I had the pleasure of visiting True Blue Bay Resort while in Grenada last month. This family owned resort is amazing! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and had an opportunity to tour the resort with Magdalena Fielden.
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort is owned by Magdalena and Russ Fielden – the husband and wife team that fell in love with idyllic island of Grenada back in 90s. Since purchasing the 7 room Inn in 1996 they have expanded it to a 47 room haven nestled between luscious tropical and vibrant gardens complete with two saltwater pools, a tree top ocean view yoga studio, one of the most popular spas on the island, a restaurant and lounge bar, a small conference room, a marina, and a dive shop. In 2018 the boutique resort is adding a further 22 rooms and a state of the art conference centre equipped to accommodate 150 persons theater style which includes a kitchen equipped to facilitate hands on cooking classes.
The boutique resort is tucked into the peaceful neighborhood of True Blue just a few minutes drive away from the international airport, the tourism centre of the island and world famous 7 mile white sand Grand Anse Beach.
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort’s fully air-conditioned rooms, suites and villas are personally decorated by Magdalena, a native to Mexico, with plenty colorful Caribbean charm and luxurious comfort. Each accommodation is equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette to offer guests a feeling of independence.
Dodgy Dock, the boutique resort’s restaurant and lounge bar, serves Caribbean Creole food with an infusion of international culinary influence prepared with primarily local and seasonal ingredients. Some dishes even include ingredients grown on the boutique resort’s grounds. Each morning the restaurant serves a traditional herbal tea, or bush tea as it is referred to on the island, which both prevent and cure ailments and promote overall health. The wisdom behind bush tea is an age old Grenadian tradition passed from generation to generation.
Environmental conservation and community empowerment are included at every level of the boutique resort’s business model. This has earned them several awards over the years. In 2016 True Blue Bay Boutique Resort was named as one of the top 3 most sustainable resorts in the Caribbean by the Caribbean Hospitality Information Exchange Forum (CHIEF). The resort is a no styrofoam zone and a strong advocate for and island wide ban on styrofoam. In 2017 it built it’s first off grid office powered exclusively by solar energy. Prior to 2017, 8% of its operations were powered through solar energy.
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort does its part in empowering the community through several literacy and educational projects.
The boutique resort in partnership with its generous guests and allies in the local business community raised enough funds to rebuild and significantly improve the Vendomme Primary School, a school located in one the island’s poorest neighborhoods, after it’s destruction by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It continues to support the school through annual donations of necessary equipment and its partnership with the Pack For A Purpose initiative that encourages travelers to bring something needed in the vacation destination country from their home country.
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort is also a proud partner for literacy of the Grenada Community Library having pledged annual financial support and the helping hands of its staff, management and network influence. The Library’s annual fundraising gala is hosted at Dodgy Dock and is planned and executed with the support of its staff and management.
Read more about the boutique resort’s environmental and community empowerment efforts on their website.