Although we've been to Grenada a number of times, this time we squeezed in a short, sweet trip to Carriacou during the first weekend in November. We stayed at Ade's Dream, right in town and just right for our needs. The staff was great and very helpful. We came on the noon ferry and were able to check in right away. Had a lovely lunch at Kayak Cafe. Spent Saturday afternoon taking a long stroll down the beautiful beach in Hillsborough towards L'Esterre Bay. Spent some time at a little beachbar called Sandy Lane. They sell Jamaican-style "patties" there, which looked very good - wish we'd tried them! Went back to Ade's, then took a shorter stroll down the beach to the right. Heard some live music playing, and decided to stop for a while at La Playa beach bar to listen and watch the sun go down. Finding some dinner that night was a bit of a challenge. We wanted to stay in town. The Jerk Center at Hotel Laurena (down the street) was doing big take-away business all day, we noticed, but was down to salad and peas & rice by about 7:00 pm. We went by the Seadream, part of Ade's, and all they had available that evening was a Fish Sandwich, or a Chicken sandwich and fries. That was sounding pretty good, so we both got a kingfish sandwich, which was accompanied by a nice slaw as well as the fries. Up early the next morning for a stroll around town, and back to the Kayak for breakfast (great fruit juices!) We had prearranged an island tour with a gentleman named CeePee (if you are interested in contacting him, please send me a private message and I'll give you contact info)He met us at 10 am, and we spent some beautiful time on Sunday morning touring around the island. CeePee was very knowledgeable about Carriacou's history and culture. He dropped us off in town about 1 pm. The hotel let us stash our bags, which was gracious, since we'd already checked out! Once again, Kayak Cafe was putting in the hours, so we went back there for lunch, and continued our conversation with Sally, the owner. Sally told us she plans to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner through the busier season, which was just getting started. After that, we just limed on the beach til we saw the Opsrey ferry starting to approach the dock, retrieved our bags, and went back to St. George's late Sunday afternoon.
We really enjoyed our brief sojourn to Carriacou, and hope to return soon!