Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Penny's Take on Grenada

Grenada, The Spice of the Caribbean, certainly lives up to its name, but the wonderful assortment of spices that are readily available is not all it haves to offers. Grenada is rich in culture, history and traditions and stands apart from any place I've been too. With it's blue waters and whites beaches you would think it would be just another resort area, but it's not. Grenada has everything your looking for... you just have to ask. 

If you want to go for a dive, many resorts have dive shops on there property. Looking to explore the rainforest, take a tour or drive yourself. If you drive your self and get honked at, don't worry-- it's just the Grenadians' way of saying "hi" or my favorite, "You can't see me because I'm around a bend and I don't want to bump you."

Spend your Saturday at the local farmers market and check out local fruits, vegetables and spices. If you are not looking for an adventure, choose a place with a beach-view yoga center and spa. How about a private room with your own pool and a view of the ocean? Sound like paradise? Believe me when I tell you that it is. If you are traveling with children and need a sitter, simply choose a resort that offers on-site babysitting. If you are getting married, you can stay at one resort and have your wedding at another. There are places that can hold up to 100 guests or, for more intimate weddings, you can  choose a small and secluded place.

If you are really looking for something different, you can get married on a sail boat. Are you all about the food, Grenada has some amazing restaurants and while you are there, you have to try callaloo (local vegetable) and lambie (local shell fish). Grenada really has everything you are looking for.

I was very fortunately to be able to experience the beauty and hospitality of Grenada. It was thanks to the Association For Wedding Professionals International that I was able to take this trip and represent Candy Cain Travel. I look forward to my next one!


Candice Cain is the owner of the Candy Cain Travel Co. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist and a Destination Wedding Expert. Please feel free to email her for help with your destination wedding!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Meet Penny: A Visit to Grenada

 Penny Wehner is one of the newest additions to the Candy Cain Travel family. A travel and event concierge, Penny works directly with Candy to create training courses and presentation to educate others about destination weddings. Penny had the opportunity to visit Grenada with the Association For Wedding Professionals International.

Penny at Miami Airport (11/3/10)
 Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Penny Wehner and I'm an Event and Travel Concierge with Candy Cain Travel. I was an Account Executive with a website company for many years and in 2009 made a change to the Travel Industry. Being involved in the travel industry, I've had opportunities to meet amazing people and business owners from around the world. I have gotten many opportunities to visit and tour locations most people only dream to visit. Today I have embarked upone one of those trips.

My current destination is Grenada, known as the Spice Island in the Caribbean. It's located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This mountainous island is covered with rare tropical flowers and fragrant spice trees, and is surrounded by beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. It appears to be the ideal location for destination weddings, vow renewals and honeymoons. I can't wait to find out for myself!

I will be staying at the Flamboyant Hotel & Villas located in the capitol of Grenada, St. Georges. At the Flamboyant Hotel & Villas, kids are welcome and baby-sitters are available on request. Dad can go golfing and Mom can have a massage. Then, later the family can go scuba diving. With all inclusive packages available, why not go? I know I'm looking forward to it.

I have never been to the Caribbean before, so this is a real adventure for me. I loved Mexico when I went last month. I can't wait to see what Grenada is going to be like.

Candice Cain is the owner of the Candy Cain Travel Co. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist and a Destination Wedding Expert. Please feel free to email her for help with your destination wedding!