Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Girls Getaway to Grenada - Arrival

When planning your next girls getaway, would you mind having daily spa treatments, free cocktails, daily planned activities…all while enjoying a tropical paradise on the Caribbean island of Grenada? I didn’t think so. And neither did I. My Girls Getaway to Grenada, which included a fantastic stay at the LaSource Resort (, was yet another great trip. Grenada is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets…at least from many Americans. The majority of the guests we met at LaSource were from the United Kingdom, which helps give the “Isle of Spice” a European flair.

Grenada (pronounced greh-NAY-duh) is an island country and sovereign state consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. It is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is about 133 square miles in size, with an estimated population of 104,000.

Grenada is called The Spice Isle because it is a leading producer of several different spices. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice, orange/citrus peels, wild coffee used by the locals, and especially nutmeg, providing 20% of the world supply, are all important exports. The nutmeg on the nation's flag represents the economic crop of Grenada; the nation is the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg (after Indonesia).

I travel quite a bit and see a lot of resorts, yet I was very impressed upon my arrival at LaSource (even though I didn’t get there until 10:00 p.m. due to flight delays). Owner and engineer Leon Taylor has paid close attention to every detail to ensure his guests have an “Amazing Holiday” experience at LaSource. Each of the property’s 100 guest rooms has an ocean view, and most are equipped with a remote control A/C (very nice), cathedral ceilings, Pevonia bath products, and walk in closet. Each evening, we returned to our room to find our daily gift from the resort, as well as the resort’s next-day itinerary.

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