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A night out at Silversands

CB136FE7-A2AC-47C7-A266-67486D75CDCDRating

Overall: ♥♥♥♥♥ out of 5

Service: ♥♥♥♥♥ out of 5

Food variety: ♥♥♥♥ out of 5

Food quality: ♥♥♥♥ out of 5

Drinks: ♥♥♥♥♥ out of 5

Promotional offers: ♥♥♥ of 5

Location

Silversands Boutique Luxury Resort is one of Grenada’s latest addition to its hotels. This 5* hotel is located on Grand Anse beach, St George’s with direct access to the beach. The entrance of the hotel may seem a little hidden. Unless you are actively looking for it it’s easy to drive past but don’t be fooled – this resort is chic, elegant and luxurious on so many levels and worth visiting. 

About Silversands Boutique Luxury Resort

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The thing that instantly draws you to this hotel on the island has to be its pool. It features the longest pool in the Caribbean and teases your eyes directly towards the ocean and breathtaking sunsets. Absolutely stunning. 

Inspired by a visit to the island the owner fell in love with the vibe of the island, the location and the beach. The resort was built to celebrate the best that Grenada has to offer and boy does it do that.

 

” It is a place where luxury is not gated off from the rest of the world, it is a beautiful addition to it. “

It consists of:

      • 43 rooms & suits
      • Four 4-bedroom beachfront villas
      • Four 3-bedroom hillside villas
      • Two restaurants featurinng Asian and Grenadian cuisine
      • A Beach lounge area 
      • A Rum and Cigar lounge 
      • And a beautiful spa

My experience

We decided to go to the Grenadian Grill at Silversands one of the evenings before it closed for a week for Aisha Hinds and her hubby Silky Valante to tie the knot at this resort. 

Check out my reel on Instagram.

Both intruiged about the actual resort as well as the service and food we were not left disappointed in any way and after a recent visit to a 5* hotel in St Vincent and the Grenadines, La Vue, I was a tad sceptical I must admit. I mean just because you advertise it as a 5* does it mean it actually reaches that standard. 

From entering the resort grounds by car though we were won over. Every employee was friendly and helpful. Covid protocols were still taken seriously – we had our temperature taken and encouraged to sanitise our hands. Given the increase in covid cases on the island at the time this was reassuring. 

Walking along this seriously stunning pool we were then taken to our table overlooking Grand Anse beach and catching the sunset. 

I was impressed with how many staff weren’t swayed by covid conspiracy theories and were proud to show they were vaccinated by wearing a badge. Kudos to them. All these little things do add to making a visit comfortable and enjoyable in my book. 

Ambience was relaxed, it felt special but not pretentious if you know what I mean. 

The menu was available via an iPad or could be downloaded on our phone via a QR code which I thought was a nice touch. So if you fancied to order something else you didn’t have to ask for another menu. 

The menu itself had a good selection despite restaurant menu choices on the island being quite reduced. Ingredients are locally sourced and fresh as you’d expect from a 5* restaurant.  There was something there for everyone – meat, fish and veggie lovers and the waiting times weren’t ridiculous. All courses were perfectly timed giving us time to actually enjoy the meal and the ambience. Starting off with some deliciously freshly baked bread and a choice of dipping accompaniments and their famous Royal Mojito the bar was set quite high in terms of the rest of the food expectations. 

My recommendation: the Callallou soup must be the best version of the soup I’ve ever tasted, incredibly smooth and well seasoned. The garlic prawns as a main course were also delicious and incredibly indulgent followed by their chocolate desert called Grenadian Chocolate Plate. Oh my word – I was originally going to share this desert but kept being drawn back to trying the different ways this indulgent ingredient was presented. Bottom line – my husband literally just got a taster. Hat off to Chef Nelcia who made all elements from local chocolate including chocolate ganache, flourless chocolate brownie, chocolate macaroons anda salted caramel ice cream. Perfect timing for the Grenada Chocolate Fest which was due to start that week. 

Criticism: If I had one criticism it was the Coconut Panko Shrimp with Black Bean sauce – the sauce was ridiculously salty. Not sure if that was intended but having eaten many dishes with Black Bean sauce in my time it just didn’t seem authentic. Having said that, staff were incredibly helpful and exchanged it for a different type of sauce which was perfect. Nothing was too much effort for them. 

Definitely up for trying out the spa next time round. Who’s with me?!

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