The Point at Petite Calvigny, Grenada’s first luxury lifestyle and wellness resort, has opened its doors this month, offing visitors an enticing mix of extraordinary experiences, from swimming with turtles in the Tobago Cays to bar hopping by speedboat.
The Point, situated on an 11 acre estate sloping to Benji Bay on the south coast of Grenada, is an ultra-high end, low density boutique resort consisting of just 3 villas and 12 suites.
With a private-access, secluded beach, a state of the art gym and wellness centre, including The Petite Spa, plus five swimming pools, a beach bar and restaurant and a private marina, there’s plenty of space to isolate and recuperate.
The Point’s owner was inspired to create a luxury ‘cloistered sanctuary’ where the outside world is left at the entrance…
The Point’s owner, Chris Ashby, says he was inspired to create a luxury ‘cloistered sanctuary’ where the outside world is left at the entrance gate.
Ashby spared no expense crafting the perfect ambiance. This included changing the orientation of the buildings, following recommendations from a Feng Shui consultant who advised that they be aligned ‘with water in front and mountains in back’. As a result, all the buildings enjoy uninterrupted views of the waters of Benji Bay, the marine sanctuary of Woburn Bay and the private resort of Calvigny Island.
Accommodation embraces a contemporary West Indian style, with warm wood finishes and floor to ceiling windows that allow for magnificent, unobstructed views.
Eco-friendly elements of the resort include environmentally compliant building materials; super insulated walls, UV filters on windows and doors to minimise energy consumption; rainwater harvesting to provide drinking water and a wastewater treatment system that produces water to irrigate the gardens.
All toiletries are vegan friendly and free from parabens, sulphates and phosphates while the spa incorporates local products such as scrubs made using natural, local ingredients.
Each of the three split level villas has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private infinity pool and deck with a grilling station. The 12 single floor suites have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, private balconies and share two large free form swimming pools, a swim up bar and outdoor grilling station (complete with fresh herbs).
Guests seeking relaxation can while away their days on the private beach, chilling out by the pool or exploring the marine sanctuary of Benji Bay. An assortment of classes are offered including meditation and yoga. If you’ve energy to burn, there’s stand up paddle board workouts, high intensity interval training, Barre ballet workouts, CrossFit and boxing.
To be honest, we’re more drawn to the resort’s Bay Bar Crawl, in which you bar hop using the resort’s own speed boat.
For those who want to explore further afield, there is also a 2 day sailing trip to The Grenadines.
Of course, with spices, chocolate and rum, Grenada is a renowned culinary destination and The Point offers private food experiences such as a spice cooking class, a food tour exploring the countryside and waterfalls and a culinary walking tour of St George’s that includes sampling local dishes.
Prices are competitive. A 7 night package with Exsus Travel starts at £1,845 per person, including return flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow.
Owner Chris Ashby comments: “The Point is the first luxury resort in Grenada that is totally focussed on wellness. We have an extensive list of suggestions but, to be honest, the only limiting factor is the imagination. If a guest wishes to visit the rainforest at midnight, swim with turtles in the Tobago Cays or have a massage on the beach, we will make it happen.”
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