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
Look Out Hut
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.
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.
“You don’t get into something to test the waters, you get into things to make waves.”
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.
There’s something very captivating about coconut trees.
Just ‘hanging around’. A hammock is a must-have when you live on an island!
‘Post Up’. Behind me is the Restaurant and Bar.
Typically hiking is a favourite pass time for those who enjoy exploring nature. It’s an ideal escape where all your problems don’t seem to matter. In the following points I break down the upside and downside of exploring from my experiences.
Great exercise. While basking in all the greatness of Mother Nature you also get to lose a few lbs. The intense cardio work out is more than worth it!
Relax, the return is easier. When you have arrived at your destination free up yourself and enjoy the moment, you’ve done the hard part. The return trip is usually easier given that its mostly downhill however the comfort in knowing that you reached your destination also puts you at ease which leads me to my other point.
Gratification. It’s always a fulfilling and humbling feeling when you’ve reached your destination that gives you a clearer perspective on life; whether its a waterfall or the top of a mountain with a spectacular view.
Be Safe. Before you set off on your adventure it’s mandatory to find out about any potential threats: poisonous snakes, predators. Thankfully I live on an island where there are neither. The animals I usually cross paths with are harmless (dogs, goats, sheep) and they are more afraid of you than you are of them.
Insects. When you’re surrounded by bush and rivers are present be confident in the fact that you will be bombarded by mosquitoes and sand flies. The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is a vector for transmitting several viruses which include Zika which we recently had an outbreak of. I am grateful I did not contract it given that I have been doing a lot of exploring recently. P.S Insect repellents are becoming obsolete!
Being out of shape. I can attest first hand to the difficulties in being a soul adventurer while being grossly out of shape especially when you don’t hike every week. The after effects can be extremely painful lasting several days. You don’t usually feel it right away but when you get up the next morning it feels likes ten cars ran you over!
Balance. Chasing waterfalls is a passion of mine and sometimes you have to cross or follow the path of the river which means jumping river stones. Something that requires good balance. This so happens to be a task that I find little joy in performing. The thought of falling has a somewhat paralyzing effect on me and so I move as slow as a snail, and offers as amusement for my friends. I’m a work in progress!
When the topography of the area you’re exploring is mostly mountainous (like Grenada aka Isle of Spice) the trail can be very intense. Sometimes you have to get dirty, be on all fours and subject yourself to the squashy feel of mud between your toes. It’s all in the spirit of being one with nature!
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.
Portici Bay, Saint George
Beach House Restaurant, 2014
Another luxury island resort located in the Grenadines, a short boat ride away from 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/
View of the Atlantic Ocean side.
Extremely dry but still a great view.
Shades of Blue
Your own private beach…Check!
Petit Martinique in the distance. Most of the staff live there and are transported over by boat everyday.
They even recycle! Christmas trees made out of dried coconuts.♥