Sandals has bought the 100-room LaSource Resort in Grenada, after it closed on October 15 due to financial difficulties.

LaSource is Sandals Resorts International’s first property in Grenada, and the 14th in its Sandals portfolio, and was acquired for an undisclosed sum following discussions with Grenada’s government.

Sandals Resorts chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart said: “After looking to expand here for more than a decade, we are delighted to confirm the acquisition of our first ever resort in Grenada and are incredibly proud to have found the perfect location to add to our brand. 

“We are confident that guests will continue to be impressed by our tradition of exceeding expectations through innovation and unwavering service, which has become our standard across the Sandals Resorts brand.”

The property, which is located on the exclusive Pink Gin Beach and surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on three sides, will become Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa and will open following Sandals branding enhancements.

Once complete, the resort will have added 100 rooms to offer a selection of 200 guest rooms, private cottages and bungalows, many of which will be concierge and butler-level suites, including the brand’s signature Rondoval suites.

According to Stewart, each of the resort’s “magnificently-appointed” luxury accommodations will be “extremely spacious” and all will feature room service.

The resort’s enhancements will also include some of the brand’s signature dining establishments such as the beachfront Neptunes. Other amenities will include an expansive new infinity pool and swim-up bar, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a full-service Red Lane Spa, plus a number of entertainment lounges including a library and piano bar.

“This has been nearly a 12-year search to grow our roots in the Spice Island,” said Stewart. “It is our distinct pleasure and honour to foster the expansion of tourism to this jewel in the Caribbean.”