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“Can't wait to come back!” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Phare Bleu Marina & Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Petite Calivigny Bay, Petite Calivigny, St. George's 8001, Grenada   |  
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Can't wait to come back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

My partner and I just spent 2 weeks in Grenada at Le Phare Bleu. We had been to that specific Hotel/Marina 3 other times prior to this vacation but after having another amazing vacation and great experience we decided that we had write a trip advisor review and share with fellow travellers what we really think about LPB (Le Phare Bleu).
Just to be up front - we don't like all inclusives. We have both stayed at resorts that you never leave and we both realized that that just isn't the kind of holiday we want. We want to get out, see the country we are visiting and actually find our own place within the place we are staying. Ironically, when we are at LPB we don't want to leave the marina/hotel grounds.
And here's why:
The feeling of being alone in the world. With only a handful of villas you truly have the chance to get away from hoards of people. And if you really really want to get away from people you have the chance to stay in your beautiful indoor/outdoor villa because it comes complete with a small and very functional kitchen. Every year we go we have stayed in 4 different villas and each view is spectacular (either beach front so you hear the waves crashing on the south shores of Grenada) or Apartment Style where just beyond the beautiful palm trees you can see the masts of rocking sail boats.
The feeling of being a part of the world. Grenadians are amazing people. In fact, we have done a lot of travelling through the Caribbean and without a doubt Grenadians are the kindest, most accepting people we have met. The staff at the resort are friendly and kind and very knowledgable. We got a geology lesson from the Security guard named Justin almost every night after dinner. He talked to us about the tree frogs and their singing at night, the night blooming flowers and the different kinds of fish that hang around the marina. We like to walk and run in the mornings; each morning on our walk to the main road we passed by at least 10 Grenadians on their way to work. Each time, without fail, everyone of them said "Morning Morning" to us. This simple greeting, the eye contact and smile is something that as North Americans we just don't encounter on a day to day basis.
The feeling that you're out of this world. The owners of LPB are a Swiss-German couple who have made Grenada their home for a little while now. They are always ready and willing to assist you in whatever request you might need attending to or question you might need answered. To say that these people care about their guest experience is an understatement. They go to great lengths to make sure you enjoy your stay and are at your most comfortable. Here's a small example of what I mean. I get terribly seasick. Which sucks because at LPB they are a gorgeous old Lighthouse Ship with a bright blue lighthouse on it (hence the name: Le Phare Bleu). They have converted this massive ship into an up-scale restaurant (they also have a pool bar restaurant). We really wanted to eat on the ship, because we heard the food was great; we thought we'd risk it and see how i fared. It didn't go well, and we actually didn't even get to order before I started feeling sick. The next night one of the owners of LPB approached us and asked if we'd like to give it another shot. He mentioned that he would place one of the restaurant tables outside the restaurant on the dock. When we arrived for dinner a beautiful picturesque table complete with candle light was set up on the dock amongst sailboats. It was a magical night filled with delicious food and great wine.

We love Grenada and we love LPB and we have to say that if you are going to visit Grenada (whether by plane or boat) you should take a few days and stay there. The rooms are spectacularly designed and meticulously clean. The food is great (the pool bar's pizza is actually better than i have had in italy thanks to a secret dough recipe used by their in-house baker).

Above all else being in Grenada and at LPB makes us feel rejuvenated, happy and relaxed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Zug, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We have enjoyed our stay in the marina. It was a perfect ending of our sailing trip in the Carrabian Sea. The owners are able to run this place with a certain, very charming and wellcoming Swiss style. We were sorry not to be able to stay longer in this beautifull resort.
The dinghy concert the next day was one of our personal highlight - what a great idea.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had a lovely few days at Le Phare Bleu which is beautifully located for chilling out. We arrived late a but had a good welcome and chef stayed late to cook a meal for us.

We too were upgraded and had very stylish accommodation with a lovely deck for sitting and chilling. Delightful charming staff and excellent food (the menu on the website unsells how good it is). 2 for one pizza one night and freindship table another were great ideas, well executed and brought guests together so we met some interesting people.

Everything has been built with great care and style so the whole enviroment was luxurious and comfortable. We wish Le Phare Bleu every success and hope to return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a beautiful trip (honeymoon!) to Le Phare Bleu and it could not have been more perfect. First, they upgraded us to a 2 BR Seafront villa about 30 yards from the beach. We arrived late at night and they arranged to have sandwiches, salads and fruit waiting in the refrigerator for us. The villa was just beautiful -- spacious, rustic yet well-appointed, and absolutely spotless. I travel frequently for my job and have stayed in hotels all over the world, and I'd rate this in my top 15. The staff was just phenomenal -- everyone was so friendly and genuine, we felt like family by the time we left. Le Phare Bleu is a bit off the beaten path, but that's exactly what we were looking for. If you're looking to be "in the action", this may not be for you, but it you want to relax and unwind, I can't think of a better place. My only caution is bring heavy duty mosquito repellant; they didn't touch my husband, but they just loved me! Grenada is a beautiful island, not as developed as some others so still retains a lot of charm. The people are warm and actually fond of Americans.

We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barbados
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

When I saw the resort I thought 'how wonderful', When I left I thought 'I'm never coming back here again!'Local staff were wonderful, proprietress was just rude.Supposedly a complementary fruit basket in the fridge, We didn't have one.On there web site they say 'internet access in every room' it is either not there or sporadic/unusable.Daily construction machinery noise.Unorganized paperwork (didn't read the booking in form)no room service the last day.The beach is NOT recommended.Right next to small yachts on a marina, with no holding tanks.

Room Tip: Not next to the heavy machinery renovation chalet noise.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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GrenadaStarfish, Manager at Le Phare Bleu Marina & Resort, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Being such a small hotel we get to know all our guests very well even before check in and from the comments you have made have worked out who you are. I only mention this for others to read as it will come clear as to why you have rated us as ‘terrible’.

We did have a small group who stayed with us as visiting the island to judge an event that took place at the beginning of November and offered the judges a 3 night stay with our compliments. We made this generous offer as it was an event that marketed Grenada as a destination. The group, along with their guests, would have to pay for any additional nights booked for. We received an official apology from the event organizer for the performance of the judges who stayed with us due to their behavior at check out and not wishing to pay for the additional nights as agreed.

My name is Lynn Fletcher, Hotel Manager and unfortunately we did not get to meet as I was away when you stayed with us. I am sure we may have fallen short in some aspects of your stay and for that I apologize for, but I do not feel that your rating overall as ‘Terrible’ is justified or fair.
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Grenada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were lucky to have spent a weekend at your Resort and were extremely satisfied with the warm welcome we received from all members of staff.The owners were arms opening which makes us felt so greatful when they decided to take us to the Hog Island 'hang out' and a view at Calivigny Island.The most memorable part of this weekend were breakfast,served on our patio villa at the time requested the night before.This is truly the place for rest and relaxation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GrenadaStarfish, Manager at Le Phare Bleu Marina & Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Le Phare Bleu. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards
Lynn
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Grenada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I went there one evening for dinner with family. The service was good and the waitress that served us was very friendly. The lighting could have been a little more brighter. The food's okay. I will return to try the pizzas.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GrenadaStarfish, Manager at Le Phare Bleu Marina & Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Christal

Thank you for taking the time to review the Poolbar Restaurant. Your review has made me think that we need a page just for the Restaurants, as the page you have reviewed on is for people who have stayed in the hotel. Never mind, I am sure people will read your review and realise this. We do hope you will come back and try us again. We will soon be launching a new menu for the Poolbar Restaurant and welcoming our new Food and Beverage Manager. If you would like to stay informed with our restaurant updates and promotions, please send me your email address and I will be happy to add you to our list. lynn@lepharebleu.com

Many thanks
Lynn
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Additional Information about Le Phare Bleu Marina & Resort

Address: Petite Calivigny Bay, Petite Calivigny, St. George's 8001, Grenada
Location: Caribbean > Grenada > Saint George Parish > St. George's > Petite Calivigny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Petite Calivigny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Phare Bleu Marina & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Phare Bleu truly is a unique property that centres around the historic Lighthouse Ship and is located in Calivigny Bay. Just fifteen minutes from the international airport this exclusive, waterfront property offers a tremendously high level of comfort in the self contained beach villas and apartments. The friendly service mixed with the restaurants & bar, mini market, swimming pool, watersports and very safe beach, makes Le Phare Bleu a great place for relaxation. ... more   less 
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Le Phare Bleu Marina And Resort
Le Phare Bleu Marina Hotel Petite Calivigny Bay
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