Antigua or Grenada

Old Jan 1st, 2024, 10:26 AM
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Antigua or Grenada

For anyone who has gone to both, based on island/ocean to-dos, island beauty, food choices, and beaches, which would you choose? Why?
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Old Jan 2nd, 2024, 08:35 AM
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Been to both and enjoyed each one. I wouldn't say one is better than the other, they are just different experiences. Perhaps the following comments will help:

Although they are about the same size "area wise" - 136 sq. miles for Grenada vs. 108 sq. miles for Antigua that's where the similarity ends. Grenada is more mountainous with its highest elevation being 2,760 ft above sea level vs. only 1,319 ft. for Antigua. Grenada is more populous (125,000 people) vs. Antigua (83,000 people). Grenada is more lush and has significantly fewer beaches than Antigua, however, the beaches on both islands are very nice. IMO Antigua has more of a "British feel" while Grenada has more of an "Old World Caribbean vibe". Food choices on both islands are similar ranging from fast food (some typical chain options as well as local fast food), mid-range dining, serving mostly locally prepared dishes - think chicken, fish, goat, mutton with vegetables and rice, beach bars and beach shacks serving a mixture of local dishes, burgers, ribs, chicken, local seafood and maybe steak and finally, upscale dining serving higher end versions of many of the aforementioned dishes.

I gather from your comments on your other thread you are used to AI Resorts that offer multiple on-site "theme" dining options like Steak Houses, Italian Restaurants and their version of Mexican cuisine. While it's unlikely you'll find many, if any, dedicated cuisine restaurants like steak houses, Italian, Mexican and other ethnic foods (Chinese is a possible exception) on Antigua or Grenada, you will find steak, chicken, seafood and pasta items on the menus at many restaurants. Mexican dishes tend to be limited to fish tacos (usually found at many beach bars). Dishes like burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, etc. are not a mainstay of island cuisine.

Hope you find this info useful.
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