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Laluna is a lovely resort property. Its 16 comfortable cottages are set into a beautiful mountainside cascading to a pristine and secluded beach. The casual and romantic common spaces such as the pool/bar/living room area, the dining space, the Asian spa and open-air yoga pavilion and the beachside all draw inspiration from elements of Balinese design and reflect a genuine desire to create a calming, zen atmosphere. In that, Laluna succeeds marvelously. It is, as they proudly claim, a casual, chic boutique resort.Regrettably, I have to say that my wife and I were not very happy when we learned soon after making our reservation for Christmas break that there would be a mandatory meal charge of US $89 per person per day (plus 20% VAT and service charge) for breakfast and dinner. Primarily, this is because our style of travel is to explore the places we visit. We like to take in the culture, the cuisine, the history, the landmarks and the beauty. Being faced with the choice of having to dine at the same restaurant every evening of our trip or forfeiting the better part of $100 per person per day for the privilege of trying the Island’s eateries was, for us, a major disappointment. Nevertheless, by day 5 we finally reached the tipping point. The menu did not change during the week we were there, with tuna and lionfish the fish of the day - every day. While the food was tasty and fresh, the menu did not hold our attention beyond the third night. If you are going to pressure your guests into dining with you every night of their holiday, at least vary the menu!Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, on to other things. They say a chain is only as good as its weakest link. While the staff at Laluna could not have been lovelier (a reflection of our experience with the Granadian people generally) or more helpful and accommodating, the consistent service shortcomings in the restaurant were a regular reminder that for a luxury resort there was much room for improvement. In my view, consistent lapses in service reflect a management problem more than an employee problem. My sense is that no one has trained the waitstaff to the standards one would expect for a resort charging $500 per night and up. Orders were rarely written down, which resulted in mistakes, omissions or re-confirmations at nearly every meal. Accompaniments one would expect such as maple syrup with French toast or milk with coffee were generally missed the first time. Even when we asked, getting warm milk for our coffee or hot sauce at dinner became a daily challenge without at least a second request. Sadly, it seemed like I was observing a demonstration of the in-one-ear-and-out-the-other phenomenon. At the end of the day, with all respect to the owner, who is charming and friendly, I think the problem is a lack of professional hospitality management.Like many, we like a glass (or bottle) of wine with dinner. In my opinion, for a restaurant charging a minimum of $70 per person for dinner (allocating $19 for breakfast), the wine selection left much to be desired. The mostly Calabrian (Italian) wine list might not suit everyone’s wine tastes.On another positive note, the spa was lovely and we had an excellent massage there (the Balinese massage). I just wish there had been a fitness center, even if with only a few pieces of equipment.So, I don’t hesitate to rate Laluna with four stars, but I know if choose to they can bring the resort up to the next level.Apologies to those who prefer short and sweet reviews!
The best part about this hotel is its location. Secluded beach, no one around in a small bay... Very romantic, quaint and coherent in design! Music selection helped create a relaxing atmosphere.Sunbeds are nice, and shaded by trees. Most rooms seem to have a seaview and and nice terrace to relax on. (some people have complained about having to walk up to their room, but that's a feature that allows most rooms to have a seaview as the hotel is on a hillside).The hotel was fully booked during our stay, but it did not feel crowded at all, that was a pleasant surprise.Fitness Room was equipped with New Technogym cardio machines (Elyptical, Treadmill, Bikes) and some dunbells, boxing bag and a multi... Yoga Pavillion was beautifull (with complimentary classes every morning). Spa was secluded and masseuses were very good.In my opinion, this could be on of the best hotels in the Caribbean if they would improve or solve a few issues:1) Food offering: Menu is fairly limited and after a few days one will find it lacks variety. The fish of the day was Lionfish and Tuna for 4 days in a row... Food quality is good.2) Menu presention should be improved (not a laminated printout).3) Cottages with a shared wall lack privacy: We stayed in one of the 4 rooms up top - room #15 which shared a wall and terrace with room #16 - and though our neighbours were not particularly loud, we could hear them walk back and even coughing at night. Also, the terrace is separated by drapes, so it would feel awkward if both couples were relaxing on their terraces at the same time. I suggest a bambou soeration of some sort, and better sound proofing between these rooms.4) Adding some theme nights during the week such as BBQ , Beach Dinner... anything that breaks the routine since there are not many dining options on the island.
I was hesitant to write this review as we had such a wonderful time at LaLuna my review would seem too good to believe.My wife and I have traveled to many Caribbean islands and staying at many different resorts. I can say that hands down this was the best time we have had anywhere in the Caribbean. The resort itself is amazingly beautiful there are only 16 cottages there which gives the air of exclusivity. When we went in early December there were fewer guests than I had anticipated which made the experience that much more enjoyable. The beach itself is absolutely lovely and though it appears somewhat remote is just a short drive from the airport, Grand d'Anse Beach and the town of St. George's. That illusion of remoteness is just what my wife and I enjoyed. In fact, we had rented a car for the whole week thinking that we would tour Island's attractions and the other restaurants on the island. In fact, we only took the car out only twice wanting to take a tour of St. George's and some of the other attractions on the island. We had such a relaxing and pleasant time at LaLuna we saw very little reason to go anywhere else.The restaurant at the resort was really phenomenal. The food was made with great care and was amazingly tasty. Fresh fish selections were available every day. I have celiac disease and therefore follow a gluten free regimen. The restaurant had many gluten-free dishes and also had gluten-free pasta for their delicious Italian pasta dishes. The staff could not have been more friendly. I almost felt embarrassed how they were there to answer our every need and whim at a moments notice. There was Wi-Fi access throughout the resort and even on the beach. Words alone cannot really do justice to the beauty of this resort. The cottages are set on a hillside at various levels. They are beautifully furnished. We enjoyed sitting out on our deck in the morning and taking in the view. If it is possible the resort is even more picturesque and beautiful than the advertising photos show!Despite our concerns there were very few flying insects such as mosquitos or flies. The resort sprays surrounding area with a biological insect repellent that is safe for humans and animals. Since the resort is on the hillside some of the cottage on the higher level to require walking up multiple steps to get to them. If someone had a lower extremity disability or other health issues I would advise them to get a cottage on one of the lower tiers. My wife and I are already planning for next visit in 2018. In fact, we're trying to convince some of our friends to come along with us to either stay in one of the cottages, or rent one of the larger villas which is a perfect accommodation for families or groups. We had the good fortune to tour one of the villas and their location and accommodations are absolutely amazing My wife and I really love this place and think we had a flawless vacation and we can't wait to repeat in the futureed zimmerman
We stayed at Laluna for a week at the beginning of December. This was an excellent time to visit as the resort seemed quiet and often we were the only couple in the bar or the dining room. The staff were all very friendly and we got to know many of them quite well. The service and food were outstanding – can’t go wrong with the pasta of the day or the daily catch. One day we booked a car and driver ($30 USD per hour) and toured the island. The car was arranged through Laluna and was well worth it – as mentioned in other posts, driving a rental car did not seem to be too appealing because of the narrow roads and traffic. We stayed in cottage #1 and wondered about noise from the bar which only a few metres away. No problems - the bar played soft jazz and any noise was covered by the sound of the surf and frogs/crickets?
My husband and I had an calm, revitalising vacation at La Luna. Our period was from 22/11/17 to 27/11/17. We had an early arrival and the staff catered for us, this was touching. Peaceful, quiet and breathtaking!!!! We reconnected on so many levels. It’s a romantic feeling all around. The house keeping staff were there, felt but barely seen. (Magical). We had an amazing view from our room (13). The beach front was awe aspiring. Oh my not forgetting the food, astounding!!!!!We were blessed with a magnificent, exploring taxi driver ‘Ryan Bartholomew’, had a wonderful blast at a small and hidden waterfall. He gave us a tour which was beautiful and memorable. I’ll recommend La Luna any day and anytime.
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- Breakfast and dinner daily
- No beverages included
- Non-motorized water sports
- Land sports
- Mountain bikes
- 16 Rooms
- 2 Bars
- Gift shop
- Internet station
- Car rental desk
- Room service (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Yoga, Pilates sessions
- Common Area Wireless Access
- Laundry Service
- Ocean view
- Balcony or terrace
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- Private plunge pool
- CD player
- Coffee maker (complimentary tea and coffee)
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Bathrobe for use during your stay
- Cottage suites are semi detached and are located approximately 110 -125 feet from the beach up the hillside. The ocean serves as the backdrop for bathrooms which are partially exposed to the natural enviroment and offers large custom showers and detailed to offer ultimate comfort. A 31 square foot plunge pool is situated on the expansive veranda. A 300 sq. ft bedroom offering a four poster Balinsese king size bed with Italian linen sheets
- Maximum occupancy of 2
- Ocean view
- Balcony or terrace
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Cottage deluxe suites are detached located approximately 50-80 feet from the beach up the hillside. The ocean serves as the backdrop for bathrooms which are partially exposed to the natural environment and offers large custom showers and detailed to offer ultimate comfort. A 31 square foot plunge pool is situated on the expansive veranda. A 300 sq. ft bedroom offering a four poster Balinese king size bed with Italian linen sheets
- Maximum occupancy of 2
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PO Box 1500 Morne Rouge, Grand Anse Grenada
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