Our very warmest greetings to our Grenadian readers from soggy old Blighty!  It warms the veritable cockles of my heart to see that our Grenadian friends have been dropping by our blogosphere.  Over the last couple of days our Grenadian readership has positively quadrupled!

I cannot believe it is nearly 10 years since I left my footprints on Grand Anse and other beaches on your beautiful Island.  Grenada was the country that taught me to sail fast and live slow.

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Grand Anse from Jenny’s Place

We had a great time, self-catering at Blue Horizons which overlooks Grand Anse beach.

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Getting down with the Calypso beat at Blue Horizons

and we also spent a great deal of time at Jenny’s Place which is right on the beach at the other end of Grand Anse

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At Jenny’s we spent many happy hours eating

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Enjoying a sundowner

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and enjoying the beach

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I had never met an ex-Miss World before – AKA Jenny Hosten – here she is with her Miss World crown in 1970 and as we remember her in 2006.

JennycrownJenny was the epitomy of the hostess with the mostess and we would  have gone back to stay with Jenny the following year but were unable to get a package holiday out of the UK that tied up with Jenny’s Place.  Not only is the accommodation excellent, it is very spacious and right on the beach.

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Sitting area of one of the apartments at Jenny’s Place
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One of the bedrooms at Jenny’s Place

Grenada is a Caribbean country consisting of the main island and 6 smaller islands, perhaps better known as the Spice Islands.  On 7th September 2004, Grenada was absolutely devastated by Hurricane Ivan and the whole population on the Island was effected and some were left homeless.  We visited in February 2006.  There were still a few tell-tale traces of Ivan, but credit to the Grenadians who pulled together to get the country up and running again in a comparatively short space of time.

We have many good memories of our holiday in Grenada.  We hired a huge 4×4 and drove around the island.  The island itself is very hilly and home to numerous nutmeg plantations.  The capital, St. George’s, with its colourful Georgian buildings and early 18th Century Fort George which look out over Carenage Harbour.  Then to the south is Grand Anse Beach, which is where most of the resorts and bars are located.

What more can I say … apart from

I love Grenada

We will leave you a picture of a guy we found on one of the beaches, taking his goats for a swim.

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Written by Tessa Barrie

Writer and blogger from Jersey in the Channel Islands UK who believes life is too short to be niche. 🙃 Currently working on her first novel.

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