Russ Fielden originally from the UK and Magdalena Fielden from Mexico had worked together in the Yacht Chartering and Hospitality Industries for almost 30 years, in locations including: Mexico, the South Pacific and Caribbean. Russ a trained engineer and Magdalena an architect have made the ideal team to create what is known now as True Blue Bay Boutique Resort.
Their home spoon hospitality skills, years of experience and knowledge of what tourist and visitors to the island want, has helped create this “Grenadian home away from home” like environment at their lovely resort. They have personally designed the whole resort, built every room, hand picked every piece of furniture and decoration and implemented all details to create a very comfortable, efficient and pleasant place to just relax and enjoy visiting.
Their daughters Marie and Renatta have happily grown up and studied in Grenada. Marie is about to graduate from the local St George’s University and Renatta about to join the local TAMCC College.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the area known as True Blue was an Indigo plantation. As the price of Indigo dropped, the plantations fell one by one into disuse. In 1968 the Caribbean Trade Fair was held in True Blue. It was during this time that the roads we enjoy today were built. Later the area was subdivided and over several years True Blue developed into one of the most desired areas of Grenada and the home of St. George’s University.
In 1998, Magdalena and Russ purchased what was then called True Blue Inn, which consisted of three, two-bedroom cottages and four waterfront apartments. They dug in and started refurbishing and rebuilding and by the end of 1999, True Blue Bay Resort was a handsome fifteen-room resort. During the summer of 2001, another large investment was made, and the twelve Indigo rooms were built. The resort was set again to undergo yet another transformation, and by the end of 2003, five two-bedroom villas were built and the Petite Anse infinity pool opened.
In 2004, Hurricane Ivan spread it’s devastation across the island and like other properties, True Blue Bay Resort was heavily damaged. However, due to the positive attitudes and hard work put forth by the Fieldens, their staff and many of the occupying guests, the resort managed to stay open, taking care of guests and islanders alike. The rebuilding process was extensive. Most of the rooftops were destroyed, the water damage was overwhelming, and the heavy winds blew away the two-bedroom cottages.
The reconstruction efforts after Ivan, brought about the True Blue Rooms, and the ultra romantic Tower Rooms completed in November 2005. The Dodgy Dock Restaurant and Lounge Bar’s (formerly Stuart’s Bar) renovation was completed in October 2006, and is once again an island hotspot.
In 2010 True Blue Bay Resort renovated their old "Waterfront Apartments" and transformed them into 10 striking "Waterfront Suites" featuring Magdalena's unique decor with comfortable Caribbean designed furnishings, king size beds, fully equipped kitchen, living room and fantastic balconies with spectacular views of the glinting waters of True Blue Bay.
At, present this Grenada Boutique Resort has 50 rooms, waterfront restaurant, marina, dive center, yacht chartering, boutique, 2 pools, spa and plans to constantly keep improving the facilities.
Last week visiting Shaman, Energy Healer and Author Swami Sadashiva Tirtha guided some of our guests through a very interesting Ayurveda workshop here at the resort. To begin the day,…
We just got more exciting news! Last week we were delighted to learn that Caribbean Journal ranked True Blue Bay Resort third in the top ten Caribbean small hotels. This…
Caribbean Journal has rated TBBR as one of the top ten best small hotels in the Caribbean for 2013. Factors including ambience, quality of food, luxury, quality of service, location,…