7 great reasons to stay at True Blue Bay boutique resort

I had the pleasure of spending six nights at the True Blue Bay Boutique Resort as part of the 2016 Grenada Chocolate Festival. Resort co-owner Magdalena Fielden is the founder and organizer of  the chocolate fest, and so True Blue Bay is the host venue for many of the festival’s activities, and base camp for visiting journalists, chocolatiers, and chocolate enthusiasts.

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This was the view from my room at the True Blue Bay Resort in Grenada.

I was blessed with having a one level waterfront suite which was perfect for my ailing knee. No stairs to climb, close proximity to the front desk and restaurant, and a dynamite view of the bay and visiting yachts at the marina were some of the amenities I enjoyed in Waterfront Room 42, but here’s a list of why I recommend True Blue Bay Boutique Resort for your stay in Grenada.

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If you love the waterfront views as much as I do, you can chill in the infinity pool at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort and watch the world go by.

  1. The resort is filled with friendly helpful staff, and you will often find owners Magdalena and Russ in the bar or restaurant with friends or guests, giving True Blue Bay a welcoming family atmosphere.
  2. The resort offers a waterfront location, with marina, beachfront infinity pool, small private beach, and water sports for those who like to be active.
  3. The variety of rooms at True Blue Bay Resort. If you prefer, you can stay in one of the Tower Suites that are built higher up to you get a greater view of the bay. Or one of the spacious villas.
  4. True Blue Bay Resort offers free long distance calling. I loved being able to call my husband in Canada at no charge. I’ve heard that policy may be changing, but in May, 2016, it was in effect during my stay.
  5. There is reliable free wi-fi service throughout the resort. No hanging over the balcony trying to get a signal as I’ve had to do at other resorts.
  6. The unpretentiousness of an island-style boutique hotel is great for relaxing in a friendly, informal environment.
  7. The chocolate spa treatments in the on-site Blue Haven Spa were heavenly.
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The chocolate body wrap at Blue Haven Spa was a highlight of my stay at the True Blue Bay Resort in Grenada. My body was covered with molten chocolate and then wrapped, to cook me for awhile. As the body heats, the toxins are pulled out and your skin is left feeling baby soft and your spirit giddy with the endorphins emitted via the chocolate.

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Have you stayed at the True Blue Bay Boutique Resort? If so, please share your experience with us. Have you been to Grenada or the Grenada Chocolate Festival? Would love to hear your thoughts. And please remember to pin this post for future reference or to share with your friends.

Doreen Pendgracs

Known throughout the Web as the "Wizard of Words", I've been a freelance writer since 1993. I'm currently researching and writing volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate". Volume I was published in September, 2013.

48 Responses

  1. Donna Janke says:

    True Blue Bay Resort looks like a great place to stay. Free long distance back to Canada is quite a plus. The chocolate spa treatment would definitely be a highlight.
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  2. Phoenicia says:

    What a great experience you had at True Bay Resort. I am struggling not to envy the career path you have taken; travelling around the world with chocolate to boot!

    I enjoy following you on your travels.
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  3. Doreen — If I’m not mistaken this isn’t your first “chocolate bath.” I admire your willingness to be covered in molten chocolate. Me, I prefer to eat the hard kind!!

  4. lenie says:

    Doreen, love the pic’s – you look rather yummy LOL. I noticed the light colored sheets in the second ‘chocoloate’ picture and wondered how they got those sheets clean? Must have some magical formula.
    The views from your room were stunning – I love the deep blue of the water in the first picture. There is something about water that really calms the mind, isn’t there?
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    • Absolutely, Lenie. I find that being on the water is a real treat for this Prairie girl. I really didn’t want to leave True Blue Bay. My only suggestion for the owners would be to have a sliding screen door on the balcony. You had to either leave it completely open to the elements and creatures, or have it closed with the AC on. I would have loved to have been able to have a screen door so that I could hear the sounds of the sea without having to worry about anything crawling into my room or bed!

      Regarding the colourful sheet, that is just put on top. Underneath, there is a plastic wrap encasing my body. So the legs and arms showing was just for the camera!
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  5. Wow,Doreen. That looks so relaxing. I have never done a chocolate wrap. The spa I go to has it but I haven’t tried it yet. It looks like you were having fun. I will have to try it one of these days. =) Thanks for sharing.

  6. Janie Law says:

    May have to put this place on my “new” bucket list. Not sure about wrapping my body in chocolate but filling my belly!

    • Thx so much for your comment, Janie! I can pretty much guarantee that you would LOVE Grenada. I will do a post about the culinary offerings as they are a fantastic fusion of the Caribbean, West Indian, and global fusion. Loved it!
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      • Janie Law says:

        Yes please. Love flavourful food; followed by good strong coffee and dark chocolate

        • The food, coffee, and chocolate were all great in Grenada, Janie. And I might add, there was even an excellent selection of fine wines on the island, as I believe there is a good selection of expats now running local businesses. So being in the West Indies seems to be an advantageous location for importing as well as exporting. Stay tuned, and have a super wknd!

  7. You got a chocolate spa but what about the chocolate you eat or drink? I’d rather eat and drink than wear chocolate.
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  8. Jason Butler says:

    The True Blue Bay looks like a nice resort. If I’m ever in Grenada I will have to check it out.
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  9. The True Blue Bay resort looks like a winner! I cannot imagine being covered in chocolate! It would be a new experience for me, but I would be willing to try it. I am surprised they offer free long-distance calls. I haven’t heard of a resort offering that before, but quite a nice perk! As you know, I love Grenada and am glad you had a wonderful experience there.

    • Knowing how you enjoy chocolate, Debbie, I’m pretty sure you’d enjoy a chocolate body wrap. 🙂

      Re the free long distance calls, I came across that same wonderful feature in one of the resorts I stayed in in Mexico last year, so I think the feature is growing. I believe it’s via the Cisco network. Great amenity for resort properties!

  10. Sounds and looks fabulous! I’m sure it will be a great addition to your next book.
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  11. Susan cooper says:

    Hi Doreen, love the pictures of you in the chocolate spa. Especially the chocolate facial one! Cute. 🙂
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  12. Being there, I will say those pictures of the blue water are not exaggerating. There is no other bluer, clearer water in the oceans then there.
    I am glad you liked it there.

  13. Beverly says:

    With all the rain we are experiencing in Manitoba at present Grenada looks so very inviting. I love being near water and Grenada seems perfect and so peaceful as well. I am ready to pack my bags and take off for Grenada.

  14. Erica says:

    I’ve never been to True Blue Bay Resort, but your blog always makes me want to go on a vacation. I especially love the pictures of you covered with chocolate. The smell would probably just make me hungry but it looks like you had fun!
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    • Thx for your comment and support, Erica. If I’m making you want to go places, I’m achieving my goal! 🙂 And yes, the chocolate spa treatments are the icing on the cake (so to speak!)

  15. The chocolate spa wrap looks like a grown up, and better, version of childhood mud pies. Count me in.
    Isn’t it the best when the hotel staff is utterly wonderful? Everything else at the place is amplified.

    • So very true, Rose. Great staff can make all the difference in the ambiance and rating of an establishment. I found the staff at every establishment we visited in Grenada to be exceptional.

  16. Ani says:

    Hey It looks like really heaven…
    Can you give me the direction to reach there?
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  17. Wow, even a chocolate spa treatment! Heavenly must have been an understatement. Grenada must also have been a great site for the festival and True Blue Jay a perfect venue.

  18. Jackie Smith says:

    I’ve often joked when eating chocolate that I should just rub it directly on my hips as that would be where it ended up. Next time I think that thought I will think of you covered in chocolate! A fun experience that must have been!!

  19. Anda says:

    Covered in molten chocolate? No way, Doreen! That would be such a waste of that good chocolate. I want to eat it all!

  20. This sounds like an amazing place! You definitely can’t go wrong with a chocolate body wrap!

  21. Dang, you have fun on your travels. Hard not to with an obsession for chocolate. I gotta try that chocolate spa treatment.

  22. Patti Morrow says:

    “True Blue” is the perfect name for that resort — look at that water! And I must say, you look adorable in that chocolate body wrap!

  23. It’s funny that I am reading this now, as we are staying at Blue Bay Resort in Curacao at this moment. I have always wanted to go to Grenada. I understand the diving is good there. True Blue Bay sounds like it has many nice perks, and looks lovely from the photos.

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