We were visiting Grenada and Carriacou for a month and had decided we wanted to stay on Grande Anse Beach for the 1st two weeks (March 24 to April 6, 2012). After lots of research, especially on Trip Advisor, we settled on the Grand Anse Beach Palace because it had everything we wanted and at a very reasonable price. Since we were staying there for 2 weeks we wanted a full kitchen, a balcony with a good view, and right on the beach. This is not always easy to accomplish, but we were very happy with our choice. The kitchen had everything we needed, the bedroom and private bathroom was nice (good a/c) and the balcony was excellent – we had most of our meals there.
We arrived in Grenada at 6:30 am were in our room by about 8 am, which made it seem like we had an extra day since our arrival day ended up providing a full day at our destination. We were very pleased that our room was available immediately. When we booked our room, we knew that construction on new units was still taking place, but were assured that all the noisiest work was done and that was true. Nevertheless, we were upgraded to a large suite that was available in the building next to it. Our room there on the 2nd floor has an even better view from the balcony, it has a large kitchen and eating area and 5 connecting bedrooms! We were using one of the bedrooms and the other connecting doors are locked. Two of the connected bedrooms have separate entrances so can be rented separately. This worked out perfectly for us. The construction work on the other building was never an issue.
Sharon and Lennie are excellent hosts and made our stay very enjoyable. The Beach Palace was truly a home away from home. Located on the north end of the beach, it is quiet and the water always seemed more calm there then further down the beach. Although the beach is narrow at this end, there is plenty of beach and shade a few steps away for lounging (we don’t do a lot of that anyway). The hotel’s garden is also a pleasant place to relax, enjoy a drink, and catch up on your email etc. There was also a large supermarket a short walk away, so getting provisions was easy.
We normally travel independently and look for small places in good locations. We are not interested in large 5 star resorts, so if that is your preference, the Beach Palace may not be for you. Our time there was most enjoyable since the hotel was exactly what we were looking for, the beach was wonderful, wide with nice sand and also very long (2 miles/3 km). We walked the beach early almost every morning before breakfast and then went swimming and snorkeling throughout the day. We took one private day tour around the island, a couple of visits to St. George (by local bus), and a day at La Sagesse (very interesting nature walk and an excellent restaurant). Two weeks flew by as we enjoyed the wonderful beach and chatting with the friendly locals.
We recommend the Grand Anse Beach Palace highly and will certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the northern end of the Grand Anse beach only steps away from the waters edge.The Palace welcomes you with the bright Caribbean sun and genuine hospitality. Our beachfront apartment is quite romantic and exquisite with the best view from every room and balconies overlooking the ocean.Our apartments are all air conditioned, with lovely balconies and a fantastic view of the grand Anse beach, you can soak up the sun on the lovely white sand or take a dip in the blue calm water.The perfect location for persons seeking business and pleasure. Just 15 minutes away from the airport and 5 minutes to the town of St.George's, the capital of Grenada. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grand Anse Beach Palace Hotel Grenada/Saint George Parish