The Siesta is a budget hotel, but it definitely deserves it's reputation as one of the best places to stay in Grenada! It's set just behind the posh hotels
on the beach, so is only about a 7 minute walk from the incredible Grand Anse Beach. It was so much cheaper to stay there than any where else and
we still got a sea view from our spotless apartment! We had so much space in the apartment and a very nice balcony. The hotel is on a quiet
road so it's a very peaceful position. But very close to the local mall and big supermarket where you can pretty much get anything you need. Also Kevon sells very fresh and tasty
fruit and veg on his stall just outside the mall on the road side and we got our fresh coconuts and star fruit from him everyday.
The Siesta's owner, Nima, was so helpful and was very prompt with the few things we needed - such as a new light bulb
out on the balcony, toaster, lighting the oven etc. He always seemed to have time for us. The Siesta staff are so friendly and helpful and it really
made our holiday that extra special. The restaurant there is a little on the expensive side for us but the food looked lovely. We generally went to Le Chateau restaurant
which was about 10 minutes walk (best to ask for directions) and also ate some amazing fresh hot food from the supermarket such as baked chicken, meatballs, fresh veg etc.
There are also some ladies who have a food stall next to the park by the beach. They do lovely lunches!
Umbrellas Bar on the beach is also very nice for a burger type meal and cheap beer or cocktail. If you walk down to the end of Grand Anse beach (turn left when you get there)
the Owl Bar is brilliant for Happy Hour cocktails and it was the best place for a fresh Pina Colada. A place to sit for beautiful blissful sunsets!
You can always get a public bus to St Georges which takes about 10 minutes and is only about a sterling pound each way. Just walk up the road where all the posh hotels are such as the Coyaba and
they will stop and ask you if you want to go anywhere. Don't worry they don't take offence if you decline politely! Apparently if you want the bus driver to go somewhere specific you just give him a few e
extra dollars and he'll take you to your doorstep which we didn't know before. Obviously the other passengers need to have disembarked first! There are lots of amazing places to eat there such as
the Creole Shack which just cost a couple of pounds for an excellent meal. So you can eat and drink very cheaply as long as you don't really use the hotels.
We definitely want to come back to the Siesta again and have been recommending it to our friends and family.