Guest writer Terry Ward often checks in from her travels around the world. And this week she's on the Caribbean island of Grenada staying at the Flamboyant Hotel and Villas on Grand Anse Beach. A full property review is coming soon, but this little postcard snippet from Terry already has me hankering to visit the small West Indies isle known for its friendly people and antithesis of a mass tourism vibe. She writes:
The Flamboyant is this laid-back property on the end of Grand Anse Beach with views from the rooms of St. George's harbor and the long crescent beach leading there. The hotel sits on a low hill, so you descend a staircase to the restaurant, happening bar (last night was rum punch night and hermit crab races, and many locals came out to mingle with guests) and white sand beach. There's a scuba diving shop on site, Dive Grenada, with a boat that leaves on snorkeling trips to the marine park right from the beach. And a beautiful pool overlooks the ocean on a deck full of lounge chairs. All rooms have balconies and there are connecting rooms with full kitchens. But you haven't found me cooking yet--there are too many island highlights to indulge in, like roti (burrito-like sandwiches stuffed with curry), nutmeg ice cream and freshly pressed ginger beer. This is the Spice Island, after all. And Grenada is quickly becoming my favorite Caribbean spot.
I can't wait to hear more! But for now, this photo from Terry's morning walk down to the hotel's restaurant for breakfast will have to do.
Image courtesy Terry Ward