Did you know?
Grenada is an island that is known for its lush vegetation and beautiful array of plants and flowers. In fact, the Grenada Exhibit at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show has won the coveted gold medal eleven years in a row!
We have a wide variety of plants and flowers right here on the property, like the Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata). This plant is popular in ornamental gardens and floral displays.
Of course, there’s also the tree that gives its name to the hotel – The Calabash. A calabash tree can grow up to thirty feet high and its horizontal spread is even greater. The pale yellow flowers bloom in the early evening, are pollinated by nocturnal nectar sipping bats and wither away by noon the following day.
These and many more plants and flowers can be found in the Calabash Gardens, which are proudly taken care of by our Head Gardener, Sherman Edmond and his hard working team.
If you would like to look around the gardens, we have a guidebook available for purchase at the Front Desk to help identify the plants. The book is sold in support of the Bel Air Children’s Home and was written by Calabash guest, Peter Sotheran, who visits the hotel every year.
Awesome Food Tips from our Top Chefs
Chef Dexter’s Food Tip
For a taste of the Caribbean, the Lobster will be divine. Served with a creole sauce, cream potatoes and vegetables.
Now tell me that doesn’t get your stomach grumbling!
Chef Mark’s Food Tip
Try the tapas special:
Salt fish fritters; a West Indian favorite, guaranteed to please the taste buds
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20% off our soothing Pineapple Facial
Cocktail of the Day
Desmond’s Choice: Tequila Sunrise, which comprises of orange Juice, tequila, Grenadine Syrup
Healthy Tip of the Day
According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as a part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by stroke by as much as 40%
Join us today for fun outdoor activities that include Hobie cat sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking & snorkeling around the bay, and to cap it all, enjoy entertainment from vocalist and saxophonist Brian Hurst as the perfect accompaniment to your dinner at Rhodes.