Grenada Highlights

///Grenada Highlights

Grenada Highlights

Hi friends!

I’m so excited to share a few more pictures from my recent trip to Grenada with you!  Since this trip involved a lot of lounging and relaxing there aren’t a lot of day by day pictures and activities, BUT I still wanted to, as always, take you along for the journey.  Today I’ll be sharing some of the best pictures from the trip photo dump style and next week I’ll be sharing some of the top things to do on the island if you are considering your own trip.  I hope you enjoy!

Island of Grenada Highlights

Grenada is a gorgeous island in the Southern Caribbean.  It’s a little harder to get to because there aren’t a lot of flights, but it is worth the trip!

One of the Grenada highlights was the gorgeous view from the Hubs and my room at Sandals La Source Grenada.  The deck attached to the room was shaded and had enough space for two lounge chairs, so it was the ideal place for two people who sunburn like crazy to lounge.

Grenada Highlights- Sandals La Source Grenada

I could have spent the entire vacation right here, but you guys know me… I HAVE to explore 🙂

Grenada Highlights- - Sandals LaSource Grenada (2)

Another highlight from the trip was this breakfast!  Banana French Toast (the bacon belonged to the Hubs 🙂

Grenada Highlights- - Sandals Grenada Breakfast

AND Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict.  I seriously need to perfect the art of the poached egg.

Grenada Highlights- - Sandals Grenada Breakfast (2)

I am a huge tea drinker so on vacation I like to get a big tea pot of English Breakfast tea and leisurely drink the entire thing!  Sometimes it’s the little things that really relax you. 🙂  I don’t know why I don’t do this at home more often.

Grenada Highlights- - Sandals Grenada Breakfast (3)

Although this vacation was more about relaxing, the Hubs and I did still do some exploring.  This is Grand Anse Beach, which is the best beach on the island.  It was beautiful!  The sand was much whiter than on our resort.

Grenada - Grand Anse Beach

AND we found our way inland to see an organic chocolate factory.  That’s a cocoa pod!

Grenada Belmond Estate - cocoa pod

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On our island tour our lovely driver stopped to show us this…

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At the sight of the old airport, this relic was just sitting around.  Locals allow their goats to graze.  Crazy sight, huh?

Being aviation enthusiasts the Hubs and I had to jump out of the car to get a closer look.

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This was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen!

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And here’s a picture of a baby goat just to make you smile…..

🙂

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This is the main town, St. Georges from a sailboat.  I found the town quite charming and felt much safer than other places in the Caribbean.  Some of the boats and the way the buildings looked from a distance reminded me a bit of Paraty in Brazil.

Grenada - St. Georges

And finally no beach trip is complete for me without sunsets!  Although the sunsets just happened to be a bit lackluster while we were there, I did get some good shots.  I can only hope we just happened to get unlucky and they are nice other times.

This is from the pier of our resort.

Grenada Highlights-Grenada sunset (3)

This one is from the same night.  It looked like it was going to be a really good one until those clouds came out of nowhere!

Grenada Highlights - Grenada sunset (4)

And this one is from a sunset sail!  Pretty colors but nothing like Key West or Hawaii.

Grenada Highlights- Grenada sunset (2)

Out of all the Caribbean islands I’ve been to, Grenada is now one of my favorites.  It is smaller, less developed and less touristy than a lot of others.  Because of that it feels safer and friendlier.  The people seemed genuinely happy to have you there and were all very kind.

Grenada Highlights- Sandals LaSource Grenada

The water is warm and blue and the views are stunning!

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Grenada is an up and coming tourist location, so for my next post I’ll be sharing some of the things you can do on the island!  It includes some pretty fun and unique activities like the Belmond Chocolate Factory (including a tour of HOW the chocolate is made) the Underwater Sculpture Park, an antique rum distillery, waterfalls, lakes, St. Georges and several historical locations on the island.  I’ll break down the best ones next week.

Thank you so much for making Running in a Skirt part of your day  Come back tomorrow for a fresh and simple summer Pesto Tortellini Salad.

I’m linking up with Thinking Out Loud ThursdayTravel Tuesday.

Your turn!

Do you have a favorite Caribbean island?

Have you been to Grenada?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:00+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Caribbean, Travel|30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. Andrea on Vacation May 12, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I think this looks like a wonderful vacation! No need to jam pack in activities. The white sand and turquoise waters look amazing and made me wistful for another beach trip! 🙂
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    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Yes! This was def more “vacation” than “travel” 🙂

  2. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition May 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Granada looks so tranquil. I’ve actually never been anywhere in the Caribbean though I have been on the Pirates of Caribbean ride at Disney World countless times lol. But you’re making me want to visit Granada soon!

    I love the pink and white top you have on in the pictures – so cute!
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    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

      Haha! I’ve been on that ride too 🙂 Thank you! I got it at the end of year clearance Lilly Pulitzer last year.

  3. Melissa May 12, 2016 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Ahh this looks amazing!! I love French toast and eggs Benedict! Yummy. I have never been to anywhere in the Caribbean really, except Honduras and Belize, which aren’t islands. I would love to go to some places in that area. The water is SO blue!
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    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

      Wellllllll….. I like the Caribbean and we go because it’s so close…. but I’d take Hawaii over the Caribbean ANY day. The flight just makes it hard to justify if you can’t have at least 10 days in our opinion.

  4. Runaway Bridal Planner May 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Love your pictures!
    Again your reminding me that its been far too long since I have visited the Caribbean. Grenada looks so beautiful, I’ve never been there before!
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  5. Mary Beth Jackson May 11, 2016 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    I would never think of Grenada but you are making it look good!
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    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:05 am - Reply

      It was a nice place! I remember when I lived in Florida though, going to the Caribbean didn’t have the same appeal 🙂

  6. Farrah May 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Ahhh, I need to go there someday! And I love and adore smoked salmon eggs benedict! I would get that every day at the breakfast buffet when I was on a cruise with my family, hehe. <3 It looks like you had an amazing time! I love the beach photos! :]

  7. Susie @ Suzlyfe May 11, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I totally wouldn’t have left. Nope. would totally have stayed. YOU CAN’T MAKE ME LEAVE

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Haha! I’ve tried that with the Hubs before (basically any trip to Hawaii) and he’s not amused…. boooooo

  8. [email protected] May 11, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

    That place looks so beautiful. Looks like you started your mornings off right with such delicious breakfasts.
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  9. Diane May 11, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Great pics ! And I too live thru your vacations to see so many wonderful places !!

  10. Gretchen | Gretchruns May 11, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

    This trip looks amazing! Everytime I see Grenada I always think of the city in Spain, which is also beautiful and amazing but not as tropical 🙂
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    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:03 am - Reply

      haha! Nope, not at all. I’d like to go there one day too.

  11. I’ve not been there yet but wow it looks gorgeous. We have had rain for 15 days straight and I really miss the sun.
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    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:02 am - Reply

      It has been a rainy spring, hasn’t it? Hope you get a vaca soon. Happy Anniversary too (saw on FB!)

  12. Terri Hetzel May 11, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Great photos. I feel like I was there with you. Wish I was.

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Thanks Terri! It’s a lot of fun. Hopefully you can go one day too!

  13. Less touristy? Yes please! My hubs and I love to explore on our own when we vacation. We just rent a car and go. It’s so fun! I’ve never been anywhere in the Carib except for Puerto Rico (if that counts). We definitely need to expand our horizons.
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    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

      It’s still Caribbean-y… but not the same as some of of the other islands. I really enjoyed it. The only downside was the flight…. it’s a long way down there.

  14. Shelley Marcy May 11, 2016 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Hey Julie, some of us can’t travel due to medical issues, or aging parents that you care for and can’t be away from. In my case….both?. So living vicariously through your travel experiences is great. I always feel like I am right there getting to see new places as you describe and offer photos of the places you are blessed to visit. I also appreciate that you nearly always comment on safety. It’s so important to not let your guard down completely these days and you subtly remind us so.

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2016 at 8:59 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoy reading them!!! That is really one reason I do them. I feel so blessed to be able to go to all of these places and I want to share.

  15. Blane Sherer May 11, 2016 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Love your travel shots.
    I like those of you showing your personality.
    Glad you had a great time and thanks for sharing it with us.
    You Are The Travel Girl ( smile )

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