When you hear “bachelor party”, the first thing that comes to mind for many is a “Hangover” style weekend, full of debauchery and hazy memories. Many grooms, however, have outgrown that time in their lives and are looking for something a little less toxic, while still getting a once-in-a-lifetime, memorable, and fun time. For them, we recommend a Grenada bachelor party for their guys’ getaway for a number of reasons:
Fun in the Sun
At 12 degrees north of the equator, Grenada has warm weather year-round, making it the perfect location to experience the best that the ocean has to offer. From paddleboarding to hobie catting to snorkeling, the water around Grenada is the ideal temperature to enjoy it all. Head out for a day at sea sailing around the island on a catamaran, or hop on the Rhum Runner for some cruising and imbibing. For a more relaxed day, grab some Carib beers from the bartender, claim some beach chairs, and watch the surf roll in.
While Grenada is known as the “Isle of Spice”, the island also has a strong history in spirits production. Carib and Stag have been making beer in Grenada for years, and some local establishments are now getting in on the brewing trend, offering small batches of in-house brewed IPAs and more. As a Caribbean island we can’t forget about the rum; go on a walking tour of the Rivers Antoine, Westerhall Estate, or Clarke’s Court distilleries to see how the various rums are made and, of course, to sample them. For non-alcoholic beverages, look for a Coke in a bottle (canned products are produced off-island) or try a grapefruit flavored Ting. Using a slightly different formula than in the US (the secret is in the sugar!), Coke products in Grenada taste deliciously different than what visitors may be used to.
There are many opportunities in Grenada to get out and explore the local culture. Head north to the the fishing village of Gouyave for Fish Friday, a weekly street festival where food vendors set up stalls and cook freshly caught fish, sides, and local specialties. Be sure to try some fish and bakes, and keep an eye out for ice cream being churned on-site. The Laluna concierge can help arrange a guide to take you to hike to the highest point on the island, Mount Saint Catherine, or to jump the consecutive waterfalls of Seven Sisters. Hashing is another great way to explore the island off-the-beaten path. With participants dubbed “drinkers with a running problem”, the weekly hash is at a different location every week, and following the run or hike (depending on your ability level), drinks and food are available for purchase while a DJ plays music.
For some, a bachelor party weekend wouldn’t be complete without a night out on the town. The concierge can arrange a taxi to take you to the historic Fort Bar in St. George’s: An abandoned fort, the location has been transformed into a bar while maintaining the integrity of the fort. Grab a drink and explore the underground tunnels and outbuildings, keeping an eye out for the uniquely creepy tailless whip scorpion or geckos. If you feel like partying like a college student, head to one of the bars in the True Blue area near the St. George’s University Campus. When you leave, a number of food carts can be found serving late night burgers and snacks.
For a smaller bachelor party, Laluna’s Two-Bedroom Cottages are a great option. The two side-by-side cottages each feature their own bedroom with king sized bed and bathroom with unique open-air shower, and share a veranda (complete with private plunge pool) with its attached cottage. For larger parties or those desiring more privacy to let loose, the Seascape Villa at Laluna Estate is a perfect choice. Adjacent to the resort, the Estate property is comprised of private villas with full resort access. As a five-bedroom villa, guests can choose to use either three, four, or all five of Seascape’s bedrooms. With a full kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining and living spaces, infinity pool and rooftop terrace, the luxury villa is ideal for groups wishing for a more independent stay experience.