Just Returned From Grenada-any questions?

Old May 1st, 2000, 09:26 AM
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Barbara
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Just Returned From Grenada-any questions?

I have just returned from an eleven day stay on Grenada. I stayed at the Blue Horizons Cottage Hotel, a self catering hotel on the hill above Grand Anse beach, and a sister property of Spice Island Inn. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them or refer you to a web-site.
 
Old May 1st, 2000, 09:33 AM
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I'm planning a return visit to Grenada in November/December (haven't been since 1996). Do you know if my favorite restaurant, Coconuts (on Grand Anse Beach) is still in operation, and if so, did you eat there? Also, did you visit the Boatyard? Any recommendations on car rentals?

Many thanks for any replies!
 
Old May 2nd, 2000, 08:38 AM
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Yes, I believe Coconuts is still open, and I over heard people at my hotel saying they really enjoyed their meal there. I however, did not go there or the Boatyard. Did not drive, so can't help you with car rental. I wrote a review to be seen on May 15th addition of Caribbean Roundup Newsletter on the net. It reviews some highlights from my trip.
 
Old May 2nd, 2000, 04:53 PM
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About 2 years ago I rented a car from Spice Isle Rentals, which is the Avis affiliate in Grenada. I had rented from them two times prior to that and found them to be very reliable. They will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel to fill out the necessary paperwork. Renting a car is quite expensive--it cost US$366 for a small car for a week. But if you really want to see the island at your own pace, it's the way to go.
 
Old May 4th, 2000, 04:00 PM
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How is the snorkelling/diving/sailing? Is the island fairly slow paced & laid back? Good hiking?
 
Old May 4th, 2000, 04:31 PM
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There is good hiking in Grenada, particularly in the Grand Etang Rain Forest. If you prefer a guided hiking trip, Arnold's Tours and Henry's Safari Tours offer hiking trips in the rain forest. The first time I went to Grenada, I went with Arnold's on the 6-hour Concord Falls hike. We started at Grand Etang lake, hiked up and over Mt. Qua Qua, and followed the Concord River from its source to 3 waterfalls. We stopped at the second falls for a swim (although now swimming is banned at the second falls because the river just below the falls is used as a source of drinking water), and ended at the third falls. You can swim at the third falls, and there are venders selling drinks and snacks. We were picked up at the third falls and transported by van back to the hotel. The trail is quite steep and slippery in places, particularly when going up Mt. Qua Qua. The guides carry water and fruit. The cost for this trip was about US$45, but this was a few years ago.

Other nice trails include the Grand Etang circle trail and the Seven Sisters Falls trail. Both Henry's and Arnold's offer hiking trips to the Seven Sisters Falls. These hikes are much easier than the Concord hike. I didn't find a guide necessary for these, although it can be difficult to find the trail head leading to the Seven Sisters Falls.

Other than rain forest hiking, I also enjoyed hiking on the long, deserted beaches on the east coast and also in Levera National Park.
 

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