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From festivals to underwater sculptures to swanky new resorts, Grenada—also known as the Spice Island—offers your clients a memorable Caribbean getaway with plenty of Instagrammable moments. Of note: The island is celebrating its 50th year of independence this year.

Grenada Sea Spice Festival

Mount Cinnamon Grenada’s suites and villas are tucked away in lush gardens.

A group of celebrity chefs will gather at the luxurious Mount Cinnamon Grenada Hotel from March 8-12 for the 2024 Grenada Spice Festival, the island’s first international seafood festival. The 5-day event—also open to the public—will bring together hotels, restaurants, marine experts, fishermen, food vendors, and, of course, seafood lovers to this culinary experience, which will also serve to highlight the direct benefits of sustainable marine conservation and its benefits to the island’s wildlife, residents, and visitors. To that end, in addition to the food and fun, the event is sponsoring sessions on how social activities and proper waste management can preserve marine ecosystems. Your eco-minded clients will be happy to know Mount Cinnamon is Green Globe Certified and boasts an in-house Environmental Officer to help maintain compliance.

Located on a hillside above Grand Anse Beach, Mount Cinnamon Grenada Hotel offers 37 luxurious villas and suites with ample verandas, offering luscious views of the coastline. The special rate for the festival dates (March 8-13) includes breakfast, taxes and services.

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Underwater Marvels
One of the “Coral Carnival” underwater sculptures. (Photo by Jason deCaires Taylor)

Grenada’s Moliniere Underwater Sculpture Park received a major upgrade recently to the tune of 31 new pieces. This sculpture park, the first of its kind in the world when it opened in 2006, features five new installations that include 25 new sculptures by original creator Jason de Caires Taylor titled “Coral Carnival,” plus an additional four installations by artist Troy Lewis. Taylor also replaced two of the original sculptures. The pieces were made using high-grade stainless steel and pH-neutral marine cement, with spaces created especially for marine creatures to call home. They are accessible by both snorkelers and divers.

In other underwater news, Grenada’s Artificial Reef Project (GARP) just celebrated 10 years of marine conservation and education.

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In Other News…

The Spice Island will host the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development from April 22-24, 2024. The focus will be on how member states can design and implement sustainable tourism policies and programs, kicking off on Earth Day (April 22). The theme will be “Planet vs. Plastics.”

Late last year, Grenada welcomed a new JetBlue nonstop flight from Boston, the only one between that city and the Spice Island. It features the airline’s premium Mint service and departs Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) at 8 a.m. and arrives at Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) at 1:43 p.m. The return flight departs GND at 3:03 p.m. and arrives at BOS at 7:04 p.m. It joined the airline’s daily nonstop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to GND.

Rendering of the Panquai Bar at Six Senses Lasagesse.

Great news that modes well for the island’s newest member of its luxury resort lineup, the Six Senses Lasagesse, which is set to open in May of this year with 56 pool suites and 15 hillside or beachfront villas. This high-end, family-friendly resort will boast a Six Senses Spa overlooking the lagoon, several gourmet eateries, and a variety of programming for all in the family.

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