Picture your holiday rooms in Grand Anse. Set amongst our lovely tropical gardens, this is your base for your Grenadian adventure. Picture the Allamanda Beach Resort – our friendly, family-run and low-cost home-from-home on the Grand Anse Beach. Whether you are staying singly, or as a couple, our Garden View Rooms will be a superb base to sample the wonders and magic of Grenada. Garden View Rooms in the Allamanda are available on all floors and feature either a king-sized bed or two full-sized beds. Each comes with the following benefits:
· free wireless internet
· In-room coffee and tea maker
· In-room safety deposit box
· Iron + ironing board
· Private bath and shower
· Satellite TV
· Private balcony
· Escape from cooking!
After a day on the beach, or exploring the Isle of Spice, sit out on your private balcony with a drink or snack. Watch as the light ebbs from the sky and you listen to the beautiful evensong of a Tropical Mockingbird singing in a nearby tree. A hummingbird may make a last visit to drink the nectar of one of the garden flowers by the rooms. Tree frogs start their evening chorus as you breathe in the warm breeze, fresh and tinged with the smell of spice. This is the perfect way to relax and plan your next day, or even your evening to come.
If you want to spend your holiday sampling the restaurants and bars of Grenada, then a Garden View Room is for you. Around the Allamanda you are surrounded by a wide range of superb places to sample Grenadian Cuisine. Take a short walk over the road to try breakfast at Grillmaster. Their saltfish and bakes and callaloo are wonderful. Later in the morning they produce mouth-watering rotis (fish, lambi, chicken or mutton). Their Grenadian lunches are delicious, with such local wonders as curried goat or Caribbean Baked Chicken to tempt your tastebuds. Eat it in their back garden with soca on the sound system and gorgeous lizards cavorting over the rocks – what a dream of a lunch!
Soups in Grenada are complex and mysterious. Pea soup can contain ham, turkey leg, pigs tails, pumpkin, green banana, dumplings and coconut. Just look at some of the things on the menu any day:
Split peas with pig’s foot soup
Pumpkin soup with salted meat
Dried peas soup
Callaloo soup with chicken
Chicken wings roti
Boneless chicken thigh
Boneless local beef roti
Boneless fish roti
Or for main course you might try:
Caribbean baked chicken leg
Stewed local beef
Stewed turkey wings
Roasted Massala potato
Rice n peas
The menu changes every day and contains up to 50 dishes! A little further up the road and Le Chateau offers excellent lunchtime specials and fabulous Grenadian evening meals. At night time it is a really romantic restaurant as the moon shines down on the encircling hills.You could spend your whole holiday eating in the Grand Anse area.
Saunter around Grand Anse and you will pass fruit stalls selling enticing and colourful displays of exotic fruits. I love to try local avocados, mangoes, juicy pineapples or papaya. Rock figs are a small banana with an incredibly sweet flavour. Try them at breakfast in your room for a blast of fruity tropical flavours. Everywhere in Grenada food is sold by the side of the road. Here is the magic of a Grenadian holiday – to try out totally new taste experiences.
For a simply fabulous day take a bus into St George’s and get out on the Carenage. You can then have lunch at the excellent Nutmeg Restaurant. Sit in one of their window seats and look over the stunning sight of St George’s Harbour. Watch boats come and go, as you savour the delights of a grilled fish dinner (maybe Mahi-Mahi with creole sauce). Some boats are fishing boats, others are wooden cargo boats built on the neighbouring island of Carriacou. After lunch slowly stroll around the town, amble around the fabulous old streets. Then take a water taxi back to Grand Anse. On the way you can cruise around the beauty and grandeur of St George’s Harbour. Look up at the pretty buildings cascading down from the surrounding hills. After that the beach will be beckoning you for a swim and to watch the glorious sunset. Click this link to go to our activities page, to learn more about how you could spend your time in this fabulous island country.
Sitting relaxing on your balcony in the evening, you can think of what tomorrow will bring. Will you go hiking or trekking in the rainforest? Will you go for a boatride into St George’s for a lunch with a harbour view? Or will spend a lazy day sunbathing and reading by the pool or on the beach. Whatever you choose, your Garden View Room will be there to welcome you home afterwards.