GETTING THERE AND STAYING THERE
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