Laluna is Grenada's hidden secret, surrounded by emerald hills, crystal waters, and leafy bougainvillea-filled grounds. Each of the sixteen traditional, thatched-roof cottages offers an open-air bathroom, an exquisite line of bath products made exclusively in a monastery in the Italian Alps, and a king-size Balinese bed that opens onto an expansive bamboo-framed veranda with a plunge pool. In Laluna's yoga beach pavilion, guests can take daily classes in such varying yoga techniques as Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa. The Asian spa features parallel treatment rooms that are converted into a single unit for couples massage. As the sun sets, guests can dine at the beachside Italian restaurant, where chef Daniele Gaetano prepares authentic Italian cuisine with ingredients imported directly from Italy and fresh herbs from his organic garden.
11am; check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, based upon availability.
Double rooms from £243.80 ($375), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (US$25).
Grab some of Lalunas snorkelling gear and take to the waves – the undersea spectacle in these diamond-clear waters is unmissable.
AT THE HOTEL
Pool, spa and yoga centre, gym, library, DVD selection, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, minibar, Bellora bedlinen, monk-made Italian toiletries.
OUR FAVOURITE ROOMS
High on the hill, cottages 11 and 12 afford spectacular views of the crystal waters of the bay below. Lower down, Lalunas beachfront cottage is just 40 feet from the water’s edge, meaning that you can start each day by sauntering from your floaty-draped four-poster bed to the sea. All cottages come with plunge pools on their veranda.
Right down by the beach, Lalunas square main pool is winged by lounger-adorned wooden decking, upon which you can relax with a good book, an ocean view, and a chilled glass of prosecco from the shaded open-air bar. Each room has a private plunge pool.
Insect repellent – mosquitoes can be an issue. Take a kite along to blustery, buffety Bathway Beach to the northeast and try your luck wrestling with the winds.
The hotel is largely open to the air, so smoking is allowed throughout. The Sanctuary spa has two Balinese masseuses and offers Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yin yoga sessions.
Over-12s are welcome, but pay the full adult rate.
Laluna is closely involved with Grenadas turtle conservation programmes, as well as beach clean-up operations.
For further information please visit our website at:http://www.laluna.com/