A Homely and Luxurious Grenadian Dream
From mesmerising views to yoga classes, delicious Mexican Caribbean food to the best fruit mojito the writer’s tasted, the True Blue Bay Boutique Resort has you covered
Review by Rachel Ritfeld
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort is a family run luxurious boutique hotel set on the pristine True Blue Bay on the south coast of Grenada. The first thing you notice is its intimate feel: the friendly smile from the gardener as the taxi drove down to reception where I was met with a warm welcome and refreshing local juice as the staff go above and beyond to set the mood of ultimate relaxation: a home away from home. The resort has a village style lay-out engendering a curiosity for what could be hiding around every corner.
The cobble-stoned path led me up to my waterfront suite. As I opened the door, of course I was happy with the comfortable living room and fully equipped kitchen, but it was the views beyond that immediately took my breath away. Seeing the yachts and catamarans majestically docked on the calm bay of turquoise waters made me gasp in disbelief.
But the tour of my suite was not finished… I took a few steps up to the beautiful bed and bathroom where I could get more of a bird’s eye view of the bay. I was already looking forward to gazing out to the mesmerising sea when waking up in the morning and on subsequent days it was every bit as magical as I imagined.
I was curious to see the rest of the resort, but initially I didn’t get very far, I saw the spa and I was drawn to it like a magnet. Blue Haven Spa has a wide selection of spa treatments to choose from and I immediately booked a massage. My spa therapist took every bit of stress from my day to day London life in her hands and skillfully kneaded them away for an hour, I felt fully rejuvenated after this and happily strolled further to see the rest of the resort.
Passing cute little plant pots shaped as animals and iron works of art scattered around, made me smile. The attention to detail that owner and architect Magdalena Fielden delicately decorated with is truly impeccable. I walked over to Dodgy Dock where the restaurant and the ‘Truebluetique’ were located. I bought some postcards to send home and admired the souvenirs and accessories sold in the boutique.
The restaurant serves delicious Mexican Caribbean food and a vast array of cocktails. Dodgy Dock is considered the epicentre of Grenada on a Wednesday night when their restaurant closes and the dock welcomes local vendors selling authentic Grenadian food. It’s so much fun because the casual lay out and their ticketing system to purchase food, makes it easy and inviting to navigate all the island favourites and try a little bit of every dish. I went for the curry goat with “buss up shot” (roti) followed by some freshly grilled mahi mahi and I ended with roasted chicken in a honey and nutmeg glaze. It would be impossible to pick a favourite from those, they were all so tasty and delicious.
Throughout the meal, the live band was energizing the guests and inspiring everyone both young and old to shake a leg. The bartender took one look at me and said “you would love my passion fruit mojito” to which I clearly responded, “It would be rude not to!” It was quite possibly the best mojito variety I’ve ever had.
Currently boasting 48 rooms and expanding, the facilities at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort are plentiful and cater to the wishes of the entire family. Whether you need assistance to plan that unforgettable island excursion, dive or snorkel at the amazing underwater sculpture park with Aquanauts, yoga classes, cooking classes, rum and chocolate tasting events, yacht charters, free beach transfers or simply relaxing by one of the two swimming pools while letting the children enjoy one of the playgrounds, True Blue Bay Boutique Resort has you covered.
Enquires: True Blue Bay Boutique Resort, Old Mill Road,, True Blue Bay, St. George’s, Grenada / +1 473 443 8783 / https://truebluebay.com/