More about Coyaba Beach Resort
Don't just read this - GO There!!
My wife and I visited Coyaba for our honeymoon for the last two weeks of September 2006. From the moment we first arrived, until the moment we left, we simply couldn't have asked to be in a better place. The staff are simply amazing. From the very first greeting and impromptu guided tour given to us by the ever enthusiastic Winston, to the very last handshake from Stephen, the manager, everything is done with a warm smile and absolutely nothing is too much trouble.
We stayed in an Ocean View King size room (genuine ocean view). Whilst the rooms are not what you would call European 5-Star, they are extremely comfortable and immaculately clean. Indeed, many European 4 & 5 star hotels could learn a thing or two from Coyaba about levels of cleanliness. The King Size beds are enormous and are actually Super King size measuring about 6' 6" in width! The room we had was equipped with cable TV, mini-fridge, and plenty of space! Pictures do not do the rooms justice as they seem to impart a view of them being much smaller than reality and somehow much darker. In fact, the rooms are very light and airy. The bathroom was extremely clean and would satisfy all but the most demanding traveller.
We also liked the fact that every night, usually whilst we were at dinner, the maid would re-visit the room for turndown service - complete with sweets and sometimes flowers. A really nice touch!
The food at Coyaba is excellent and beautifully presented. The menu is fairly extensive with something for all tastes.
Summary:- Having travelled fairly extensively in the Caribbean, Coyaba is without any doubt, the best we have stayed at. Everything has that "just right" feel about it, and we already plan to re-visit next year. On most holidays we tend to hire a car and explore the location. Here, with the exception of just two days, we simply remained at Coyaba enjoying it's many wonderful aspects.
If you are looking for a place in Paradise, just go to Coyaba!
P.S. Earlier reviews of Coyaba on this site didn't have the benefit of seeing the gardens and grounds now that time has allowed them to fully develop. Quite simply, the stunning flowers and well tended grounds are of the highest order and one would have to look very hard to find better in the region.
Excellent hotel in excellent location
We have just returned from two weeks at the Coyaba. Had an excellent time. It was very quiet but all the facilities were available the buildings are in very good condition, the staff are the best we have found in hotels of this standard, not only are they very friendly they are also very efficient.
No need to repeat the previous two reviews but we agree with the contents.
For anyone interested in diving I can add that the dive school on site is excellent, my wife did her PADI course whilst there, it is a professional outfit with superb staff and equipment.
This place is fantastic!
After reading a wide ranging sample of reviews I didn't know quite what to expect when we arrived at The Coyaba. I needn't have worried; the place is amazing. The check in was really pleasant, we were shown to our room by one of the staff who took the time to show and explain everything about the hotel on the way to our room. The room overlooked pleasant gardens with the deep blue sea as a glorious backdrop. The room had satellite tv, fridge and tea making facilities. There was also a safe in the room at no extra charge, a lovely bathroom and a private balcony.
Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Your every need was catered for in the main restaurant during dinner and the poolside restaurant at lunchtime. The food was of excellent quality and could be chosen from either a set or daily changing menu. I was glad to be all inclusive as some of the prices on the menus looked a bit pricey. Cocktails and local drinks were all included in our package.
The hotel and it's gardens are looking really good which is a testament to the massive rebuilding effort after Hurricane Ivan a couple of years ago. There are masses of good quality hardwood sunbeds to be used in the grounds or on the beach; they have soft matresses and there are free beach towels available when you want them.
Grand Anse beach is beautiful and the water of the Carribean sea is crystal clear. The beach vendors are friendly and are not threatening at all. Just have a chat with them about their home made trinkets even if you don't want to buy them. They won't keep pestering you like in some places we have been.
We booked the tour through Virgin who were very competitively priced. Their rep, Johanna, is a very pleasant and capable lady. She wasn't pushy at all, trying to talk you into excursions etc., she simply told us what was available and we decided for ourselves what we wanted to do. As it was, we went on several trips including a sailing catamaran to a small cove to snorkel, and a whale watching trip. We didn't see whales, but we did see hundreds of dolphins. What a thrill!
All in all, this holiday counts among the best we have had.
i must agree with the last writter this hotel is perfect,
the rooms are spacious and well presented, the staff cannot do enough for you and are always curtious, there is a wide choice of food, I would recommend this hotel to anyone., except perhaps people with young children
The only thing it lacks is a beach bar
Not bad, but not quite there yet
We stayed at Coyaba for 10 days over the New Year period. On the whole, our holiday was very enjoyable. Grenada is a great place for a relaxing holiday. The hotel is in a good location on Great Anse beach, the sun beds are good (and there are plenty of them), the weather was great and the diving was good. The complimentary watermelon/oranges that were brought to the beach at about 11.30 each day were lovely. The rooms in the hotel were clean but quite small and there was little space for clothes.
The main problem with the hotel was the service in the restaurants, which was slow at the best of times. When the food did arrive, it was usually very good, but on New Year's Day the service was so bad that one family left after waiting 1h 45min and then being told their food would take another 45min before it would be ready. What was particularly disappointing was that many (but not all) of the staff in the restaurants appeared unfriendly and slow. The management were very apologetic about the situation and told us they were experiencing problems as this was the first time they had been full to capacity since re-opening in Feb. They did manage to pull out all the stops for New Year's Eve, which was very enjoyable.
In the end, we were extremely pleased that we were not on All Inclusive as we enjoyed some fabulous meals in some great restaurants which are all within easy reach of the hotel - The Beach House, The Aquarium, Rhodes, The Red Crab, Coconut Beach. We can also recommend the Champagne and Lobster Trip on Shadowfax (a Catermaran) - a very smooth operation run by a very friendly French couple.
Great resort !
I spent a week at this nice resort ( Dec 31th -Jan 7 ).
I was glad to be on the all inclusive plan . Food is pricey and there are not many restaurants at walking distance .
The food was excellent and always nicely presented .
Good drinks , poor wine though ...
You get a good selection from both restaurants ; it was nice to have lunch " à la carte " and the evening " table d`hôte " was always interesting . Chef Alex does a great job !
The beach is stunning : clear water , nice sand ...
a lot of beach chairs . The grounds are beautiful .
The resort is really quiet ... so is the rest of the island . No big party`s
The staff was really nice ; yes , service was a little slow on New Year' s day but it did not bother us . We actually teased the waiters with the aftermath of New Years eve !
We hired Mr Kennedy ( a very nice man ) for a half day tour . We booked it with guest services . He took us through the rain forest so we got to see interesting parts of the island .
I would definetely recommand this hotel
A very friendly hotel
We stayed at the Coyaba for 11 nights just before Christmas. This was our first visit to Grenada but we have visited the Caribbean before. (Sorry no reviews written at the time.)
The Coyaba is a very pleasant hotel, its staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the location in the middle of Grand Anse Beach with a gate out onto the white powder sand is hard to beat. We were in room 138 being one of the closest ground floor rooms to the beach. The advantage with being downstairs is that you can walk out from the room straight in to the gardens, which have been planted out and are already looking lovely, just not very mature at the moment.
I have awarded 4 stars as the hotel is good but could improve in certain areas:
- the bathroom (all rooms are exactly the same) was a bit of a let down in comparison to the rest of the room, being functional but not comfortable;
- the service in the restaurant was sometimes rather slow, even though the hotel was not busy;
- the quality of the pastries and cold buffet at breakfast could be improved;
- the food in the evening got a bit samey (that said, the chef seemed happy to accommodate menu requests); and
- there is no drinks service, so if you want a drink whilst sunbathing in the gardens, you have to walk to the bar.
Having said all this, I did have a meeting with the owner, André Charman, who is keen to hear the views of his guests. He took onboard everything I said and also informed me that the management already had plans to introduce certain improvements/additions to the hotel early this year. Being a family run business, I have no doubt that such steps will be taken.
The hotel is a few minutes walk from a couple of well stocked supermarkets.
I went diving with Eco Dive based at Coyaba and would recommend them.
All in all we had a very enjoyable stay at Coyaba and would recommend it.
We returned to the newly renovated Coyaba in December 2006. We have stayed at the coyaba many times before, pre-hurricane Ivan and we were looking forward to returning to the 'new look' coyaba. After seeing the photographs on the website we were excited to see it for ourselves. We were not disappointed as the new decor is stunning.
From the moment we arrived we were taken care of by friendly, welcoming staff for whom nothing was too much trouble throughout our stay.
The position of the hotel on Grand Anse beach cannot be beaten, most of the rooms have a sea view and are nicely decorated with an adequately sized bathroom.
The Arawakabana restaurant serves delicious food, we can particularly recommend the fish! The prices for individual meals are a little steep therefore we would recommend opting for the all-inclusive package for meals and drinks, which is very good value.
Don't forget to take advantage of the daily one hours free watersports, my son successfully completed his PADI diving course!
All in all we can thoroughly recommend this hotel for a delightful stay in beautiful surroundings.
Not the best,but
Stayed at the hotel in January..should have been for 14 nights but only stayed for 7. First impression very clean and tidy and the staff were very friendly. Didn't like the fact that they put a plastic bracelet on you to denote AI even though everytime you ate or drank you had to give your room number.Room very small, they are all the same size, Food very good, good choices.Beach was a big let down as it is said to be the best in Grenada but as we are used to Antigua then maybe that is a little unfair.We did not leave early because of the hotel, just had to get back to England for a funeral. The hotel is great for just relaxing.Very close to the airport which was great as you hardly ever saw a plane never mind hearing one. Rum punches were certainly not the best that I have had. Good well kept grounds and a brilliant secuity guard down by the beach although I am not too sure that security is needed, really friendly place. Would suit the older traveller though.
just returned from coyaba
If you are looking for a good place to relax then you will enjoy the coyaba. it is on the best bit of Grand Anse beach and the gardens are really well maintained. The food and drinks were good and even bottled water was included in the All-Inclusive option. Yes the rooms are a litte on the small side but you don't really go all that way to spend time in your room! The staff are very cheerful and extremely accommodating. The All-Inclusive option is well worth taking as you get to eat what you want - including afternoon tea. We flew with BA and the only downside is you fly via Antigua which does add 2 hours onto your journey but BA fly there nearly everyday so your dates can be more flexible. Try a massage at the Soothing Touch Clinic just down the beach from the hotel - all the therapists are partially sighted but I think the massage I had there was certainly one of the best I have ever had. The island itself is still quite ramshackle and so doesn't have the shopping that some of the other islands may have. If you want to party every night this is not the hotel for you but if you do just want to relax and unwind then this may be one of the most pleasant places to do so.