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Maca Bana Laid Back Luxury & Natural Elegance


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An intimate boutique hotel with 7 artistically designed, solar powered villas for stunning ocean views, unrivaled privacy and laid-back luxury on the Spice Isle Grenada, Caribbean. Private hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens, individual cookery lessons and art classes, spa treatments and yoga classes.

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Maca Bana Laid Back Luxury & Natural Elegance

  1. 1. Welcome to natural elegance & relaxed luxury
  2. 4. ‘ The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.’ Saint Augustine Open the book of Grenada - full of exotic flavours and vibrant colours, authentic charisma and sumptuous tranquility. Our small hotel is your creative, peaceful haven during your journey and your stay at Maca Bana will be as individual and unique as you are. We invite you to pamper your senses with private art tuition, yoga or pilates classes, custom-designed cookery lessons and spa treatments. We invite you to explore our island from a new perspective... through the eyes of an enchanted artist, a passionate chef or a down-to-earth farmer on our organic farming project in the rainforest. We invite you to cherish the cool breezes and the warm sunshine, knowing that your villa luxury is powered by solar energy. We would like you to unwind and forget the world outside, savour Grenada and return home enriched and re-energized with inspiring memories.
  3. 5. It’s just you… and the view
  4. 6. in a nutshell… 7 individually designed banas nestled on a cliff above white sand Magazine Beach with stunning ocean views: - 2 one-bedroom banas (1-2 persons) - 5 deluxe banas , which can be rented with only one bedroom for 1-2 persons or with both bedrooms for 3-4 persons All villas are named after tropical fruits and themed accordingly by fine artist & co-owner Rebecca Thompson. Fully landscaped tropical gardens with infinity edge swimming-pool and central rock waterfall feature connecting the lily pond and the terrapin pond. 111 solar panels provide electricity for Maca Bana, further environmental measures below Located south of St. George’s on Magazine Beach
  5. 7. hotel facilities saline infinity-edge swimming-pool wireless internet access throughout The Aquarium Restaurant La Sirena Beach Bar room amenities massaging hot tub air-conditioning ceiling fans personal safe stereo-system with CD-player flat screen cable TV direct dial telephone wireless internet access coffee machine Nespresso machine blender gas stove & electrical oven kettle microwave fridge/freezer with ice-maker *dishwasher *washing machine & dryer * only in deluxe banas
  6. 9. rates include airport transfers daily maid service free use of sun beds on the beach, snorkel equipment and ocean kayaks ‘ welcome fridge stock’ with basic groceries for the first breakfast(s) additional hotel services personal laundry service US$ 10.00 per half load US$ 20.00 per full load ironing service available shopping service US$ 19.00 per shopping plus expenses for items requested personal chef service Aquarium chef to prepare your meal in your bana’s kitchen to enjoy on the sun deck US$ 45.00 for service plus cost for food personal breakfast service Maca Bana staff member to prepare a sumptuous breakfast in your bana US$ 25.00 per person per day
  7. 11. deluxe banas Very spacious buildings featuring large fully equipped kitchens, dining area and living area. Master bedroom with king-size bed, second bedroom with two queen-size beds, - each with desk, walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with double vanity sinks, shower and separate toilet. Large balcony / verandah with sun beds, lounging, covered dining area and private massaging hot tub. Utility room for personal laundry requirements. Deluxe banas can be rented by 1-2 persons with the second bedroom locked up or by 3-4 persons, using both bedrooms.
  8. 12. Avocado
  9. 17. Mango
  10. 18. Mango
  11. 22. Coconut
  12. 25. Coconut
  13. 29. Cherry
  14. 34. Cherry’s ‘secret garden’
  15. 36. Pineapple
  16. 42. one-bedroom banas Spacious buildings with bedroom, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. Bedroom with desk, panoramic window seat and king-size four-poster bed. En suite bathroom with double vanity sinks, shower and separate toilet. Sun deck with covered dining area, sun beds and private massaging hot tub.
  17. 43. Paw Paw
  18. 49. Rock Fig
  19. 55. Yes, I do!
  20. 56. weddings at Maca Bana
  21. 57. to have and to hold
  22. 60. unwind SPA at Maca Bana
  23. 61. rejuvenate
  24. 62. enjoy
  25. 65. ART food for the soul
  26. 66. private art lessons … an inspirational journey
  27. 68. cookery lessons private
  28. 82. our commitment to luxury & sustainability At Maca Bana, we are striving to set an example that eco tourism and responsible development are attainable for small family run businesses. We firmly believe that every little step will make a difference and help preserve the paradise we live in. Starting with the construction, we have provided an oasis of peacefulness, luxury and beauty in tune with our lush environment. Our environmental guidelines encompass a list ranging from solar energy, a saline infinity-edge pool and energy efficient appliances to the daily energy saving and waste reducing practices which are carried out by owners, staff and management… the little steps we can all take every day to do our share in the face of this huge challenge of reducing global warming.
  29. 83. renewable energy In June 2007, we have taken the first step away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy, setting the pace for green tourism in Grenada. A solar system with 48 panels was installed in addition to the pre-existing standard solar water heaters. Our photo-voltaic system was extended in April 2009 to a total of 111 solar panels covering the electrical needs of our boutique hotel. Maca Bana guests can now enjoy 5 star luxury and a holiday home with every imaginable convenience in jungle-like surroundings, knowing that the high quality appliances they use are powered by the very sun that they have come to soak up.
  30. 84. ‘ green luxury’ Saline (chemical-free) swimming-pool Composting from The Aquarium Restaurant’s and the hotel guests’ kitchen waste collection Organic nursery, fruit tree orchard and herb garden Energy saving bulbs, motion sensors & timers, photocell lights Low flush toilets, energy / water efficient appliances Trees planted along Magazine beach in 2007 to create a palm avenue and root protection for sand retention. … and more social responsibility Ocean Conservancy’s ‘International Coastal Cleanup’, the world’s largest annual volunteer event of its kind - our management and staff cleaned up Magazine Beach and surroundings on 18 th Sept. 2009. Staff is kept employed full time during low season, also during current world wide recession. Use of local suppliers / products such as spice soaps, fish, lobster, flowers etc. Practice training for TAMCC students Support of several local charities … and more
  31. 85. St. David’s project ~ restoration of a slice of rainforest & organic farming
  32. 86. organic farming & rainforest preservation The owners Uli Kuhn and Rebecca Thompson embarked on their agricultural project in August 2008 and purchased a 15 acre plot of land situated high up in the mountains of the parish of St. David’s. The land was previously part of a larger nutmeg plantation and had been neglected since Hurricane Ivan. After the 2004 hurricane, all trees in the area were stripped of their leaves and badly affected by the salt water the storm had carried into the mountains. The first plants that started to come back were vines which soon took over, covering all the bare tree trunks and the ground, leaving no space to breathe and grow for saplings and strangling the rain forest trees. Our organic farming & rainforest preservation project provides much needed permanent employment for locals from the area in their natural work field, and at the same time helps preserve a part of rainforest from building development, saving and keeping the big rainforest trees (i.e. nutmeg, breadfruit, cocoa etc.). Organic farming of short crops between the existing trees complements the existing supply for our Aquarium Restaurant. The farmers are growing short crops including lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, sweet peppers and local seasoning peppers which are thriving in the rain forest climate between sugarcane, banana trees and the rainforest trees. We are also harvesting from the pre-existing but cleared nutmeg and avocado trees. Naturally growing bamboo was harvested for construction and for an interior decorating project.
  33. 87. Cucumber, cocoa, callaloo & nutmeg
  34. 88. Grenada from a different angle. To give our guests the opportunity to see the island from a totally different perspective, we have put together programs that intend to tangibly link tourism, nature and agriculture through the spirit of Maca Bana: Through our special private tours, we introduce our interested guests to rural life in Grenada and to the island’s natural and agricultural diversity. The guests can meet farmers who are proud to share their culture. The “slow food” tour is food-focused and guests can hand-pick their ingredients for dinner. On the “nature & art appreciation ” tour, guests experience the Spice Isle through the eyes of an artist with the lush environment as an inspiration for landscape painting. The trips aim to provide the guests with a better understanding of their holiday destination.
  35. 89. Celebrate life.