ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Luxury Travel Advisor is on hand for a press trip to see the new Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa, which had a soft opening on December 21, and can say without hesitation that this may be the most luxurious resort Sandals Resorts International has ever rolled out.
Situated on 17 acres of stunning land along the pristine Pink Gin Beach, Sandals LaSource Grenada offers clients a high level of luxury with an unprecedented look and feel for the resort company’s portfolio.
Note: The best rooms at the resort are the Skypool Suites, Millionaire Suites and Rondoval Suites. For the best views, however, clients should look no further than the oceanview Skypool Suites, which give outstanding views of the Caribbean Sea and come with large balconies, lounge chairs, dining tables, soaking tubs and a plunge pool. We are lucky enough to be staying in one of these rooms, room no. 3504 to be specific. The other features that impressed us about this room were the marble sinks in the bathroom; the views from the bedroom; the two flat screens TVs in the bedroom and living room, which are about 60-inches and the excessive amount of snacks, soft drinks, premium liquor and beer, including Stag, which is one of my very favorite beers in all of the Caribbean. Note: It packs a little bit more of a punch than most Caribbean brews. For a lighter, easier-to-drink beer, recommend Carib.
There are 69 Butler suites and they include more than just the Millionaire, Rondoval and Skypool.
|Our Skypool Suite, no. 3504|
There are nine global gourmet dining options, including the brand’s very first steakhouse, Butch’s Chophouse, named after the resort company’s founder and chairman. Tip: During our stay, our butlers are Shirley Ann and Leanna and we highly recommend requesting both of them for VIPs. Both butlers did everything from bringing me a cooler full of beer and water to the swimming pools, shining my Kenneth Cole shoes in time for a big dinner with Gordon "Butch" Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resorts International. Hint: We were told between $10-$20 a day is an acceptable tip for your butlers.
There is also a state-of-the-art fitness center and the signature Red Lane Spa. Note: VIPs can use the spa facilities free of charge. Treatments, however, are not free. Conveniently located only minutes from Maurice Bishop International Airport, Sandals LaSource Grenada offers about 225 rooms housed within three distinct villages: Pink Gin, Italian and South Seas.
Nice touch: Clients can receive private vehicle transfers to and from the airport upon request.
The resort’s Red Lane Spa has seven treatment rooms and two couples’ sanctuaries.