Today another snippet into what the beautiful Caribbean has to offer and why it seduces so many couples into choosing one of its many islands as a honeymoon destination. Take a little peek here if you missed our first article covering the incredibly beautiful Antigua & Bahama’s.
Nu Bride Ambassador Sandals are back with our next instalment featuring my favourite Caribbean island, Barbados and the equally alluring, Grenada!
Barbados is home to exotic locales, a rich history, and an extensive variety of sports and activities. With a spectacular landscape that changes dramatically from one town to the next, each locale possesses an equally sundry pace, offering activities and entertainment for nature lovers, club-goers, and adventurers alike.
From the underground caves and scenic vistas to the enchantment of swimming with the giant sea turtles and exploring the monkey-populated forests, Barbados is full of fascinating pursuits. Duty-free shopping and an age-old rum distillery also add to the charm of this lively island!
Located on the pristine Dover Beach where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic, Sandals Barbados (our most popular Caribbean resort) pushes beyond the boundaries of innovative design with a selection of 280 luxury and accommodations spanning three unique villages: Ocean Village, Crystal Lagoon Village and Caribbean Village. Accommodations range from opulent beachfront butler suites, to brand new swim-up river suites giving guests zero entry access to Barbados’ largest and longest lagoon pool, plus, private tranquillity soaking tubs can be found on all patios and terraces.
The resort also features a number of luxury amenities and services, including 11 Gourmet Discovery Dining choices that span the globe from French Brasserie at Bayside and Japanese Teppanyaki at Kimonos to a world class steakhouse, Butch’s Chophouse and Bombay Club, the brand’s first ever Indian restaurant.
It also hosts Sandals’ exclusive Red Lane® Spa with six new treatment rooms in traditional Barbadian architecture; seven bars serving premium brand spirits, including Appleton Jamaica Estate Rum, and six varietals of Robert Mondavi Wines, Sandals Resorts’ newest winery partner; three swimming pools including an oceanfront main pool with swim-up bar and expansive whirlpool; state-of-the-art fitness centre including a variety of fitness classes such as Aquacize, Tabata and Zumba; and Sandals Resorts signature fire pits, perfect for cosy romantic nights
There is something for everyone in Barbados. It is thought to boast more attractions than any other Caribbean island. From exquisite dining, excellent shopping opportunities and a vibrant night life; to cricket, the famous local Friday Night Fish Fry; Oistins and an array of island and historical tours.
You could even have the opportunity to give back to the community with a trip to a local school on the Reading Road Trip, a unique opportunity to engage with Caribbean children and enhance their lives as part of our ‘Community Routes Program’.
Reading a story is just the beginning of this enlightening experience when you are paired with a small group of children, ages 3-10 years old, at their school. Your entertaining questions will keep the kids attentive while at the same time improving their listening and comprehension skills. As these youngsters complete their reading aptitude sheets, your one-on-one help will open a new chapter of renewed excitement about learning. You’ll take home memories of sharing something special from the heart and you can feel free to donate a favourite new or gently used book to the school’s library for the children to enjoy time and time again.
Home to both black and white sand beaches with water so clear that coral formations can be spotted from the air, Grenada’s volcanic origin has created a landscape of great beauty and variety, with rainforests, a 13–acre crater lake, cascading cliffs, and hot springs. Known as the “Island of Spice”, there are more spices in Grenada per square mile than any other place in the world, so it’s a great place for foodies to top up their spice rack.
Nutmeg is the country’s biggest export, producing one–third of the world’s supply. Used to season anything from meat and vegetables to cocktails and Grenada’s national dish, Oil Down, this super spice, is so revered that it even has a place on the country’s flag. Grenada is also renowned for its diving sites, with 15 shipwreck sites and the world’s first underwater sculpture park that illustrates the island’s colourful culture and folklore.
Defying every convention of traditional design, the new Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa takes innovation beyond the realm of imagination to create an extraordinary resort unlike anything you have ever experienced.
With Sandals’ most elaborate accommodations to date, including Skypool Suites which feature cantilevered private plunge pools with infinity edges on the balcony, ten global gourmet dining options with the brand’s very first steakhouse, Butch’s Chophouse, and an expansive Wellness Centre, guests of Sandals LaSource have a hard time deciding which they love discovering more, the new exotic destination of Grenada or Sandals’ latest lap of luxury.
During your time in Grenada, don’t miss the chance to get spiced up with a full-day excursion, exploring the island. Visit historic towns, the Annadale Waterfall, the Belmont Chocolate Estate, and Grand Etang crater lake where you’ll likely meet a Mona Monkey. Kick off this fun-filled day at the capital of St George’s with its ancient forts and drive along the picturesque West Coast. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Belmont Estate and learn about the production of organic chocolate beans, part of Grenada’s superb chocolate making. Complete your day with the beautiful views of Calivigny and Hog Island before return to the hotel.
Swoon! Someone please teleport me now!
Stay tuned for our final instalment, introducing the beautiful St Lucia and Jamaica!
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