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28 Jun


Next Stop: Grenada

June 28, 2018 | By |

Welcome to Pure Grenada, Spice of the Caribbean. Luscious rolling hills, white sandy beaches and turquoise seawater infuse Grenada with a singular Caribbean vibe. Boasting the beauty of Grand Anse Beach, the rich history and culture of St. George’s and the delectable flavours of spice plantations and rum distilleries, Grenada is a thrill to discover.

What to do in Grenada

What to do in Grenada

Get Out and About On The Island

Discover a large variety of activities, both on land and in the water. Hike along incredible trails, visit lovely national parks and tropical gardens, or snorkel in warm, clear waters. Indulge your body and spirit on this wonderful island and come out feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Tall Trees and Waterfalls

Grenada is known for its stunning waterfalls and great hiking. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, trek through the rainforest to the first of the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and take a dip in its cool, refreshing waters. Race atop the forest canopy or zipline through the trees at Grenada High Wire.

Colourful Parks and Gardens

Known as a nature lover’s paradise, Grenada is home to several national parks and reserves. Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve features lush tropical flowers, a large variety of native bird species and majestic mahogany and gommier trees. For a different type of garden adventure, visit a herb and spice garden and learn all about Grenada’s unique flavours.

Snorkeling in Grenada

Underwater Beauty

Experience a new take on diving at the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, filled with over 100 underwater sculptures shaped out of old concrete and rebar. If you’d prefer something close to the water’s surface, check out Grenada’s water sports options and snorkelling to see beautiful coral reefs and vibrant marine life.

Rejuvenation, Island-Style

Soothe yourself—body and soul—at the island’s sulphur springs. Embark on a short hike through a beautiful forest, then soak in the natural hot springs and let your worries float away. Or, try out a beach yoga class, where you’ll take in stunning ocean views and practice with some of the island’s best certified yoga instructors.

Be Pampered in Paradise

Known for its luxurious spas and high-end retreats, Grenada is the perfect place to pamper yourself from head to toe with relaxing massages and body treatments. Then, soak up the sun on one of the island’s beautiful beaches. Morne Rouge Beach and Magazine Beach are popular choices, with fine white sand and clear, warm water.

18 Aug


What to do at Sandals LaSource Grenada

August 18, 2014 | By |

Red Lane® Spa

A tranquil sanctuary, the award-winning spa offers a number of treatment rooms, a fitness centre, beauty salon, a yoga-pilates studio, steam room, plunge pools and several intimate relaxation areas in secluded gardens. Be sure to enjoy a Caribbean-inspired massage.

Relax in the Pink Gin Village Pool

Savour signature cocktails while seated in a built-in living room in the centre of a sparkling beachfront swimming pool. It’s an elegant architectural twist and a unique experience for this new Sandals Resort.

Butch’s Chophouse

A first for Sandals Resorts, this award-winning steakhouse serves up only the best grain-fed Midwestern beef, 
hand-selected from 
top-quality Black Angus and Wagyu steers. Be sure to try the signature dish, Chef’s Surf & Turf with filet mignon and lobster.

Spicy Full-Day Island Tour

Get spiced up in Grenada on this full-day tour by Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. Visit the historic capital of St. George’s, the Annadale Waterfall, the Belmont Chocolate Estate, and Grand Etang crater lake where you’ll likely meet a Mona Monkey.

18 Aug


Insider’s Guide to Grenada

August 18, 2014 | By |

Richard Moss is the self-proclaimed Director of Adventure for Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. He knows a thing or two about what makes an unforgettable vacation, and takes us around the inspiring island of Grenada.

Why is Grenada known as the Spice Island?

Grenada is one of the biggest producers of nutmeg, cinnamon, all-spice and cloves. You’ll smell the spices on the wind, and find them in lots of local foods and drinks. Delicious.

Tell us about the Underwater Sculpture Park?

The Underwater Sculpture Park was the first of its kind in the world. It was created to commemorate Grenadian stories and encourage coral growth. Grenada has great diving and snorkelling. Clear, warm water, with lots of fish and corals for 
amazing photos.

I like a bit of action. What are two must-do activities?

Pilot your own boat. It’s really fun to bounce across the waves, and you can stop at the Underwater Sculpture Park for a quick snorkel. Bike tours are another great choice—you can really get out and meet the locals. The rainforest and the famous black-sand beaches are very enjoyable too.

What’s your favourite spot on the island?

Fort Frederick. It overlooks Carenage, the harbour-front promenade in St. George's, the capital. It’s really beautiful at sunset, especially with a cold drink in hand.

What’s the one place we all have to visit?

Grand Etang. It’s a lake in an ancient volcanic crater. If you bring bananas, you’ll get lots of great photos with the Mona Monkeys.

One thing that will surprise Canadians about Grenada?

Grenada is part of the British Commonwealth. Just like Canada, Queen Elizabeth II is the official head 
of state. Maybe that’s why Canadians feel so at home here.

What’s your favourite local dish?

Definitely the succulent crab at BB’s Crab Shack. And don’t get me started on the nutmeg ice cream.

15 Aug


Brighter Grenada

August 15, 2014 | By |

In the Southeastern Caribbean, the island of Grenada boasts a truly unique heritage and culture. Its volcanic origins have given it rich fertile rainforests and dramatic secluded waterfalls. Its beautiful beaches and clear waters offer incredible snorkelling and scuba diving. And St. George’s, the historic capital, welcomes visitors with one of the most picturesque waterfronts in all of 
the Caribbean.

For over 30 years, Air Canada Vacations has proudly taken Canadians on unforgettable vacations to Sandals Resorts, and we couldn’t be happier than to invite you to experience an authentic Caribbean vacation at the brand-new, 
award-winning Sandals LaSource Grenada 
Resort & Spa, with all the Luxury Included® amenities and exceptional service you’ve come to know and love.