It was our first trip to Grenada and we had no idea what to expect. We had booked the vacation only two weeks before we were due to travel and we did get a really good deal on an all-inclusive package. We checked out the Grenadian on Tripadvisor and I think that we had a clear expectation of what the resort would be like. What we had not expected was how empty it was, I now understand that we were out of season, but what I had not expected was there to be so few guests. It’s difficult to put a number on it, but I would be surprised if there were many more than 20 guests. The only time it peaked above this was when the Virgin flight crews were changing over. The lack of people had its positives and its negatives; dinner was served in the dining room and tended to be from a choice of three main courses. I would say that we were impressed with the standard of the dinner fare, the quality and presentation was consistently good and we did not have a disappointing meal. It was just a bit lonely and at times given the few people that were there, service was sometimes a bit stretched. The pool bar was always open during the day and they must have been long days for the person working the bar as there were so few people about. We tended to have a sunset snifter and we were quite often the only people there. The main bar in the evening closed quite early most evenings (10pm), although there was an attempt to put some entertainment on some evenings it was a bit lacklustre as it was often just my wife and I in the bar ( and she doesn’t drink). One point I would make about the bars, was the full choice of drinks that you could get, having been to the Maldives on a number of occasions, all-inclusive often means beer, wine and the cocktail of the day. A full choice of cocktails, wines and spirits were available on the AI package.
The one big stand out fact was how friendly the whole team where at the hotel. They were obviously disappointed that it was as quiet as it was, but they could not have been more friendly and accommodating.
We did arrange a half day trip around the island through reception and this was a good value day out. Our driver (Emery I think), was informative and helpful. The lack of visitors was not just a Grenadian thing, but was evident when we travelled to the various tourist spots around the island.
We did also use the Dive Operation resident at the hotel Devotion to Ocean, which was very good, for which I will add a separate entry in Tripadvisor.
In summary, a nice place, lovely team, beautiful surroundings, if you like it quiet, go in early July.
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- Also Known As:
- Grenadian By Rex Hotel St. George`s
- Grenadian By Rex Resorts Grenada/Grand Anse
- Rex Grenadian
- Rex Grenada
- Grenadian Rex Resorts
- Rex Hotel Grenada