Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we visit properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a family trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top kid-friendly hotel picks in Grenada, and get inspired!
The Radisson is a modern, upscale 229-room chain hotel with a quarter-mile of beachfront on the bustling Grand Anse. The star feature of this property is the excellent lagoon-style oasis pool, which wraps like a river all the way around a giant banyan tree, bookended by waterfalls on both ends. There are several lovely foot bridges crossing the 300-foot pool, and on one end two jacuzzi pools sit atop the waterfall feature. Activities include tennis, water sports like windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, and a dive shop that works with the resort.
Spice Island Beach Resort has been family owned and operated since it first opened on Grand Anse beach in 1961, though this chic, all-inclusive luxury resort feels brand new. Despite the polished, grown-up atmosphere, the hotel is family-friendly. There is a nice, spacious kids' club called Nutmeg Pod, which has lots of games and an arts and crafts area. Another high point of the resort is the large, secluded pool area, set back a few yards from the beach, and surrounded by lots of tropical greenery.
This 48-room, upper-middle-range waterfront resort has many great features for families, including two outdoor play areas, two pools, and a small waterslide. The rooms are colorful and contemporary, with flat-screen TVs and small kitchenettes. The True Blue Two-Bedroom Villas, featuring a spacious, nicely decorated living/dining area, and even a sunroom with a small private plunge pool, are perfect for families. Despite the lack of beach, there are plenty of water-based activities to enjoy. A dive shop, water sports equipment such as Hobie Cats and kayaks, and a sailing club are on site.
Mount Cinnamon, an upscale boutique hotel tucked away on a hillside perched over Grand Anse beach, features spacious villas and suites with colorful, contemporary decor. Shuffleboard, croquet, volleyball, ping-pong and an oversized chess board are among the activities available at the beach club and garden area, giving guests plenty to do, if they happen to get bored of lounging on a padded lounge chair in the sun or in shade of a covered day bed on the beach. Water sports, including sailing and kayaks, are also available.
This sprawling 212-room all-inclusive resort, spread out over 30 acres, has been a landmark name on Grenada for about two decades, and has even hosted special guests such as heads of state. With two beaches, three restaurants, games and activities, and an attractive pool complex, there’s plenty to do for families and couples alike. Tennis courts, volleyball, a jogging/walking track, and playgrounds for the kids are available -- however basic water sports such as kayaks or snorkel gear will incur an extra fee.
This casual, mid-range family-friendly resort offers 32 suites and studios, all with kitchenettes, sitting areas, and simple but modern island decor. The eco-friendly property is spread out over six acres of well-maintained tropical gardens, featuring a variety of birds. Two restaurants, a playground, and a standard pool round out the offerings.
The Lance Aux Epines Cottages offers four apartments and seven quaint cottages on a lovely, peaceful beach. The laid-back, welcoming atmosphere of this value hotel harkens to an earlier time, a time before email and social media -- as do the '70s-style buildings and slightly dated furnishings. Though it lacks resort amenities such as a pool, bar or restaurant, features like the friendly Sunday beach barbecue will make guests feel like part of the family at Lance Aux Epines. There is a nice, large air-conditioned game room on one corner of the property called The Roost. It features a pool table, ping-pong table, and foosball, as well as a large TV and couches, if guests want to catch a big game or pop in a DVD in the evenings.