While some that come to Grenada dream of doing nothing but soaking up the sun, sea, and sand, others look for a more active vacation. In some cases, that comes in the form of scuba diving, hiking, and waterfall diving; others enjoy a more competitive, structured activity, such as the Tri de Spice.
About Grenada’s Triathon
The Tri de Spice, held annually in Grenada, is an event that attracts competitors from around the world. Hosted by the Grenada Triathlon Association, the Tri de Spice is held over Easter Weekend; this year, the event takes place on Sunday, April 20th. With events for every skill level and age, it is ideal for everyone, from those wanting to try their first Tri to seasoned athletes.
Race packet pickup starts on Wednesday, April 16th, with the race briefing and pasta party held on the evening of Saturday, April 19th. Races begin early on Saturday morning, with Sprint and Olympic distances available for adult competitors to participate in. Sprint racers can choose to complete the race as an individual, or as a part of a relay team.
Young competitors can get in on the action with the Junior Try-a-Tri; age brackets include 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 12-13. Laluna welcomes guests over the age of 12; for those wishing to include their underage children in on the triathlon weekend fun, the Seascape Villa is the perfect location to stay, as guests of all ages are accommodated at Laluna Estate.
When to Arrive
It is advisable for competitors to arrive to the island a little in advance to get used to the race terrain. While the sea level altitude should not cause acclimation issues for participants, the warm, humid temperature may be a challenge, especially for those visiting from cooler climates. The triathlon swim takes place in the warm, calm Caribbean waters of Port Louis Marina, the bike portion is completed on a mostly flat, but technically challenging, route, and the run is mostly flat. (As a bonus, the entire race course features beautiful views of Grenada.) Ideally, a guest will arrive early in the week to recover from their travel and get in a couple of bike rides, swims, and runs to get used to the area.
Laluna offers guests many opportunities for optimal post-race recovery: Participate in a beachfront yoga session to lengthen your muscles back out and get loose for the plane ride home; book a massage with one of Laluna’s Balinese masseuses to work out all the tension of the race (we recommend a four-handed Indonesian massage for the ultimate reward); refuel with a delicious meal at the Laluna Italian Restaurant; and melt away into sweet dreams in your suite’s comfortable king-sized bed.
If you are athletically inclined, we encourage you to participate in the Tri de Spice. We look forward to seeing you soon.