Morne Rouge, St. George, Grenada
You may think you've landed on an island in the South Pacific when you reach this upscale getaway, hidden away on a pristine beach near Grenada's Quarantine Point. Laluna's large thatch-roof cottages—each with its own plunge pool—line the beachfront and climb 10 acres of wooded hillside. Bedrooms in the breezy, open-plan cottages, which are all the same except for their location and color scheme, open onto large verandas that serve as indoor-outdoor sitting areas. Bathroom showers are partially exposed to the outdoors. Seven luxury hillside villas are the first phase of Laluna Estate, a villa community on a waterfront bluff next to the hotel. Laluna's guests congregate at its comfortable beachfront lounge and bar and have free access to a small books, games, music, and videos library, as well as to a couple of bikes and a kayak or two. A resident yogi provides instruction in yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and meditation. The restaurant, which specializes in Italian fare, opens directly onto the beach for a perfectly romantic setting. The resort faces west, assuring beautiful sunset views. No dress code, no rules, no set dinnertime, no problem.
- nifty 650 square-foot cottages
- great restaurant
- fabulous beach
- Balinese massage in the "wellness sanctuary"
- the long, bumpy, access road
- total seclusion may seem confining
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