The best eco friendly resort in Grenada is a short 10 minute drive from the airport, but nestled in paradise! True Blue Bay Resort is located in St. George’s, and offers SO many amenities, it’s hard to even cover them all in one post. Located on the “True Blue Bay”, the resort boasts incredible views of the Caribbean Sea, water sports, sustainability initiatives, and the best escape to paradise that you could ask for. Keep reading to learn all about why the True Blue Bay Resort is truly the best eco friendly resort in Grenada, and maybe even all of the Caribbean!
Hey there! This post is in partnership with True Blue Bay Resort. In exchange for my honest opinion and this post, they graciously hosted myself and my friends traveling with me. All opinions are my own!
Sustainable and Ec0-Friendly Resort Rooms
There are many different eco-friendly hotel rooms to choose from at True Blue Bay Resort. Each room is sustainably focused with wall mounted bulk shower supplies, encouragements to reuse towels and linens, NO plastic bags to be seen, and power that is predominantly powered by solar! The Cocoa Pod rooms (where we stayed) are nestled under the shade, making them climate smart, so they stay cooler throughout the day with less power consumption! The room also features a king sized bed, pull out couch, kitchenette, and a balcony overlooking the pool.
The Cocoa Pod is perfect for couples or friends traveling together, but there are many other rooms offered on property including villas (ideal for families or groups), suites (two levels perfect for views), and many different room options.
True Blue Bay Resort is truly the leader in sustainability initiatives in Grenada. They are making huge efforts to provide the best eco-friendly experience at any resort on the island. The resort is Green Globe Certified, meaning they have achieved a high standard of sustainability, environmental, social and economic, and cultural standards. Some of what True Blue Bay Resort are doing (and the entire list is on their website, you can read all about it here) include:
- Electric Buses for transport charged with solar panels
- Organic food waste is either put into an onsite biogas digester (fuels the stove and provides fertilizer for the gardens) or is sent to a local pig farm
- An onsite garden that grows much of the produce used at the resort, fresh foods are bought locally
- Garden waste is composted and used as fertilizer
- No plastic bags & styrofoam is banned
- Recycling on site and wine bottles are turned into drinking glasses for the rooms and restaurant
- Coconut water is served in coconuts!
No resort is complete without amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. True Blue Bay Resort not only exceeds your expectations, but has SO much more than I can cover here. They truly go out of their way to make the best of your stay, and make sure that every detail is perfect for you. There is even a complementary beach shuttle to bring you to one of the best beaches in Grenada, Grand Anse beach.
The concierge is incredible from the get-go, we checked our bags with them while we waited for our room to be ready, and by the time we were notified about our room, our bags had already been brought to our room. We were able to schedule any activities and requests through the concierge, who was more than accommodating. Not to mention, they will escort you around the property on their solar charged electric golf carts (which makes navigating some of the steeper hills MUCH easier).
On property, you can find four unique pools, from an infinity pool, a shaded quiet pool, a larger sunning pool tucked in the tree tops, and the perfect photo-op “Grenada” pool! They are all amazing and warm from the Caribbean sun, so be sure to check them all out, although I think the infinity pool was our favorite with the beach entrance and adjacent Rum Shop.
If you’re looking for activities, there are plenty of options including water sports, an escape room, a dive shop, and plenty of volunteer opportunities if you’re looking to help the local community. That doesn’t even count the wellness or events they have on property (there’s more about those below)!
For those traveling for work, there is a conference room, and if you’re looking to bring your furry friends to the island, True Blue Bay Resort is also pet friendly!
Sustainable Wellness Offerings
Yoga at Sankalpa Yoga Studio
If you’re looking for yoga during your stay, look no further than Sankalpa Yoga Studio on property. Guests get complementary access to the offered classes in the stunning open air studio. From vinyasa to zumba, and every kind of offering in between, this is your perfect wellness escape. The teachers are incredible and I had never taken yoga in a prettier studio!
If you’re looking for more involvement in Sankalpa Yoga, the resort offers wellness retreats that you can be a part of, where you’re focused on health, wellness, and movement for your visit. The instructors are incredible and I will definitely be trying it next time I’m in Grenada.
Blue Haven Spa
This was something that I wanted to try during our visit, but was too short. Two very close friends of mine stayed at the resort previously and raved about the spa. There are so many offerings, but the chocolate bath and cocoa wrap are two that I’ve heard are definitely unique and worth trying! Next time I visit, I’ll be visiting the spa and trying not only those two offerings, but also a massage and facial with local spices to treat your skin!
Organic, Sustainably Sourced, and Local Food
On property, the True Blue Bay Resort offers a sustainability initiative unlike any other I’ve personally seen at a resort; an organic garden! The resort grows much of it’s produce on property, composts it’s food scraps, and offers guests the chance to see where their food comes from if they want. During the dry season, produce may be scarce on the south of the island, but closer to the mountains produce may be thriving, so the resort sources their ingredients on island if they need more.
Look out for things like papaya, sugar cane, peppers, and propagated flowers (to decorate the property), coconuts for your piña coladas, and so many spices to flavor all your dishes. Not only does the garden grow most of their food, it also reuses food scraps and composts them to fertilize the gardens. If the food scraps aren’t composted, they are put into the on property digester to convert to fuel!
Next to the infinity pool you’ll find a little tiki bar tucked under the palm trees. This little rum bar is next to the infinity pool, and if you have Mike as your bartender, he’ll make a custom cocktail based on your personality. Keep your eyes peeled in the trees for the iguanas, they can be hard to spot! Not only are the drinks refreshing, but the views are so fun overlooking the pool. Pair that with swinging bar “stools” and you’ve got the perfect escape to paradise right next to the infinity pool!
Dodgy Dock Restaurant
Every night Dodgy Dock Restaurant features a rotating menu. From Wednesday night street food fairs to romantic getaways, Dodgy Dock has so many different dining options. This will also be the location for your complementary breakfast. This is an absolute must experience when in Grenada, whether you stay on property or not.
The breakfast buffet is filled with incredible local dishes and some more “western” options like waffles or pancakes. If you’re not staying on property, breakfast and lunch are served daily (for a fee) with a weekly changing dinner menu (themed nights) Tuesday through Saturday.
This is a live music hotspot, especially if you want to experience local music and drinks for a local rate!
House of Chocolate Bakery
The House of Chocolate Bakery is perfect if you’re looking for a little sweet culinary escape. This bakery features local chocolate and baked goods that provide True Blue Bay Resort with the best eco friendly desserts you can find in Grenada. Try the nutmeg gelato, or chocolate bars, you won’t be disappointed.
If you want more chocolate experiences, check out the Tri Island Chocolate Company to make your own chocolate bar! Ran out of time? There is also a location in downtown St. George’s for the House of Chocolate to get your chocolate museum and factory fix.
Scuba Diving with Aquanauts
If you’re an avid diver, or want to get certified, definitely check out Aquanauts, the on property dive shop that offers many dives including shipwreck dives, snorkel tours, reef dives, and certification courses! The dive shop even offers lion fish hunting (as an effort to reduce the invasive species in the Caribbean waters), mangrove restoration, and reef cleaning events monthly!
If you’re not Scuba certified, you can take a certification course during your vacation, or just opt for a snorkeling trip over the dive sites. You can even visit the famous Underwater sculpture park, which was the first sculpture park in the world!