This Caribbean Castle Comes With Its Own Private Beach and Royal Gardens
Europe isn't the only place where you'll find castles to live out your royal fantasies. For travelers looking for that perfect mix of sand, sun, and sea, Azzurra Castle in Grenada is now officially open for reservations.
Located in L'Anse Aux Epines on the southern shores of Grenada, Azzurra Castle welcomes travelers to a castle that looks and feels like a Moroccan palace — in the Caribbean. Azzurra Castle is set behind Moorish-style walled gardens and accommodates up to 12 people.
In the gardens, guests will find a double daybed overlooking a palm-lined lawn that leads the way to two of the castle's six suites. At the foot of the garden, a private deck connects guests to a pristine stretch of sand and secluded bay. Sunbathe your day away, or take advantage of the property's kayaks and row boats on the water.
Meanwhile, inside Azzurra Castle, there are two dining areas surrounded by Moroccan lanterns and lush plants, setting the scene for a 12-guest dinner party. A central swimming pool can be found in one of the courtyards, surrounded by brightly colored mosaics and sprawling sunbathing patios.
Each suite in the castle features a large, adobe-style bathroom, a small private patio garden, and air conditioning to beat the Caribbean heat. The master bedroom has an additional sitting room/study. Though the accommodations are enticing, the draw of this property for larger groups of travelers is the expansive common areas, perfect for gathering. That includes the air-conditioned cinema/media room equipped with a cable TV and DVD player.
Azzurra Castle is also staffed with a housekeeper and cook, though there's an additional charge for food and beverages. As this property is run in collaboration with nearby Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club, guests at Azzurra will also have access to all the facilities and offerings at the resort.
Travelers interested in vacationing at Azzurra Castle must book a seven-night stay at minimum. Rates for one week start at $18,000. For more information, visit azzurracastleingrenada.com.
Jessica Poitevien is a Travel + Leisure contributor currently based in South Florida, but she's always on the lookout for her next adventure. Besides traveling, she loves baking, talking to strangers, and taking long walks on the beach. Follow her adventures on Instagram.