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Grenada Board of Tourism pleased to welcome visitors back

Grenada continues to rebound from the effects of Hurricane Ivan at a rapid pace. With hotels and attractions reopening every day, new properties scheduled to debut this month, the cruise ports bustling and colourful festivals and events lined up for the months ahead, the Grenada Board of Tourism is pleased to welcome visitors back to the “Spice Island of the Caribbean.”ÊÊ“It is with great pleasure and excitement for me to announce that Grenada is back in business,” said William Joseph, Director of Tourism for the Grenada Board of Tourism.

“As Grenada continues to rebuild and enhance its tourism product, emphasis will be placed on infrastructural development, improvement in sites and attractions, shopping variety and the introduction of new tourism products.”

At present, 933 of Grenada’s rooms are available for occupancy, which constitutes 59% of the current room stock of the island.ÊSome of the hotels that are open include Allamanda Beach Resort, Bel Air Plantation, Calabash, Flamboyant, Laluna, Monmot and True Blue Bay Resort & Marina.ÊBy the end of 2005, another 400 rooms will become available.

In the meantime, three brand new resorts are slated to open this month. Maca Bana Villas in Point Salines, will become available for occupancy with seven rooms, while Paradise Bay Resort in La Tante, St. David’s, will open with nine villas. The South City Plaza Hotel in Grand Anse, St. George’s, is also slated to join the fold with 25 rooms.