We absolutely loved Sandals LaSource in Grenada! We had the best time and we would recommend the country and the resort to anyone!
The resort was a lot smaller than Sandals Ochi, which was not a negative thing at all. We could walk everywhere there, while at Ochi we had to be driven across the road that separated the resort in a golf cart.
The restaurants were a little different, which was exciting to visit some we had tried previously and liked, but also find new ones too. The Cafe de Paris was so convenient in that coffee drinkers were in and out of there all day (we had to check out all the different desserts). We made our dinner reservations our first full day on the resort, which I highly recommend because Butch's was really booked up and we were lucky to get a reservation the night before we left. Kimonos was fairly open and we could get in right away.
It was really nice being so close to the airport! When we looked at a map of Sandals and Grenada before we left, we were worried we would hear all the plane traffic. While we could hear some, it never bothered us. With that being said, the fence to the airport was right behind our room and we could see the landing strip! Haha. So if it didn't bother us, I'm sure the other rooms all over the resort probably never heard anything from the plane traffic.
Our room was very fancy. We had a soaker tub inside and out on the front porch. There was a mini fridge stocked with water bottles, beer, wine and soda and someone came and restocked it every day.
We did have a little trouble with the outlets. There was only one US outlet by the bed. The outlets by the sink were European. If I went again, I would bring an outlet converter just to make life a little easier, but it was just a small inconvenience. (I had to take the tiny mirror on a swivel stand on the wall and turn it towards the bed so I could straighten/curl my hair since they had to be plugged in behind the nightstand. Haha)
The resort had a nice beach and lots of chairs around there and the pools. We took a free boat cruise up to the port at St. George, which was really neat. We picked this Sandals in Grenada for the diving, though the water was too rough almost every day so we didn't get to go. The weather was perfect, but this time of year I guess the waves are high, causing currents. We had red flag days every day and they didn't even allow snorkeling because of the conditions. We were really looking forward to seeing the Statue Park, but we found out that while Sandals promotes it on the website, they do not include it in the diving. It's an extra and costs $50 per person. While we didn't get to go diving, we still had a blast doing other things!
We booked two excursions in Grenada. The first was a full day Jeep tour and it was the best excursion we have ever been on! Dan just sold his jeep, so he was very excited that he actually got to drive around on his own. This excursion really encompassed the entire island. We followed a guide that talked to us over a radio in the jeep. He told us about sights we were passing and answered questions. We drove through all six parishes of Grenada and we stopped at waterfalls, a black sand beach, a chocolate factory, Welcome Rock (which was quite a hike and why they recommend tennis shoes, but the best view I've ever seen). They fed us a snack of salt fish sandwiches and cut open a coconut for us to drink. Then, later they took us to a beach restaurant where we had bbq and side dishes right on the beach. We felt like we really saw Grenada by driving all over the cities, beaches and rural areas.
We also did a half day Grenada sampler. After such an epic jeep tour, I think anything else would have seemed less exciting. Haha. For this tour, they took us to a nutmeg factory and a rum distillery, which was really about the products and not a tour of the factories. They also took us to tour Fort Frederick, which lasted less than twenty minutes, but had great views of St. George. At the end, they dropped us off at a shopping mall in St. George for an hour. We bought some souvenirs, but this was the only place in Grenada where we really felt like tourists because everyone was selling something. This was a great half day tour for someone who would not be comfortable driving in the Jeep tour. The driving part was scary to me, but Dan enjoyed it. We splashed through muddy areas and also got stuck in minor traffic jams, so it was an authentic drive around the island in the jeep.
We were told that Grenada has one of the lowest volumes of tourism out of all the Caribbean, which made me sad because the people are truly kind. Locals would come up to us while we were eating bbq on the beach just to shake our hands and introduce themselves. They weren't even selling anything and would probably never see us again. A lady on our jeep tour had an upset stomach and a local woman went and picked a banana and just gave it to her, hoping she would feel better. It was a really magical place. Also, there's a large American medical school there, so if I got hurt there would be a great chance that I could get really great care. I would definitely recommend Grenada to anyone, and Sandals was a fantastic place to stay!
As always, thank you all so much for your help booking this resort and our flights. We truly enjoyed ourselves and don't have a single regret about the room we picked, the resort, or the island! We never return to anyplace because there's so many more places to see, but I hope one day to return to Grenada.
Thank you! And Merry Christmas!
Cassidy and Dan Wohler
We had an amazing time while we were there!!!
On our flight from KC to Miami we sat in front of one of the KC Couples and we ran into them a couple times while were were there and actually went snorkeling with them on Thursday!
Everything there was amazing from the view to the food to the overall experience.
Monday was obviously a traveling day. We got to our room around 930-945pm waited for them to bring up our bags once we got put together after traveling we went to spices for a late night bite. We had their jerk Chicken Wrap and Club Sandwich which was both amazing or we were just literally starving either way it was awesome. We walked around the resort after that, since it was dark we stayed on the pink gin side. Sat on the beach by one of their fire pits for a little bit and then called it a night.
Tuesday we woke up to BEAUTIFUL weather - went out to the beach in the morning. Tuesday was a get a feel for the resort type of day. For lunch we went to Neptune's and then over to the swim up bar in the afternoon. Dinner, we went to Soy ( LOVE LOVE LOVE) we weren't to smart but we should have went to another place later in the evening after soy like we did the rest of the trip, but we were still exhausted from the travel and the sun all day so we called it a early night.
Wednesday - woke up to rain, but it rained for 5 minutes stopped then would rain like 2 hours later. It was sort of like that all day. We went on a sailing water sports thing that morning once they removed the red flags and booked our snorkeling water sport outing for Thursday. We had to go back to the beach while sailing because a storm was coming through, literally stopped by the time we got to the room ( 2 minute walk from the water sport hut) after that we sat on the beach, went and made a reservations for the week and then went to the swim up ( Party Pool as I like to refer to it) there we got into a trivia game at 2 pm where Cole and I won "Name That Tune"
Wednesday night we had reservations at Kimonos --- Literally the best dinner experience ever! So much Fun and so good!
Thursday we went snorkeling at 10am and then bummed on the beach until lunch time. We went to Dino's and ate at the pool - the seafood pizza -- surprising REALLY good. Then we went to the French restaurant that evening where Cole tried escargot go the first time!! He doesn't eat that type of stuff but when in Grenada, you try everything.
Friday - we woke up to rain again but went on the half day tour of St. Georges which was fun until it stopped raining and it was so hot walking around there. We did purchase some hot sauce and pepper jam when we did the jam/jelly tasting. After that we went to a rum tasting and then back to the resort for lunch at Neptune's- only down fall on this place is they do take a really long, longer than all the other places to serve you and bring drinks. That afternoon we were going to keep it chill since the morning was exhausting but yet again we found ourselves at the party pool until about 6 - we had dinner reservations at 9 at Butches. This part of the trip my allergies had completely kicked my butt, so of course I lost my sense of taste and smell. I was so bummed since i had been looking forward to Butch's since we booked Grenada! Good thing we had 2nd round Saturday night!
Saturday we went on a 4x4 Jeep tour and ended it with river tubing. It was such a blast. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone that goes. You see a completely different side of Grenada, and end it with river tubing and rum punch. We got back to the resort around 3:30pm so naturally we go to Dino's and the party pool. After that we had to start what we were dreading the most, packing until we had to get ready for dinner. We looked at our suitcases and said to hell with packing lets go to Soy. So we went to soy for appetizers (request the chef's special, its not on the menu but its by far the greatest thing there - we learned that from our Tuesday night dinner, don't get me wrong I loved everything there because its my favorite food, but the chef's special was out of this world) then we met a couple we spent a lot of time with in the living room for pre-drinks since they had 9pm reservations at Butch's also. Lobster Mac & cheese is by far the greatest thing at Butch's. The Lobster Tail with the Surf & Turf was tough and chewing :(. At this point we kept hearing our flight was delayed but no one knew how long or what really was going on including the airline. So 4am rolls around and since they told us we had to check out at 5:30am, I called to make sure everything was pushed back 2 hours, since the only way we found out was a imessage from my mom back here in KS telling us it was delayed. It was nice we we were able to sleep in a bit though. We were able to make all our flights after that though so that was good.
Overall the experience was amazing. Cole and I were talking because we would love to book a 1 year trip next November through you guys also. Sandals tried really hard to get us to book, but we wanted to go with who we knew aka you :)
We are still talking specifics on it, but I think we are really leaning towards Exuma, and hopefully a hurricane doesn't come through again :)
Hopefully we will know soon, so we can get it booked soon. I know Cole wanted to talk to you on pricing since we did get a quote from Sandals also.
Thank you for really directing us in the Grenada direction. It was a trip to remember that's for sure!
Which island and resort did you prefer?
Our honeymoon was amazing! Grenada is actually one of our favorite spots now:). Great food, great island, so relaxing, and plenty to drink!
We did the island tour excursion and it was great and we also did the free snorkel tour.
Everything went perfect for the flights and transfers–we had no issues at all!
The only thing we didn’t see was any honeymoon things for the room! (Like congrats or rose surprises or anything). We told them it was our honeymoon and had an invitation so I’m not sure what happened!
Other than that, it was great! Here is a pic. Thank you so much for making everything so easy!
Just wanted to let you know we landed back in KC late last night and we had a wonderful week in Grenada. I can’t say enough good things about the island or the resort. We couldn’t have asked for anything more from our honeymoon.
Thank you so much for encouraging me to go despite a rainy forecast. We could see the storms roll thru the mountains north of us while we sat on the beach, but we really had very little actually hit us. We had maybe 1.5 hrs of rain mid day Friday, about 20 min of rain on Saturday perfectly timed at the end of our dinner on the beach, and then a good amount of rain that spanned most of the day Sunday. We probably only got an hr of beach time Sunday but given what the forecast looked like, we were thrilled.
Shirley Ann and her treat mate Shannel took great care of us! They were so kind and they made our week so much fun. We must have gotten an upgraded room because we got to stay in one of the millionaire suites in the south seas village. We had a great view of the ocean and sunset each night. We felt so spoiled!
We loved all our excursions! I’m not sure we’d do the full day Spicy Island again, but my history loving husband loved seeing the island and hearing about it from our driver (who was incredible- he talked all 8 hrs). From what I hear the jeep/ river tubing one was a little shorter and maybe more action packed but you still get to see a good amount of the island itself. We also ended up doing the ‘drive your own dingy and snorkel’ excursion. It was our favorite activity we did all week. We got to snorkel thru the underwater sculpture garden and loved seeing the island from the ocean. We also had a Sandals concierge employee, William, who was doing the excursion so he could better recommend it to guests. We loved getting to hear about the island from him and also about how much he loved the resort. He was so fun!
Anyhow, just wanted you to know how thrilled we were with our trip and the resort. Thank you for all your help!!!
All the best,
Melissa and Rusty