You’ll find one of the most extravagant accommodations in the world on a small island off Grenada’s southern coast, Calivingny Island. Purchased by a French family in 2000, the 80-acre private retreat and its tranquil lapping waves make it simple to forget that ruthless pirates once controlled the waters. It has all the essential ingredients for an idyllic Caribbean getaway: crystalline warm sea, tropical forest canopies, white sand and an attentive staff that tend to your needs at any hour of the day. When the owners of the island decided to open it to the public, they had one condition—you must rent the whole island. When you’re looking for the ultimate escape, it’s not a bad deal. To get to Calivingny, fly your private plane to the Maurice Bishop International Airport in St. George’s, Grenada, and hop on a yacht for a five-minute cruise to the island’s dock. The resort’s rates include airport transfers.
Accommodations at Calivingny Island
Calivingny Island features a 107,600-square-foot main home, or Beach House, with 10 suites that accommodate up to 20 guests. The spacious suites are outfitted with furnishings designed by Oscar de la Renta and Richard Frinier, marble en-suite bathrooms, and garden and ocean views. The home’s oversized rotunda with a marble terrace and free-form pool is the perfect space for entertaining and gatherings. You’ll also find a billiards room, gym, fine works of art and a gourmet kitchen.
The Overhang House, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, has nine suites, a freshwater pool and generous terrace. Inside, you’ll find a collection of contemporary art and sculptures, along with furnishings designed by Christopher Guy.
If you have more than 38 guests joining you on your Caribbean escape, they’ll enjoy the three large beachside bungalows. Each cottage has two bedrooms, large outdoor terraces and private Jacuzzis.
Forget about every worrying about what to eat while on vacation. On Calivingny Island, the rates include haute cuisine prepared by talented chefs who create personalized menus using the best local and international ingredients based on your preferences. Whether you want a multi-course formal dinner, impromptu cocktail party, a picnic on the beach for a small group, a drink at the swimming pool bar, or just a snack, the kitchen staff will make it happen.
There is something for everyone to enjoy during their stay on Calivingny, such as:
- Exploring the waters and fishing aboard the 173-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht or one of the 12 other boats
- Fireworks shows at night
- Movies on the beach, in the rotunda or anywhere you desire
- Playing in the sand one in one of the six private beaches
- Exploring the marine life while snorkeling
- Jogging or riding a bike along manicured paths
- Playing tennis into the evening on a flood-lit court
- Working out in full gym with a sea view
- Shooting hoops on a basketball court
- Beach volleyball
- Listening to the tunes of concert grand piano with prerecorded songs
- Challenging your friends to billiards matches, croquet, poker or board games
- SCUBA diving trips
- Exploring sunken ship wrecks
- Day trips to Grenada