Saturday, July 18, 2009

La Luna - The Grand Finale of our Trip!

Thursday, 7/2/09 – 7/6/09
This was another day of transition. Kathi left Grenada for her home in Oregon. Larry and I left the comforts of Bel Air to experience yet another property in Grenada. I must say we felt trepidation about leaving, as we were so very comfortable in our unit at Bel Air Plantation Resort! We left Bel Air around noon, and headed for La Luna Resort.

I have read about La Luna in the past, and this year we were lucky enough to have obtained the property on a Skyauction bid. We were in a cottage at the top of the hill, #11. It has a gorgeous view, and the plunge pool was the perfect place to enjoy a sunset happy hour (although each day was too cloudy to get the best sunset viewing during our stay).

Someone described La Luna as "Shabby Chic", and truly that most likely does fit this property. It has a Bali feel, dark woods with lots of cushions and pillows. As you approach the unit, you walk up to a deck with a large couch/day bed filled with white cushions and pillows. There is a coffee table with a large lantern complete with candles; and various other seating types all white and comfy, contrasting with the dark woods used. The doors to the unit were double French doors with white curtains tied on each side. The flooring inside the unit is sealed cement, and the walls on the property appeared to be ragged with either a blue or terracotta color. The canopy bed was dark wood, with white coverings. The bathroom is truly an outdoor bathroom, yet very private. I was worried that we would be bothered with bugs – and the entire time there I did not even see a bug. (I’m not sure how they accomplished that, but everything was immaculate.)

The pool/bar area was stunning - again, dark woods with white cushions everywhere. Under their covered area were a variety of seating areas designed for your comfort. I found a favorite spot - a large daybed - the perfect place for curling up and reading a good book.

We ate in the restaurant each night (four dinners), one lunch and two breakfasts. The service was excellent, the food very good. We even ordered off the menu two times – and nothing was too much trouble! The Italian chef came out each dinner and spoke to the guests making certain everything was to their liking. We were very pleased.

One thing I noticed is that La Luna works hard to get to know each guests name and calls them by their name. This is always such a nice touch, and a touch that not many establishments accomplish.

From La Luna, you could walk to the Grand Anse area. Yes, there are some hills – but after 3 weeks of vacation, and delicious pasta from an Italian chef, I absolutely needed to burn some calories! We walked to Grand Anse two different times, and on one of those jaunts took a bus the rest of the way into St. Georges to do our final souvenir shopping. The goal - to buy up all the dark chocolate bars we could put out by the Grenada Chocolate Factory! Our last walk into town looked as if it might rain, so we took the La Luna umbrella. Boy, did it rain! Not just a little rain, or a mist, but we were caught in a huge downpour – wind & rain. Well, the little umbrella helped to keep our heads dry anyway! The rain stopped as quickly as it began, we dried out and continued on our journey.

Our flight was an early morning flight, so we settled our account after dinner on our last night at La Luna. We were asked if we wanted them to put together something for our breakfast since we had an early flight. They put together a nice muffin and some fruit for us to have prior to our flight. Very nice touch!

All in all, La Luna was a very nice experience and a fantastic way to end our amazing trip to the “islons”!

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