Thursday, April 29, 2010


An aerial shot of Grenada and surrounding Eastern Caribbean islands

CSL was lucky enough to sail (quite literally) this beautiful yacht

A rum tasting at Fish Friday in Gouyave. Careful, even the tiniest tasting of a few of these will have you light headed.

Rivers Rum- here, the cane sugar is processed

A heap of dried cane

The national flags flying in the wind

What else, but nutmeg, mace, bay leaves, cinnamon, allspice. No wonder Grenada is called the spice isle.

The Grenada chocolate company. Absolutely small scale production with an amazingly high quality chocolate

Bars, being wrapped by hand no less.

A view of the beach on Carriacou

CSL visited the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Hog Island in the Eastern Caribbean.

The gorgeous luxury hotel, The Spice Island Resort overlooking Grand Anse beach, was our base, and what a special place. CSL had dinner with a knight (Sir Royston Hopkin), owner of the property - a highlight of our stay.

Visiting Port Louis, CSL sailed on a yacht, even having a chance to steer (with an impromptu lesson from our fellow passengers (British Oyster yacht crew) - what an experience.

Other highlights of our trip included a visit to the Rivers Rum factory, The Grenada Chocolate Company, Belmont Estate, a hike to the Seven Sisters (waterfalls) with local Indiana Jones (Mr. Telfor Bedeau - a man of 70 years who did not break a sweat, while CSL was huffing and puffing); a city tour of St. George's, and much more.

Along the way we picked up a slew of fragrant spices (Grenada is the spice isle), and tasted some wonderful food.

Grenada is a unique destination with beautiful people, warm hospitality and a wealth of activities.

Read more on CSL's trip to Grenada in the Fall 2010 issue of the magazine at (forthcoming):

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