GET­TING THERE AND STAY­ING THERE

Marlin - - BEFORE THE STRIKE -

Visi­tors ar­riv­ing by air will fly into Mau­rice Bishop In­ter­na­tional Air­port, which is just a few miles from

St. Ge­orge’s on Gre­nada’s western coast. Be­ware: They drive on the left side of the road in Gre­nada, and old habits are very hard to break. Taxis are in­ex­pen­sive and read­ily avail­able as an al­ter­na­tive to rent­ing a car.

There are a num­ber of great op­tions for lodg­ing. I stayed for a cou­ple of nights at the Radis­son Gre­nada Beach Re­sort, which is con­ve­niently lo­cated right on Grand Anse Beach. The sprawl­ing prop­erty is beau­ti­fully land­scaped and has four is­land-themed res­tau­rants on site, plus out­stand­ing sun­sets thanks to a west-fac­ing ori­en­ta­tion. For the rest of the trip, I based out of Blue Hori­zons Gar­den Re­sort, which has a less touristy feel; set amid trop­i­cal gar­dens not far from the beach, the airy stu­dio rooms have kitch­enettes and are a short walk from a well-stocked gro­cery store. Free Wi-Fi is avail­able through­out the prop­erty, and the Cre­ole-themed restau­rant serves ex­cel­lent lo­cal cui­sine.

Don’t for­get to pack a 220-volt con­verter for your elec­tron­ics. Some ho­tels have con­verted a few out­lets to 110, but most are 220.

The dates for the 2019 Bud­get Ma­rine Spice Is­land Bill­fish Tour­na­ment, the 50th an­niver­sary, will be Jan­uary 23-28, 2019.

Radis­son Gre­nada Beach Re­sort

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