WHATS NEW IN GRENADA FOR 2007
Contact: Melissa Lukis
St. George’s, Grenada, January 2007 - - Grenada is currently experiencing many exciting developments that are expected to positively affect the country’s tourism industry in 2007 and beyond. Visitors are sure to benefit from the following transformations taking place in the areas of accommodations, attractions, transportation, and infrastructure.
PORT LOUIS GRENADA:
The Port Louis Project, in St. George’s, Grenada, was put into action in late 2006 and
will offer a wide range of options, not only for tourists, but for investors, yachtsmen, and prospective homebuyers as well. Once completed, Port Louis will include a 350-slip world-class marina, yachting facilities for yachts up to 90 meters, 36 estate lots for individual houses and 280 residential units, and a 120-room, five-star hotel including a luxurious spa. Along with these seafront renovations, a mid-range, 120-room hotel will be built in order to cater to all aspects of the tourist market. The project will also revitalize Pandy Beach, including extensions, diving, water sports, and more. For more information, visit www.portlouisgrenada.com.
CINNAMON HILL PROJECT:
This $600 million project in the tourist area of Morne Rouge and Grand Anse, aims to transform the Cinnamon Hill property to a first class hotel, retail, recreational, and residential development that will offer a luxurious vacation for all. The property’s name has been changed to Mount Cinnamon on Grand Anse Beach. The developer of both this and the Port Louis project, Peter de Savary, plans to completely renovate 21 apartments into luxury villas. These accommodations will include amenities such as a pool and clubhouse and will ultimately result in the creation of a 200-room hotel with beautiful architecture and a tropical atmosphere. The natural beauty of Grand Anse Beach will enhance the surroundings and be unharmed during the landscaping of this project. Tourists interested in fractional and whole ownership will have the opportunity with 300 units aimed at this residential market.
PRICKLY BAY WATERSIDE:
The Prickly Bay Waterside development sits at the water’s edge of the Lance aux Epines peninsula in the southern end of Grenada. Scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2007, the Prickly Bay Waterside project is a residential resort that encompasses luxury lifestyle. The new residences will entice any tourist with the modern architecture, designer furniture, plasma televisions, and contemporary entertainment centers. A main attraction of Prickly Bay Waterside is the marina-style vision, which will feature natural spaces and open-plan bathrooms. Even the bedrooms will have king-sized beds and plush linens to satisfy every tourist’s relaxation needs.
The overall facility will have a fully equipped gym, spa, swimming pool, boutique, dive services, meeting rooms, and a business center. Services include a 24-hour concierge, airport transfers, butler service, room service, wedding hosts, Wi-Fi Internet, laundry, pillow menu, bath menu, dockage and marine fuel service.
BACOLET BAY PROJECT:
The lavish resort at Bacolet Bay on the eastern coast of Grenada is an investment opportunity that combines five-star luxury with endless options for leisure and relaxation. The project, which will be launched in late January of 2007, will include 43 acres of tropical gardens, a white sandy beach, and a secluded bay in an exclusive setting. All owners will have full access to the spa, fitness and sports centers and to the beachfront bars and restaurants, which will offer the finest local and international cuisine in Grenada.
The entire resort has been designed around the country’s flora and fauna in an effort to uphold the natural beauty that this pristine atmosphere offers tourists. To enhance the natural experience visitors will get at Bacolet Bay, there will be limited vehicle access and hiking and biking trails for adventure seekers. Ocean lovers will have plenty of watersport options that include windsurfing, snorkeling, and diving amongst the coral reefs. Bacolet Bay will offer dozens of holistic spa treatments overlooking the bay, and the white sandy beach will entice those who love the sun. Each studio apartment or deluxe villa will be created to blend with the surrounding tropical foliage. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORGANIC EXPERIENCE IN ST. MARK:
The Mount Edgecombe Plantation project aims to restore a beautiful working plantation in St. Mark’s parish of Grenada. Through this project, the western coast of Grenada will be revived with the growth of every fruit and vegetable that can grow on the island. Added initiatives include Grenada’s first eco-holistic spa that will be in addition to the spa and well-being center at Port Louis. It will include 20 guest rooms and spa services that will take visitors back to the serene and organic ideals of nature, while being pampered in a rainforest atmosphere.
PRIVATE AIRCRAFT SERVICES:
The end of 2007 should bring great advantages and services to privately owned aircrafts traveling to Grenada. These changes will compliment the services already provided by the International Airport in Point Salines. There will be a V.I.P. lounge with dedicated customs and immigration personnel for quick, easy arrival and departure of mainly private passengers. A restaurant and bar will also be added to accommodate travelers so that they can relax in a picturesque setting before their flights. The restaurant will be open to other executive passengers as well. This project hopes to give Grenada an added bonus as a destination that is welcoming for all private airline owners.
THE LIGHTS OF THE CARENAGE:
Plans are in the final stages so that the waterfront Carenage area in St. George’s will be illuminated at night. Tourists will enjoy the luminous atmosphere as they stroll the streets of Grenada. This plan hopes to be implemented in the beginning of 2007.
While Grenada is experiencing a period of new development and luxury accommodations, general tourist attractions are being upgraded as well.
The Grand Etang Welcome Center and Park, along with Fort Frederick and the Annandale and Concord Falls, have been refurbished and continue to welcome visitors. The Concord Waterfall attraction has received new toilet facilities and vendor booths, to enhance the needs of guests.
In northern Grenada, the construction of a heritage project at Leaper’s Hill will provide tourists with a history of the native people of Grenada. This project will allow tourists to learn about the customs and lifestyles of the past.
In preparing to host major sporting and cultural events in 2007, specifically the Cricket World Cup, the construction of a state-of-the-art multi purpose national stadium with a capacity to comfortably accommodate 15,500 seats is almost completed. A home-stay program is also being implemented to accommodate visitors coming for the events. More than 1,000 rooms have been approved among the offerings that visitors will be invited to choose from and it will allow tourists to feel at home during their visit.
For more information on Grenada’s growing tourism sector, please contact the Grenada Board of Tourism at (473) 440-2279 or visit the Tourist Board’s official website at www.grenadagrenadines.com.