Clabony Sulphur Springs

The Clabony Sulphur Springs is tucked away in the hills of Byelands St Andrew which is also the source of the Clabony bottled water. Getting to the springs is a short 2 minute walk from the main dirt road and 10 minutes away from the Footprint air bnb hut perfect for a getaway from the hustle and bustle; totally off the grid.

A soap in the spring is the ideal way to kick back and rejuvenate in the most natural and simplistic way.

Natural spring – water is warmer and bubbly. *Orange colour on the stones is sulphur.

Manmade spring 

Cabier Ocean Lodge

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A relatively short but bumpy drive from the main road takes you to the Crochu harbour point in St. David- the location of Cabier Ocean Lodge. where you have a 180 degree view of the sea. Although St David is the only parish which lacks a town it makes up in cozy points with great potential for beautiful developments.

I had the pleasure of visiting the lodge after Caribbean Youth Environment Network CYEN hosted a sargassum beach clean up of the nearby Cabier beach for World Oceans Day celebrated on June 9th.

Cottages paying homage to the national colours

Painting on the wall: L-R Banana, Cocoa and Breadfruit trees

Start of the 180 degree ocean view…

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View overlooking the beach

Magazine Inspired

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Magazine Beach is another beautiful beach along the strip of beaches that include Portici beach and Parc a Beouf Beach a..k.a Dr. Grooms beach. Given that there has been severe damage to the coral reefs along this beach, it’s waters … Continue reading

A Secluded Gem : La Sagesse

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When visiting the Spice Isle there are many accommodation options, however if you’re looking for something quaint, romantic, secluded, affordable and with a beautiful view La Sagesse Hotel is perfect for you. The main building referred to as ‘Manor House’ … Continue reading

Portici Beach

Located at the south of the island, less than 5 minutes drive from the airport is one of Grenada’s finest white sand beaches with calm and extremely warm waters. On the secluded beach front lies one of Grenada’s most romantic cottage boutique hotels La Luna. Adjacent to it is the Beach House restaurant known for its idyllic ambience particularly at sunset into the night. Continue reading

A Very Caribbean Olympics

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In recent Olympic Games more and more Caribbean nations have not only been represented but dominated in the athletics events particularly the sprints. This year Grenada proudly sent 7 athletes whose performances were exceptional. History was made in the 400m final by Kirani James, defending Olympic champion and Bralon Taplin who placed 7th, although he didn’t medal getting there was already a victory in itself. Kirani secured silver behind the impressive Wayde Van Niekerk who smashed Michael Johnson’s 19 year old WR, a truly phenomenal performance. Kurt Felix and Lindon Victor, two of our athletes represented in the decathlon placed 9th and 16th respectively with Kurt placing second in the Javelin throw and Lindon topping the Discus Throw.

The Jamaicans showed up and served as expected with Usain Bolt accomplishing a triple-triple and Elaine Thompson acquiring the title of new sprint queen with the defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking bronze. Other highlights include the dive from Shaunae Miller from the Bahamas to win gold in the 400m final and Trinidad’s Keshorn Walcott claiming bronze in the Javelin Throw. Our Caribbean athletes on a whole truly did us proud! I was impressed with ESPN in collaboration with CANOC broadcasting coverage of the games with a Caribbean focus, we deserved it.

When our athletes are about to start a race, the entire nation/region is there with them. the comradery  in times like these is extraordinary; like the gathering at Half Way Tree in Jamaica and in Cuthbert Peters Park in Gouyave, hometown of our Hero. I hope that despite being small nations we continue to produce world class athletes and they receive the support they deserve.