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The new Beach House by Silversands in Grenada.
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Why Grenada Is a New Caribbean Luxury Hotspot

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 6, 2024

From its world-renowned chocolate to its pristine beaches to a region-leading focus on sustainability, Grenada is as fascinating and unique as destination as you’ll find in the Caribbean. 

But in the last few years, the lush Eastern Caribberan island has become something else: a burgeoning luxury hotspot. 

To be clear, Grenada has always had a strong portfolio of lovely hotels, from the legendary Spice Island Beach Resort (one of the world’s greatest all-inclusive resorts) to the boutique Calabash hotel and the wellness-focused Laluna. 

A suite with a private pool at the Calabash hotel in Grenada.

Things got a boost a decade ago, when Sandals opened its first-ever resort on the island, helping to usher in new airlift and new attention, particularly from the US market. 

The main pool at Laluna, which is part of Marriott’s Design Hotels collection.

The last few years have seen even more luxury growth: first, with the debut of the sparkling, contemporary Silversands on Grand Anse Beach, a modern resort that manages to marry international luxury and design while retaining Grenada’s famously laid-back brand of cool.

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The beach at the Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada.

That was followed by last month’s debut of Silversands’ first expansion: the cutting-edge, boutique Silversands Beach House on Portici Beach, a tiny resort with a mix of toes-in-the-sand bungalow-style rooms and clifftop accommodations.

And next month, the island’s luxury sector will head to the stratosphere with the launch of the first-ever Six Senses in the Caribbean: Range Developments’ new Six Senses Grenada La Sagesse, perched on one of the island’s most stunning beaches. 

An exclusive first look at the Six Senses Grenada project. CJ Photo.

The new Six Senses has the chops; Range’s first two projects were two of the most celebrated in the Caribbean: first, the Park Hyatt St Kitts, and second, the recently-rebranded InterContinental resort in Dominica. 

While it’s a high-profile new brand for the island, it keeps with Grenada’s boutique, intimate style of resort: just 56 suites, all two-level units with their own pools; and 15 standalone villas.  

IHG’s newest Caribbean property is now taking bookings for stays beginning April 10, according to the Six Senses Web site. 

It’s yet another addition to one of the region’s most rarefied — and diverse — luxury offerings. 

For more, visit Six Senses. 

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