5 bedroom villa with private pool, sea view & use of Calabash Hotel facilities
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Now *that* was a vacation!
For a special "zero-year" birthday, I wanted to treat myself to something out of the ordinary and found the Hummingbird Villa on Grenada. I considered the other estate homes of the Calabash Resort (in particular Carabali) but chose Hummingbird due to its location on the higher hill and with no other adjacent houses. I was afraid the house might be somewhat dated due to its pictures vs Carabali but that was not the case at all! The house was just amazing and the furnishings were coordinated perfectly. The beds and pillows were so comfortable and the linens soft and crisp. The kitchen was stocked with everything imaginable (except a drip coffee pot which the manager Esther brought over quickly). For us, since we were not cooking on vacation, we had more than enough plates, glassware etc to chose from.
Our absolutely favorite place was the pool area of course. It is as gorgeous as the pictures and the breeze there was incredible (hold on to your wine glass!) We never wanted to go to the Calabash hotel pool or beach as..well, just take a look at the pictures! Why would we ever want to leave that pool? Coffee outside in the early morning, reading in the comfortable lounge chairs (which did not have to be reserved!), bring lunch or dinner in...ahhh. Now *that* is vacation. Even when we toured the island we were anxious to get back and lay near the beautiful pool or take a refreshing swim in it.
Of course, no review of Hummingbird would be complete without mention of the housekeeper Patricia. What a gem! You could tell she loved the house as her own and took such good care of it as well as us. Always offering to do things for us such as cook breakfast or laundry. Everyday we had fresh bath and pool towels (so soft and thick), beds and bathrooms spic and span, and dishes we loaded in the dishwasher hand washed instead.
This was truly a memorable "zero year" birthday and I hope I dont wait until the next zero to visit the Hummingbird again.
Now *that* is a review!
Thanks so much for the fantastic review Janice. I'm so glad you enjoyed your birthday and I knew Hummingbird wouldn't disappoint. Any time you want to return, please do get in touch. I think you should go there for every birthday!
An Outstanding villa in a glorious location
This is a villa that fully justifies the plaudits it has received and it is difficult to imagine finding anything better on the island. The size of the villa provides the opportunity for larger parties to holiday together yet still have privacy when required. It has been superbly designed and the quality of the facilities provided is first class.
Outside there is plenty of space with a large infinity swimming pool, being the central attraction, only rivalled by the magnificent view.
The hotel staff who looked after us were excellent and really helpful in giving advice and guidance on things to do (as well as things not to do!) and places to visit. To ensure we did not leave without sampling true Grenadian cuisine our maid even cooked us homemade Crab Backs which proved a major hit with all the family.
The villa is a short stroll from the local Prickly Bay beach and a very short drive to the famous Grand Anse beach which is next to a shopping centre that can supply all the provisions you need. Restaurants are plentiful and although the Rhodes restaurant was closed during our stay, BBs in St Georges, the Beach House and the La Luna restaurant were excellent alternative venues and all within 15 minutes drive.
For quality of accommodation, facilities, location and service it is impossible not to give the Hummingbird villa 5 stars
Thanks so much for a great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hummingbird and that you were well looked after by The Calabash staff. Anytime you want to go back please do get in touch!
Beautiful large and airy villa
Hummingbird was even more sumptuous than we had expected, set in a large plot on a high point overlooking the picturesque bay. The living areas and bedrooms are very spacious, and tastefully furnished, and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. Patricia was a superb maid, who provided a delicious breakfast (and occasional other meals as requested) and kept Hummingbird spotless. Esther was a very professional and helpful liaison, with background and advice on the island (our favourite visits were La Sagesse, Levera Bay and the Grand Etang Forest - although it was also tempting to spend all our time around the Hummingbird pool!).
The Calabash hotel is a short walk away and offers a very good restaurant (the best food and service we had on Grenada) and use of lovely beach, spa (excellent massages) and other facilities.
We had a wonderful time – a week was not long enough!
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Hummingbird Villa and were well looked after by all the staff at The Calabash. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I'd love to book your return trip so you can visit the rest of the island!
Villa of Perfection
From the moment we arrived at Hummingbird Villa to the hours of departure a week later, every moment at this vacation villa was exceptional. We had a group of 4 couples visiting for a St George's Med School reunion. Esther and Patricia greeted us upon arrival and took exceptional care of us the entire duration of our stay. Patricia was diligent in keeping the house immaculate, tending to our laundry, and providing helpful suggestions for our stay. We immediately found comfort in having her in the house. She spoiled us and we wanted to take her home. On 2 occasions we were fortunate to have Mark B from the Calabash cook spectacular dinners in the villa. From prep, to cooking, to full clean up, Mark's service was impressive. The meal was delicious and plentiful. What a treat to have Mark and his staff prepare meals in the villa with absolutely not a worry from our end. We thoroughly enjoyed his meals and conversation. Mark and his staff made lobster BBQ, Jamaican jerk chicken, steaks, and ribs. Not to mention the plethora of sides, all of which were indigenous to the region. It was farm to table in the villa! The Calabash Beach is a short stroll down the hill and offers a beautiful crescent beach with food and drink service. Be advised that this beach is very strict about keeping it peaceful and quiet. We did enjoy using the hotel's amenities and kayaked as well as played tennis. The walk from the hotel to the villa will keep you in shape for the week! We also explored the entire island via rental of driver/van and took advantage of seeking out the many villages that most travelers neglect to visit. Well worth the trip to any of the water falls which requires a strenuous, muddy climb through "jungle". The rum punches throughout the island were delicious and well deserved after a day of adventures. Consider renting a sailboat for the day with a captain to seek out black sand beaches, snorkeling, and a sunset sail. There are a handful of operations to choose from via google. All are safe and comparatively same price. The Red Crab is walking distance from the villa and offers a great menu with local preparations and delicious local lobster (reasonably priced). Also try Andy's in L'Ance Aux Epines, which is a tiny restaurant whose owner, Ingrid, was very friendly and cooked up local cuisine at it's finest! Can't say enough great things about this well stocked villa. Thank you Zach S, Mark B, Ester, and especially Patricia for making our stay unforgettable!
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hummingbird Villa and were looked after so well by all the staff at The Calabash Hotel. Thank you so much for such a fantastic review.
Fantastic Villa tested to the max
An amazing villa with fantastic facilities ranging from a fully equipped office to friendly/happy maids. We were a small group of friends/family from ages 25 to 75 who all had different needs but the same gaol to enjoy the villa and Grenada which we did in style. The villa is located within the grounds of the Calabash hotel (currently number 1 on trip advisor) which creates an ideal situation, all the facilities of the hotel including the private beach yet the space and informality of a villa. Plus the amazing staff who run and maintain the villa.
We entertained guests at the villa who are either residents or own holiday properties on Grenada and they all agree its location layout and facilities were fantastic.
All the bedrooms with en-suites are cool and spacious with plenty of storage. The kitchen is large with plenty of areas for preparing food; so that the group could share the cooking (the cooker was even similar to mine at home!). The living areas are open plan, including a TV room which was rarely used except to watch the 6 nations rugby.
The pool was maintained 4 days a week and did suffer a little from leaves in the pool but this was due to the flowering shrubs (visited by humming birds) and lovely cooling breeze/wind, just would have liked the pool man daily. The area around the pool was stylish with plenty of places/furniture to dine, sip cool drinks or just lounge. All of which we did plenty of.
This is our 3rd year to Grenada; it is a fantastic island, great people, not overrun by tourism (although the cruise boats have increased) with its own identity and plenty to do.
Sounds too good, there must be something wrong, well yes there was no garlic crusher!!!!
I was delighted to read your wonderful review. I'm so glad you were thrilled with everything. The owners are going out in April for a week and have already bought a garlic crusher to take with them - so your next trip to Hummingbird Villa will be just perfect! If you’re planning on going back to Grenada please let me know so I can reserve the dates for you and many thanks for such a wonderful review.