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Maca Bana Villas

off Maurice Bishop Memorial Hwy.
Point Salines, Grenada
TEL: 473 439-5355

Set on a verdant bluff above Grenada’s talcum-soft Aquarium Beach on the island’s south shore, this tiny hotel delivers a true sense of place. Exotic smells waft up from the hotel’s renowned restaurant, where nutmeg and ginger play a starring role in the cuisine, a nod to the island’s history as the Caribbean’s “spice island.” The seven villas (or “banas”) are individually crafted with local stone, wood, and bamboo, and are painted in vibrant hues that reflect their food-centric names: Avocado is painted a soft green, Mango is a tangy yellow, Coconut is a cool, creamy white. Each bana is furnished with a working kitchen that allows guests to dapple in tropical cuisine—cooking demonstrations are available, and in-room meals can be cooked by one of Maca Bana’s resident chefs. But the coup de grâce is outside: a wooden deck with views across the bay to St George’s (Grenada’s quaint British colonial–style capital), a private Jacuzzi (easily big enough for two), and plenty of space for an in-room massage and other spa treatments. Down on the beach, the property’s Aquarium restaurant is clearly one of the island’s best. It’s the place to order fresh-from-the-Caribbean seafood as well as callaloo cannelloni and ginger pumpkin soup.

Room to Book:

The two one-bedroom banas (Rock Fig and Paw Paw) are set on the edge of a cliff that overlooks the Caribbean Sea. Though these rooms are the most reasonably priced, you won’t go without amenities—each is equipped with a full kitchen and private hot tub.

Insider Tip:

Co-owner Rebecca Thompson is one of the island’s best-known local artists. She also leads private art lessons (in sketching and painting) and tours to waterfalls and palm-lined beaches—picnic included.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Beach Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Island Resort
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Year Opened: 2006

Number of Suites: 5

Other:

Number of Rooms: 7

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