One of the world’s most exclusive vacation playgrounds awaits you on Calivigny Island. This beautiful, rugged isle, just a stone’s throw off the coast of Grenada, is only rented to one group at a time.
That means you and your guests will have a private Caribbean Island paradise to call your own, whether you rent it for a weekend, a week, or a month.
What exactly does this private Caribbean paradise look like? What sort of accommodations and amenities are yours (and yours alone) to enjoy? What sets it apart from other private island getaways in the West Indies?
In this guide to Calivigny Island, we’ll break all of that down and more. And we’ll explain how WIMCO can make the dream of escaping to your own private Caribbean island — at least for a blissful spell — a magnificent reality.
Calivigny Island – Why Visit?
The fact that a stay on Calivigny means that the entire island is your own private domain is irresistible. It’s one thing to have 80 acres of tropical splendor at your personal disposal. It’s another to also have top-class culinary staff, housekeepers, wellness experts, and world-famous designers, making your experience genuinely magical.
Long uninhabited, Calivigny Island was purchased in 2001 to serve as a private West Indian island escape for its owners. Now, its palatial accommodations, flawless beaches, experienced staff, and haute cuisine are available for discerning travelers as well.
An all-inclusive Calivigny getaway gives you complete access to the island and its attentive staff. Enjoy watersports and games, yoga and wellness, offshore fishing, fine dining, and much more.
Calivigny Island Resort: Highlights & Features
- Two expansive villas with 19 suites, plus three beachfront cottages
- Exclusive use of the island for up to 50 guests
- 24-hour housekeeping & laundry service
- Private high-end chefs and customized menus
- Fitness center
- Floodlit tennis court
- Billiards room
- Windsurfing, fly-boarding, jet-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, SUP, and other watersports
- Snorkeling & scuba diving
- Fleet of boats available for sunset cruises, deep-sea fishing, and other uses
- Jogging paths
- Excursions to nearby Grenada & other Lesser Antilles islands
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Where is Calivigny Island?
Calivigny Island lies a quarter-mile off the southeastern coast of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. This is the far south end of the Windward Islands, along the boundary of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Calivigny Island and the similarly sized Hog Island to the immediate west form the “gates” of Grenada’s Woburn Bay.
Calivigny Island lies about 110 miles north of Venezuela, in the southeastern corner of the Caribbean Sea.
Your escape to Calivigny Island with WIMCO Villas is all-inclusive. The nightly rental price covers everything you can do on the island, including all activities and meals. Also included are daily housekeeping, security services, and access to the well-appointed fitness center and business center facilities. The main accommodations include WiFi.
From watersports equipment and the Calivigny boat fleet to the tennis court and giant portable movie screen, all-island amenities are at your disposal.
Activities & Experiences on Calivigny Island
Calivigny’s experiences span the spectrum: indoor and outdoor activities, carefree R&R, and fast-paced thrills and adventure. The full complement of Caribbean watersports and ocean recreation is available.
Try fly-boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, or enjoy sunrise kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Snorkeling opportunities abound. Furthermore, you can experience some first-rate reef and wreck diving locally.
You can also get a taste of the caliber of Windward Island deep-sea fishing. Bluewater charters take you out to cast for such legendary, hard-fighting game fish as marlin and tuna. Or perhaps a sunset champagne cruise is more your offshore style.
There’s plenty to do on dry land, as well, like some relaxing quality time spent on the island’s six sandy beaches. Go for a morning jog or bike ride amid gorgeous tropical lushness. While away an evening around the billiard or poker table.
Serve, volley, and drop shots to your heart’s content on the full-size, floodlit tennis court. Take a culinary class: wood-fired pizza-making, maybe, or Japanese cookery. Indulge in beachfront yoga or an in-suite massage.
Declare an island-wide beach bonfire party and movie night on the huge portable projector screen. Watch the ancient ritual of sea turtle hatching in October and November. Enjoy a Grenada excursion for rum-tastings, waterfall tours, or St. George’s shopping. Sail farther afield to Carriacou or elsewhere in the Grenadines.
A Calivigny Island odyssey can be as wide-open and uncluttered or as action-packed as you wish. Many opt for that perfect balance of sand-between-your-toes R&R and sightseeing/watersports fun.
Villas Available on Calivigny Island
A pair of large, spectacular villas provide multi-suite accommodations on Calivigny Island, backed up by three beach bungalows. These account for a total of 25 bedrooms and suites. Each of the properties comes stacked with luxury amenities and glorious views.
The Beach House
The grandest of the Calivigny Island accommodations, this 10-suite villa welcomes as many as 20 guests. The Beach House is a feast for the eyes alone with its extraordinary architectural blend of French Colonial and Balinese styles.
Its furnishings showcase the designs of Oscar de la Renta and Richard Frinier. Basking in ocean and garden scenery, you’ll love the marble en-suite bathrooms and the master suite’s private Jacuzzi.
Along with a gym and billiards room, the Beach House offers the island’s premier dining setting. Its spacious rotunda, with a connected marble terrace and free-form pool, serves as an unforgettable venue for a lavish dinner or cocktail party. There’s even a wood-fired pizza oven and teppanyaki grill on hand!
The Overhang House
Survey both the Atlantic and the Caribbean from the breathtaking Overhang House. Offering nine suites, this villa includes inviting terraces and a freshwater pool.
Within, you’ll admire Christopher Guy's designs alongside extensive paintings and sculptures. What’s more, the Overhang House provides direct access to a picture-perfect beachfront.
The Beach Cottages
Deliciously intimate island lodgings define Calivigny’s three beach bungalows. These two-bedroom cottages, which sleep up to 12 guests, each include private outdoor Jacuzzis, terraces, and a fully stocked kitchen.
Dining Options on Calivigny Island
Island dining doesn’t get much better than on Calivigny. Michelin-starred French chefs oversee the bespoke haute cuisine here for the exclusive enjoyment of you and your guests.
The menus are completely customizable to your dietary preferences and needs. Much of the exceptional fare hails from the island and its immediate surroundings. Alongside fresh, daily seafood off the docks, the on-site organic farm and greenhouse yield flavorful, in-season produce. The Calivigny culinary team sources other top-shelf ingredients from nearby Grenada and the finest international suppliers.
From global classics to special requests, this superlative cookery can be enjoyed any way you wish. White-tablecloth dinners, beach cookouts, poolside cocktail hours: The sky’s the limit when it comes to Calivigny dining!
When is the Best Time to Travel to Calivigny Island?
Calivigny Island’s tropical, trade-wind climate is balmy and pleasant across the calendar. Temperatures generally run between the mid-70s and mid-80s Fahrenheit year-round. The ocean and trade-wind influence help moderate the low-latitude heat.
January through April tends to be drier. During these months, you can expect crowds during Grenada and other off-island excursions. Calivigny, of course, will be all yours even in this peak Caribbean travel season! Summer and fall months are somewhat wetter. Showers during the rainy season tend to be brief.
The main holiday season — December to early January — is a coveted window for reserving the island. It happens to be wonderful on Calivigny, weather-wise, during this festive stretch.
How to Get to Calivigny Island
You might think that getting to this exclusive private island paradise would be complicated. You’ll be pleased to know that it's easier than you think.
There are year-round direct commercial flights into Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport from New York City, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and London. Seasonal direct commercial flights from Frankfurt are available. The airport also accommodates private charters.
Once you land in Grenada, it’s a mere five-minute boat ride to Calivigny Island, where you’ll receive a warm welcome.
Private yachts can also access Calivigny Island. They can dock right at the island or a five-minute boat ride away at Grenada’s Secret Harbor Marina.
What Services Does WIMCO Villas Provide to Our Clients Renting a Villa on Calivigny Island?
WIMCO Villas will make reserving a Calivigny Island getaway an absolute breeze! Our team knows all about this exceptional Caribbean resort, and we’re here to help you plan and arrange every aspect of your trip.
Leave the logistics up to us. From international flights to boat transfers, we can lock down all your transportation needs. We will work with you on menu planning upfront so when you arrive, all your favorite foods and beverages are stocked in the island’s gourmet kitchen.
If you’re looking to hold a special event on the island, we’re happy to help iron out the details. And if you’d like to pursue an island-hopping sail or other excursions during your Calivigny residency, WIMCO can set it up!
FAQs About Calivigny Island
Have a specific question about Calivigny Island in Grenada? You’ve come to the right place! Check out answers to frequently asked questions about this remarkable vacation destination below.
How Much Does it Cost to Stay on Calivigny Island?
As with many exclusive private island resorts with villas, the price to stay at Calivigny Island varies seasonally. All-inclusive nightly rates for reserving Calivigny Island start at $132,000, plus applicable taxes. During the festive season, from mid-December through January 6th, rates are available upon request.
What Islands Are Near Calivigny Island?
Calivigny nestles close to the southeastern coastline of Grenada. The island of Grenada is situated at the “bottom” of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.
The alluring island chain of the Grenadines runs north from Grenada to St. Vincent. Carriacou — the biggest and most populated of the Grenadines — is close to Grenada and a popular excursion option for Calivigny guests. To the northeast lies Barbados, while Trinidad and Tobago are to the south.
Can I Organize a Private Event on Calivigny Island?
You absolutely can hold a private event on Calivigny Island, Grenada! This exclusive isle is prized for upscale destination Caribbean weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, film/photo shoots, and other affairs.
The staff can make just about any request happen. Indoor and outdoor facilities, private bespoke entertainment, including fireworks displays, and custom activities and excursions are all readily secured.
Ready to Get Started With Your Calivigny Island Vacation?
Whether you have additional questions about Calivigny Island, Grenada, or you’re ready to reserve this private paradise, get in touch with us
! The team at WIMCO Villas is here to help you plan your idyll on this exclusive Caribbean isle.