Grenada/ Grenadines?????

Old Jun 4th, 2001, 10:42 AM
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cecilia
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Grenada/ Grenadines?????

Would you choose one over the other? My fiance and I are getting married this sept and are looking for sun/privacy/ocean/privacy and good food. We found a couple villas in Carriacou very reasonable; not right on the beach but very private, with plunge pool and great view of the ocean. I havent talked to anyone who has stayed at any of these villas in Carriacou and I am starting to feel apprenshive. Some of the names of the villas are Peponi,Limon and can be found on cvoa.com. Please in anyone has info on these villas or has been to Grenada and/or Grenadines in Sept please reply. Thanks so much.

Cecilia
 
Old Jun 4th, 2001, 04:52 PM
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I've only been to the main island of grenada, not carriacou so I can't speak to it. But we enjoyed Grenada and found that there were several good restaurants, La Dolce Vita, the restaurant at the Calabash, Coconuts and the restaurant at Blue Horizons (can't remember name). Grenada as a whole is fairly reasonable and private so unless you can get a villa with a cook/maid, you might better off staying on the mainland in a nice hotel so you don't have to worry about cooking, cleaning etc and can go out as I don't think that there are many restaurants on Carriacou. If you want privacy you can try one of the resorts in L'anse Epines (sp?) area. Secret Harbor is very private, quiet and tranquil- when we were there in March (peak season), we still felt like we had the place to ourselves. The Calabash is also very nice. Hopefully you will get some more posts and also have a wonderful time.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2001, 07:34 AM
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Thanks for the reply Jane.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2001, 08:29 AM
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cecilia,

my fiance and i are staying at the spice island resort the last week of september. we spent at least 4 weeks of intense research (offline and online) before we made the decision. it is reputed to be the best resort at grenada is supposed to be very quiet and right on the beach. air jamaica offers package deals with a variety of grenada resorts and has a special until june 7th (35 percent off).
 
Old Jun 5th, 2001, 08:34 AM
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a couple of other things... we heard/read great things about laluna. you can go to there website, which i think is laluna.com. very private resort on grenada and brand new, with private plunge pools, whirlpools, etc. (same as spice island resort). we picked spice because it's in a better location, is on the best beach in grenada, and is all inclusive, including supposedly great food.

also, about carriacou. i read somewhere that two swedes were murdered in the beach in broad daylight last summer. locals were shocked, so i guess it was pretty out of the ordinary. but i know grenada is supposed to be very safe.
 
Old Jun 5th, 2001, 10:49 AM
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Cecelia,

Have you looked at this website:
http://www.grenadines.net/

There is lots of information about this area and both islands that you are interested in.
 
Old Aug 8th, 2001, 05:28 PM
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We honeymooned at Spice Island Inn and loved it---see other posts in the Grenada columns. There is plenty of privacy and quiet on Grenada. Carriacou is REALLY tiny and REALLY quiet - not much to do at all - just what I have heard - I haven't stayed there. Grenada has a lovely downtown area....a great saturday marketplace and lots of sights to see. I vote for Grenada - the Spice II was private, food was great, service wonderful....we didn't want to come home!
 
Old Aug 9th, 2001, 09:14 AM
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How do I get to Grenada from Boston?! AA offers a flight but it does not get in until 9:00 pm and leaves the following Saturday early morning - we are basically losing two days. I am thinking of flying American to San Juan, which will get me there around 1:00pm and connecting to Grenada through another airline. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Thanks!
 
Old Aug 9th, 2001, 09:22 AM
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You might want to check out charter flights. I believe there's a group out of Toronto that offers non-stop jet service to Grenada. Sorry, but I can't remember their name.
 
Old Aug 9th, 2001, 10:36 AM
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When we were in Grenada in March we had a flight from NYC through San Juan. We arranged it so we stayed a night in San Juan on the way there and on the way back. I thought it better to have a day/night in a hotel on the beach than spend 6 hours sitting in the airport. It worked out well as there are several nice hotels that are right on the beach and only 5 minutes from the airport. We stayed at the Intercontinental but the ritz, san juan grand are right there and seem nice also.
Also, we met a couple in grenada who had come on a direct flight from Boston to Grenada, think it was Air Jamamica.
 
Old Aug 9th, 2001, 01:29 PM
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When we went to Grenada in December, we faced the same dilemma. We stuck with AA, though, b/c we were using FF miles. The 6-hour layovers in SJU on both ends of the trip were spent very pleasantly in San Juan, which we had never visited before. A quick cab ride from the airport gets you to Old San Juan, which is gorgeous and great for walking; you can even tour El Morro. Other people use the time to go to the beach, tour the Barcardi factory, etc. You can check your carry-on bags with a luggage service in the airport for $3/bag.

When planning our trip, the other option was flying BWIA (a Caribbean carrier) out of Dulles or JFK, but the itineraries all involved an overnight in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Also, Air Jamaica does fly to Grenada, but you will end up taking at least 3 hops, risking your luggage and your sanity.
 

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