Mount Cinnamon

Grenada, Caribbean

The hotel

This little hamlet of hideaways creeps up the lush hillside from Grand Anse Beach, one of Grenada’s most sought-after shores. Subtle and sophisticated, its 31 villas and suites are capped with terracotta roofs and dressed in soothing beach chic décor – but each has a pop of ‘seaside sunshine’ in homage to your Caribbean setting (if your sea view isn’t enough). The chic pool follows suit, with wooden furniture in vibrant colours, while the beach brings calm with its rattan love seats, beachside spa treatments and yoga, complimentary non-motorised water sports, and Beach Cabana restaurant, serving barbecue lunches steps from the turquoise waters. Many villas have their own kitchen, but most head to Savvy’s for dinner anyway, where produce from Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club’s garden and nearby plantations confirm its status as a leading eco-lodge.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • Yoga

Where is it

Set on a tropical hillside leading down to the sands of Grand Anse Beach, this area is popular for scuba diving, boat trips, fishing, biking, golf, whale and dolphin watching, and tours of the island’s waterfalls, plantations, parks, and rainforest. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

31 villas and suites. All with views of the Caribbean Sea and Grand Anse Beach, balcony or patio, air-conditioning, smart TV, Bluetooth sound system, WiFi, coffee or Nespresso™ machine, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes, and freshly baked treats from Mount Cinnamon’s kitchen on arrival. Cinnamon Suites are 500 sq ft, and have bay views through the floor to ceiling windows stretching to the capital, St George’s, and a sitting area, and patio or balcony. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive option: breakfast, lunch, dinner and all beverages by the glass excluding premium wine and champagne, beverages available throughout the day and evening.

Half Board option: breakfast and dinner or breakfast and lunch. Beverages not included.

Hacienda Suites are 1,098-1,120 sq ft, are in tropical gardens near the clubhouse, dining, and pools, and have a bedroom, large terrace or balcony with pool and sea views, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, separate dressing areas, second guest bathroom, DVD player, and BOSE® sound system. Each has 1 four poster king-size bed, and a double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Villas are 1,164-1,750 sq ft, are located on the hillside, and have 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, and a large terrace or balcony with pool and sea views, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, separate dressing areas, second guest bathroom, DVD player, and BOSE® sound system. Each has 1 four poster king-size bed, and a double sofa bed. One bedroom villas sleep maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Two bedroom villas sleep maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children. Three bedroom villas sleep maximum 8 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

Garden Suites are 1,263 sq ft, adjoins the clubhouse, and has a private garden with plunge pool, 2 bedrooms, sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, separate dressing areas, second guest bathroom, DVD player, and BOSE® sound system. It has 2 four poster king-size beds, and a double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Cinnamon Heights Villa is 6,000 sq ft, and has stunning Caribbean views from every room, stretching to St. George’s, and has a private infinity pool, private tropical gardens, outdoor Jacuzzi tub, 3 en-suite bedrooms (including master with sitting room and sofa bed), fully fitted kitchen and laundry, dining room, powder rooms in the reception areas, DVD player, BOSE® home entertainment system, and iPod docks, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

Savvy’s Bar and Restaurant (Indian and Caribbean farm-to-table menu, open for breakfast and dinner). Beach Cabana (barbecue, salad, and snack menu, open for lunch). Room service* (in-room pizza menu from Savvy’s).

Montessori Kids’ Club* (seasonal).

Swimming pool. Cinnamon’s Spa* (spa, in-room and beachside treatments available*). Yoga classes (daily, private sessions* available). Fitness centre. Beach Club (non-motorised water sports* including sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and snorkelling). Dive Grenada* (award-winning scuba diving centre, offering PADI training and courses for all levels). Tennis court. Beach volleyball. Croquet. Table tennis. Shuffleboard. Horseshoes. Giant chess.

Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting*.

5 nights between 3 Jan-20 Dec '20 for Three Bedroom Villas and Cinnamon Heights.

7 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan '21 for Three Bedroom Villas and Cinnamon Heights.

* Denotes local charge.

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Jul 25, 2021 Jennifer M Brevard, North Carolina

Jane G wrote a beautiful review and I would agree with everything in it. This was my third time visiting Grenada and staying at Mount Cinnamon and I discover something new each time. Mount Cinnamon keeps getting better and better. This was the first visit for my friends and they were instantly in love with all that Mount Cinnamon and Grenada has… Read more
Jane G wrote a beautiful review and I would agree with everything in it. This was my third time visiting Grenada and staying at Mount Cinnamon and I discover something new each time. Mount Cinnamon keeps getting better and better. This was the first visit for my friends and they were instantly in love with all that Mount Cinnamon and Grenada has to offer. The staff are friendly and professional and make you feel welcome at all times. We made a joke with the groundskeepers on our first day and they kept it going all week. So fun to have interactions with everyone at Mount Cinnamon that feels genuine. We enjoyed very much getting to know Teon when he took us out for a sail on the Hobie Cat. We learned about local culture and what schooling is like on the island. I wish I could list everyone but Kevin, Carlene, Amanda, Michelle, Shauna, Terell, Dwight, Cedric, Teon certainly worked to make our visit special. My friend spoke highly of the spa treatments she received from Faith and the yoga class that was also offered at Mount Cinnamon. We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa (beautiful view from balcony). Michelle from housekeeping did a great job keeping us supplied with anything we needed and tidying up everyday. The food at Savvy's & Beach Club was top notch. I would say this is an area that has improved since my last visit in 2018. I was excited to see more variety on both menus. If you are fortunate enough to be able to travel to Grenada I highly recommend a stay at Mount Cinnamon. Read less
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Jul 22, 2021 Tocott

Nestled amidst gorgeous flowering plants of every color and shape, these Mediterranean style villas tumble down the hillside of this lovely small resort/hotel. I stayed here 5 years ago and I was so delighted with it, my husband and I decided to visit again this year. It did not disappoint- As charming as ever! What helps to catapult this place to… Read more
Nestled amidst gorgeous flowering plants of every color and shape, these Mediterranean style villas tumble down the hillside of this lovely small resort/hotel. I stayed here 5 years ago and I was so delighted with it, my husband and I decided to visit again this year. It did not disappoint- As charming as ever! What helps to catapult this place to great heights are the wonderful people who operate and work there. Nothing is too much to ask for ! Kevin, the General Manager is always around. He is friendly, professional and a real nice guy. Carlene, the Assistant General Manager is charming, intelligent and fun! Then there are Dwight, Terel who do everything. They work at the front desk, take you around in the buggy(aka golf cart) , which you will need to go to the stunning beach at the bottom of the hill. You can also walk down to the beach through a walkway lined with flowering plants. There is a cabana in this area that is comfortable with a restaurant that serves lunch. I must mention the 2 lovely young ladies who run the front desk, Nykia and Shauna. Gentle and very helpful. And of course, Sedrick, who spent an hour each day helping my elderly husband into the water, staying with him and helping him out of the water. A great help to me! These are the people who made our stay such a pleasure! Breakfast is quite varied and the Caribbean special we found appealing but not for everyone. The only negative was dinner, which was not as varied as we would like. There are lots of restaurant close by, though unfortunately Grenada is not known for great cuisine and my husband who is a Francophile could not find a French restaurant on the island. Nevertheless, this place is unique and special! Read less
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Jul 18, 2021 toodycat Centerport, New York

We really had no idea what to expect when we chose to visit Grenada---other than excellent COVID prevention. (Grenada has had only 160 cases of COVID19 in total---more on that later.) Our stay at the Mount Cinnamon Resort completely charmed us and persuaded us that Grenada is a destination we should visit regularly. I guarantee that if you stay at… Read more
We really had no idea what to expect when we chose to visit Grenada---other than excellent COVID prevention. (Grenada has had only 160 cases of COVID19 in total---more on that later.) Our stay at the Mount Cinnamon Resort completely charmed us and persuaded us that Grenada is a destination we should visit regularly. I guarantee that if you stay at the Mount Cinnamon, you will want to return! Location: The resort is about a 15-minute cab ride from the airport. It is situated on the very beautiful Grand Anse Beach. The property itself is, as it’s name suggests, is on a hilly area. This makes for some stunning views of the sea. However, be aware that there’s a lot of walking and a lot of stairs. Happily, there is golf cart service to take you to and from the main building or to and from the beach if you have mobility issues. The staff responded to request for a ride very quickly and navigated the winding terrain safely. I would not recommend this resort to anyone who is in a wheelchair. There are no accessibility accommodations. Accommodations: We stayed in the one-bedroom villa, and it was just gorgeous. The villa has two floors---the upper floor is comprised of a kitchen---you can order groceries from the IGA and have them delivered before your arrival--- dining area, living room, full bath and large balcony with a panoramic view of the resort and the sea; the lower floor includes another full bath, dressing area, bedroom with king size 4 poster bed and balcony off the bedroom with the same fantastic view. (The sunlight comes through the bedroom windows early, even with the drapes closed, so you may want to bring a sleep mask if you are a light sleeper.) There is also a washer/dryer in the closet, which was a helpful convenience. The furnishings are modern, bright, cheerful, and accented with tropical style artwork. There are Caswell & Massey toiletries in all the bathrooms. The view from the upper balcony is simply stunning during the day and at night. You look out at the resort, the beach, the water and the land and mountains on the other side of the island. It is a beautiful spot to sit and read or enjoy a glass of wine. Housekeeping and turn-down service were excellent. The villa was kept spotless and we received nightly homemade cookies with turn-down. Dining: Our plan included breakfast every morning at Savvy’s, the restaurant in the main building. It is open air, and you may see birds flying around the dining area. This full breakfast begins with tropical fruit, fresh baked sweet and savory pastries, and fresh-squeezed local juice. Then, you can choose from a number of options. The two-egg breakfast is a traditional English breakfast with beans, sausage, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Other choices include pancakes, omelets, eggs Benedict, and a breakfast burrito. Every breakfast we had was delicious and the wait staff are very friendly and efficient. We had dinner at Savvy’s three times and each meal was excellent. The mahi-mahi dishes were unfailingly fresh and flavorful. The goat cheese starter, made with local goat cheese, is a must-have. We also enjoyed the scallops and risotto, though perhaps not as much as the mahi-mahi. Ingredients are fresh and farm-to-table whenever possible. The Chocolate Sensation dessert is downright decadent in its richness. Savvy’s portions are reasonable in size---and I was often full before I finished my meal—but they are not of the Cheesecake Factory type proportions one sees in American restaurants, so if you are the kind of person who likes to eat a huge dinner at the end of the day, you are forewarned. Also, a service charge of 10% is included for each meal, so tipping is optional. We had several lunches and a dinner at the Beach Cabana. I particularly enjoyed the fish tacos at lunch and my husband said his fish and chips were perfectly cooked. On Friday night, there is a beach bonfire with live music, and you can make S’mores. The bar at the Beach Cabana has a lot of fun cocktails. The staff here were very friendly and flexible. In fact, we asked if we could have our lunch before we left for the airport, and they opened the kitchen 15 minutes early to accommodate us, an extra effort that made our lives much easier. The Beach: Grand Anse Beach is just beautiful. It’s not rocky or seaweedy, and the waves are mostly gentle. There are lounge chairs and umbrellas as well as a towel station. (I read some other reviews mentioning construction noise on the beach from the project next door, but we were not disturbed by anything and think the builder must be up to interior work.) The walk to the beach is long, but you cross an impeccably landscaped, rolling lawn dotted with colorful foliage that will make you stop walking to appreciate and maybe photograph its beauty. The sun is strong and there are some sand flies, especially near the plants and trees, so I would recommend bringing a high SPF sunscreen and some insect repellant. (Insect repellant is a good idea throughout Grenada.) The beach area also has a volleyball court, water sports, and a scuba center, but we did not use any of these. Pool: The pool is in the main building. It is pretty, but not overly large. We stuck to the beach. Staff: Everyone at the Mount Cinnamon is friendly and eager to provide guests with outstanding hospitality. Kevin, the manager, checked in with us frequently. Dwight, Tyrell and Britney were terrific at helping us schedule plans, reserve cabs, and transporting us in the golf cart. They also recommended Ashton, an excellent tour guide. (I will review our tour separately.) It was always a pleasure to see Amanda’s friendly face at breakfast. Thanks to Cedric for getting us an early lunch on our departure day. Spa services/gym: There is a massage cabana near the beach that is not air-conditioned and a massage room in the main building that is. I had a deep tissue massage with Faith in the main building. I get massages regularly and recognized Faith as a skilled and sensitive practitioner who was able to detect where I was stiff or in pain. She did a great job of getting rid of the knots in my back and neck. I also had a manicure with Faith. Her work was meticulous, and my nails look perfect. There is a small gym and scheduled yoga classes. We did not use either. Weather: One of the staff advised, “Don’t bother checking the weather. It’s always wrong.” The weather is typically sunny and 80-85 degrees with breezes and some humidity. However, Grenada’s heat is comfortable, not the stifling type you may encounter in Barbados or even Orlando in the summer. When it rains, expect an increase in sand flies afterwards. In our week’s vacation, we had one rainy day. Every other day was sunny. There were a few intermittent sun showers, but they passed quickly and left rainbows. COVID-19 protocols: Grenada takes the threat of COVID seriously, so the public health laws will definitely have an impact on your trip. This is not a resort policy. It is a national health regulation. Preparations start about a week before you leave. We had to be PCR tested three days prior to flying to Grenada, upload our negative results to the Ministry of Health website, and then show our test results twice at the airport before boarding. Upon arrival in Grenada, visitors are tested again. (You pay for this test online in advance. I think it was $150 per person.) After that, guests must quarantine at the resort, wearing a red wristband to designate that you are awaiting your results. Those in quarantine have full access to everything Mount Cinnamon offers but can’t leave the grounds and must sit in separate sections at Savvy’s and the beach. If you are vaccinated, once your test results come back negative, you no longer need the wristband and can leave the resort. I’m not sure how it works for people who are not vaccinated. The Pure Grenada website explains all the procedures, but as of July 31, 2021, you must be vaccinated to visit Grenada, so that point may be moot. Three days before departure, you must have a rapid COVID test. This is arranged by the resort staff and takes place at Mount Cinnamon. You pay for this test at the time it is administered. The results are processed within a few hours. You must present the negative test results at airport check-in before departure. Everyone wears masks inside the main building. If you are walking outside or at the beach, you are not expected to wear your mask, but it is anticipated that you will put it on if you encounter another person at close range. Before entering the dining room for breakfast, you must do a temperature check, use hand sanitizer and record your temperature and contact tracing information in a notebook. This is true at all businesses in Grenada. As someone at increased risk for serious COVID19, I chose to vacation in Grenada because of these public health practices. Overall: Mount Cinnamon is a beautiful property on one of the best beaches in the world. The staff are friendly and professional. The atmosphere is extremely relaxing. Everyone wants you to enjoy your vacation, but no one is upselling you by pushing you to swim with dolphins, rent a Jetski or buy a timeshare. We had a magnificent vacation and hope to return next year Read less
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Jul 13, 2021 twoflynns Salt Lake City, Utah

Spent a week here in July 2021- wonderful spread out property on the south side of grand anse. Terrific villas that are great for family and a huge beach area with all kinds of things to do. Mojitos and fish tacos at the beach bar became a habit :). Terrific friendly staff, willing to gi the extra mile, and very safe. We’ll be back!! Check… Read more
Spent a week here in July 2021- wonderful spread out property on the south side of grand anse. Terrific villas that are great for family and a huge beach area with all kinds of things to do. Mojitos and fish tacos at the beach bar became a habit :). Terrific friendly staff, willing to gi the extra mile, and very safe. We’ll be back!! Check out the on site dive shop too- dive Grenada! Read less
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Jul 12, 2021 SashaTravel007 Houston

Seemed as though everyone else on our flight to Grenada was going to Sandals. We looked lonely in our taxi line at the airport asking for a car to take us to Mount Cinnamon. I was worried as to what lay ahead. Well, I am extremely pleased we came here! The property is spread out on a gorgeous hill with stunning views. Lots of plants and flowers… Read more
Seemed as though everyone else on our flight to Grenada was going to Sandals. We looked lonely in our taxi line at the airport asking for a car to take us to Mount Cinnamon. I was worried as to what lay ahead. Well, I am extremely pleased we came here! The property is spread out on a gorgeous hill with stunning views. Lots of plants and flowers everywhere and villas look so inviting, you wish you could stay at a different one every night. We got to stay in a hacienda and a cinnamon suite and both were spotless. Bed linens and pillows were very nice and comfortable, and a knit cable throw made it feel like home. And if this wasn't enough, Kevin and his team were excellent hosts making you feel like you were the only thing on their minds. Thank you, guys! I would never even look for another hotel if and when I go to Grenada again. Read less