Grenada scored its second #1 Rankings in Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards and was rated #1 in two of the most coveted categories in the 2012 Scuba Diving Magazine Awards. The underwater treasures and marine life by the island of Grenada in the Caribbean will fascinate any level of diver. A unique array of reefs, walls and ship wrecks in the blue green waters surround both Grenada and Carriacou. Grenada also features the only underwater Sculpture Park in the world. With more than 30 sites, your dives will take you into the colour and magic of marine life. Visibility can range from 30 to 100 feet. The reefs, walls and wrecks are among the best in the region. The largest ship wreck in the Caribbean Sea, The Bianca C, burned and sank just outside the St. George' Harbour in 1961. This Italian luxury liner is encrusted with corals and is not only the largest but is considered the prize site in the Caribbean. Sculptures are sited in clear shallow waters to afford easy access by divers, snorkelers and those in glass-bottomed boats.
You will have a rental car at your disposal for duration of villa stay to ensure your utmost freedom! The car type is typically a small SUV. There is also no mileage parameters, and extra insurance not required.
Welcome to Grenada! Upon your arrival into St. George's airport, you'll be met by our local representative and transfered to the villa by private chauffeur driven vehicle. Once at the villa you will be greeted by the villa assistan who will be there to provide you the villa keys and show you around the villa.
A personal conceirge service enhances this beautiful luxuy filled vacation. Rely on your concierge to have the villa ready for you upon arrival (please advise your sales consultant of any and all requests prior to arrival). Once at the villa the concierge will be there to assist you in all of your needs throughout your stay (ie arranging day trips, restaurant and tour recommendations, travel tips and more!) Leave the details to us while you simply relax and enjoy this Grenadian luxury villa.
Perched on the hillside with stunning views this 4000 sq. foot luxury villa boasts a list of amenities sure to exceed all expectations! Complete with 3 oceanview bedrooms with bathrooms, a swimming pool and extensive deck area - relaxation will be top of the list!
Additional amenities include: phones, A/C in the bedrooms, beach towels, BBQ Grill (Gas), Books, Cable TV, CD/DVD player, movies, magazines and books, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, office (printer, scanner, fax, computer, high speed internet, wifi), fully fenced yard, games, electronic gate, gated entry, generator, gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, ice-maker, water cooler, hairdryer, hammock, outdoor shower, secluded and safe, snorkel gear, private garden, 6 pool chairs, 2 beach chairs, daily housekeeping service, cook.
For those travelling with infants and toddlers a pack n play (or crib), highchair and carseat are available (please let your sales consultant know you need these items to ensure they are ready for your arrival)
Enjoy an all inclusive menu during your stay at this luxury villa. Meals will be prepared for you by the chef and left for you to enjoy at your leisure. The 3 meals daily will include a hot breakfast, typical Caribbean lunch and three course dinner prepared for you to enjoy at your leisure. The fully stocked house bar will include gin, vodka, brandy, whisky, dark and light rum, rum punch, red or white wine, Caribbean beers - this will be re-stocked daily for you. Snacks will also be provided throughout the day for you to enjoy.
Lunch may include: plantains, green banana salad, stuffed bakes, lentil soup, fresh fish salad, chicken curry roti, chilled pasta salad, smoothies, friend chicken, vegetable soup, chicken salad, classic sandwich on whole wheat breads.
Dinner may include: callaloo, vegetable or pumpkin soups, Caribbean stewed chicken, steamed or grilled fish, curried beef or chicken, roast pork, bbq chicken, tender prok, fish salad, vegetables and rice, garden salad, pan roasted potatoes, nutmeg potato pie, old fashion macaroni pie, beans and carrots stir fried, calypso rice, fresh garden coleslaw, seasonal vegetables, carrot herb rice and stir fried garden veggies. Desserts may include: carrot cake, homemade cookies, guava ice cream, coconut custard, fruit plates, Vicki's delicious banana cake, sweetheart lime pie and more!
Please let your sales consultant know of any and all food preferences upon booking so we can ensure your utmost satisfaction during your stay.
Please note that all food is grown locally and picked fresh daily for you to enjoy.
Feel like you have just stepped into your home away from home having all of your favourite foods already stocked in your private villa upon arrival! A shopping list will be sent to you prior to your arrival in order for you to pre-select your food.
Each bedroom has a bathroom with shower, full closet space, AC, ceiling fan. All bedrooms have views of the water. Bedroom 1 has a king size bed and both bedrooms 2 and 3 have a queen size bed.
Grenada Villa 1 is located on the spectacular south-eastern shore of Grenada in the Parish of St. David’s. This Villa overlooks a secluded and calm bay capturing cool Caribbean breezes, with two beaches on each side of the bay and 5 additional quality pristine beaches within a 5 to10 minute drive. This beautiful, 3,700 sq. ft. three bedroom three bathroom villa offers an unforgettable experience and allows guests to experience the luxurious side of the Caribbean.
A daily hot breakfast is prepared and served daily. Choose from culinary delights such as museli with toast and jam, spiced pancakes, fried Grenadian bakes with jam and a local seasonal fruit plate, complimented by tea and coffee and tropical juices. Beds are made by the maid daily before they finish up for the morning.
Enjoy the day lounging by the pool in your own little piece of paradise today...
Amenities that come with the villa include: Beach Towels, BBQ Gas Grill, Electronic Gate, Fully Fenced Yard, Gated Entry, Hammock, Outdoor Shower, Swimming Pool (unheated) Tennis Nearby, Cabana, Snorkel Gear, Private garden, 6 Pool Chairs and 2 Beach Chairs.
Enjoy two 4o minute massage treatments during your villa stay! (Applicable to full paying clients only).
Enjoy a great Beach BBQ dinner tonight! (Or a different night of your choice during your stay).
The most popular area in Grenada for hiking and trekking is undoubtedly the rainforest around the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, high up in the mountains of the island's interior. Grand Etang's varied elevations and terrains maintain several different ecological subsystems, culminating in the elfin woodlands high up the slopes of the reserve's central mountains. Enjoy a private, half day hike in the company of a local guide as you explore the area around one of the central mountains of Grenada's interior range, Mt. Qua Qua, which rises to a height of over 2,370 ft (720 m). (All transportation and lunch/snack included).
The villa boasts High Speed Internet, Cable TV, CD Player, Copier/Printer/Scanner, DVD Player, Movies, Music Collections, Office with a computer & Internet, Fax Machine, VCR, Wi-Fi and 2nd Phone line.
The villa is located a mere 15 mins drive away from Grand Anse and 25 mins driving time from St Gorge.
The dive today is to Flamingo Bay. This dive site is located within the most northern part of Grenada’s Marine Protected Area and is one of the top sites on the island. Ideally suited to divers of all levels the reef is a treasure trove of marine species, including Elkhorn coral and ball, rope and barrel sponges. Fish life includes Spotted Drums, Yellow Tail snapper, Bar jacks, Banded Jaw fish and not infrequently Long Snout sea horse and pipefish Experience all that the sea has to offer as you enjoy a guided dive excursion, complete with return transfers to and from your accommodation, boat and dive equipment rental, lunch and a certified with a private guide and snacks/lunch. Please note that the level of diver must be advised and verified by instructor, and PADI record book must be shown. Some divers may require a refresher course as determined by the instructor and record book.
Go on a dive today that is one that you'll remember for a long time to come! Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park is based on the original sculptures of British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor. A series of underwater works encapsulate Grenada’s colorful history, culture and folklore. Fashioned mainly from simple substrates including concrete and rebar the sculptures have created an artificial reef ideal now colonized by fish, corals and sponges. Located in clear and shallow water and dappled by sunlight they allow a thrilling interaction and are a delight to appreciators of both art and nature. Experience all that the sea has to offer as you enjoy a guided dive excursion, complete with return transfers to and from your accommodation, boat and dive equipment rental, lunch and a certified with a private guide and snacks/lunch. Please note that the level of diver must be advised and verified by instructor, and PADI record book must be shown. Some divers may require a refresher course as determined by the instructor and record book.
The villa is also equipped with Books,Ceiling Fans, Clothes Dryer, Clothes Washer, Dishwasher, Generator, Gourmet Kitchen, Handicap Accessible, Icemaker, Magazines, Radio, Safe, Water Cooler, Wetbar & Fridge and a Hair dryer.
The Bianca C, known locally as the 'Titanic of the Caribbean', due to its sheer size and presence, has very few rivals in the realms of warm water wreck diving. Diving Magazines and experts have listed the Bianca C as one of the 'top ten' wreck dive sites in the world. This enormous 600` Cruise Liner sank in 1961 and sits upright on her keel in 50 metres (165') of water. The opportunity to dive into one of her upper deck swimming pools is a particular thrill. Experience all that this dive site has to offer as you enjoy a guided dive excursion, complete with return transfers to and from your accommodation, boat and dive equipment rental, lunch and a certified with a private guide and snacks/lunch. Please note that the level of diver must be advised and verified by instructor, and PADI record book must be shown. Some divers may require a refresher course as determined by the instructor and record book.
Let Grenada continue to amaze you with it's wide variety of optional island activities. Whether your are a land lover in search of flora and fauna or a water enthusiast seeking undersea treasure - Grenada has it all! Optional activities include: rainforst hiking, waterfalls, spice plantations, deep sea fishing, diving, snorkelling, beach time, sunset sails, kayaking, chocolate factory visit and more!
Activities are subject to additional costs upon booking. You can pre-book these activities prior to arrival or let the concierge know when you'd like to do one or more of the above and they will arrange it for you while in destination.
Grand Anse Beach, a 3.2 kilometre/2 mile long white sand beach - is one of the most popular swimming areas on the island of grenada. Other hot spots for sun bathing and swimming are Magazine Beach, Pandy Beach, Morne Rouge Beach, Pink Gin Beach, Bathway and La Sagesse Beach. The choice is yours...
It's time to leave paradise! Today you will be transfered from the villa you've called home to the airport in St. George's by private chauffeur driven vehicle. Grenada awaits your return!
Merrel Bowles ,
November 07, 2013
"I would highly recommend this company for overseas travel. We had personal drivers that spoke perfect English and were also very knowledgeable in conversation pertaining to their country. Drivers were always early and eager to please. Your wish was their command!!!Every tour included educated guides who knew how to make our experience fun and exciting! I loved having personal drivers and guides, as well as many inclusive meals. We will definitely use this company for future travels."
April 09, 2013
"Our Costa Rica trip was amazing. The whole family thinks its the best we've ever taken! Kensington did an excellent job of organizing everything. The two hotels they picked were amazing.
Arenal -- The Springs Resort & Spa was almost too good since as soon as the family saw it they wanted to cancel activities so they could take full advantage of all it offered. We ultimately did cancel the safari to give us a free day to spend a day at the spa, pools and Club Rio (riding the river in innertubes!). The activities Kensington setup were excellent and very adventurous. Our favorite was canyoneering (repelling), We were all terrified at the first drop-off! It's more thrilling the zip lining (also lots of fun) and river rafting (a blast as well).
Manuel Antonio -- The Preserve at Los Altos was very nice. It was like staying in a 3 bedroom apartment at a boutique hotel (same feel as Athenum in London but nicer). The drive to get there was a bit long but worth it when our driver made a surprise stop at the the "crodillio bridge". The tour through Manuel Antonio National Park is a must do for nature lovers (3 types of monkeys, sloths, etc). Our guide was excellent. If you go MA NP, try Kapi Kapi for dinner.
I'd highly recommend using Kensington (Brandi was our rep) for a Costa Rica trip. Thanks for hooking us up with them.
L Huber ,
April 03, 2013
We returned yesterday from our wonderful Costa Rican vacation and I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. We loved staying at the El Silencio (the kids would have liked to stay even longer so we could have taken some of the nature hikes). Being surrounded by the cloud forest was an amazing sensation that really helped us to feel that we were in a completely different world and was a perfect way to begin the trip. Maria Lucia was a very kind tour guide and showed us the all sites in a huge day (the waterfalls, Poas volcano, the coffee plantation & Sarchi). The staff at El Silencio was wonderful and Jeff and I very much enjoyed the food and the very elaborate wine tasting there.
In La Fortuna the activities ruled. We loved everything, the exhilarating waterfall rappelling, the zip lining (& tiger swing - the kids LOVED IT) the volcano hike and we had a FANTASTIC time on the river safari with Gerald and his friend Tom. Gerald was a great guide and was able to share many stories while letting us see the wildlife. We saw a spectacular Toucan flock and of course the monkeys were a huge hit. Ending up at the farm was a fun end note to the trip. Of course we enjoyed the hot springs at the Tabacon - they are pretty amazing. Jeff and I had a chance to have a massage at the Tabacon spa and it was spectacular. The service at the hotel was lovely and our room did have a beautiful view of the volcano. I think the hot springs & spa are far superior at the Tabacon.
Alex drove us from both El Silencio to La Fortuna and then from La Fortuna to Punta Islita (that is a lot of driving and he did a great job - he was so friendly and made the travelling very enjoyable). On the way to La Fortuna he made a point of showing us the Iguana restaurant and it was a great wayside stop for everyone.
Punta Islita was stunning. Our villa Ilan Ilan was ideal, the view and the setting were spectacular. The kids loved the pool (when they weren't swimming & playing in the ocean), Jeff loved being able to finally drive around a bit like a native (the villa came with a small 4 wheel car), and I enjoyed waking up every morning to see the sunrise over the cliffs at the ocean's edge, and hear the incredible variety of birds (and on the last day even the howler monkeys). We enjoyed so many of the activities the hotel had to offer. Andrey & Hector and the whole staff were so warm and hospitable. They really worked hard and made every effort to make our stay so much fun. Hector helped us plan some more zip lining, surf lessons, a dolphin sighting/fishing boat trip and a sunset horseback ride which was the perfect way to wrap up the trip.
Ronald picked us up and got us to the airport in plenty of time. Ronald was very interested in showing us the wildlife as we drove through the different areas and we really enjoyed that.
Everywhere we went the people were absolutely wonderful, kind, and proud to show us their country and it made our trip spectacular.
Erika, thank you for all you did to help make the trip such a huge success.
Anthony Sokol ,
March 11, 2013
We are home with many good memories from our stay in Panama.
We found your guides and drivers to be always on time and very instructive, especially in David/Bouquette/Amistad. We liked the Panamonte Hotel in Bouquette.
Since the Amistad Park was closed due to rain on the day we arrived, we toured a Race horse breeding farm, Cerre Punte, which was magnificent and might be a consideration for your future guests
Your choice of itinerary in Panama City was quite informative and complete considering the limited time we had.
All in all, we were quite pleased with Kensington Tours in general.
Anthony and Barbara
Karen Werner ,
February 12, 2013
P and I want to thank you so much for all of your help in setting up our trip! It was a wonderful week in Panama--we loved every minute. And we especially appreciated you taking care of the hotel reservation glitch. Your partner in Panama was really great to work with--they did a wonderful job and were very professional. Everything worked like clockwork with them. We look forward to working with you again!
K and P Werner "
January 13, 2013
"My husband and I are "Boomers" and veteran world-wide travelers, from our early days with Eurail passes and VW Vans to the present! As such, we are not content with the group tours that "herd" you around and show you the tourist photo-op sites. However, as a busy medical professional I don't have time to carefully put together the type of trip that we want to have in places we have never been before. What a delight and relief to have discovered Kensington tours! Our trip to Costa Rica was the epitome of personalized, professional, and exceptional service. All our drivers and guides were wonderful - Barbara Franz, our naturalist guide in Manuel Antonio National Park was a standout. Our hotels and lodges in San Jose, Tortuguero, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio were unique, lovely, and very comfortable. We are recommending Kensington to all our friends and are already trying to decide where we will go next. Maybe Africa, maybe New Zealand! We cannot say enough about Kensington's commitment to excellence! When it can be hard to wade through the mediocre, such professionalism is refreshing. Thank you Brandi for all you did to make our trip memorable!"
jack Lester ,
February 06, 2013
"Had a wonderful experience with Kensington and our agent Nella. Everything went very smoothly and we loved the accommodations. The trip was an adventure we will never forget and Kensington made it a worry free trip.
Kimberly Dellinger ,
August 22, 2012
Ariana & I absolutely LOVED our trip to Costa Rica. This trip was even better than we had hoped or expected. The quality of the different hotels was excellent, and I was quite frankly surprised at how "deluxe" our rooms were when I was expecting more "average" type of lodging. We were thrilled & loved each place we stayed and we have told all our friends & family about this exceptional customer service. The tour guides were AMAZING, so knowledgable, friendly, spoke great English, & were willing to help us learn Spanish & the culture. We were so happy that we were able to do the different activities-- Canyon Rappelling in Arenal, Venado Cave Tour near Arenal, ziplining in Monteverde, The Springs, and the different rainforest tours. All these activities-- and the other activities along the way-- were WONDERFUL, and we felt very safe and well-cared for during our excursions. The travel arrangements & private vehicles were great- we were very comfortable & the drivers were very professional & prompt. We were treated so well that we felt like royalty!
I am telling all my friends, co-workers, family members and my patients ( I work in a dental office) about how wonderful the Costa Rica trip was with my daughter & how great the service & planning was with Kensington Tours. I have given your name to several people & hope that you'll get referrals from those I've talked with! I am definitely planning on traveling abroad again and plan to go through you and Kensington Tours when I do. My next goal is to plan a trip (maybe Europe or return to Costa Rica?) for my teenage son & I to do together in the next year or so.
My sincerest gratitude to you for making our Costa Rica trip SPECTACULAR! Well done! Below, you will see my responses to the survey (as you can see, I'm not very prompt about checking email, but eventually I get around to it!) you sent a few days after we arrived back home. Let me know if there's any problems reading my responses-- I rated everything "excellent" because that's what it was/is!
Kimberly (& Ariana) Dellinger
Dana H ,
July 09, 2012
"The trip was excellent and everything was very smooth. The hotels & guides were all great. I would definitely travel with Kensington Tours again & recommend it to family & friends! Additionally, I would like to start thinking about planning my Africa trip. I am interested in Kenya & Tanzania."
M. T.S. ,
June 27, 2012
"Erika, I wanted to let you know how much the boys and I enjoyed our trip to Costa Rica. You did an excellent job setting up our lodging and activities. Everything ran smoothly and all the people that we had contact with were very friendly and professional.
The boys and I loved the rafting trip. Your team in Costa Rica was exceptional. We particularly liked Edgar.
Another highlight was our walking tour in Monteverde. Roberta was a very interesting and knowledgeable guide. We saw some very rare birds. I would highly recommend him to any future travelers.
All the hotels were great. Our favorite was the Springs Resort and next the Monteverde Lodge. The Four Seasons was nice. I would definitely use Kensington Tours again and return to Costa Rica.
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