T Rex – Grenada Style
St. George, Grenada
Rex Resorts are a growing vacation company with sites across the
Caribbean and West Africa. They pride themselves on international reach
combined with high levels of personal service and the feel of a small
The Rex Grenadian on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada
is a fine example of what Rex does really well – mid-range resorts tailored for
vacationers who enjoy the finer things in life but who don’t want to blow a
fortune on some of the more self-consciously exclusive resorts in the
The Rex Grenadian setting could not be better for a Caribbean
resort. Situated on the southern tip of Grenada, across Tamarind Bay from the
capital, St. George’s, guests get to enjoy not one, but two beautiful white
sand beaches. One beach is the preserve of sunbathers and swimmers, while the
other is set aside for those guests who wish to enjoy some of the many water
sports on offer at the resort.
There is a very large variety of rooms on offer, ranging from
hillside accommodation with views over the resort’s lush gardens, through
standard sea view rooms to luxurious sea view suites. By the standards of
resorts in its class the Rex Grenadian has very well-equipped rooms indeed –
possibly the only disappointment for the traveler who wishes to keep up to date
with his or her business is that the rooms do not feature dataports. Don’t
worry, though – the hotel does have facilities to allow you to fax and email.
If you’d like to step up a gear in terms of exclusiveness, there are also a
number of beach front suites available, so you can enjoy the best in luxury and
proximity to the lush white sands, just yards from your bed!
The Rex Grenadian offers a very wide range of activities.
There’s the usual setup in terms of available watersports, from kayaking
through surfing to Sunfish sailing. If you’re an enthusiastic golfer, or you’d
like to participate in some horse riding, both activities are available within
easy reach of the resort and can be booked through reception. If you want to
take a little exercise you can hire bikes or make use of the on site gym –
which is one hundred percent free of charge for guests.
If you’d like to stray a little further from the resort, the
trip to St. George’s is a short one. This bustling town once ruled an area
larger than Grenada itself, as the capital of the UK colony of the Windward
Isles. Today the atmosphere in the town is pleasant and friendly, and it’s a
great place to wander around. It’s hard to imagine that in 1982 St. George’s
was the scene of street fighting between US Marines and local left-wing rebels
as Grenada went through a period of political and social turmoil. Things have
calmed down a lot these days, but there are still various memorials to the
several dozen soldiers of both sides who were killed during the fighting.
Back at the Rex Grenadian resort you can enjoy some excellent
food and drink in very comfortable surroundings. Breakfast and other light
meals are available in The International Restaurant, which operates a buffet
system. Diners who feel like a more formal meal might be interested in The
Oriental, the Rex Grenadian’s on site venue for far eastern
cuisine. It is open most nights, but you may need to reserve a
table in advance. There are also various bars, including the Tamarind Lounge,
which offers a full program of entertainment for guests. It’s a good idea to
remember that the Rex Grenadian expects guests to observe a dress code in bar
and dining areas during the evening – so gentlemen guests should ensure that
they bring a pair of slacks and a collared shirt or two as well as the usual
supplies of T shirts and Bermuda shorts.
The Rex Grenadian is very flexible in the options it offers
vacationers. You can choose between room-only, bed and breakfast, half board
and all-inclusive plans – a flexibility that is permitted by the fact that the
resort is at the more populous and tourist-oriented end of the island, so
vacationers can be very flexible about where they eat. The management of the
resort are very friendly and used to dealing with different needs – so it might
be a good idea to drop them a call or email if you’re thinking of booking a
vacation at the Rex Grenadian: let them know about the kind of group you’re
traveling in – whether as a family or a couple, for example – and they’ll be
able to give you good advice on which payment plan suits you best.
The Rex Grenadian is an excellent, well-equipped resort on a
beautiful island. Take a trip down there and find out what makes this part of
the southern Caribbean so special!