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Trip Report Finally made it to Grenada!

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We finally made it to Grenada after having to cancel last year's planned trip because of medical issues. I kept checking the weather report before we left, and it said, rain, rain and more rain, which worried me, but the rain turned out to be a brief shoer that was no big deal, or the one or two times it really came down, it was during the night while we were in our rooms sleeping.

Our flights from PHX to GND, via Miami, were uneventful. We were thrilled that the flight schedules worked out to allow us to get there in one (long) day. We usually end up overnighting in Miami when we go to the Caribbean. Flights back were fine, too.

We split our time between 2 hotels; LaLuna and Spice Island Resort.

LaLuna is a magical place. It's got 16 rooms, and occupancy was about 50 percent. Our room was lovely,although at the very top of the resort, so we had a big, and I do mean big, hill to climb to get to our room. We used the steps to go up there once, and after thinking we would get heart attacks, after that we walked up the road. It was still difficult, but luckily, our room came with a plunge pool to dip into to cool off. My husband loved the outdoor bathroom. Me, not so much. I'm used to outdoor showers from other places we have stayed, but no so crazy about the toilet being outdoors. But it was fine and I have to admit, a lovely view of the sea while showering. LaLuna provided wonderful bath products and skin creams.

The "lobby" of the hotel is like an outdoor living room with comfortable chairs, lounges and even a daybed. There is small bar right there with a most accomodating bartender.
The pool is right there too. The best part, of course, was the beach. It was small, and dark sand, but the water was gorgeous. There were comfortable lounge chairs scattered all along the beach, and thatched roof umbrellas to provide shade. Mostly, we were in those lounges on the beach, just reading, napping, and gazing out to sea. We both got so totally relaxed there. It was wonderful and just what we needed. We ate all our meals there - food was excellent- and did not venture away from the property until it was time to go to our next hotel.

I have to also say that Bernardo and Wendy, the owners, are charming and friendly, and Chef, as everyone called him, was delightful and accomodating.

Alas, after 5 days of pure and total relaxation, it was time to move on to Spice Island. More on that to come...

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