We treasure the paradise we reside in and are commitment to lessening our impact on the environment. Since the resort’s inception we have been making gradual steps to move further away from fossil fuels, towards a resort run completely on renewable energy.
In addition to the solar water heaters and 48 solar panels initially installed when we built Maca Bana, we added an additional 63 panels in 2009. While comfort, quality, and convenience is our top priority, guests can rest assured that the enduring Grenadian sun powers the modern appliances in each villa.
In 2004 hurricane Ivan had a devastating effect on the lush landscape of Grenada, crippling agricultural development and thriving forests. In an on-going effort to support our farmers and provide guests with fresh, local produce, we purchased a 15-acre plot of farmland in the parish of St David in 2008.
Since then, we have been working diligently to restore the land to its productive pre‐hurricane‐Ivan state. We have fought to protect it from urban encroachment while providing steady employment for local farmers. The freshly cooked meals at Aquarium Restaurant utilize these organically farmed short crops of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, herbs and sweet peppers to complement the catch of the day. We have also revived the land’s original purpose by cultivating nutmeg and avocado, and utilize the invasive bamboo as interior and exterior design elements.
Slow Food – From the forest to your plate
Imagine foraging for the ingredients of your evening meal, settling down on your private sun deck and savoring every single bite of the freshly cooked meal you worked hard to harvest. All this is achievable with a rainforest tour of our organic farm in the mountains of St. David’s. We invite you to explore the fruit trees that inspired the names of each villa, taste the fresh spring water flowing through the rocks, and have a shot of rum with the local farmers who can teach you a thing or two about rural Grenadian life.
Guided trips to the rural countryside (approx. 2 hours) cost US$ 30.00 per person.
We want Maca Bana to feel like your home away from home, and given that the kitchen is the heart of every home, each villa has a fully equipped and spacious kitchen fitted with Miele appliances and European-tiled countertops.
Our culinary secrets are disclosed to guests who dare to step into our very own kitchen at Aquarium Restaurant. Uncover the ingredients of our gourmet dishes under the instruction of a master chef, or create Grenada’s national dish, Oil Down, from scratch by preparing fresh produce. Our private cooking lessons are fun and informative and allow you to share the flavors of Caribbean cuisine with family and friends back home.
One-to-one lessons at Aquarium Restaurant or in your private kitchen cost US$ 65.00 per hour. Please note there is an additional charge for food.