Radisson celebrated the opening of Radisson Grenada Beach Resort on Grand Anse Beach in St. George in December. Situated on 20 acres of tropical grounds, the beachfront property is the place for meetings in St. George, offering the largest and most meeting room facilities on the island. Add to that the resort amenities and a plethora of offsite activities, and meeting planners will understand why The Isle of Spice is an ideal corporate escape.
Attendees looking to immerse themselves in the island culture will soon enough be exposed to the world of spices. The island has long been known as The Isle of Spice because there are more spices on the island per square mile than any other place in the world. The island’s major exports are cloves, mace, cocoa, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, the island’s largest export. Attendees can learn about this exporting history on a tour of the spice processing plants. They can also visit the island’s historic forts, plantation houses and rum distilleries.
Groups will also want to take advantage of the Native Spirit Scuba, the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort’s onsite scuba diving and water sports center. It offers a variety of Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) programs for all skill levels. One of the scuba and snorkeling trips available takes groups to look at the colorful coral reefs off the coast, where attendees will see schools of jack and Creole wrasse fish. Another trip takes attendees to the Bianca C wreck site, where participants can explore the remnants of the largest ship wreck in the Caribbean. Kayaking, windsurfing and Hobie Cat sailing lessons are also available, as well as whale and dolphin watching excursions.
The property’s most popular meeting space is the Crown Ball Room, says Arleen Redhead, sales manager at the resort. It is the property’s largest meeting room and features a large stage, as well as four chandeliers with dimmer switches. A media gallery overlooking the room can house media personnel separately for recording events that are taking place in the room, which can accommodate up to 500 people.
The resort also features four onsite dining options for attendees to venture to on their own time. Tradewinds restaurant offers all-day gourmet dining overlooking the property’s Tropical Gardens and Grand Anse Beach. Oasis Grill is situated in the middle of the u-shaped Oasis Swimming Pool and serves up pizzas, pastas, burgers and fish-of-the-day specials. The Oasis Bar and Bamboo Bar and Café offer snacks and island cocktails—ideal for a post-meeting networking session.
A bonus perk: the resort offers free Wi-Fi throughout the property’s entire 20 acres.