As one of the Caribbean’s go-to destinations for yachting and high-end resorts, Pure Grenada offers groups a head-to-toe luxury experience, but Patricia Maher, CEO of Grenada Tourism Authority, says the bling is just one thing.
“A textbook description of luxury is the indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable and sumptuous living,” she says. “The key to Grenada’s luxury, however, lies in the renewal of one’s spirit when surrounded by sumptuous vistas, pure and authentic experiences and warm and friendly people. We have the undisputed title of having the friendliest people in the world and this ingredient is key to having a rich and comfortable experience.”
That said, Grenada is looking forward to two new luxury hotels in coming years: the Kimpton Kawana Bay Grenada Resort and Silversands Resort. As the newest international luxury beachfront resort in Grenada, the 101-room, 45-suite Kimpton will be tucked away among tropical rainforest cliffs and Grand Anse Beach. Infinity pools, water sports and chef-driven cuisine are in the works. The Silversands Resort also skirts Grand Anse Beach and attendees will be able to watch the waves roll in from a 300-ft pool that spills out to the Caribbean Sea’s edge, while noshing on local bites al fresco or from their beachside or hillside villas.
Maher says although there is much fun to be had at any of Grenada’s top-notch resorts, many groups opt for their own private island getaway on Calypso Island for a day of sailing and snorkeling followed by a sunset barbecue and kebab dinner. The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park in the Moliniere-Beausejour Marine Protected Area offers a water adventure of another kind. Back on land, an excursion with Sun Hunters Dune Buggy, one of Grenada’s newest attractions, can be as laid-back or as thrilling as the group desires as they zip past waterfalls, wildlife and forest and the lively villages of Beaulieu and Constantine, where they can stop and shop for authentic Grenadian crafts. The Seven Sisters waterfall is on full display during a zip line adventure course at Grenada Highwire.
Regardless of how attendees opt to explore the islands, all roads should lead to Diamond Chocolate Estate for the lasting impression, Maher explains, where the cocoa is organically grown and a bean-to-bar tour results in a chocoholic experience that even Wonka would woo over: chocolate smoothies, bars or beer (oh my).