Before my partner and I embarked on our European adventure, we spent some time on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada. We have been blessed to visit numerous times (it helps when you have family reside there) and it is truly starting to feel like a second home.
The landscape is surreal. Beautiful beaches, pristine water, rolling hills, lush rainforest, and more than enough fruit to fill your hearts desire. The beauty of the island definitely is enough to leave an impression on any traveller, however, the lovely locals are what keeps us coming back. I have always felt that Grenadians are the Caribbean’s kindest and most hospitable people.
I don’t normally discuss our visits here, but with more travellers learning about this hidden gem of an island, I thought it important to share what I call my favourite restaurants in Grenada.
Laluna is a luxury beachfront resort favourite of lovebirds, specifically those who desire an intimate and romantic Caribbean escape. However, you do not need to be a guest to indulge at their restaurant and lounge. Enjoy custom cocktails by the sea at their Sunset Lounge or feast at the restaurant. You will not be disappointed in the food or the scenery, just make sure you book a reservation! Find more about Laluna here.
Located at the Mount Hartman Bay Estate, the Cave House restaurant has earned a reputation for creating of simple but delicious Caribbean and Mediterranean dishes. Not only that, but (as the name would suggest) this is one of the world’s more interesting architectural designs, built into the side of a cliff. The property itself will surprise and delight, and the food is set to match. If you are looking for a higher-end restaurant during your stay that offers a memorable atmosphere and great food the Cave House is worth checking out! Find more about the Cave House here.
I adore this place! Situated on L’anse Aux Epines Beach, this beautiful restaurant is the perfect spot for a relaxing lunch and afternoon cocktails. Chef Mark Banthorpe focuses on utilizing Grenada’s natural ingredients and spices in his dishes while his front of house staff focus on giving exceptional customer service. He can usually be seen tending to the tables himself to ensure your satisfaction. The result: me as a repeat customer. Find the Bash Restaurant here.
The Beach House describes itself as an “Elegantly-casual hot spot” and I would have to agree. Situated at historic Portici Bay, the Beach House offers beautiful views and a serene atmosphere. Arrive early to enjoy a drink on the beach, and stay for some of the island’s most well prepared dishes. Find the Beach House here.
One of my favourite spots to enjoy a long lunch. The Aquarium is situated on Point Salines beach, just minutes from the airport. This location gives you the option of a swim before or after you meal. The food is great and well priced, making it a popular hot spot on the island. They also offer a Sunday BBQ that has become quite an attraction amongst locals and tourists alike. Find out more about the Aquarium here!
Do you LOVE lobster? Of course you do. That’s why you are heading to Coconuts! This is one of our most frequented Grenadian spots. The location is perfect, right on the stunning Grand Anse Beach – making it easily accessible and a great people watching spot. Besides the location the food has never disappointed us, granted we always have lobster (lobster salad or lobster thermador, you can’t go wrong). We never leave here hungry, and always get great service from the owners. As an added bonus, you can usually catch live music on Sundays. Find Coconuts here.
Umbrellas is also located on Grand Anse Beach, and is my favourite pick for fancy frozen drinks and good cocktails. It offers great views from the second level, and the food has always been consistent and reasonably priced. Depending on the day, the students can often make it a lively place, so if you’re looking for a romantic or quiet place, you’ll have to play it by ear. Learn more about Umbrellas here.
Last but certainly not least, a special mention to goes out to Taffy’s Bar and Restaurant.
We love Taffy’s! This family run restaurant specializes in Fish & Chips on fridays, and also features a traditional english-style roast on Sunday. You really must make a reservation on either day to guarantee one of Sue’s famous meals, but if you can swing it, you won’t be disappointed. Find Taffy’s in Woburn at Island View (click here for contact info).
Have you ever dined in Grenada? Did I miss your favourite spot!?