Local Tidbits

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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.


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.


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

Tell him we sent you over from The Love Shack. Now located at the Allamanda Beach resort.

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 or get a pizza delivery from Rick’s Cafe.

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

Ferry to Carriocou

Carriocou is an island that is part of Grenada 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 at Allamanda Beach Resort

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.

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!


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.

Bang bang, on the door, baby

“We enjoyed our stay that much that we cut short a trip to Carriacou to stay another 3 nights.”


First Impression was Amazing

“This place is absolutely gorgeous. The love shack was the first and amazing impression that I have of Grenada.”

Maryland, USA

Huggin’ and a-kissin’,

We just spent an absolutely wonderful week at the Love Shack and have been making all our friends jealous with our pictures and stories!”

Allison Cannarsa
New Jersey, USA

Glitter on the front porch

“My husband and I spent just over a week at the Love Shack. It was an absolutely perfect little condo for the two of us. The location was exactly right — steps away from BBC Beach and Plywood Bar and a short walk to Grand Anse with its dive shops and restaurants.”

Darian Dorsey
Virginia, USA

Love Shack, baby, Love Shack

“The view from the deck over the beach is stunning, and we spent most of our time here, just relaxing, eating & drinking and enjoying the warmth and atmosphere.”

Janet and John Gilbert
Essex UK

A lil’ ole place where we can get together

“When “home”, we spent virtually all of our time on the deck from morning coffee and breakfast, to chill time, to cocktail hour(s) , to candlelit dinners virtually every night – it’s just that special!”

Rick & Daphne Hammond
Kimberley, Canada

So hurry up and bring your jukebox money

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

Sue Wilson
Malabar, United Kingdom