Athletic Persuits in Grenada: The Tri de Spice

Grenada is an island built for an active lifestyle. From its crystal clear seas perfect for water sports, to its rolling mountains ideal for hiking, to its rivers and waterfalls that inspire adventure, the island is a thrill-seekers paradise. With an active spirit and all-encompassing terrain, Grenada is a great location for competitive sports, especially triathlons.
The Tri de Spice
Athletes from the Caribbean islands surrounding Grenada and around the world will be gathering on the island in March for the 2013 Tri de Spice Triathlon. Held over the Easter holiday of Friday, March 29 to Monday, April 1, participants in the event will have an extended long weekend to enjoy the island.
Tri de Spice Swim
The Tri de Spice offers a variety of events to cater to all skill levels. For those that have been training or are looking for a challenge, the Olympic and Sprint lengths give competitors the chance to test their capabilities and push their limits in the sea and surrounding terrain of Grenada. The Try-a-Tri race gives newbies the opportunity to get out and experience what a Tri has to offer, and the Junior is available for younger competitors. The Junior race is split into five different races, and both the Junior and Sprint races can be done as a relay.
Tri de Spice Run

Image source: Grenada Triathlon Association

The swim portion of the three-event race will take place in the warm, calm waters of the beautiful Port Louis Marina, with the bike and run portions being done along the island’s famous Kirani James Boulevard and into the Carenage. All locations give spectators the perfect view of competitors – so be sure to bring your cheering squad!

With creative, handcrafted prizes, winners are able to take home a unique piece of the island with them. For more information, visit the Tri de Spice website, or like their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the event.

Image courtesy Grenada Tri de Spice

After the action
Of course, once the competition ends, participants and spectators will want a luxurious, comfortable place to return back to. Guests at Laluna Resort will have the option to relax tired muscles with a Balinese massage, stretch out with daily beachside yoga, and refuel with a hearty pasta dish. For those coming in for the long weekend, Laluna offers the special 3 night/4 day Laluna Escape package.

Laluna's four handed Indonesian Massage

Laluna’s four handed Balinese Massage