Radisson Grenada: A Beautiful Beach for a Wounded Blogger

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Radisson Grenada Hotel Review is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report.


Before my Rum Rum Tour began (see Visiting Every Island in the Caribbean: TPOL’s Latest Trip Report), I debated whether it was worth staying at a hotel with amenities or just staying somewhere that’s close to the beach and renting a chair for the day. I had the same conflict in Barbados (see Radisson Barbados: Beach Club Or Resort?). I am convinced that if you have points, then burning them for the comforts of a resort is the way to go. This is especially true if you’re dumb enough to hurt yourself while on vacation (see Surrendering Vacation: When to Cut a Trip Short). On the other hand, if you don’t have points, I don’t see the point of spending $350 a night for a beach hotel, the going rate when I booked, when there are plenty of beach bars that offer better food, cheaper drinks, and the same ocean.

After two nights at an acceptable Airbnb and a vacation-altering injury (see Surrendering Vacation: When to Cut a Trip Short), I took my own advice and checked into the Radisson Grenada. While I was upgraded to an ocean view room, I was still given a room with two double beds. For some reason, Radisson Rewards are more readily available for double rooms versus king size ones.

Room

Here’s where I spent my time as a recluse.

Bathroom

Here’s where I tended to my wounds.

Pool

Here’s where I slept with a towel over my face.

Beach 

Here’s where I should’ve been.

Location

The hotel is right next door to the Spice Market, the place I started my trip so joyfully (see Grand Anse Beach Grenada: Detox After Carnival).

Go right to the Spice Market.

Overall

If these were the old days of Club Carlson, I would’ve had two nights at the Radisson for the price of one. Had that been the case, I would have walked on the beach back to the hotel rather than going through the parking lot and the infamous basketball court. But for the devaluation, I would not be injured. Besides that, I recommend the Radisson.

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