The Upside of El Salvador

Crater Lake

Plant Sculptures

“The Rocky Path”

2,381m

Santa Ana Volcano/ Ilamatepec

Sulphur Lagoon at the crater

In the clouds..

                Monumento a la Revolución (Monument to the Revolution) – “El Chulón”

Monumento al Divino Salvador del Mundo (Monument to the Divine Savior of the World)

Palacio Nacional (The National Palace)

Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral)

National Police Headquarters

Monument to the fallen soldiers

 

Levera National Park

The Levera National Park is located in the historical parish of St Patrick. It encompasses 450 acres which consists of beaches, pond, hiking trail and spectacular views.

Levera Beach is a popular location where leather back turtles come to lay their eggs between the months of April and July. Did you know that Leatherback turtles travel thousands of miles per year to return to their original place of birth to lay their eggs? Yup, Mother Nature never ceases to amaze!

One of the most scenic views in Grenada is atop Rose Hill, where you have a breathtaking view of the entire park, which includes the pond, the beach and the neighbouring islands; Isle Le Ronde, Sugar Loaf, Green Island and Sandy Island. If you’re up for a challenge, you can take hike trail to the top.

Lastly, the Levera Bird Sanctuary is the home to a large mangrove swamp and a variety of important bird species.

Panoramic – L-R : Sugar Loaf, Green Island, Sandy Island

Sugar Loaf Island 

Isle Le Ronde – In the distance

Levera at Day – View from Rose Hill

Levera At Dust – View from Rose Hill

Autumn Leaves

Look Out Hut 

Vintage Reflections: Dunfermline Estate

The Dunfermline Estate is situated on an enchanting hilltop in the Dunfermline, Moya area of St Andrew with perhaps the best panoramic view you will find. The property is adorned with beautiful flowers and an immaculate lawn. The majestic entrance is lined with Royal Palm Trees on both sides; their height signifying longevity. This property known as “The Cottage”, rich in history and full of potential is on the market for US$1.3M.

Blue Skies x Palm Trees

Views

Reflections

Great House

Vintage Reflections: Hermitage Estate

It was definitely an adventure exploring this Plantation Estate, particularly the interior of the Great House. The steps and flooring were very fragile so we had to proceed with extreme caution. I really admire the architecture of these houses, in this case the external brick structure.


You’re bound to find palm trees on plantation estates

Great House

The Interior Details

Slave Pen

Magazine Inspired

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 produces high waves somewhat good for surfing. If riding waves isn’t your fancy, this beach is popular to locals for having BBQ’s or cookouts particularly on public holidays.

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    “You don’t get into something to test the waters, you get into things to make waves.”

img_2192                   “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

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img_2246                          All will stop and stare in wonder at Jah’s creation..

A Secluded Gem : La Sagesse

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’ is of colonial style and housed the first two rooms when the current owners just bought it. The La Sagesse Bay waters is one of the shallowest and calmest on the island.

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Manor House

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There’s something very captivating about coconut trees.

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     Just ‘hanging around’. A hammock is a must-have when you live on an island!

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‘Post Up’. Behind me is the Restaurant and Bar.

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.

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Portici Bay, Saint George

 

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Beach House Restaurant, 2014

 

Petit Saint Vincent

After a fun-filled day of exploring the Tobago Cays on Saturday, we ventured over to Petit Saint Vincent on Mother’s Day for breakfast. The food was delicious and quite fulling. Thanks Bev 🙂

The staff was gracious enough to give us a tour of the island paradise where most couples visit for some RnR. What I love most about the island is the sense of seclusion given that the cabins are separated from each other by a generous distance. There is no internet nor television and any requests/orders are made by the ‘flag system’. The telephone is only used in case of an emergency. After our tour we lounged on the beach and thought how lucky are we?

For more visit: http://www.petitstvincent.com/

 

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View of the Atlantic Ocean side.

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Extremely dry but still a great view.

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Shades of Blue

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Your own private beach…Check!

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Petit Martinique in the distance. Most of the staff live there and are transported over by boat everyday.

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They even recycle! Christmas trees made out of dried coconuts.♥

A Glimpse of the Grenadines

My three day sailing adventure up the Grenadines has been by far my best boating experience. Although it was my first sailing trip, and given that I am not a deep water lover, it exceeded all expectations and incentive to do it again. It was a truly authentic experience of sun, sea and sand aboard Savvy. Pictures simply doesn’t do justice. After you’re done viewing you’ll feel compelled to book your trip to The Grenadines.

1st stop: Carriacou

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Just landed: Hillsborough

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Grabbin’ a bite: Kayak Kafe, Hillsborough

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Anse La Roche Beach

2nd stop: Union Island

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“Indeed!”: The Snack Shack, Clifton

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“Where else would you find a bar in the middle of the ocean…” : Happy Island

3rd stop: Tobago Cays Marine Park

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Petit Bateau

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“When you have a professional photographer around….” © Orlando Romain

4th stop: Mayreau

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Salt Whistle Bay

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5th stop: Saline Island

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