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    Sterling8200
    07 Sep 2022
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    We visited Grenada in May 2022. We’d been wanting to go for some time but the Pandemic caused a delay. We visited for our 3rd Anniversary trip. We stayed at the Royalton Grenada, which I booked via “greenbookglobal”. Because I am a Marriott Platinum member we were upgraded to the all inclusive portion of the resort, which include a private butler named Kezia! That was an unexpected perk. She assisted us with getting a driver to go downtown Grenada, she got us reservations at restaurants and other activities.
    We were able to change our money at the hotel, but there is a limit to what you can pull out daily. Most spots take credit cards, but for tips, cash is preferred.
    It is important to leave the resort and head out, so we had our butler assist us in getting a taxi to go downtown. Our driver did a Panoramic tour on our way downtown and dropped us in the heart of spice island and picked us up about 2 – 3 hours later. We did our own walking tour. We found a local art gallery where we purchased a painting. We went to the Chocolate shop to try some chocolate and learn the history and we purchased some spices.
    Our driver also introduced us to the person that we went out with the following day to go and see the underwater sculpture museum, which is amazing if you snorkel.
    We sampled local food as well and took part in massages and facials at the resort.
    Grenada is a must see, it’s easy to navigate and very safe.

  2. Traveling Dancer
    04 Jan 2022
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    The Spice Island is definitely for LOVERS. What’s nice is that Grenadians don’t crowd tourists like other destinations. They are extremely friendly, open, and social if engaged but are far from aggressive. You can tell that they have a true heart of servitude and want people to enjoy and have a good time.

    Visiting with my Lover Man, we were able to be playful and free on the beach enjoying our cocktails and the playing of music with our own speaker with problems. We were able to explore other beaches outside of our resort “True Blue Bay Resort” simply by signing in, taking a temperature and providing a photo copy of our vaccine card and ID.

    Everywhere you go the sites are beautiful, we often ran into other couples or families exploring the streets or shopping in the market. It was lovely. We had a spice demonstration that ignite your senses and pallet for what to cook back home. It was euphoric to say that least, a little shop called “Sugar and Spice.”

    All and All. We were satisfied and treated like Royalty if not a Close Cousin our Friend. Oh yea, and it helps to be BLACK!:)

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    negratienesazon
    03 Sep 2020
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    I’ve traveled in and out of Grenada many times over the past few years and each time I discover something new. My last trip was full of adventure but one very important thing to know about Grenada (or Greenz as it’s locally known) is that it is NOT cheap. The average exchange rate is roughly 3:1 or $2.75EC for every 1USD which sounds like it would be to your advantage but…not quite. Set a budget and prepare to spend twice that amount.

    As a budget traveler, I utilize local taxis and public transportation to get around when most convenient. If this is your travel style, it’s important to note what times are rush hour and consider the fact that most buses won’t leave the terminal until they are full (or 80% full). Not having this information caused me to list 2 flights and 2 event reservations . One thing that I do love about Grenada is that you won’t find many panhandlers or scammers trying to cheat you out of your money but caution is advised as always.

    MUST Do’s on the island:

    1. Lunch at Belmont Estate- This was by far my favorite experience on the island! Excellent customer service and INCREDIBLE food. Belmont Estate is a former plantation that has been converted into a museum. A booked reservation includes buffet style lunch and a tour of the chocolate factory. This is an interactive experience that walks you through the chocolate conversion process and lets you sample homegrown cacao as well. If you only spend one day in Grenada, be sure to have lunch at Belmont.

    2. Umbrella’s Beach Bar – One of the islands few low key dining spots that cater to foreign cuisine. Positioned in a corner off of Grand Anse’s beach, here you’ll find all of your classic American staples (burger and fries) as well as some of the island’s native dishes such as lambi and saltfish.

    3. Lavo Lanes- Bowling alley and game center. They usually have a ton of fun things going on including karaoke and movie nights. Take a taxi here because after 9pm, you’ll NEVER get a bus out of this area.

    4. Grand Anse Beach- Grenada’s most popular beach and super accessible. It’s a great place to relax no matter the time of day. My favorite times are sun up and sun down. It’s HOT every other hour of the day.

    5. Spice Harmony Yoga- Beautiful scenery, calming atmosphere and lovely instructors. The Glow Yoga Wall class is the jam.

    6. Carriacou- I’m gonna have to write a separate review for this as I lived here for 6 months and it’s a TOTALLY different experience from mainland Grenada but worth checking out if you’ll be on the island for more than a week.

  4. TyInternational
    TyInternational
    24 Mar 2020
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    Grenada is a Caribbean beauty that often go unnoticed. Unlike some other nearby island, Grenada is not as developed and so richly maintains it’s culture and history. Grenada is made of three Islands (incl Carriacou and Petite Martinque).

    Positive:
    Friendliness: one the friendliest places – everybody is very welcoming and you must say either ‘Good Morning, Good Afternoon, or Goodnight’ to others, even if just passing them on the street.
    Beaches: to die for. I’d particularly recommend Gran Anse and Pink Gin in Grenada and Paradise Beach and Sandy Island in Carriacou (a short 15min flight or boat ride over)
    Activities: apart from the beaches, scuba diving, snorkelling, rum factory, nutmeg factory, sulphur springs, waterfalls, day/ overnight trips to the island, market walks
    Carnival: known as Spice Mas – is a brilliant time where the island comes alive. You MUST NOT miss Jouvert – which remembers a time when slaves would hold their own carinvals as they were banned from attending the others and would mock their slave masters. Beware of the Jab Jab – Grenada is the best for this.
    Rum: doesn’t need a comment.

    Negatives:
    Affordability: Has become and expensive place to visit. Cheap flights can be found from the US, however hotels are quite expensive.
    Nightlife: the island comes alive during carnival (August), but it just ‘ok’ otherwise
    Transport: is not 24hours, unless you have a designated driver or rent a vehicle.

    A must visit island!

  5. iamniafaith
    iamniafaith
    13 Jan 2020
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    The food is great but be mindful of the fact that the grocery stores sell things at a huge markup. Try to purchase local foods and items to avoid having to pay extra for imported items. The local food is fantastic though – go to Dodgy Dock in true blue on Wednesday nights to try a variety of local foods at their street festival. The shark and bake there is phenomenal. Also, there is a lady named Sandra who has a small roti shop on the side of the road. I believe they are open Monday Wednesday and Friday. Her roti is the best I have ever tried anywhere and very flavourful. She sells out very quickly so get there early. Ask any local where Sandra’s roti shop is. You won’t be disappointed.

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    EbonyChristopher
    16 Nov 2019
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    Grenada is my home! My family are from there so I try to visit once a year, Firstly Grenada is known for jab jab, which is the first day of carnival, so if you’re into soca and love carnival, this is the place for you to go in August, there is always a beach party or bbq to go to, and there are small deserted islands very close to Grenada, literally a boat ride away, I went to one last year and the ruins of what used to be there were really fascinating, there is also the underwater sculpture people like to visit, I went to River Antoine rum distillery, where you get to see how rum is made, it’s one of the oldest if not the oldest water powered distillery’s in the Caribbean, after the tour you get to try the rums and you can buy miniatures or big bottles. Lastly Grenada has a few waterfalls, which I definitely advise to visit, they are the hidden gems of Grenada because not everyone knows about them but the views are breathtaking. This is really a sun sea and sand destination with a side of adventure so if you’re looking for a getaway in the Caribbean to do more than just relax, Grenada is the place.

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    iamfaithleya
    03 Sep 2019
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    Grenada is a gorgeous and romantic island full of lush landscape and plenty of stunning panoramic views. During a resort visit back when I worked for Sandals, I was able to see first hand why Grenada is the perfect honeymoon destination. The resort is very intimate in size as well as the beach due to high tides, so the location seems to focus more on the rooms and excellent staff service. The best room types are the SkyPool Butler Suites, which feature an infinity pool balcony seemingly suspended in the sky and overlooking the sea. The cost for these high-end rooms are quite up there at 1,100/night (per couple) given the all-included nature of the resort. However, regardless of which room you are in the resort is absolutely beautiful and the other rooms are just as luxurious starting around $580/night (per couple). As with all Sandals Resorts, food and drinks are included at the 10 gourmet restaurants and there is always some type of entertainment going on from themed party nights to cultural events with locals. If you’re an avid scuba diver or want to knock it off your bucket list, they also operate one of the top five dive sites in the western hemisphere. Overall, I would recommend the resort to couples celebrating a special occasion or looking to treat themselves to all-inclusive luxury vacation.

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    axelle_travels
    08 Jul 2019
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    Grenada, the spice island, will definitely give you a lot of spice and a whole lot of fun! This island is full of beautiful beaches, amazingly nice people, and food that makes your mouth water. I got the opportunity to stay at Sandals Silversands Resort, which I must admit that the photos of this resort do not do it justice. From the long infinity pool leading to the beach, to the food, and the amazing other amenities that this resort has to offer, it was a truly a great time! Outside the resort, the nightlife is very nice: full of music, dancing, and nicely priced drinks! I also enjoyed chasing waterfalls while on the island. The seven sisters and the hike along the way was great! To complete your trip, you must go on a spice island tour to visit the chocolate factory, local plantations which harvest their famous spices, and also distillery to see how they make these delicious drinks! Check out my IG page (axelle_travels) for photo of the amazing infinity pool at Sandals Silversands Resort! https://www.instagram.com/p/BwAptSJjFRP/. Any trip to Grenada will be a great time, guaranteed!

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    bkmandy
    06 Jan 2019
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    Grenada is hands down one of the most BEAUTIFUL islands you will ever visit. But on top of it’s beauty, there is also so many amazing things to do while there. First, if you’re looking for an amazing beach. Grand Anse is it! It is one of my favorite beaches in the entire Caribbean. As for adventure, the fun is endless. The beautiful waterfalls (Seven Sisters is my fave) are absolutely breathtaking. The Underwater Sculpture Park is also a MUST. The beauty and history of it will leave you amazed. And if you love snorkeling, you will love this! The Spice Plantation Tour is awesome as well. And if you really want to immerse in the culture, take a visit into Town (St. Georges) and do some shopping. I’ve also head that the Sun Hunters ATV Tours are amazing, and it’s next on my list the next time I visit!

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    jetsetjimmy
    31 Oct 2018
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    I’m surprised Grenada isn’t more popular than it is. The country is beautiful with so many different things to do. Also very affordable, cheap even. Taxis getting around the island are the most expensive part. The drivers don’t have meters in the car so they just make up prices in their head it seems. You might feel like they’re trying to get over on you. But they are very knowledgeable about the island and don’t mind telling you facts about various places or even stopping so you can grab a pic. The locals are black so traveling while black is no issue here. No shortage of hiking trails, waterfalls, or beaches. Bug spray is a must. We stayed in Morne Jaloux which translates to jealous mountain. They say it’s named that because of the view and I 100% agree. You could see from the tree tops all the way to the ocean from our balcony. The beaches were relaxing with no peddlers trying to sell you trinkets. Excellent spot for any type of trip.

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    jbgeorge
    26 Jul 2018
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    Grenada is a small but beautiful in the Caribbean. You can technically drive around the island in an entire but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to do because there definitely is. The Best thing I appreciated about Grenada is the fact that is still has the “island” essence or feel of being an island. I’ve been to a few other Caribbean island and my opinion was that it didn’t feel much like an island because it was too modernized and tried to replicate big cities that it lost it touch. I do love and live for certain amenities and you can definitely find really posh places in Grenada but it still feels like a vacation, an island. ”The main city or “Parish” is St. George’s. That’s where you’ll find all the action. Tons of things to do year round, from parties, brewery and rum factory tours, tons of beaches with crystal clear waters, historic cities.

    I went this past June for a family reunion and had a blast. I stayed in a fairly priced Airbnb in the Lans Aux Espines area in St. George’s. We were about 5/10 minutes away from everything: Super market, gas station, beer brewery, a few local bars. We rented a car which worked out perfect for our itinerary. You can find taxi’s and local buses to and from certain places but theyre not as easily available as having your own transportation. Being that it was reunion, most of the activities were pre-organized but you can definitely live on the fly out there. We did a hiking tour to Mt. Qua Qua, that’s a mountain in the rain forest called Gran Etang, which is in the parish of St. Andrews. It was free to hike the trails. Theres also many other trails within the forest which all lead to or pass by several waterfalls. We also went on a snorkeling tour to the famous Underwater Sculptures in St. George’s. Also, check out Sun Hunters for atv/jeep tours. Did an atv tour with them and it was really fun. Tour was a few hours and very inexpensive, they took us to alot of spots on the island. The Grenadian people are very friendly welcoming and warm. The island is very safe. Feel comfortable to stop anyone and anywhere to ask for directions or just mix and migle.

    Travel Tips:
    1) There aren’t much streets signs. Most people use landmarks or certain areas as a point of reference for directions etc. So try to pay attention to your surroundings.
    2) Great food spots: Andy’s(Breakfast), Sangria & Aquarium (Dinner), Umbrellas (Lunch – **Located right on Grand Anse Beach**)
    3) Rental car not necessary but could be helpful to venture out
    4) Exchange rate: $1US = 2.50 – 2.75EC
    5) Mosquito Repellant is a MUST. As most Caribbean places, theres mosquitoes everywhere. Some more places than others though.
    6) Typically rains once almost every day but rarely more than 10minutes +

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    theresepurcell
    24 Jul 2018
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    I visited Grenada for 10 days at the end of June and although it is a small island there is SO much to do. From snorkeling the underwater museum off the coast to jumping off waterfalls at the “Seven Sisters” waterfalls to hiking Grand Etang there is so much to do! I also recommend SunHunters tours for an ATV tour around the island! There are so many places to eat with a delicious authentic restaurant called Andy’s Soup House that I highly recommend! If you like pasta and seafood DEFINITELY head to Sangria restaurant for their seafood pasta (I got it in the cream sauce). For nightlife you can go to Bananas or Prickly Bay Marina. You absolutely can’t forget about Grand Anse beach to relax and unwind and take a short walk down to Umbrellas for lunch and a few drinks. I will definitely be going back!

    Cheers,
    Therese (@iamnursett)

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    jerleighanne
    23 Mar 2018
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    Grenada oh Grenada. I had a blast here. We went to a live soca/reggae concert where we drank ice cold Caribs and chilled Rivers ( their local rum, not for the light hearted). We then went “hashing”. It’s a tedious trek though the mountains ( again not for the light hearted). It took me 4 hours to complete. Then we finished off with some oil down and moreeeeee cold Carib. I also visited Fort George where Maurice Bishop met his untimely death. The best beach I visited was Grand anse beach. So beautiful so serene. I’m my last day I walked around the are where Grand Etang is located. Talk about beautiful! Legend is if u divr all the way to the bottom you end up in St.Vincent. Yes for Grenada!

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    21 Dec 2017
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    There are so much things to do here in Grenada. The most relaxing is one of the best beaches called Grand Anse Beach. Grenada has amazing waterfalls (concord & Annandale). Visit the Belmont Estate and Fish Friday in Gouyave, St. John’s. The people here are lovely. The atmosphere, the sun is breathtaking. It’s an island you would loveeeee to visit.

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