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My name is Neville, but you can call me Gooch. I live in the Washington DC area, but I was born in Grenada. I don’t get to visit Grenada as often but I make it my duty to soak up some Grenada sun at least once or twice every year.

Why Grenada-Beaches?

I created the Grenada-Beaches site for two reasons. First, in 2005 I returned home for my first vacation in 7 years. I had a wonderful time, and rediscovered several things that I had forgotten about Grenada. Never wanting to forget those good times, I decided to create the Grenada-Beaches website.

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Second, once I started building the website, and reliving those special moments, it crystallized how precious an island Grenada really is.

I’ve visited other Caribbean islands, and many of them have drawbacks: heavily commercialized, rising crime, and lacking Caribbean authenticity. Grenada is just the opposite –safe and modernizing– but not at the expense of that “island” feeling you expect and love.

I knew there had to be smart travelers who:

  • were tired of fighting for a spot on the beach,
  • longing for what the word Caribbean used to deliver: a hassle free place to unwind and chill out with friendly people.

Grenada is still all those things, and the Grenada-Beaches website just plays a small part in connecting smart travelers like you with a smart destinaton like Grenada.

Two of us together

So it started out being all about me, but now it’s about me and you (and Grenada of course). I’ll continue to write about the good (and not so good) things about Grenada, and you get the pleasure and confidence of planning an enjoyable, authentic Caribbean vacation that only Grenada can deliver. The Grenada-Beaches site takes the guesswork out of your vacation.

If you would like more information on Grenada-Beaches.com please let’s get in touch through my contact page.

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{ 19 comments… add one }

  • Jennifer Fisher February 12, 2012, 3:25 pm

    how do I get ahold of Grenada coins? Where can I purchase them?

    • Gooch February 12, 2012, 4:02 pm

      Hi Jennifer,
      Are you a coin collector? I can think of a few options that might work but don’t know how convenient it might be to put these into action:

      1) Know someone visiting to Grenada? Ask them to get you some coins.
      2) Close to a Grenada Consulate (NY, Wash DC, etc) they can help, lot’s of Grenadian nationals work there
      3) Grenada uses Eastern Caribbean Currency. The Central Bank is based in St. Kitts. Know anyone going to St. Kitts?
      4) In fact I should note that Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Kitts, Antigua all use the same currency.
      5) There is a probably a process through your local back that help you get your hands on foreign exchange, give them a ring.

      Anyone else has good ideas on how to get your hands on Grenada (EC) coins?

      Read more about Grenada Currency
      Hope that helps.

  • CJ September 4, 2011, 11:03 pm

    Hi Gooch:
    I enjoy browsing your site especially when I’m homesick (even after 30 years).

    Can you invite subscribers to post some carnival pics; also would be nice to see some recent countryside pics (native life; some estates, etc.)

    Thanks

    • Gooch September 6, 2011, 6:50 am

      CJ, that’s a great idea especially since I have not made it the Spice Mas in many many years. If you or anyone have pics that you want to share please drop me a line and I will arrange for them to be posted.

  • Lauren April 20, 2011, 4:46 am

    Hi, Gooch.
    I am a prospective vet student for SGU, and I am wondering if there are any rules about bringing your dog on the beaches.
    Thanks for this wonderful website! It has answered so many questions!
    -Lauren

    • Gooch April 22, 2011, 5:02 am

      Hi Lauren,
      I know of no rules that are enforced and I’ve seen many beach goers accompanied by there dogs. That said do not expect to bring your dog into stores, restaurants etc most locals will frown on that and it largely depends on the owner and they type crowd that frequent the place…. some places might be cool with it others won’t so continue to ask first as you did here to avoid surprises.
      Gooch

  • Nancy April 15, 2011, 3:35 pm

    Hi Neville,

    I stumbled upon your website and em enjoying reading the comments. My family is traveling to Grenada tis summer…arriving july 29th. We’ve never been to the carribean at all and Grenada sounded like the best fit for us. Our kids are 15, 17, 19 and 21. I am hoping there is enough nightlife for the older two and I am a but worried about too much rain. You mentioned in one of your posts that august is a great time to go there and I was so glad to hear that! We will be there for the tail end of Carnival (leaving Aug.6th). Any feedback you can give me would be greatly appreciated. We are staying at Spice Island Resort.

    Thanks!

    • Gooch April 17, 2011, 6:46 am

      Hi Nancy,
      Excellent time to visit. Carnival is the biggest festival on the island. Many visitors from other Caribbean islands and north America come to Grenada for carnival, and the pace of the place increases a notch. Several events to choose from to attend, it really depends on how much you and your family want to participate. Am sure your hotel will have events planned round the festivities. As for the weather all I can say is that its the middle of the rainy season, so expect some rain, exactly how much and when that’s unpredictable.
      It should be a fun trip. Plan to embrace the local culture and you will enjoy it. Always make safety a priority in everything you do.

  • Brittany March 24, 2011, 3:04 pm

    Hi Gooch,

    I really like the website! I’ll be traveling to Grenada in less then a month with my bf and noticed you haven’t had many updates on the site since 2009 (or I just can’t figure out how to find them). Any advice on new things to see or do?
    Thank you!

  • Geraldine Forrester October 29, 2010, 6:09 pm

    my husband is a senior grenadian who used to drive taxi, ‘modesty’ many years ago — he has lived in new york for most o f his adult life but Grenada will never leave his heart!

  • leonard bourne January 9, 2010, 10:23 pm

    Hi My name is Len Bourne I live in New Zealand .
    My grandfather Joseph Hugh Bell was born in Brandonhall La digue St Andrews Grenadand emigrated to New Zealand and and his father Thomas William Bell was a`police magistrate in Grenada and Carriocou and Thomas William is buried Dumphries Estate Carriocou ….We have had three trips to Grenada to stay in the old home with Westindian cousins and friends 1996 1998 7 of us and my wife and I In 2005 …We have seen all of Grenada and most of Carriacou one of our friends was called Whitie as `he was from England and had white legs his friend was my cousin Richard Lyder now deceased also Joe Bell is not with us two fine men …Ronald Bell Harry Ogilvie and others are cousins and we had a` special friend Joe Bell of Wobern .Nice to see a local return to Grenada the land we love so well keep up the good work of promoting Grenada

  • CJ December 30, 2009, 3:33 pm

    Good work. Can’t get enough of the homeland. I try to visit at least once a year but after having lived abroad so (too) long I’m seriously thinking of moving back.
    Would like to contribute some recipes and some of my poetry.
    Let me know.

  • Aníbal Rojas September 6, 2009, 1:22 pm

    Thank a lot for the work you have spend in your blog, I was researching a little bit about Grenada as this is the first stop of my cruise, and your site is a invaluable resource for those visiting the island.

  • Ed July 26, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Gooch,
    It’s good to see a website that promotes such a beautiful place. I just came back a couple of weeks ago – we spent a couple of weeks there and attended my girlfriend’s daughter’s wedding on Morne Rouge beach. Sunset, and that ever present beach dog…lol

    I’ll send some pics if you like, and we can’t wait to go back. My girl is Grenadian by descent – daddy. Can’t tell you how much we miss that place….

  • Smcqueen June 2, 2009, 11:17 am

    Found your site during a search of recipes from Grenada. Also live in the DC area – can’t wait until you post your recipes!

  • Kab March 8, 2009, 5:11 pm

    Hi,
    I came across your site while I was doing some research about Grenada. Eventhough I was born there I have to attest that I don’t know much about the place. Your site is pretty interesting. I never knew there were so many place to go and things to do. I was planning on going out there sometime in August but I canceled b/c I don’t know anywhere and hardly anyone. Now I plan on going in December and hopefully I can check those wonderful beaches. I’m really looking forward towards going to Pink Gin Beach. I’ve never heard of it before.

    Thanks for the wonderful info on this site…btw I’m from NY.

    • Gooch March 8, 2009, 7:31 pm

      Hi Kab,
      I’m glad this site has inspired you a bit to take another look at Grenada. It’s really an awesome island as you will see. December is a great time to visit, as is August. Pink Gin beach you will enjoy… It’s the beach at La Source Resort. I’m sure by the time December rolls around you will know so much more about Grenada… Keep in touch.

      Kindest Regards
      Gooch

  • Tonia February 20, 2009, 1:23 am

    Great website Neville!!! Like you, I’m Grenadian born and breed. I’m away studying for the time being, but I can’t seem to get enough of anything Grenadian. The quality of your site is amazing, the pictures, the information – just wonderful! Now I’m totally homesick – thanks :). Keep up the good work.

    Tonia

    • Gooch February 20, 2009, 2:19 am

      Hi Tonia,
      Thank you. I’m thrilled that you like the site. I know exactly how you feel…You can never get enough of a great thing (Grenada). Good luck on your studies. Ill try my best to keep adding a little spice to your life.. so check back soon and often.
      -Nev

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