From March 3rd – 12th 2017, I took my first trip to Grenada. I was excited for this trip for many reasons – the beautiful beaches, a potential great tan, but most importantly it was to visit my boyfriend.
Now if you don’t like unnecessary details you might as well exit now. I however, am a person that loves reminiscing.
My flight was on Friday March 3rd at 10:00 PM. Usually I’m a person that can sleep no problem on planes, trains or even a car ride to the local grocery store, but I couldn’t sleep on this flight – I was just way too excited.
As I stepped out of the Maurice Bishop airport in Grenada, I saw him walking towards me with a grin on his face. He was wearing a white buttoned down shirt, shorts and flip-flops.
We got my visitor’s pass, dropped off some stuff at our airbnb and went into town. We took a local bus (which was an experience on its own) for about 2.50 EC to get from his campus to downtown. He bought me a coconut, a necklace of spices, and the adventure began to look for foods to eat. If you know Steven & I at all, we love eating more than the average human beings, especially when eating together. We bought roti & a meat & cheese sandwich from a local shop, a fresh apple smoothie and sat and ate it together in the blazing sun.
We then headed back to our airbnb & got ready for the beach. Our airbnb was small, but clean and cozy. We first went to a smaller beach that was a five minute walk from our airbnb. With a Pina Colada in hand and a beer – it definitely wasn’t a shabby way to start the vacation. During this whole time, it all felt so surreal. I really couldn’t believe that I was in Grenada. I had spent so much time anticipating this moment, that It almost felt a bit sad that it was already there..since it would soon mean that it would be over. But anyway, I wasn’t going to let that stop me from having a great time with him.
That night, he brought me to a restaurant right on Magazine beach called “The Aquarium.” As the food was being made, we made our way to the beach. Walking barefoot, seeing the lights from the restaurant, and the lights from the other side of the beach, hearing the waves splash and feeling the light ocean breeze..I can’t do this moment justice. It was a moment that I wanted to be able to relive over and over.
The next day, Steven & I had signed up for snorkelling. We went to “Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park.” Honestly, while the ride to the bay to snorkel was fantastic, I didn’t see as much aquatic life as I was hoping to see. Perhaps the focus was more on the underwater sculptures, or because it was a cloudy day. Regardless – we had an amazing time.
if you didn’t get a chance to already, you can see our video here at:
That afternoon, we ate at a local bar/restaurant called “Umbrellas,” that’s right on the beach. One thing that I noticed over & over, is how strong the drinks are no matter where I got my girly cocktail. Apparently it’s because rum for example is cheaper than sodas/pops. By the way – we went here about 4-5 times during the week. If Steven & I like a place – they got themselves two very loyal customers.
To go with my earlier point, we got ice cream at a little stand about 4-5 times that week.
Another highlight – under the counter rum(it was literally under the counter). The locals say that it’s “Good for the soul.” – You don’t need very many of these to get the job done. Only he would somehow manage to get me to try this.
Grande Anse Beach – this beach was breath taking, with VERY few tourists. The photos really can’t do it justice.
The rest of the week was really just spent as a combination of being on the beach, going to Umbrellas, “studying,” and just enjoying each other’s company.
On our last evening together, we went to a restaurant called “Dodgy Dock.” It was right on the beach, with live music. Another moment that I wanted to relive over and over. This night was bittersweet.
I spend so much of my time reliving good moments, and planning for things in the future. During this trip, I was actively reminding myself to live in the moment and to be present. After coming home, I was honestly feeling blue for a couple days.. but it only means our next adventure will come soon. Thanks again boyfriend for everything.
Thanks for reading 🙂