More about True Blue Bay Resort & Marina
The cuisine served here is Mexican/Intenational. The owners consist of an English guy and a Mexican lady.
True Blue Bay restaurant is part of True Blue Bay Resort - a small hotel, but the restaurant on it's own is wonderful and well known.
Rueben, their resident driver, will pick you up for free from your hotel.
The hotel is approached down some steps, and set right on the waters edge. The floor is decked, and the perimeter is made up of pretty fretwork fencing, with fairy lights entwined throughout. The picutre is a little blurry but you get the idea.
We went twice, and the second time was 'romance' night on a Saturday when they have a jazz playing keyboard artist. We went twice, and both times the food was great. Here is a small slection of their menu:
Samosas with fruit chutney
Fajits, Burritos, tacos
Steak - palin/peppercorn sauce
Grilled or pan fried fish & various seafood
Chicken (in their award winning Thai sauce)
Desserts - Nutmeg cheescake (yum!)
Kahula cream ice cake
Good wine selection, and fantastic cocktail menu.
Total for the 2 of us about $90-100 U$
This restaurant served us a great meal, service and ambiance. We were the only patrons while we were there, making us feel we had rented the whole place!
Situated on a seaside dock next to a marina, at night it is lit up with sparkling lights strung from the rafters and around the railings and good music fills the air.
There is a popular bar "Stuart's" right next door which is very popular. It's more like a beach palapa with chairs and tables scattered about.
This was our favorite restaurant. We had shrimp served in curry sauce and garlic cream sauce. Chocolate cake for dessert with nutmeg ice cream...all washed down with a bottle of South African Goiya 2004 Chardonnay. YUM-E.
We ordered a bottle of this wine for the next three nights at each restaurant we were at. Very good.
Return to the Dodgy Dock
Enjoyed every minute of our 10 day stay on Grenada staying in one of the Waterfront apartments at True Blue Bay. Rooms kept very clean, and the staff could not have been more helpful. We really enjoyed the evenings we spent at the Dodgy Dock , food was excellent. Cocktail party was a delight, we meet some wonderful people - hopefully we will certainly be returning in the not too distant future. Sonia and Paul (Wales)
Everything you want in one spot!
My wife and I went to True Blue Bay for our Honeymoon during the end of April. It was so great there. Our room had the best view over the whole place looking out into the water from both the porch and the upper balcony. We also had the pool right outside our door. On the property was a restaurant, bar, diving service, pool, and car rental. Each of these was tucked away from the other so you had access if you wanted but didn't have to deal with any of it either. The service was great from the wait staff to house keeping. Everyone is so friendly! We would definitely go back given the opportunity.
The perfect hotel in the perfect location
Spent two weeks here, and pre-booked the PADI diving course before we arrived. The hotel was everything and more we expected, the Grenadians have to be the most friendly people on the planet. We befriended 'Terrible Terry' taxi driver who used to be a chef at True Blue. After a week of sharing our passion for food, Terry surprised us by cooking up an enormous dish of 'oil-down' the local specialty. It took him 3 hours of his own time to make, just because he knew we would appreciate it.
This was indicative of the hospitality of the island. We were welcomed by everyone, and unlike most Caribbean islands we have visited we felt safe walking along unlit streets at night (we often walked to Bananas in pitch black down the road for dinner). The main town, St George's, seemed equally safe, and the Saturday market was full of people and smells.
Terrible Terry took us to Fish Friday, and this was one of the highlights of our holiday. Be sure to go!
The Europeans running the dive school were great too, and the tuition was spot on.
We fulfilled some lifelong ambitions,watching giant (6 foot!) leatherback turtles lay their eggs on the beach, fed wild monkeys, and hiked through the rainforest - before arriving to swim in secluded waterfalls.
A great lazy day is spent at the Aquarium hotel. Coral reef is a few feet away (bring your snorkel!) and the food/service from morning til night is superb.
Take time to speak to the local art/crafts salespeople. We found that they work hard and are happy to share their lives with you if you take the time.
Our True Blue room was the perfect base for a perfect holiday, the 4 poster bed, balcony overlooking the water, quaint (in an idyllic sense) restaurant and friendly service.
Great smaller hotel
Really enjoyed our stay here - excellent and friendly smaller hotel. Ideal if you are not into the mega 100+ rooms impersonal large hotels. Pointless repeating what has been said before so I am only going to add two new points, one positive and one negative.
The positive - the Dodgy Dock bar has reopened after a complete rebuild and is absolutely superb. Seems to be a big hit with locals and rightly so - stylish but relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.
The negative - changed some sterling for local currency at reception and got 4 EC to the pound, rather than the 5+ which was the going rate elsewhere and the rate on my card transactions when I got back.
Even better than advertised
We left True Blue this morning and are missing it already. Everything wonderful you've read is true - friendly staff who did whatever it took to make our stay the best it could be, great food and beautiful surroundings. When our a/c wasn't up to my standards, they not only moved us, but upgraded us to a beautiful tower room. I liked the look of the place from online photos, but nothing could convey the charm of the architecture - it was truly creative and delightful. The bay was beautiful and since we are divers, the lack of a beach wasn't important to us. Having an onsite dive shop saved us a lot of lugging of our equipment. I'll be dreaming about True Blue tonight!
Life at a resort
Our stay at True Blue was fantastic, although pricy. It met all our expectations of a ideal resort to just relax and fade away from worries. Rooms were spacious and cleaned to perfection.
The bar was great, and you must try out some snorkelling with the resident aquanauts shop.
Grenada - Last Stop!
"4th & Final Leg of our Island Hopping Tour"
Travelling by plane from Union Island via Carriacou we arrived in Grenada and were picked up by one of the Calabash Hotel's taxis, which is where we were heading for the next three nights. Our driver was Matthew who would prove to be a friendly and helpful driver throughout our trip. Our room at the Calabash was the finest we'd stayed at with great a/c so we relaxed in luxury until dinner time. We ate at the True Blue Bay Resort for dinner and had a great meal, surprisingly we were the only people there (we do tend to eat earlier 6:30 - 8:00pm).
The next day we had made arrangements to look at property on the island of Carriacou. It was a rainy morning and we took the Osprey Lines ferry there from St. Georges Harbour. The seas were kicked up and as we came around the point the swells really picked up. The catamaran was flying over them and we were going about 35 mph. It was quite a ride and I was happy to finally arrive at Carriacou an hour and 15 minutes later.
We didn't drive around the whole island. We disembarked in the town of Hillsborough Bay which really is just a few markets and hardware stores and I did find one boutique. There was not much going on there at all, it was old and run down with vacant buildings. Unfortunately there was someone begging in the street. We were getting bitten by sand flies here too so we stopped and bought some Citronella bug spray, very strong but effective. We drove around to Craigston Point through a very tropical road with thick foliage. We saw lots of cows and goats. Back through town, we lunched on fish at a restaurant named Callaloo which was good.
The ferry ride back was much better, as we were told it would be. We didn't get back until 5:30pm and we just had time to freshen up before we went to dinner at the Aquarium Restaurant. There were other patrons in the restaurant but I didn't think the food was as good as the one at True Blue Bay.
The following morning, our driver Matthew, took us to Condord Falls in St. John. I took us about an hour to get there, but, it gave us a pretty good tour of the south west side of the island.
We could see the rain forest as we climbed the hill. It was a weird sight. The hurricane had pulled the tops off the trees and left the trunks. Vines had climbed up the trunks, covering what was left of the trees, and were hanging down giving it a Dr. Seuss look. Everything was really green though. We only saw the lower falls unfortunately. The rain made the paths muddy, we were told a bridge was out, and we didn't want to get our camera equipment wet. It was beautiful there and enjoyable and we learned some things (check it out in my things to do tips).
We wanted to go to St. Georges, walk around and do some shopping so Matthew dropped us off there. Walking around was dangerous. The sidewalks are limited and the cars and trucks go whizzing by with their mirrors sticking out and there really isn't any shopping in town! It was kind of harrowing and I was glad to leave that area. It was a little disappointing because from a boat the town looks very inviting. I would have to say that most of the buildings are for industry and offices.
Our final dinner was at the Coconut Beach French Creole Restaurant where I finally tried some of the local dishes and they were good!
We returned to the Calabash Hotel in Lance aux Epines where more civilized people were having dinner while being entertained by a steel drum group playing golden oldies.
This was our final destination and we saw a lot on our island hopping trip. We flew back to Barbados the next day just for the night because our flight home departed early the following morning.
Hope you found SOMETHING interesting and helpful out of our experience!!
God's own country
"Awe-inspiring attitude of this isle"
Grenada being the second independent country in caribbean islands, offers a haven for tourists.I spent one of my most memorable two weeks there this new year.Grenadians are very nice people,unlike there are some incidents reported on other islands i.e.st.vincent , Safety and security is the top agenda for administeration there.Currency is caribbean dollar , USD is also acceptable at common places but it is good to learn local hocus-pocus .1USD equals about 2.67Caribbean dollars.There are number of beautiful beaches, number of resorts available and hospitality of the staff leaves you spellbound . One should also try watersports mainly snorkelling and scuba-diving, that was fun and heart-throbbing experience to see another world under the atlantic.Good time is anywhere between september and feb.Although rates get sky rocketted near new year/christmas,but its worth with more crowd.
Believe me before leaving the isle you promise to yourself that you will be back again at somepoint of life....
"Food and transportation"
There are lot of quality restaurents in grenada, you end up visiting your tour and budget but still you are left with some...I been to almost most of the famous places. One of the popular places for pizza is La boulangerie in excel plaza.This is pretty near to spice island mall.Another famous restaurent are Aquarium, True blue ,Big fish,bananas,china town(near carnege).I would update you more with correct information if you need at anypoint of time. Depending upon your wallet, grenada offers you every varying kind of food.
Bars include bananas and dodgy dock bar.Dodgy dock is pretty famous one inside the true blue bay restaurent in true blue area.I am attaching a pic of true blue which was my place for stay for 1 week.
For transportation, you can have local cabs or rental cars for your purpose.I hired a four wheeler (suzuki escudo) for 50 USD per day.You need to have a license to drive in grenada and that is issued by rental staff only at the spot by paying 12USD. It is valid for three months.Although there are lot of rentals you can find , i preferred reggie.Guy was pretty nice and helped with maps and free guidance about the area.
"Places to visit..."
Your trip is incomplete without visitng famous fort located in St georges.It is capital of grenada.Fort is built in the middle and in the hilly area, there are no planes(you wont find any level roads).Atop the fort you can view the whole st georges.
Further uphill from carnege (fort area) towards country side , you can visit anandale falls which fall from higher altitude.sorry for not mentioning exact height, its worth going there for a swim as it offers very pleasant , calm and peaceful atmosphere.Up the drive from carnege you will also see grenada cricket stadium which hosted world cup matches held in march,2007.
Popular beaches include Launce Aux Epines and Grand Anse . It is a must to go and visit one of these beaches for one's trip to grenada.
True Blue Bay restaurant
Advice on accommodation
Has anyone stayed at Grand View Inn, understand it has great views,is this from all the rooms? Also believe it is a steep walk to it from Grande Anse, is it very far? The price is about what we want to pay we don't mind simple accommodation as long as clean and well looked after. We tend to only be in our rooms to sleep and sometimes late evening, we like to see as much of island as possible and will hire a car. Any other recommendations on not too expensive accommodation, also looked at Caribben Breeze and Villa apartments, but they are overlooking golf course and did not know how far to walk to beach from them. If possible prefer with pool.
RE: Advice on accommodation
I propose the Sunset View Restaurant and Beach House, instead.
Re: Advice on accommodation
I would suggest you have a look at Hideaway Apartments or Caribbean Cottage Club. Both cost you about US$400 a week and offer very nice spacious apartments close to the Grand Anse Beach.
Re: Advice on accommodation
Hope you are doing nice and excited to visit grenada.I cant forget my golden memories i had from this little island..
I recommend you Siesta if you dont mind really nearby oceanic views and other things,siesta is located on the grand anse on the back of spice island mall if you ask anybody or search on internet.I paid 50USD per day during january first week,it must be low if you are going off season.If you are looking something up in the range,there is no doubt about the service ,delivery and hospitality of the true blue bay resort that made my trip heaven.
Hiring a car and having a look inside the island on your own is a good way.I hired a suzuki escudo for 50USD per day.I dont know if it was charged high but at tht time it was peak season so you have to shell out money.
Please let me know if you require any other help.
Re: Advice on accommodation
I lived and worked in grenada for a year and was staying in a place called pirates bay apartments which was just a bit further up from grandview inn, the walk is not too far from grand anse beach and is beautiful, its along the beach to the end, up through some beautiful tropical gardens then up a fairly steep hill which goes on for about 200 metres but all in all the views and the walk are well worth the extra bit of effort.
Also if you follow that hill all the way up and then down the other side there is a beautiful bay called mourne rouge which is completely idyllic, its like the beaches you see in the brochures.
Hopes this helps and if you have any more questions please ask.