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Fishing, Snorkelling, Hog Island Picnic, Motor Boat Tour

Gerard and Rita:    535-0512

Gerard Baine has a boat at BBC beach seasonally, and can take you out on a private boat ride. Call him for availability and prices.

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La Plywood Beach Bar

It’s on your way to the beach. You can’t miss it. Two beers for $5 US. Burgers and the best Fish Tacos on the island! Tell them Faith and Steve sent you. You won’t get anything free, except a big smile! Watch out for the high octane rum though, it will knock you on your butt. This is the best place to watch the sunset and take some pictures to post to social media and make all your friends jealous.


Kalinago Beach Bar

Happy hour Mondays from 4pm-7pm.

Beach BBQ & DJ Saturdays from 7:30pm.

 


Sangria

We love Phillipe! He has an excellent chef and lovely waitresses.

Tell him we sent you over from The Love Shack

Happy hours: daily from 5pm-7pm. Wednesday’s Daiquiris 2 for 1.

 


Beach BBQ at Hog Island, Rogers Barefoot Bar

Every Sunday from about 3pm-10pm.

Book Gerard or ask your host how to get there.

Or check out Shadowfax tours for a lobster and champagne tour.

 


Fish Friday at Gouyave, St. John

You gotta squeeze this in! This is a small village and this is a long time local tradition. Ask your host to hook you up with a tour bus or the lovely staff at the Flamboyant may be able to hook you up if you ask nicely.

Yoyo! Caution – not much is open on Sunday’s. Prepare yourself. Eat in, get a pizza delivery from (…………….) or The Owl at Flamboyant has pub grub.

General business hours are Monday through Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 8am-12n.

 


Ferry to Carriocou

Carriocou is an island that is part of Grenada. We haven’t visited yet, but we understand it’s lovely with some great snorkelling and diving. You may choose to do a day trip or stay overnight.

Monday to Saturday departs 9am, return departs 3:30pm

Sunday departs 8am, return departs (…..)

Don’t let this trick you out! There are 2 ferries. Which one goes is a toss up, depending on which one runs that day…?

  • Osprey Shuttle takes 90 minutes.
  • Osprey Express takes 120 minutes.

I know, right?  It costs about $31 USD each way, per person.

Get your tickets in advance at the ticket office or show up on there day no later than 1/2 hour prior to departure at The Queens Jetty on the Carenage, across from the fire station in St. George’s. Take the number 1 bus from the bottom of the hill.

Tel: 440-8126

You can also fly or book a schooner to Carriocou. Check with St. James Travel & Tours at 4 Goshen Hill, Grand Anse, 473-439-2828 or ask your host to hook you up.

 


Tour of the Spice Island

This is a beautiful island! Cate your own itinerary or take the advice of a tour guide. We like Greg Taxi & Tours the best. He is often sat at the Flamboyant, or call him on 473-406-0891 or 538-7465


River Tubing

Cool off in a mountain water river with a gentle flow, taking in the sites,smells and  sounds of the rainforest. Call Adventure River Tubing on 444-5337 for a reservation and which bus to take. Warning! Buses can be very full on the return and they may just pass you by. Book a taxi for the return or risk it.

Visit the very little petting zoo across the road and get a cool drink.

Adventure also does Jeep Tours.


Sailboat or Catamaran Rentals

Call Horizon Yacht Charters on 473-439-1000. They keep their boats in ship shape condition and can help you with itineraries and places to visit. Your host can help you with other options, but don’t settle for cheap, go with safe and sound!

Check your brochures in our library for more fun ideas, and let us know your favourite in our online guest book.


Currency: The local currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollar. It is tied to the US Dollar at a fixed rate of about 2.70. Some will take both currencies, some don’t. Most places take credit cards, but some don’t. Get yourself started by exchanging some of your money for the ECD at the airport currency exchange desk by passport control. Your credit card and debit card may charge you additional fees, so check with your bank.

Internet:  We know it’s hard to completely disconnect, so we offer limited wifi. You can check your email and post on social media to be sure your friends are green with envy at your great fortune, but you can’t stream movies or hang out on YouTube. Now get your swim suit on, lather on the sun cream and head for the beach!

Pharmacy, Grocery, ATM, Bagels, Gift Shops: All at the bottom of the hill off the big roundabout or in the mall.

 


Our Favourite Restaurants:

Sangria – Tapas 1 minute walk, bay views

Mt. Cinnamon – The next resort over from Flamboyant. Great service and food at the beach side dining room.saturday night bonfire and s’mores.

Umbrellas – Near the main entrance to Grand Anse beach, about a 20 minute walk down the beach from Flamboyant. Popular with students. (under construction at the moment, so check for opening hours.)

Patricks – take the #1 bus or a taxi, just across from Port Louis Marina. Local food, tapas style, but you’d better be hungry when you go!

BB’s Crab Shack– a little hard to find, but worth it! In St George, go through the tunnel next to the Fort entrance. Look for the above your head sign and wind around to the right. Enjoy the harbour view!

Not our style, but if you want a bit more posh and more western food:

Aquarium, The Cave House, Prickly Bay, True Blue Bay.

Check the “Lime & Dine” magazine in the library for more ideas.


Car/Moped Hire

If you feel you’d like to rent a car or moped, your host can hook you up. If you’re a right hand side driver, take note, Grenada drives on the left side. You’ll need a local driving permit and you must wear a seatbelt. Honestly, between the rasta buses and taxis, you can get just about anywhere. Oh, you’ll need a good set of walking feet too!

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Taxi from the Airport

Cost about $48 EC (about $18 USD) from the airport to the Grenada Love Shack. Plenty of taxis when you exit the airport. Directions provided with booking agreement. We can also arrange for Greg Taxi to pick you up. He’s our preferred supplier. He knows where to drop you off for easiest access to the Love Shack.

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These tidbits were correct at time of publication. We take no responsibility for errors, so please ask around to confirm information.


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“A perfect hideaway, a little gem with stunning views.”

Faith & Steve McNittFaith and Steve McNitt are dual nationals, American and British, currently living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Faith runs her own photography business, Faith Stone Photography where she specialises in photographing people on location, such as weddings and portraits. Faith is also highly trained, taking on commercial and editorial assignments. Her other business, The Album Design Company is closely related and offers professional photographers an option from sitting behind a computer all day designing albums! This service is also available to destination wedding couples or any couples with digital image files that would like to have a keepsake album. Steve is a nuclear health physicist. He only needs one job and make most of the money. He’s very smart and nobody really understands what he does, other than those he works for. He loves his wife to the moon and beyond. (Ok, so it’s Faith who is writing this for you!) Faith and Steve accidentally went to Grenada when Steve was helping a mate get his yacht to Grenada. They did the first part of the trip to the Canaries, and we booked a holiday around the second part of the trip, so that Steve would sail in and Faith would already be there, hotel and flights sorted. Well, the second sailing didn’t work out. Faith had a round trip ticket and a hotel booked, so she was all set. Steve, on the other hand, had a one way ticket home, but no way there. Luckily, his wife is very talented and thrifty, so she got him a trip there with frequent flyer miles. Lucky Steve got to fly there first class, leaving his adorable wife in coach class. They enjoyed their first visit to the island immensely, dividing time on the beach with destination days to different attractions around the island. As they were staying at the Flamboyant Hotel, they took a stroll over the hill and found Morne Rouge beach, locally known as BBC Beach. As they snorkelled away, Faith said to Steve "I want to buy a place on this beach should anything become available." As usual, he ignored such a comment. They went back in February of 2015. Lo and behold, an internet search revealed a one bedroom condo for sale in Mahogany Run, Morne Rouge. Just out of curiosity, Faith made an appointment to see what you could get for the money that was being asked. Both thought it was "in need of improvement" and couldn’t believe it was so expensive! Of course, the view WAS to die for….. Upon further research, Faith realised that this was the only property THIS close to the beach that she would ever be able to afford. With much persistence, she worked out an agreeable offer with the seller, went through a string of complicated processes to get the deal done, then finally closed on 15 September 2015. She moved in right away and started the remodel. Steve was able to help for the first week of work, but being the talented and important person that he is, zipped off to France for work obligations. Faith continued remodelling on her own for the next two weeks, with the help of her awesome property manager’s referrals of local talent. One thing Faith learned in the process is that westerners are spoiled. Ok, she already knew that, being one herself. But the DEGREE of spoiled became clear. Understanding that everything on this island has a value, because very little is produced here, recycling became the name of the game. What she couldn’t recycle she gave away to locals or to the Children’s Home Charity. Although we’re not quite done with the remodel, the Grenada Love Shack is born and looking like the prime property it was meant to be. We’re very excited about this "funky little shack" and hope that if will bring happiness and relaxation to many couples and families. We will continue to make upgrades to the property in hopes that it will be that-much-better each time you return! If you haven’t yet booked in, you can do so here. If you have questions about the property, you can visit the Facebook page or contact Faith directly. But don’t be upset if there’s “glitter on the front porch.”

Sue Wilson Malabar, United Kingdom 18th January 2016

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