Prince Harry is hosting a Royal trip to the Caribbean
This compact, Caribbean island isabout the same size as the Isle of Wight – with a rainforest in the middle! The prince due to visit around November 26 to 28 and, if you want to catch up with him, here’s where you might find him…
Stay on the longest beach on the island: If Prince Harry does stay at a hotel overnight on the island, chances are that it could be at five star resort of Spice Island Beach Resort. This top hotel has rooms backing on to the stunning, golden sandy beach of Grand Anse and is known as a top spot for celebrities. Guests who’ve stayed here in the past include
Formulae 1 racer Lewis Hamilton. Can’t pay the five-star prices? Opt for the more affordable four-star Coyaba Hotel. It’s just a couple of hundred metres along the same stretch of golden, sandy beach. Book in here and you may even spot Prince Harry out on a stroll. Tropical Sky offer seven-night stays at the four-star
Coyaba from £909 pp based on two sharing on room only basis. Price includes return flights from London Gatwick with British Airways and transfers. Call 01342 886941 or see www.tropicalsky.co.uk.
Get sporty, like the prince
Always one to keep active, if Prince Harry has any time off, he might like to try kayaking or catamaran sailing. Guests staying at the Coyaba Beach Resort not only have direct access
to the 2.5 mile-long Grand Anse Beach but free water sports too. Other adventurous watersports on the island include a river tubing trip past the tropical trees and exotic scenery along the Balthazar River.
Go on a snorkelling trip to the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park
The Eco Dive company on Grand Anse beach have boat trips going out to the reef to snorkel above the World’s first underwater Sculpture Park. The statues are in a marine-protected area and are all below the surface at depths ranging from 5-30 feet deep. They
were designed by a English sculpture Jason Taylor and Eco Dive also runs both snorkelling and diving visit the site. All equipment is included in the price. Price for the snorkel trip costs £36pp from their base on Grand Anse beach.
Try kayaking, Prince Harry seems to enjoy it
Meet a local celebrity and feel like Indiana Jones
Seventy seven-year old Telfor Bedeau is an expert on trekking. Having been walking the island for over 50 years, he’s
Grenada’s greatest hiker and naturalist and, believe it or not, treks in beach ‘jelly’ beach shoes! He also always carries his own machete to cut a path through
overgrown parts of the forest. Telfor will take visitors on their own special adventure into Grand Etang National Park in Grenada’s rainforest. His guided tours start around
£45pp. Contact him on Tel: 00 1 473 442-6200 or, for more information on the island, see the tourist board.
Swim in a magical waterfall
A trip to the Concord waterfall and then on to the island’s River Antoine rum distillery as all part of an island tour. At the waterfall, there are changing huts and a dip in the clear, cool water is a refreshing break. November temperatures in Grenada are around a balmy, 30 degrees. Book onto an
island tour with Caribbean Horizons, prices depend on number booked for the full day tour. Or, hire a car from £45per day from the same company and self-drive. At the rum factory, there’s a chance to try the island’s unforgettable ‘Rivers’ rum. The brand is
so strong (at 88% proof) that it would be a hazard to take it onto a plane, so a special ‘diluted’ version is bottled for export. Both the waterfall and the rum factory are free to enter and open to the public.
Look out for Harry on the island’s longest beach
Go on a sailing adventure at sunset
Feel like royalty when you go for a trip on your ‘own’ yacht. Boat owner Danny Donelan charters his own, beautiful wooden sailing boat to take guests out on a sunset cruise. Rum punch and fantastic views are provided as part of the package. If you’re with a big group of around eight people,
you can even book an overnight charter trip to sleep onboard and visit the nearby islands. Overnight trip at around £150 a head for a group of 10.
Discover the secrets of a great rum
Every restaurant has its own, delicious rum punch. But, to learn the secrets of what actually makes a good rum, former Londoner Lisette Davis hosts tutored rum-tasting
tasting sessions at her bed and breakfast resort, Rumboat Retreat. Lisette spent all her summer holidays in Grenada as a child, visiting relatives on the island. Since moving there, she’s become a global rum expert and, whatever your tastes, she can find a
rum to suit. She even manages to ‘pair a rum and chocolate tasting’. Bliss. Tutored rum-tastings cost £15pp.
Every restaurant has its own rum cocktail
Have a beer with the local police
After all, they’re bound to know all the local news about celebrities and, maybe even Royal visits! Grenada is a small, friendly island with little crime – due
in part to great local relationships with the police. They open up their police canteen to the public every Friday, selling cheap, local beer. The police HQ and canteen is in the capital, St George’s. For more information, contact the tourist board.
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