I hear it a lot!
“It doesn’t matter the room, I won’t be in there anyway!”
Truth is you will be in the room and let’s talk about it. I have stayed in super swanky suites and I have stayed in dumpy hotel rooms. Yes it matters! Sleep is important. People sleep better when they are in comfortable settings. Wouldn’t you sleep better in this room? Can you imagine the dancing and singing you do in the Shower?
I even sound better singing in a nice shower! LOL
What makes a resort different?
Resort management that stays near the property and takes pride in what they offer to guests. From the suites to the dining options all the way to the welcoming staff! If a resorts cuts back on the rooms that you do see and sleep in, think about what you don’t see that they are cutting back in.
Just “chew” on that for a minute.
I am writing a series about room categories and showcasing different resort that I have stayed in. Yes the FABULOUS and the GOOD!
When you see room categories don’t get scared! Call me and let’s get you in the room that is perfect for you! Don’t overpay for what you don’t need but don’t stay in a dump either! Room Categories will not always explain what is in the suite or tell you that the OCEANFRONT suite you are paying for really isn’t that close to the ocean!
There is a difference between an Oceanview Suite and a Oceanfront Suite. There is also a difference between an Oceanview and a PARTIAL oceanview. There are some rooms that are loud, you will be sorry! Those are the cheapest in a resort! I will never sell you a room or suite that you don’t want. Mainly because I think a budget is the most important vacation topic.
I don’t want any client disappointed.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
Be sure & follow my blog for all the exciting room categories that you don’t want to miss!
“I want to stay down here in the Caribbean sun, drive a little while on the wrong side of the road. Get this laying low off to a flying start.” –Kenny Chesney
We have all felt that stir crazy feeling. You need to go and need to go now! The sun and beach bed calls to me about every month and a half. My sweet hubby doesn’t understand that it is rude not to answer when a beach bed calls. HaHa
When you finally get that chance to go, live a little. Take a tour of the island with a local. Do what they do, eat where they eat. They have a passion for the destination they call home and can’t wait to share it with you. And if you are lucky, they may sing for you along the way. Let’s face it island people are happy and very entertaining!
While in Antigua last month we did the ATV tour offered thru Island Routes at our Sandals Resort. It was a great opportunity to see the island and it’s scenic areas. Also, it filled my need to drive on the wrong side of the road. We were given a quick lesson on the ATV’s (most of us knew what we were doing but others did need it) and we were off. Traveling from the North East of Antigua on old cane roads, passing through old estates and rural farm lands to arrive at the the historical Monks Hill overlooking the scenic harbours of the South Coast with neighboring islands on the horizon. This is the ultimate riding experience traveling along dirt tracks and animal trails, while enjoying the natural beauty of the island’s interior.
If you are comfortable with renting a car- DO iT and experience driving on the left side of the road. If that seems impossible, do an ATV tour. You will see parts of the island that is not accessible by car. Isn’t that what everyone one wants? Something that you don’t do everyday?
Every country has special terms and phrases that are unique to them. When it comes to the Spice Islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, it is no different. Every year, our islands are filled with vacationers most of whom are left totally confused by the colloquial expressions, which when coupled with our strong Grenadian accent, becomes even more bewildering. Due to this, we have created a list of commonly used Grenadian expressions that should help you understand us locals whenever you are here. Feel free to use them at any time.
Whenever you hear the word ‘tabanka’ used to describe what a person is experiencing, it simply means the state of depression following the breakup of a romantic relationship.
Sentence: When Shelly broke off their relationship, it was obvious that he had a serious case of tabanka.
If you’re ‘liming’ then you are either hanging out with friends, relaxing or ‘chillaxing’ as others say. It is not uncommon to hear ‘let’s make a lime.’
Sentence: We decided to go make a lime on Paradise Beach before the start of the Carriacou Parang Festival.
This is the term used to describe gyrations of the waist in a circular motion most commonly practiced with the sound of soca or calypso music.
Sentence: Upon arrival at the National Stadium, she was amazed to see the way that Grenadians whine whenever runs were scored during England’s Tour of West Indies.
If something is twisted, bent or contains dents, then it is described as cabusai.
Sentence: The box was so cabusai when it arrived, that we decided to call the shipping company to complain.
‘Sweet eye’ can be described as a seductive wink used to show affection. Some persons use it simply as a sign of approval.
Sentence: I knew he wanted to talk when he gave me the ‘sweet eye’ during the ‘Pure Grenada Nutmeg & Spice Cocktail Competition.’
This is the sound made when the tongue is placed between the teeth as an expression of anger or annoyance.
Sentence: After speaking with him about his disrespectful attitude to his supervisor, all he did was steups. It was very rude indeed.
Wah go/Wah say?
Term commonly used to find out how someone is doing in place of the question ‘How are you?’
Question: Wah say?
Response: I’m good.
This list can get quite extensive. What other Grenadian terms do you know of?