Siesta Hotel Exterior

Our stay at the Siesta in December 2017 was very enjoyable. It’s very close to the airport, Grand Anse Beach, BBC Beach and to the shopping mall. Siesta provides comfortable beds, very clean and spacious rooms. Their staff is exceptional…very friendly and always willing to be of assistance. Great view of the ocean!!! Highly recommend the Siesta Hotel!

Kathleen Selman

Siesta Gardens and Pool

Some friends recommended the Siesta to us. Although we stayed for only a short time, we were very pleased. Our room was at ground level, facing the pool which was agreeable for us as we prefer an open outlook. Everything was clean. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was more than adequate. The staff were helpful – especially in assisting us to make phone calls and send email messages. The hotel is conveniently located and we recommend it for those who need to go to and from the airport. It’s a relaxing place with a reasonable price.

Sylvia and John Burke

the House of Chocolate sells chocolate sweets.

Grenada’s House of Chocolate: Here is a magical place to satisfy anybody’s craving for the dark, smooth delights of chocolate. Check out the Museum filled with displays and exhibits on the production of cocoa and it’s use. Take the bus to St George’s and get off on the Carenage, at the Nutmeg Restaurant bus stop. Walk around the corner and up Young Street and you are there.

There is a pretty little cafe (the Chocolateria!) and shop where you can buy and try all manner of chocolate treats. A traditional breakfast in Grenada is incomplete without a cup of their fabulous cocoa tea. This is normally served with evaporated milk, and laden with the wonderful flavour of fresh Grenadian cinnamon. In the cafe you can try out this lovely drink as well as the fabulous dark, hot chocolate shot – a little cup filled with this rich, smooth drink. Other delights to try are the local chocolate cheesecake, cakes, brownies, and especially their home-made ice-cream. I simply adored their multi-coloured chocolate sweets, filled with ginger, nutmeg and other flavours that define the wonders of the Isle of Spice. To me this is all a taste-dream that I did not wish to leave alone!

To complement all this chocolate-eating the Museum is a really fun way to learn about Cocoa growing, it’s history, and use in Grenada. Displays explain the growing of the Cacao beans, and the ecosystem in the plantations. Pictures and explanations, of the cacao flowers and harvesting, are added to an opportunity to have a try at grinding your own cocoa!

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There has been an explosion in the production of Grenada’s bars of chocolate. These are now shipped all over the world and are available in a whole range of quality suppliers. You should try these chocolate lovely bars – they really do define the art! Large quantities of this dark, tangy treat are now manufactured by the Grenada Cocoa Farmer’s Association and Grenada Chocolate Company. These are on sale  with a variety of forms – from 60% to 100% cocoa, and with the addition of sea salt, Grenadian nutmeg, or locally grown crystallised ginger. Other bars include the crunchy and fibrous cocoa nibs. I loved putting them in the freezer in our room at the Siesta Hotel. Then, as an evening treat we would get a bar out – all snappy and crunchy – as an end-of-day thrill. It is just the most tremendous of flavours!

For a great day out why not visit the House of Chocolate, and then look around the wonderful Grenada National Museum. We did just this, and then went for a meal at the Nutmeg Restaurant on the Carenage. Finally we took a water taxi back to the Grand Anse Beach, for an evening swim. I would say: “That was a perfect day”!

Cocoa and chocolate are delicious ingredients of this cheesecake.
Grenadian chocolate in a cheesecake.

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Bedroom in Siesta Hotel

We have stayed at the Siesta Hotel on several occasions. We have experienced other local hotels but prefer to return to Siesta. The hotel is set in a peaceful location, yet close to the beach and shopping complex. We always receive a warm welcome from the staff. The excellent facilities include Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a pool. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.

Angela Thomas, U.K.

Siesta Hotel Reception

We have been coming to the Siesta Hotel in Grenada since 2005. Every year there are improvements. The rooms are comfortable and updated. It’s very nice to have a microwave and fridge/freezer for longer stays. The staff all the way from the owners, the front desk, and housekeeping, are friendly and responsive to your needs. There is a restaurant for breakfast and lunch most days and while waiting for your meal you can go for a quick dip in the pool beside the restaurant. Thumbs up all around.

Hans Hart