Grenada

 

Around 100 miles north of South America lies a gorgeous tropical isle called Grenada. Famous for its delectable nutmeg (used in plenty of rum drinks), this island's nickname is, appropriately enough, the "Spice Island." In fact, the country of Grenada consists of not one, but three beautiful islands: Grenada itself, Carriacou (pronounced Carry-Ah-Coo), and Petite Martinique.

 

Grenadians have a reputation of being some of the friendliest folks in the Caribbean. Combine that with exquisite stretches of sand, clear dappled seas, an authentic culture, and laid-back attitudes, and you can quickly see why it continues to gain loyal followers who return, by sailboat or airplane, year after year.

 

The Island Runaways duo, Zickie and Laura, have started 2015 with a trip to explore, discover, and scout out Grenada for you, our fellow island lovers. With more direct flights (on American Airlines) from Miami, this is one destination that's more accessible than ever before.

January 1, 2017

One of the best decisions we made on our trip to Grenada was to take the ferry from the capital, St. George's, to one of the nation's other islands, Carriacou. Zickie and I had heard that this 90 minute boat ride w...

September 6, 2015

In the classic Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman film, Casablanca, everyone sooner or later winds up at Rick's bar, but on the Caribbean island of Grenada, it seems like everybody eventually winds up at Grande Anse be...

May 23, 2015

Not long ago, the Island Runaways had barely even heard of Carriacou, one of Grenada's three islands. Then we read stories about this unspoiled isle with a distinctive culture and uncrowded beaches. So on our islan...

April 30, 2015

Sometimes the Island Runaways hunt hard for island bargains, whether it's an inexpensive but excellent apartment in Guadeloupe, off-season, or a great deal on a car rental on St. Maarten. But once in a while we can...

April 9, 2015

 Zickie and I weren't sure what to expect on our recent Caribbean getaway to Grenada. Yes, we thought there would be pretty beaches and I'd been told the people were very friendly, but beyond that, this tropical is...

March 15, 2015

We discovered many reasons to vacation in the Caribbean country of Grenada: gorgeous beaches, delicious, fresh seafood, welcoming people, and spectacular tropical flowers and scenery. But our official Island Runawa...

March 7, 2015

Days ago, the Island Runaways were clicking through our Twitter feed, and came across an image that stopped us in our tracks:

(The image that stopped us in our tracks. Photo courtesy La Sagesse.)

 

"Ahhhh," I sighed....

February 25, 2015

Did a wise person once say, “the best things in life aren’t easy to reach?” Maybe this dictum only applies to the best Caribbean beaches. Or perhaps the statement’s not always true, but in the case of Tyrrel Bay be...

February 24, 2015

We're feeling pretty good at Island Runaways headquarters today. Our Facebook page has received over 6,000 likes. The blog has only been up since September, but already we've connected with some great Island Expert...

February 8, 2015

Do you drive in the islands? By that I mean, do you brave sometimes narrow roads, occasional sinkhole-sized potholes, and possibly driving on a different side of the road, all in the name of island exploration? May...

January 22, 2015

When Zickie and I announced we were celebrating our wedding anniversary on the Spice Island, a.k.a., Grenada, more than one person asked, "Why Grenada?" In other words, out of all the islands to choose from, out of...

January 14, 2015

The story that I (Zickie) want to tell here is not about a Caribbean beach -- although it's certainly about that, too -- but about a connection to a person and a place. After our arrival on Grenada's smaller sister...

January 6, 2015

How far would you go to get to a beach? That’s the question Zickie and I were asking ourselves today as we hunted for an elusive stretch of sand in the northern reaches of a little island called Carriacou. One of G...

January 5, 2015

Zickie and I knew that at some point we’d have to drag ourselves away from the seductive beaches of Grenada, and do some sight-seeing. Since the colors of the ocean had practically hynoptized us with their streaks...

Older Posts >

Please reload

Follow Island Runaways

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Pinterest App Icon
  • Instagram App Icon
  • Wix Twitter page
  • YouTube Social  Icon

(c) 2020 Island Runaways. Website created with Wix.