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Super super excited to say we just booked our honeymoon in GRENADA!!!!! Has anyone been? Suggestions for must see / must do things on the island are welcome 🙂 we are going in early September and staying at Sandals. I can’t wait!!!
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Grenada is one of those Caribbean Islands that you’ll hear as being both safe & unsafe. It depends who you talk to etc.
It has had it’s issues… Politically & Socially… such as the US Invasion in 1983.
Which is WHY there are AIs on this island as a draw to bring in the Tourists (AIs flourish in Caribbean Countries that have Political, Social or Economic issues).
Grenada is considered a “developing economy” by the World Bank…
I have heard that Sandals there is quite nice. So if you are ok with spending most of your time at the resort and not out exploring the Island itself, you should be Ok.
I haven’t been to Grenada, but it is a cruise stop for many of the Cruise Lines that I favour. And by all accounts a relatively safe island in the daylight (versus some others)
But still, if I was someone going to an AI in 3rd World Country, I would seriously look at the options for escorted Excursion Services offered by the AI vs going out on my own. Paying the extra might be very well worth it, as the Local you’d be with would know the safest places to go etc. And I would most definitely leave any visibile shows of wealth… large sums of money, flashy jewels.. including your ERing… etc AT HOME. Not even bother to take them with me on the trip (And no “stand in bling” either. As thieves with knives & guns don’t stop to ask you what is and isn’t real… just don’t put yourself into that sort of jeopardy to begin with. Don’t attract attention !!)
DO BUY Travel Insurance and Travel Health Insurance. Read up on your Home Country’s Travel Advisories, and jot down the info on what to do in case of and Emergency (Where the closest Embassy is, and how to contact them)
These are precautions I take whenever I am travelling to all Caibbean Islands, not just the sketchier ones (but more so for them).
Hope this helps,
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@This Time Round: thanks for the reply 🙂
I am sooo excited!
I have been thinking I would leave my E ring behind for those exact reasons. I am also travelling to Dominican in March and thinking the same thing, dont want to draw attention to myself.
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@Jessicachantal: I have indeed been there, and I stayed for a week with my brother at the house he was renting back when he got hired on for a temporary urban planning job there. Yes, it is safe. I stayed in a little town just outside of St. George. I took a walk by myself every single morning along the main road to the restaurant along the beach, either by myself or with my brothers roommate. I never had any issues.
Aside from the odd flirty guy here and there, it’s a safe place and no one ever bothered me. Furthermore, there are alot of American students there going to the American Medical college there, so locals are very familiar with tourists and ex-pat students. It’s a nice place and there’s lots to see and do; the beaches are beautiful and serene and warm.
It’s hotel and tourism industry also isn’t as “overblown” as a place like Jamaica or the Bahamas, so there’s a low-key feel to the island. One place i recommend seeing is the Fish Fry in Gouyave every Friday night. They set up tons of tents and you can get seafoodm fish and all sorts of other deep fried stuff and it’s always packed with tourists and locals.