Grenada hotels present summertime specials

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ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The hotel scene on Grenada is designed to suit most tastes and budgets.

There are luxury resorts, family-friendly hotels and intimate inns. A sampling of accommodations follows:

  • The island's newest resort is LaLuna, which debuted last December.
  • The resort caters to an upscale crowd by offering 16 one- and two-bedroom guest cottages.

    The air-conditioned units have king-size beds, verandas, color televisions with VCRs and plunge pools.

    Through Dec. 19, rates with full breakfast start at $220, single or double, for a cottage suite and at $240 for a deluxe cottage.

    With two meals a day, the rates rise to $275 and $295, respectively.

    A two-bedroom cottage starts at $380 and climbs to $435 with the modified American plan.

    For details, call (866) 4-LaLuna or visit the Web site at www.laluna.com.

  • Getting pampered is the main course of business at LaSource.
  • At the inclusive 100-room property, guests receive one spa treatment per person, per day.

    The 16-cottage LaLuna is the newest resort to open in Grenada.In between the spa sessions, guests can participate in a full roster of daily activities that include yoga, tai-chi and scuba lessons.

    The rate covers meals and beverages; spa treatments; land and water sports with equipment and instruction; transfers; taxes, and gratuities.

    LaSource offers a perk during the summer when it waives the single supplement charge.

    LaSource and its sibling Le-Sport in St. Lucia are looking to lure couples tying the knot.

    Both properties will kickoff a wedding promotion on Jan. 4. For guests booking a minimum of seven nights, the daily rate covers the license, certain fees, a decorated wedding arch and a 10% discount off the daily rate to members of the wedding party.

    Through Dec. 22, rates at LaSource range from $175 to $365.

    For information, call (800) 544-2883 or visit the Web at www.lasource.com.gd.

  • Currently Grenada's largest hotel is the 212-room Rex Grenadian, a member of the Rex hotel chain.
  • Accommodations range from beachfront rooms to executive units and royal suites.

    The Rex offers the usual vacation diversions plus a supervised children's club for ages 4 to 12 on weekdays.

    Through Dec. 21, rack rates start at $210, single or double, for hillside accommodations. Guests also can select from a variety of meal plans.

    For reservations, call (800) 255-5859 or visit the Web at www.rexcaribbean.com.

  • Flamboyant Hotel opened in 1989 with nine units. Since then, the family-friendly resort has grown to 60 rooms.
  • Through Dec. 19, room-only rates start at $95, single, and $105, double.

    A one-bedroom suite starts at $105, and a two-bedroom cottage, which can accommodate up to six people, ranges from $185 to $235.

    The hotel offers a summer special through Aug. 31 that gives the seventh night free.

    For information, call (473) 444-4247 or visit www.flamboyant.com.

  • The 32-unit Blue Horizons is a sister property to Spice Island Beach Resort.
  • Rooms come with ceiling fans, air conditioning, color television and kitchenettes with a refrigerator and stove.

    In the off-season, children ages 18 and younger stay for free when sharing deluxe accommodations with paying parents. A maximum of two kids per room is permitted.

    Guests at Blue Horizons also have access to some Spice Island water sports, including snorkeling, sailing with Hobie cats and kayaking.

    Through Dec. 15, nightly rates range from $120, double, in a superior studio, to $130 in a deluxe suite.

    For reservations, call (800) 223-9815 or (800) 742-4276. The Web site is at www.bluegrenada.com.

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