Tag Archives: Tourism

Traditional Cross Harbour Swim

Last Saturday was the traditional Cross harbour swim from the Carenage in the town of St. George’s to world famous Grand Anse Beach in the south of the island.
The fastest time this year was 38 mins, the sea was choppy and it was windy!
Congratulations to Grenada’s top 2 swimmers who came 1st, in male Kerry Oliverre and female Oreoluwa Cherebin. They will be going on to Carifta swim meet later this month.
The event saw 73 entrants from 11 years to 70 years. This was also a good warm up for triathalon teams and iron men like Danny Donelan.

Something for Everyone!

Grenada is getting ready for three great events in January!

Budget Marine Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament – 22 January – 26 January

Bill Fish Tournament

Bill Fish Tournament

The first event is the 44th Annual Budget Marine Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament, 22 January – 26 January. This prestigious event was first held in 1964 and has been running annually since then. Boats from other islands such as Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia and Martinique join with anglers from all over the world to experience the great fishing grounds in Grenada. The event is held at the Grenada Yacht Club, Lagoon Road, St. George’s with its great dock facilities, where docking is free and water, electricity and fuel are available to all the yachts. Blue and White Marlin, Spearfish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin are captured but released to be in line with modern conservation practices. For released billfish points are given by species instead of weight, a camera will confirm the capture. Three days of fishing and a lay day promise great fun and competition.

www.sibtgrenada.com/

 Grenada Sailing Week – 31 January – 5 February

The second event is the Grenada Sailing Week, 31 January – 5 February. For the past 20 years this regatta has been run by the Grenada Sailing Festival and the dates are marked in many regatta and race calendars. The event attracts yachts from all over the world, the races are competitive and challenging.

If you do not have your own boat, take the opportunity and book your space with one of the various charter companies that offer spaces on their boats. Port Louis Marina on Lagoon Road, St.George’s is the base of the regatta and offers all the facilities that make racing even more fun. Four days racing, one lay day in between and six nights of parties make this a great event!

www.grenadasailingweek.com

 United Insurance Work Boat Regatta – 2nd & 3rd February

Work Boat Regatta Grenada

Work Boat Regatta

The third event in this series of three is the United Insurance Work Boat Regatta, 1st – 3rd February. The 20th Work Boat Regatta will be staged on the famous Grand Anse Beach with two days of spectacular racing in wooden, bamboo rigged boats. The fishing communities of Grand Mal, Gouyave, Sauteurs, Woburn and the sister islands Carriacou and Petit Martinique will compete against each other and guarantee exciting races. This event is very traditional with its colorful boats with unique names, ‘Full Force’, ‘Unity’, ‘Young Stunners’ to just name a few. The atmosphere is carnival-like with a lot of food, fun, music and great racing. This is a ‘must see’ event!

Spicy Grenada’s Culinary Dinner

Gala Evening

Support Team Grenada

Purchase your EC$100 Dinner tickets for the unique Spicy Grenada’s Culinary Dinner Competition which Grenada Hotel and Tourism member hotels will be hosting as part of the Grenada Nutmeg Festival. Two teams of chefs will be preparing mouth-watering three course dinner menus using all of Grenada’s Spices. It will be an evening of fun, where you get to taste and enjoy the first ever Grenada Nutmeg Festival cocktails followed by a three course dinner, all created specifically for this occasion by the islands top Chefs who will be vying for the prize of satisfying your taste buds! Call Caribbean Horizons to secure your dinner tickets! All proceeds from this event go towards Team Grenada participating in the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism’s Culinary competition. Support a worthy cause while you share a spicy evening with friends.

 

3rd Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival Grenada

Rum & Beer Festival

Rum & Beer Festival Grenada

The Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival is an annual celebration of rum and beer products from the Caribbean & beyond. For the first time ever the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival will be held in Grenada 2-3 November 2012. The event will showcase a selection of premium quality rum and beers from across the Caribbean region and beyond.

  • Tasting sessions
  • live steel pan music
  • guest artiste ‘Sonika’ – a great grenadian R&B musician
  • Grenadian and Creole Food
  • Rum Cocktails
  • and much more!

Call us at 444-1550 if you would like to be part of this great this event!

‘The Jaguar’ Kirani James is coming home

kirani james

Kirani James

Grenada is getting ready to welcome Kirani James. If you are visiting Grenada and would like to be part of the ‘Welcome Home of Kirani James’ please call us at 444.1555.

The Government and people of Grenada are getting ready to Welcome Home Kirani James – Grenada’s Olympic Gold Medalist.
He will arrive on Thursday, August 30th, at about 8:00p.m.
A welcome ceremony will be held at the Maurice Bishop International Airport. Everyone is invited; the celebration will start at 7p.m.
On Saturday, September 1st – a Thanksgiving Ceremony is scheduled to be held at 9:30a.m., at Kirani James Boulevard, followed by a massive island-wide motorcade along the western main road (passing through Gouyave, Sauteurs, Grenville, St. David and on to the National Stadium) for a National Celebration Rally.
Saturday, September 1st, is also Kirani’s birthday; a massive surprise is planned for him.
Please spread the word and let us celebrate national pride.
Thanks for your continued support and co-operation.
Source: Janice Augustine.
Information edited (for clarity) by Kenroy Baptiste.

Get ready for Carnival!

Visit mass camps like that of Comancheros band to see their carnival costumes as
they are completed by their talented designers and helpers, and to listen to the
sweet sounds of steel band practising for the annual panorama competition!
Don’t forget the Rotary Club of Grenada’s annual all-day Carnival Fete on Sunday
August 12th at the Grenada Yacht Club!
Paul Keens Douglas comes to Grenada and presents his comedy show on Wednesday 15th!
Grenada Breweries Monday Night Mass packs are on sale from Friday 3rd!
Need help to decide where to go and what to do?
Call us at 444.1555 we can help you make the decision and get you to the right places!

25th Grenada International Triathlon & Caribbean Championships

is in full motion! Start and finish is at Port Louis Marina, St. George’s, Grenada.
This event attracts sports people from all over the world.
Go and and cheer them on!
For detailed information visit their site at http://www.tridespice.com

Calum-Noel

Calum Noel - The Youngest Participant

Sachin Sakar from Trinidad

Sachin Sakar from Trinidad

Anthony-Lees

Anthony Lees from UK

Marc-De-Caul

Marc De Caul - Organiser

Olympic winners

Olympic winners

Rep Service

Need help with your holiday travel arrangements? Our Rep will take all the work out of your  holiday and make all the arrangements for you. Here’s what one of our customers had to say about our Rep Service…..

Dear Joanne

Just a short email to express our thanks to you for organising our seats on our return flight last Thursday. We both really appreciated it and made all the difference especially as it was an overnight flight

As always we had a brilliant holiday, just love the island so much and we will be back!

Best wishes

Barbara and Graham (Taylor)

Training

Andy Durmaine CEO of Shrinking Footprint, an innovative company on sustainability marketing and experience development delivered a thought provoking lecture to tourism stakeholders yesterday, March 6th Smithy’s Garden and Caribbean Horizons were represented by three team members, who have returned to their organizations with renewed commitment to sharing the natural beauty of Grenada and its friendly people with all visitors with a view to making lasting friendships.