Grenada bed and breakfast inns often play a double role as vacation rentals because many have fully equipped, self-catering facilities as well as a restaurant and dining facilities to serve the traditional breakfast. Some have their own in-house restaurants, while many have agreements with neighboring restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is possible to find a traditional Grenada B&B where you stay as a guest in a room in a private home that the owner also occupies.
Carriacou bed and breakfast or vacation rental will be the primary choices available when you stay on this small island as is also true on even smaller Petite Martinique Island. The infrastructure on these two islands is new and much less developed than on the largest island. There are only a few hotels, and no large luxury hotels or sophisticated resorts. The closest you will get to this kind of accommodation is the Hotel Laurena on Carriacou, with 50 deluxe hotel rooms, and studio, one, and two bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens.
Probably the most traditional Carriacou bed and breakfast is the Green Roof Inn (and, yes, it does have a green roof). This charming guesthouse is built in the plantation style with all of the five rooms accessing a veranda with sea views. There is a restaurant serving a full breakfast every morning, and dinner with a menu heavily weighted towards seafood each night except Monday. If this is not enough dining for you, they can arrange lunch in the restaurant or picnics on request. There is also a cottage and a bungalow with kitchenettes, so you can also do your own meal preparation. This Grenada B&B is located near the capital town of Hillsborough, so there are some restaurants and markets that are easily accessible. A Petite Martinique or Carriacou bed and breakfast is the perfect spot to really get away from it all, get in some secluded snorkeling, and enjoy pristine beaches that are virtually deserted.
Your choices for a Grenada bed and breakfast on the main island are much more varied than on the two smaller islands. The Epping Forest Plantation house is an example of a traditional one. Set in lush rainforest (where you can wander the grounds and pick your own fresh mangoes and bananas), it is a charming and unpretentious house with a few double rooms and a honeymoon cottage with a full kitchen. Epping Forest is about two miles south of Grand Etang National Park approximately in the center of the island’s southern region. It is really off the beaten path, and you really need access to car rentals to get yourself to St George's, the beaches, and dining spots for lunch and dinner.
Another off the beaten path Grenada B&B is located in the northern region is the Morne Fendue Plantation House, set in a historic old stone colonial mansion near Levera National Park and Bathway Beach. The house itself dates to the early 1900s, but earlier houses (that were since destroyed by hurricanes) are part of the history of Grenada, as spices and sugar cane were grown in the surrounding fields as far back as the eighteenth century.
If you want to have easy access to all the island’s attractions, you can also find a Grenada bed and breakfast right in the bustling little capital city of St George's. Here you can walk to the harbor and catch a water taxi to Grand Anse Beach for a day of sunbathing or for a day’s excursion to one of the smaller islands. You can book a scuba diving excursion or hiking tour in the interior of the island, and have a wide choice of dining spots.