Kalinago was small and quaint and felt uniquely local and tropical. We loved it. Our top floor room was beautiful with tall ceilings and real wooden furniture. All rooms face the water. Our balcony overlooked the beautiful small bay and small pool with thatched roof bar. One negative - instant coffee in room vs coffee maker. There was also a small fridge, safe, electric water pot, iron, etc. Sat. nights they offer dinner on the beach with full service and tables in the sand with real tablecloths. Large fire with a drumming band beside us on the oceanfront. Very nice in a beautiful setting. Choose your meat from the grill and the rest was buffet style. This is not the luxury feel some demand. We had stayed at that cookie cutter standard large luxury resort on Grand Anse on the front end of our trip. I could have been on a beach anywhere in the world. It went on forever and lots of resorts nearby with restaurants we could walk to. It was also very nice... Still, at Kalinago I knew I was in the Caribbean and this is where I would want to relax and enjoy being far away from civilization. Their restaurant had flowers and wood and real tablecloths. Pretty setting and food wasn't bad. Service slow. Better food would have gotten them 5 stars. We much preferred Boho's restaurant, short walk up from the Kalinago. Highly recommend it. We also enjoyed great fries, conversation, fish tacos and beer at La Plywood Beach Bar, small open air 'shack' right on the beach by Kalinago. Lovely memories made here.
Stayed at this hotel with my family for 1 week. We had a wonderful time, especially as the hotel is right on BBC beach. Compared to staying at hotels alongside Grand Anse Beach, this hotel offers you a smaller, but quieter and just as beautiful beach.
We had two rooms which featured all essential amenities including a fridge and kettle. The beds are huge and 4-poster, so you can hang your mosquito nets from them. Our rooms were on the first floor so we had amazing sea views.
The resort also offers a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, you can use kayaks & snorkelling equipment and you get pool towels every day. There is a hotel restaurant which is reasonably priced, but there is also a café along BBC beach. The hotel also grants you free access to the Fantasia night club on site, where there are events on Wednesdays (Old School Reggae) and Fridays (Modern music).
The staff were very professional and friendly. Although the resort is not big, the staff make you feel at home. Special thanks to the receptionist Ramon who helped accommodate our every need, Jamal the bartender who makes the best cocktails and Prince the amazing DJ.
While the hotel is secluded and you honestly feel like you are in paradise, it’s a long walk uphill to get anywhere else (and it’s not on a bus route). So if you do need to get anywhere (St Georges, etc), you need to either walk to the nearest bus stop at the shopping mall (~20 minute walk), or get a taxi. Nevertheless, it’s only a 10 minute walk to the renowned Grand Anse beach which features various hotels and bars. So this is why the hotel did not get my 5-star rating, but if location/walking is not a problem for you, then it is 5-star 😊 and I would definitely come back again!
We travelled with our twin boys. We had a lovely time, the pool was very quiet and our sons had a great time.
We had lunch here several days and found this very tasty and good value. Staff very friendly. Would visit again, love Grenada.
We stayed just before the start of the rainy season and enjoyed a week of sunshine with the odd shower and high temperatures. The hotel is small (6 out of the 30 rooms were occupied.) Lovely , well maintained pool but lacked atmosphere Gorgeous almost deserted beach (apart from weekend) There are tethered inflatable slides andtrampolines for children (local charge).We found 4 large starfish in shallow , clear, calm waters. The sunloungers were of the old style plastic strap variety but personally I found them quite comfortable. A few beach hawkers around but they didn’t cause a problem
Beds were comfortable., air conditioning efficient and quiet. Ants on the patio from the garden were vicious and caused more aggro than any other biting insect! Overall we ate quite well but often had to wait a long time for the food to arrive. . Apparently guests don’t often ask for salt and pepper , so most of the pots were empty or without stoppers. My husband rated the sausages highly .There were no tours on offer so we hired a taxi for the morning - expensive at $30US per hour. There are no straight roads so it takes a long time to get anywhere. Beautiful mountainous scenery and dramatic waterfalls. I would recommend a visit to Laura’s herb and spice garden - a guide will let you taste all sorts of things, very interesting. Airport not too bad for duty free shopping, although if you want to buy cigarettes, get them from a duty free shop in St George’s where they are half the price again.
The hotel itself is great - right on BBC beach which is probably the best beach in the area. The hotel consists of a pool and pool bar - Pedro the bartender is amazing! and honestly hes one of the reasons we had a great holiday! All the staff at the hotel were great. I have to say when ordering food, the service in Grenada is some what slow - so please expect to wait 30-40 mins minimum for your food. I would highly recommend the fish bites - its 28EC for a big plate of fried fish, chips and salad/coleslaw. Pedro at the bar is super quick and whips up the meanest cocktails! If your travelling with kids like we did, there is a trampoline outside for the kids, and the pool is not that deep.
The location of the hotel is ok to use as a base to get around - you'll be walking up a hill. Having said that - we went to Grenada to get a cultural experience and if locals can walk up hills in the heat - we thought so can we! There is a short cut through Gems holiday resort to grand anse beach (which is next door) making the journey easier. I would say it would be beneficial for the hotel to run a shuttle service to town for guests.
Overall, it was a great holiday. The staff were friendly and very accomodating, especially with the kids.