Grenada (otherwise known as the Isle of Spice) is a beautiful place to go, both as a romantic getaway and a fun destination for families. If you want the full luxury experience, there are many beautiful resorts to choose from. But the question is, which is the best all-inclusive resort in Grenada?
I’ve had both good and bad experiences with all-inclusive resorts. The bad resorts were a nightmare, but the good resorts were amazing: great food, helpful service, and entertaining activities all in one place.
I’ve got a good idea of what to look for now, so hopefully, I can help you to find the best, most relaxing experience possible.
My Bottom Line Up Front
Although I’d be happy to visit any of the resorts on this list, my top pick is the Royalton Grenada. The beaches are gorgeous, the suites are comfortable and well-appointed, and there’s a lot to do, from yoga to volleyball to scuba diving. Plus, the food is great.
However, any of the resorts on this list would make for a special vacation.
My Top Picks At A Glance
- Royalton Grenada: Beautiful beaches, well-appointed suites, plenty of activities for all ages
- Spice Island Beach Resort: Stunning suites located right on the beach, excellent food, quiet atmosphere
- Radisson Grenada Beach Resort: Great views, tons of activities, lovely food
- Coyaba Beach Resort: Good for couples, beautiful gardens, many outdoor activities
- Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa: Quiet location, good food, plenty of activities to choose from
What to Look for In an All-Inclusive Resort In Grenada
If you’ve never gone all-inclusive before, there are a few features I’d recommend looking for:
Grenada is a tropical paradise, full of white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Beachfront suites are perfect, as they can open right out onto the sand. Not all resorts offer these rooms, but if you love the ocean, this is worth going for.
Food and Drinks
Going all-inclusive usually means free access to meals, drinks, and sometimes snacks too. It’s a great way to try out new food! Sometimes the buffet food can be a bit hit-and-miss, with popular dishes disappearing quickly. However, buffet-style food is amazing if you have kids, as you can usually find something that even the fussiest eaters will like. Also, many resorts have multiple restaurants serving different cuisines, so you can rotate between them.
You can also look for resorts serving up traditional Caribbean food. Look for a restaurant using fresh, local ingredients.
Finally, most bars serve up cocktails all day, which is great for unwinding! You can also find resorts with swim-up bars if you don’t want to leave the pool.
Pools and Spa
Some suites have private pools, which is great if you want to swim in privacy. Most resorts have multiple pools to choose from, and you can swim in the ocean too.
If you’re traveling as a couple, on your honeymoon, or just want to relax, look for a resort with an on-site spa for the ultimate relaxing getaway.
Some resorts include free diving lessons, which is amazing. The waters around Grenada are perfect for exploring! Outdoor yoga and beach volleyball may also be available, which is a great way to stay active and meet new people.
If you’re on a family vacation, a kids club is a lifesaver! Look for a kids club offering plenty of activities to keep your little ones occupied while you relax on the beach.
You may also find resorts with a teen lounge, which is a great way for them to make friends.
Before we start, let’s talk about the selection criteria. I picked these resorts based on the following:
Food and Drink
If you’re going all-inclusive, it’s a great opportunity to try out new food. I’ve picked resorts with high-quality food, including local cuisine where possible, as well as resorts with multiple bars to grab a cocktail or a coffee.
Resorts vary in terms of activities and nightlife. Some are bustling; others are calmer and more tranquil. I’ve tried to choose a range of resorts with different activities, including outdoor sports, fitness centers, and spas.
I’ve tried to include resorts with clean, comfortable, well-equipped suites, for a variety of budgets. From beachside suites to poolside rooms, there should be something to suit everyone.
Top 5 All-Inclusive Resorts in Grenada
Here are my top 5 all-inclusive resorts in Grenada! There are some gorgeous resorts here, so it’s hard to choose, but these stand out to me in particular.
Royalton Grenada is a beautiful resort for a luxurious vacation. The suites have particularly comfortable beds, and it’s located on two gorgeous beaches. I’d recommend coming here to enjoy some uninterrupted family time.
The food here is excellent. There are several restaurants and bars to choose from, including Grazie (serving delicious Italian food), Ma Maison (for French food), and Taj (serving Indian food). For traditional buffet-style food that you find in many all-inclusive resorts, you can visit the Gourmet Marche, which includes plenty of healthy, delicious food. They have a kid’s buffet here, too, which is perfect if you’re on a family vacation.
As well as enjoying the two beaches, guests can enjoy the fully-equipped fitness center, go swimming in one of the pools, and try out scuba diving (if you’re interested in this, you could check out our guide to the best resorts for scuba diving for more vacation ideas). There’s also a spa offering a range of treatments, and parents can enjoy these while their kids are occupied at the kids club. You can also enjoy yoga on the beach, or join in with a game of beach volleyball.
The suites are beautiful, and in my opinion, are one of the best things about this resort. The beds have comfortable, plush beds, with 24-hour room service and high-speed WiFi.
If I had to point out a downside, I’d say that this resort lacks locally sourced Caribbean food, which is a shame. If you love to eat local this may not be the one for you.
- Beautiful location
- Great food, including a kid’s buffet
- Plenty to do for all ages
- Well-appointed suites with comfortable beds
- No fresh Caribbean food
Spice Island Beach Resort is stunning. Located on Grand Anse beach, it is absolutely beautiful, and 34 of the suites are located right on the beachfront, with terraces so guests can enjoy the sunset views. It’s a true luxury escape, and I’d recommend it as a good resort for couples, especially if you’re trying to find your perfect honeymoon destination.
We have to talk about the food. Oliver’s Restaurant serves excellent food, with some gorgeous traditional Caribbean dishes, and there’s a more casual restaurant too which is perfect for international food with a Caribbean twist. Either restaurant is a good choice, and they serve up locally sourced food. A real treat for foodies.
There’s a lot to do here, including swimming in the beautiful pools and visiting the award-winning Janissa Spa. The spa offers treatments like a cascading water wall, open-air rain showers, couples massages, and body wraps. It’s the perfect place for honeymooners to visit. If you like, you can enjoy some beachside yoga, too.
The suites are truly beautiful. I’d recommend the Luxury Almond Pool suites, modern and luxurious with gorgeous views of your private pool. The Seagrape Beach Suites open out onto the sand, so they’re perfect if you want to listen to the ocean at night. They have hammocks, smart televisions, Amazon Alexa digital assistants, and Nespresso machines.
I would say the downside is that there’s not much going on in the evenings. It’s designed to be a quiet getaway, so if you prefer a more lively atmosphere, this may not be the one for you.
- Beautiful location
- Gorgeous suites, some of which are located right on the beach
- Amazing fresh food
- Relaxing spa
- Not much going on at night
The Radisson Grenada Beach Resort is stunning. Located on Spice Island, it’s a gorgeous getaway with some excellent food and a great spa.
We’ll talk about the food first. There are four restaurants here, including the Bamboo Lounge (premium Italian coffee and cocktails with live music), Tradewinds Restaurant (for breakfast and dinner, serving buffet-style food), Oasis Pool Grill (swim-up bar offering pizza and burgers), and Sunset Beach Bar (perfect for a rum punch). The food is fresh and healthy, and there are plenty of options to choose from.
There’s a lot to do here, especially if you like swimming. There are two cold tubs, a 300-foot swimming pool, a waterfall, and of course, the swim-up bar. You can try scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and tennis. Plus, kids can enjoy table tennis, foosball, and billiards. They have a meet-and-greet evening on a Tuesday, where you can enjoy drinks and snacks while meeting new people. It’s located close to a bus station, so you can go exploring easily.
The suites are comfortable and well-equipped with TVs and free WiFi. You’ll have a coffeemaker in your room, a balcony hammock, and a relaxing living area. The ocean view suites are amazing if you want to listen to the ocean while you drift off to sleep at night, and I’d recommend them for lounging on a hammock with a good book and an amazing view.
The downside to Radisson is that the rooms are looking a little patchy at this point, and they could do with an upgrade.
- Great food
- Excellent activities
- Convenient location
- Beautiful views
- Rooms could do with an upgrade
Coyaba Beach Resort is perfect for couples, and it’s a popular destination for honeymooners. It’s intimate and relaxed and encourages you to switch off your phone and get away from the worries of normal life for a while. (You can check out our guide to the best adults-only resorts if you want more recommendations.)
The food here is great. There are two main options: Arawakabana, which serves up the classic buffet-style international fare as well as traditional Grenadian dishes, and the Carbet serves up casual, delicious food beside the pool. There are three bars to choose from, too, offering some amazing cocktails and liquors. The swim-up bar is great (and very convenient).
There’s a lot to do here, including diving lessons, a fitness center, shuffle boarding, spa services, table tennis, a tennis court, and watersports. Plus, there are weekly activities that you can pick and choose from: beach yoga, live entertainment, cocktail mixing, beach Tai Chi, a garden tour, and a walk around the resort with the friendly staff member Stanley.
The suites are nice, overlooking the beautiful gardens, and they have a lot of amenities including cable TV and private balconies.
The downside is that during busy times, restaurants and bars can get pretty busy and crowded, which may make you feel a little stressed out.
- Lots of outdoor activities to enjoy
- Good food
- Nice suites overlooking the gardens
- Perfect for couples
- At busy times, communal areas may feel crowded
Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa is an amazing Sandals resort, perfect for couples wanting a quiet getaway. The hotel is spotless, and it’s located in a quiet area, away from the busier beaches.
The food is very good. You can go for French, Mediterranean, Asian, Italian, and Caribbean cuisine. There’s also a chophouse if you want to enjoy some grilled food, or you can grab some sushi. The food is of a high standard, and there are also bars and coffee houses. You can even enjoy a candlelight dinner with your waiter for an extra charge.
Activities at Sandals Grenada are varied. You can go for water sports, learn to scuba dive with a qualified instructor, go for beach volleyball, stay inside and play a board game, work out in the fitness center, or enjoy a relaxing day in the spa. Activities are going on at night, too, including themed nights that are great fun to join in with.
The suites are modern, bright, and well-equipped. The beds are comfortable, and the spa-style bathrooms are incredibly relaxing.
The downside to this resort is that, because it’s tucked out of the way, it involves traversing a steep walkway, so it may cause problems for people with mobility issues. You can read more in our full Sandals Grenada review.
- Good food with tons of choices
- Lots of activities to join in with
- Located in a quiet area
- Modern suites with spa-style bathrooms
- It may not be accessible for people with mobility issues
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about traveling to Grenada:
Question: What’s the climate like in Grenada?
Answer: The climate is tropical. You can expect it to be hot all year round, and there’s a rainy season from December to March. It’s fairly windy, which helps to cool things down a little on the hottest days. It’s hottest in May, and wettest in November.
Question: What should I take with me?
Answer: I’d say go for light layers when it comes to clothing. You will probably need some smarter clothing if you want to eat at the fancier restaurants in the resort, for example, shirts, dresses, and no swimwear. Read our guide on what to pack for a vacation in Jamaica for some ideas, as it’s pretty much the same climate in Grenada.
Question: What language do I speak in Grenada?
Answer: In Grenada, the locals speak English, Grenadian English, and Grenadian French Creole. You can easily enjoy a holiday in Grenada if you only speak English.
Question: What activities should I do in Grenada?
Answer: The obvious choice is to explore the many beautiful beaches and swim in the beautiful water. There are other options, too. The River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery is very interesting, and the House of Chocolate is an extremely tasty option if you want to learn about the history of chocolate while tasting some gorgeous Grenadian treats. If you like art, you should visit the Art and Soul Gallery, which showcases some incredible local artists.
To Sum Up …
Hopefully, this has helped you to find the resort that suits you best. If I had to pick one, I’d go for the Royalton Grenada. There are plenty of activities to suit everyone, the food is good, and it works well for families thanks to the kids club.
If you’d rather get away as a couple, you could check out the Spice Island Beach Resort. It is absolutely beautiful, with lovely rooms and a quiet atmosphere.