This post is a little over due and my apologies in advance! Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a dinner hosted by The Grenada Tourist Authority. It was a great evening filled with music, dinner (At Maggiano’s) and a wonderful presentation to honor the new Delta air service from Atlanta to Grenada.
About Grenada: The island of Grenada is a fresh take on the Caribbean and for those who are looking for a place to visit other than Jamaica, Mexico or The Dominican Republic you should definitely consider it. Made up of 3 Islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique it’s located in the eastern Caribbean. Grenada sits on 133 square miles, 21 miles long by 12 miles wide. Because of it’s production of nutmeg this petite island is considered to be the ‘Spice of the Caribbean.’ What the Island lacks in size it makes up for with it’s people. The people of Grenada are looking to embrace you, share stories and celebrate with you.
Where to Stay: From luxury hotels to intimate villas Grenada has something to offer for the honeymooners looking to reconnect as well as for a girls trip/getaway. For the presentation, we were educated on 5 Resorts:
Sandals La Source Resort & Spa: This adult only resort features 225 rooms & suites consisting of 3 Villages in 1 resort enjoy a luxurious stay and marvel at the unique Sandals Experience including three pools, two river pools, and nine different restaurants, including a steakhouse. Perfect for the couple who is familiar with the Sandals experience and wanting something all inclusive.
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Spice Island Beach Resort: If you’re looking for something smaller this family owned boutique style resort offers an all inclusive experience with it’s 64 elegant suites, many with private pools, lazy hammocks on private porches and spice scented breezes. Not to mention gourmet cuisine; a full service spa, numerous activities, steel-band entertainment and picturesque sunsets. Spice Island is also kid friendly.
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Mount Cinnamon Grenada: Another boutique option sitting on 2 miles of powder white sand this resort offers just 22, sea-facing one bedroom Hacienda Suites as well as 1,2 or 3 bedroom villas. Take in the coastal views, poolside bar or even the spa..this is the perfect getaway for the couple who is looking to kickback and relax or even splurge or some water excursions. Caters to families, honeymooners and couples.
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Radisson Grenada: Another great option for those traveling with children the accommodations offer 240 beautiful rooms and ultra-luxurious suites, a 300-foot fantasy pool with twin waterfalls, two whirlpools and a swim-up bar and poolside restaurant. Enjoy drinks at the beach bar and Pineapple Lounge, savor international and local cuisine at the Tradewinds Restaurant,play tennis or indulge in an array of watersports.
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Grenadian by Rex Resorts: Recently renovated this all inclusive resort boasts 172 rooms with stunning views and a variety of meal choices including poolside lunch as well as buffet style. Image Credit: Grenada by Rex Resorts
Things to Do: There’s never a dull moment on this gorgeous island. Grenada offers a wide range of activities and fun. Including the first Underwater Sculpture Park which reflects the true Grenadian culture. The Jamboulay Island Tour is an all day activity taking you through the rain forest, view picturesque landscaping of nutmeg and spice processing stations and enjoy samples of the islands most international dishes. Grenada is also home to many festivals including the Carriacou Carnival & Grenada Spice Mas Festival just to name a few.
The dinner was great but the presentation was even better. I was really impressed with the people of Grenada who came here specifically to tell us about this petite island, so much so that I have added this to my 2016 trips. If you are looking for a different kind of Caribbean experience you must do the same.
Have you ever been to Grenada?