GRENADA, a hidden gem with unspoiled beauty famed for its aromatic spices and organic chocolate. The tri-island destinations of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are located in the Eastern Caribbean, south of Barbados. 40 white sandy beaches, 15 breath-taking waterfalls, 5 chocolate factories, 3 rum distilleries, 30 unforgettable dive sights, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean ‘Bianca C’ and the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park. https://www.puregrenada.com/
Sandals Grenada – All-Inclusive, Adults-Only island paradise situated on exclusive Pink Gin Beach.
Silversands – Private rooms, suites and villas located on Grand Anse Beach. https://www.silversandsgrenada.com/
473 Grenada Boutique Resort – Secluded private villa beach resort on a peninsula between two private beaches. https://473grenada.com/
Laluna – Romantic 16 Cottage Design boutique beachfront resort. Featuring The Laluna Art Project, a perfect venue to lend creative inspiration to visiting and residing artists. https://www.laluna.com/
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel – Five star service and luxury within a relaxed and intimate environment facing the secluded L’Anse aux Epines Beach. https://www.calabashhotel.com/
Annual Grenada Chocolate Fest – An annual week-long festival that takes place in May. The Festival celebrates all things cocoa from the tree-to-bar chocolate making process to local and sustainable cocoa inspired products. https://www.grenadachocolatefest.com/
Belmont Estate – Belmont Estate is a unique and authentic 17th century plantation that offers guests an opportunity to participate in and observe the workings of a fully functional historic cocoa plantation.
Tri Island Chocolate – Connect with local Rastafarian cocoa farmers and beekeepers from the parish of St. Andrews. Learn about life as a Rastafarian and what it means to be a Rasta from the food, history, hair, music and more. https://triisland.com/
Crayfish Bay Estate – Located on the rural, northwest corner of Grenada, this 200-year old, 15-acre cocoa estate has been restored into a fully working commercial organic farm.
Rum Boat Retreat – Join owner, Lisette Davis, who will share her extensive knowledge before guiding the visitor though the art of tasting and creation of rum. Add on chocolate for the perfect pairing. https://rumboatretreat.com/
NOTE: All bars have their own “under the counter” rums, a fusion of rum, fruit and spices. It’s a well-known-secret drink that the locals know and love. It can be potent!
Island Routes Tours – www.islandroutes.com
by Molly Sumption, Caribbean Honeymoon / Sandals Expert, Seattle & Portland / subscribe to RSS feed