Travel Here: Where to Go and What to do in Grenada (The Caribbean’s Secret Gem)

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Finally sharing our Grenada trip! And a travel guide to go along with it…

St. George's, Grenada (a travel guide)

Last month, Jeff and I went to Grenada with our good friends Ashley and Jared, from Sugar & Cloth, to celebrate Jared’s bday and their recent engagement. And no exaggeration, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. We had the best time – the weather was great, the food was great, the people were awesome, and we stayed in the fanciest suite I will probably ever stay in in my life (it had a private pool and jacuzzi people).

So, when it was time to leave, I nearly could have cried. BUT we’ll always have the memories and it’s a place I will never forget!

The whole ‘couplescation’ was in partnership with the amazing folks at Sandals Resorts. Full disclosure, I had actually never been to a Sandals Resort before this trip, but holy cow, I most definitely will go to again.

Blue and green

Tennis courts

St. George's, Grenada

We stayed at Sandals LaSource, in all-inclusive resort in St.George’s, Grenada. Right on the water with a long beach to walk up and down, multiple pools, tennis courts, and really good food / cocktails. So excited to share the photos. Here we go…

There were a handful of obligatory blogger things that we felt the need to do on our trip. Like go some place with an amazing view (Fort George) and take pictures. And naturally, Ashley brought some balloons in her suitcase for some photo ops. That girl knows how to whip up a balloon garland with a quickness.

But we also did a lot of hanging out at the resort – going to the spa, swimming at the pool, eating and drinking our way through the days. Before I get into all of that though, lets start with the basics…

Where to Go and What to Do in Grenada (A Travel Guide)

Where to Go and What to Do in Grenada

 

Swim up bar

So where is Grenada exactly?

I think I’ve been asked that question five or six time since getting back from our trip, so I’m happy to share… Grenada is an island in the southeastern Caribbean, north of Venezuela / near(ish) to the mainland of South America. Here’s a map of where Grenada is.

We also learned while there that Grenada has a very low frequency of hurricanes, which makes it one of those islands that you can travel to year round, without worrying to much about terrible weather. When we were there (which was still during hurricane season), the weather was beautiful! So, if you feel prone to the bad luck during hurricane season when traveling, Grenada is a good option!

Grenada Sandals Resort
Sandals LaSource Resort

Sandals LaSource Resort
Sandal Resorts

Crepes and milkshakes

Where to stay in Grenada

I’m partial to the resort we stayed at because it was easy to get to (only minutes from the airport) and pretty close to the other parts of the island that you’d probably want to visit. More info on LaSource Grenada

Jeff and I stayed in a one bedroom butler suite with a private pool (!!!). The suite itself was really nice too – lots of room to sprawl out and a pretty swank bathroom. And because we were staying in a butler suite we also had a…..butler! The idea of having a butler to take care of literally anything we could think of  was a little strange to get used to BUT once we got used to it, it was amazing.

Where to Go and What to Do in Grenada

Where to Go and What to Do in Grenada

St. George's, Grenada

What to do in Grenada

There was SO much to do without even leaving the resort, so we only left the property once for a day trip around the city. But we covered A LOT of ground that day. So, I definitely have some recommendations. We booked a trip through Island Routes and drove around to Fort Frederick, a Grenada Distillery, the Grand Anse vendors market, and Fort George (which has an amazing view). There were so many scenic stops along the way to take photos, which we (naturally) took advantage of.

There’s also some great hiking (waterfalls), sailing, and scuba diving. There’s even an underwater sculpture park, which we weren’t able to visit, but it looks pretty incredible.

So now that I’ve shared where to stay and what to do in Grenada, here are some obligatory travel photos to round things out. 🙂

Where to Go and What to Do in Grenada

Where to Go and What to Do in Grenada

St. George's, Grenada

Pool party

Shadow play

Where to Go and What to Do in Grenada

Food and couples pool photo Jared Smith
All other photos Brittni Mehlhoff

 

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This place looks so beautiful, definitely worth a visit!
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Michelle | October 4th, 2016 at 8:45 am

Grenada is definitely worth a visit, Michelle. It’s such a cool place.

Brittni | October 4th, 2016 at 9:14 am

These photos are absolutely incredible! It sounds like the perfect destination for relaxation and a wonderful getaway. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Jenn | October 4th, 2016 at 10:41 am

Thanks Leeann.

Brittni | October 4th, 2016 at 11:00 am

This place is beautiful!!! I love everything that you posted!

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Leeann | October 4th, 2016 at 11:37 am

Thanks Jen. 🙂 It was a great getaway, for sure.

Brittni | October 4th, 2016 at 9:41 pm

Wow! The photos are gorgeous and now I’m really excited to explore the Island by myself. I’m going to be on Grenada next month – wouhu!

Janine | January 24th, 2017 at 10:29 am

Amazing. You’re going to love it there, Janine.

Brittni | January 24th, 2017 at 7:33 pm
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