We’ve spent our hurricane season in Grenada improving Sava and having fun. As you know from reading previous posts, we are trying to make the most of our time and enjoy all the fun and beauty the island offers. Here is a roundup of more fun things to do in Grenada.
Esther and Omega offer a weekly cooking demo for anyone who wants to attend. At each session, Esther and Omega show us how to make traditional local recipes and then we dig in to eat.
The setting is Dodgy Dock, an outdoor restaurant at a beautiful resort with ocean views. The cooks are talented and hilarious, and the food is always delicious. All of this for only $12 EC per person ($5 US) plus another $5 for the rum punch.
The cooking demo is a fun way to spend a Thursday afternoon, and we walk away with new recipes. We’ve learned to make breadfruit salad (similar to potato salad), sweet plantain salad, chicken calaloo, oil down and chicken pulao.
House of Chocolate
The Museum/shop is a must stop in downtown St. George. Centrally located near the port and markets, it has a comprehensive free exhibit on the history of chocolate making in Grenada, great air conditioning, and good shopping.
Not just a museum, it’s also a store with one of the best selections of locally produced chocolate on the island.
My favorite part of visiting the museum is the ice cream, and I am not the only one.
The University Club
St. George’s University is a big med school that features prominently in the community here in Grenada. It attracts students, educators and their families from all over the world, a lot from the U.S. and Canada. The university has existed since the 1970s and may partially explain why Grenada is such a welcoming place to people from elsewhere.
The University Club is a beautiful spot on the outskirts of Prickly Bay on the southern coast of Grenada. It is open to the public with purchase of food or drink.
The pool is big, the food and drinks are good, and the restaurant staff are really nice. There are two spots at The University Club to eat: a beach bar and a restaurant upstairs, with different menus and more choice.
On a hot day (and it’s been hot!), it’s a treat to hang out at the pool overlooking the boats at anchor in the bay. We’ll be back.
We haven’t finished exploring this island so I am sure I’ll have more updates soon.