My husband and I booked Laluna through Luxury Link and stayed for 5 days.
Airport Transfer - Upon reviewing Tripadvisor reviews, we arranged an airport transfer through the hotel. The journey from the airport to the hotel was no more than 20 minutes and yes there is a bumpy road for the last portion of the trip (I would recommend getting a van taxi, it is less painful of a journey down this road :)). The reason for the bumpy road is that there is construction happening in the area and the road has been torn up. Note: There is an IGA (grocery store) on the way to the hotel, it is not within walking distance to the hotel.
Check-In - when we arrived at the hotel, there was a couple checking in, so we were asked to have a seat in the open air lounge and we were provided rum punches (which were awesome...and potent :)). The area was so relaxing that you almost forget that you are waiting to check in. Check-in took a few minutes and we were escorted to the room.
Room - we were in cottage #11, which is at the top of the resort, it was over 80 steps to get up to the cottage (which was needed considering the food...read "Food" below). The room was massive!! The cottage is only attached on one side to another cottage, but there are curtains to create privacy between the two units. The bedroom area was tastefully decorated, and well air conditioned. We were surprised that we were even able to get Canadian TV stations, although we did not watch TV much. The mini bar was stocked with essentials. There is a walk-in closet with a safe. The bathroom is open air (so it does get quite warm in there), but to me it reminded me of camping and it was cool. Basically there are three walls, and the fourth wall is a half wall with blinds. The shower has a great view of the ocean. There is a little side door in the bathroom that opens to a little plunge pool. The toilet is in its own stall. Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap are provided (I have to say I like the full size products instead of the small size, definitely better for the environment). Full size hairdryer was also nice to have.
Food - the food was the best we have had in the Caribbean! The chef introduces himself and lets you know that if you have any special requests that he will try to accommodate. For breakfast there is a range of options, fresh juice of the day as well. Lunch normally consisted of pizza which was tasty (there is normally a daily special, or you can order the pizza how you wish), we found ordering one was good to share. I had read that other reviewers felt the menu was limited, we were planning to go off property for food once or twice, but we enjoyed the food so much that we stayed for all of our dinners. The pasta was homemade and delicious (the nutmeg pasta with mushrooms and sausage, mushroom/caliliou & goat cheese ravioli were both to die for!!). The daily specials changed it up a bit (the barracuda was quite tasty). But my favourite item was a special appetizer (which I asked for every meal after) was the calilou (sp?) and goat cheese. This one one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten!
Drinks - All the drinks were amazing...the wine at dinner was great. The Banana Bailey Colada is my new favourite drink. Great quality all around!
Pool - the pool was refreshing and in close proximity to the bar and beach.
Beach - although public the beach was very private. There are some local vendors that approach you on the beach but they are friendly and they do take no for an answer.
Spa - as part of our Luxury Link package we received an hour long massage for each of us. The setting was amazing and the massage was very relaxing!!
Staff - the staff were the best aspect of Laluna everyone was so friendly and wanting to get to know you by name.
Island Tour - another benefit of the Luxury Link package was a half day island that we booked with Lennox. Lennox was great and we were gone for over 4 hours and saw the majority of the island. Next time we would love to do the rainforest hike, thats Lennox's true passion!
We normally like to try new things and go to new places, but we have already looked into booking Laluna for our 2013 vacation and hope to bring friends with us to have them experience a fantastic place. Thank you Laluna!!
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- The new Yoga pavilion situated directly on the beach, offers daily classes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Laluna Hotel St. George`s
- Laluna St Georges
- Laluna Hotel St Georges
- Laluna Hotel Grenada/Saint George Parish