When my boyfriend, Neal and I decided to take a trip to Grenada earlier this season, everyone whom we told thought we were going to Spain. Commonly confused with the Spanish coastal town Grenada (Gre-NAH-dah), the Grenada (Gre-NAY-dah) on our radar is a Caribbean island located at the southern tip of the Grenadines.
Nicknamed the Spice Island, Grenada had me at hello with it’s lush landscape, unbelievably friendly locals and crystal clear waters. But what really made our vacation so dreamy was where we staid: the luxurious Laluna Resort and Spa. A favorite amongst the fashion set - Laluna is the stuff of dreams…
Greeted upon arrival with what would be the first of many rum cocktails, Neal and I perched at the thatched roof bar in our travel clothes – ready to relax. It didn’t take long for a perma-grin to settle onto my face as I surveyed the surroundings that would be our home for the next 3 days…
Semi-private bungalows stagger themselves upward into the mountain from the main house, which sits directly on the ocean. Each cottage suite features a spacious deck and personal plunge pool, perfect for stargazing or just listening to the waves lapping at the shore below. Open-air bathrooms allow you to take in the breathtaking view - even while showering. The entire compound feels rustic and tropical, while offering the finest of every creature comfort; including the hands-down BEST massage I have ever had from the Balinese spa located just down the footpath. Still holding on to a few threads of tension from life back in the city – we signed up for an hour of yoga in the outdoor pagoda overlooking the endless turquoise sea. The result? Pure bliss.
After a couple of days of extreme relaxation, Neal and I were ready to explore. Our taxi driver cum tour guide, Lennox, took us on a jungle hike - pointing out the islands unique plants and wildlife along levitra volume pills the way. We met several precocious monkeys and played with “Donkey’s Eye” (a seed which heat up when rubbed on stone) before Lennox led us to the pièce de résistance: a secret waterfall dubbed “Honeymoon Falls” for it’s heart-shaped pool.
To unwind from our adventure, Neal and I headed back to Laluna for a private sunset dinner on the beach. Bernardo, who owns the resort with his wife Wendy, is Italian – which explains the menu at the delicious waterfront restaurant.
As a tense city girl, I cannot say enough about the peace of mind I discovered during my stay at Laluna. My only complaint is that our stay was too short. I’m dying to return for a dive at Grenada’s famous Underwater Sculpture Park, and more seafood feasts at Oprah’s (and now our) favorite, BB’s Crabback. For fellow fashionphiles looking for an escape from skinny jeans and stilettos – Laluna is everything you could hope for and more. In fact, they have a history of catering to the well heeled… Some of fashion’s biggest names, including KATE MOSS, MICHAEL KORS and HEIDI KLUM have each tanned their fit physiques at Laluna. And that’s not all — Laluna’s colorful backdrop has been used in numerous photo shoots for SAKS FIFTH AVE and NEIMAN MARCUS as well as SPORTS ILLUSTRATED who shot their notorious Swimsuit Issue at Laluna.
So if you’re still planning your summer getaway, or looking for a chic escape at any time of year; look no further than Laluna Resort and Spa in Grenada. And if you just can’t get enough of Laluna – they’re currently building 7 luxury villas on the property, which are now available for purchase.
Natty Style readers receive a FREE Balinese head massage per person with any reservation!! Simply enter “NattyStyle” under the “Additional Comments” section upon booking.