Weddings and Honeymoons in Gorgeous Grenada
Known as the Island of Spice, Grenada is a small Carribean island nestled between Trinidad & Tobago and The Grenadines. This magical island with its stunning beaches, waterfalls, lush rainforests and pristine lakes recently stole my heart during a 5 day stay at the luxurious new Sandals La Source resort.
Just a 5 minute drive from the airport, this fabulous new resort, the latest property to be added to the Sandals portfolio, is located on the pristine sands of the spectacular Pink Gin Beach and boy did it blow me away!
From the moment you pull up to the open-air lobby you know that you are in for a treat! Here I was greeted by my own personal butler, handed a refreshing cold drink and an ice cold hand towel and my bags were whisked away to await me in my room. I knew the tone had been set for the remainder of my trip and I wasn’t disappointed.
The 17 acre resort is made up of 3 unique villages; The Pink Gin Village, The South Seas Village and The Italian Village, which consist of 225 rooms and suites all situated moments from the 2 fresh water swimming pools and the crystal clear sea and white sandy beach.
The 69 suites are a mixture of Millionaire Suites, Rondovals and Skypool Suites and they are all amazing! When I stepped inside my suite I felt like I had died and gone to heaven! The suite was larger than my apartment and had the most wonderful king size bed, a luxury bathroom and even an outdoor bathtub overlooking the ocean! All the suites have outdoor terraces with pools and comfy loungers so you will have every reason not to want to leave your room for your entire stay!
Whether you choose LaSource for your wedding or for your honeymoon you will not be disappointed, their team will make sure everything is planned to perfection!
If you are tying the knot then you will be appointed a dedicated wedding planner who will help guide you through every step of the planning process from the moment you book your date to the moment you say ‘I Do’. The entire experience will be completely stress-free!
Sandals’ approach to weddings is ‘Your Wedding, Your Style’ and they will do everything you desire in order to make your wedding perfect and to reflect your own unique style. There will be no reason to worry about table plans or colour palettes, through your dedicated online portal you will be able to pick out everything down to the most minute detail from your wedding bouquet to your name place cards. You can share and swap ideas with your wedding planner by creating mood boards and even pick out the perfect spot to tie-the-knot. Your wedding planner will then make sure everything is ready for your arrival several days prior to the big day. All you will need to worry about are the impossible choices such as which cake flavor you think is the most delicious and which nail colour to choose for your bridal manicure!
There are a number of picturesque spots across the resort for both your ceremony and reception. My favourite was the gazebo sitting at the end of the boardwalk perched over the crystal blue sea which could, for example, be followed by a sunset drinks reception or wedding breakfast set up on the beach.
LaSource even offer a re-tie the knot package for couples wanting to renew their vows or live out their dream of a beach wedding, which may not have been possible back home.
For those of you who are tying the knot back home, LaSource is also a fantastic honeymoon destination. Whether you want to simply pamper yourself in the indulgent RedLane Spa, lie on the pristine beach, play a round of tennis or dance the night away on the shore, LaSource has something for everyone. With themed nights such as Beach-Party night and Carribean night this is the perfect destination for couples who like to socialize and meet other couples. They even have a dedicated water-sports team who can organize everything from snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing to paddle boarding and scuba diving (and it’s all complimentary). They also have an excursions team who can book activities such as day trips around the island or tubing down the Balthazar River
We did an absolutely fantastic snorkel trip with Grenada Seafari which consisted of a 2 hour powerboat trip around the island with stops at some of the best snorkel sites including Grenada’s underwater sculpture site, one of the highlights of our time in Grenada.
There are countless dining options with 9 restaurants including a fabulous steak restaurant, a delicious French restaurant and a beautiful Japanese Teppanyaki restaurant not to mention options for private dining by candlelight on the beach or a romantic meal served on your terrace. You could try something different every night and still not have experienced everything on offer. My favourite meal during my stay was at Butch’s Chophouse where I had the most beautiful steak followed by a stunning cheesecake! We sipped on the most exquisite cocktails all evening before retiring to one of the many romantic spots overlooking the beach where we lounged comfortably under the stars for the remainder of the evening.
Prices at Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & on a Luxury Included® (all-inclusive) basis start from £1799 per person for 7 nights, for travel dates between 24 September – 13 October 2014.
Return flights and resort transfers are included in the price.
For further information or to make a booking call Sandals Resorts on 0800 597 0002 or visit www.sandals.co.uk.
Excursions such as our snorkel powerboat experience are available through Island Routes Caribbean Adventure Tourswww.islandroutes.co.uk.
And be sure to start your trip in style at the No.1 Traveller lounge www.no1traveller.com
To find out more about this enchanting island visit www.grenadagrenadines.com
Written by The Wedding Girl
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