseshoe configuration. On the beach itself is a bar and a fully certified diving center, and Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes has opened an eponymous restaurant on site. Forest walks, whale-watching, and nutmeg-production tours can be arranged by the hotel.

$199 or less
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Epping Forest Plantation Home
Grenada
Tel: 473 440 3333
eppingforrestholidays@hotmail.com
www.grenadaguesthouse.com

The Epping Forest Plantation Home occupies three acres of hillside jungle on a former plantation. It's a tiny three-room hotel decorated with fine English antiques and four-poster beds, run by owners Dave and Jackie Kennedy. There isn't much to do, but that's the point. Simply lounge by the pool, pick fruit in the banana and mango groves, relax in a hammock, or, if you must, catch a bus to nearby beaches and towns.

$400 or more
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Laluna
Morne Rouge
Grenada
Tel: 473 439 0001
Tel: 866 452 5862
info@laluna.com
www.laluna.com

"I didn't intend to open Laluna in Grenada," says Bernardo Bertucci, a former fashion-industry consultant for Prada and Giorgio Armani who scoured the region before alighting on the picture-perfect beach. "But the island really is what you always imagined the Caribbean to be." It's fair to say that Laluna's opening in 2000 almost single-handedly propelled Grenada's leap into high-end tourism. Resplendent in a Mediterranean-Asian design scheme by Gabriella Giuntoli—who often works with Armani—the resort rises steeply from a beach overlooking the water. Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, and Anna Wintour have all lounged at Laluna hassle-free, hiding from the world in one of the 16 thatched-roof cottages that sport Balinese four-poster beds and private plunge pools on private verandas. There's also Laluna restaurant, which serves the best Italian on the island.

$300-$399
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Mount Cinnamon
Grand Anse Beach
Grenada
Tel: 866 720 2616 (toll-free)
Tel: 473 439 0000
www.mountcinnamongrenada.com

Mount Cinnamon is so infused with the full spectrum of sea and sky that it seems to have sprung fully formed from its surroundings. The 21 suites are decorated in a chic yet playful beach house style that's not so luxurious you'll worry about tracking in a little sand. Each has two bathrooms, a fully outfitted kitchen, a living room with a flat-screen TV and a stereo, and a large shaded dining terrace and sitting area. The many whimsical touches include comfortable four-poster beds painted vivid purple, lavender shag rugs over the terra-cotta floors, and lime-green adobe showers big enough to pace in. The Verandah restaurant is one of the island's better eateries, and the warm, attentive service and sweeping views of Grand Anse Beach make Mount Cinnamon an ideal place to hole up in.

$400 or more
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Mount Hartman Bay Estate
Reef View Drive
Lance Aux Epines
Grenada
Tel: 473 444 4504
enquiries@mounthartmanbay.com
www.mounthartmanbay.com

Private villa rentals are still relatively new to Grenada, but with the recent arrival of the Mount Hartman Bay Estate, the custom is taking off both quickly and luxuriously. This 11-room property is located on a private peninsula in the wealthy residential district of L'anse Aux Epines—a favorite of yachters and expats. Its design evokes the abstract exteriors of Gaudí and Le Corbusier paired with the clean-lined interiors common in modern boutique hotels. The property is essentially divided into three distinct sections: a seven-bedroom hilltop home; an 88-foot infinity pool; and a separate three-bedroom beach house—all linked to the island's own private heliport. The estate is pricey (it starts at nearly $45,000 per week). But guests get pretty much everything they need for their stay: two Mitsubishi Shoguns, maid/chef, food, drinks, airport pickup, Jet Skis, 43-foot boat, and best of all (since the entire place is private), control of the guest list.

$400 or more
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Spice Island Beach Resort
Grand Anse Beach
Grand Anse
Grenada
Tel: 473 444 4258
spiceisl@caribsurf.com
www.spiceislandbeachresort.com

The Spice Island is the closest Grenada has to a Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons—a family-run five-star deluxe resort with equal emphasis on style, service, and serenity. After Hurricane Ivan destroyed half the estate in 2004, the Hopkins family rebuilt and expanded the resort. The 64 luxurious suites, housed in cottages along the beach, have king beds with Italian Frette linens, tiled floors, flat-screen TVs, double whirlpool baths, and private pools. The Royal Collection Suites also have garden saunas.

$200-$299
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True Blue Bay Resort
Old Mill Avenue
True Blue Bay
Grenada
Tel: 473 443 8783
info@truebluebay.com
www.truebluebay.com

Despite steering clear of the villa boom so prevalent on neighboring islands, Grenada does have a handful of discreet, deluxe, homelike havens. These five duplex villas opened in spring 1999 at the True Blue Bay Resort. No, the hotel's beach is not Grenada's best, but it does have a good view of the island's south coast, where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. And its two-bedroom villas come with five-star flourishes—kitchens, balconies, and private plunge pools—without five-star prices. The hotel's 35 conventional rooms and suites are also brightly painted, airy, and well priced—and most have sea views.

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