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Grenada
Grenada
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Grenada

One of the most laid-back vacation spots in the Caribbean

Although not known as one of the premier vacation spots in the Caribbean, Grenada should not be overlooked. The aptly named “Spice Island” and its two sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique pack a punch when it comes to attractions and entertainment. The great houses from the distant past are now mostly renovated restaurants and inns. The River Antoine Rum Distillery gives a glimpse into the trademark liquor of the region with many of the trappings of the slavery-era Caribbean. The island is fast gaining a reputation as the place to go for a trek into nature, so come prepared with hiking shoes and comfy walking clothes to go exploring. St. George’s, the country’s capital, is an attractive place with many wonders. The horse-shaped harbor is ringed by colorful buildings, which give it a true rustic charm. The island’s black and white sand beaches are perfect for summer fun. Remember to drive on the left and keep a watch out for stray animals in the rural areas.

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  • In June 2011 we went on a two-day sailing trip to the Grenadines, including the Tobago Cays. We started from St. George`s, Grenada with the Ferry at 9am to Carriacou (Osprey Express, 160 EC return ticket). Arriving aroung 11am, Brian Fletcher, the skipper, picked us up from the port in Hillsborough, Carriacou. About a week before we had mede the arrangements over the phone and two days prior to the trip he called us to ask about food preferences and little details, which we found to be pleasurably foresighted, especially compared to caribbean standards. He drove us with his jeep to his hometown, Windward, which is about a 15min drive from the port. There we saw his boat the forst time, which was about 40ft. long (about 12m) and well maintained. From the start Brian made us feel very welcome and during the whole trip he was very pleasant and tried to made us feel as comfortable as possible. We started of to Palm Island, which is a private resort island but we were able to swim to the beautiful beach and walk around for a little bit...it felt like a little piece of paradise! Brian offered us a shower form his solar shower afterwards, which was very aggreable to rinse off all the salt before he prepared us some very good lunch, rice with chicken and vegetables (great sauce!) which he had cooked at home with his wife. So we had this awsome scenery of the palm island beach for the meal and felt the first time like we were doing the best thing so far on our trip to Grenada! We then went on to Meyreau, which has a small village and two very nice beaches, to reach the more beatiful one we walked up the hill, where we had a breathtaking view of the Tobago Cays, which was our main destination for the next day. Such turquois sea, unbelievable! For dinner we went into one of the six! restaurants in the little village, the island paradise, where we were served great seafood at reasonable prices (and had the honor to be the only guests, as it was low season). Sleeping on the boat was very nice, with tiny waves rocking the boat gently, and we awoke to a breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and coffee as a perfect start into the second day. Heading off to the Tobago Cays, we could barely hide our excitement to see and swim with the turtles! Reaching there and diving into the tremendeously beautiful water, we were soon in the midst of several turtles, which did not feel disturbed by us at all and we were swimming along with them over an hour! What a once in a lifetime experience! After a second lunch we headed back to Petite Martinique, where we catched the ferry back to Grenada. Brian charged us 385USD for the two of us, which seemed very reasonable, especially in the light of the costs of other trips. We had thought about taking a plane to Union Island from Grenada and going on to the TObago Cay with a boat, which would have cost 320 USD per PErson! and we ould have had only about 1-2hours at the Cays, without the great experience of the sailing! So as a conclusion we would definitely say it was in far advance the best thing we have done on Grenada, and we had spent 8 weeks before on the Island! Brian is the nicest guy you could think of and he is such a good sailor (he`s been sailing since he was a kid) that you feel safe all the time, even with a little bit of rougher sea.
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