Wondering about Grenada, “The Spice Isle” for a vacation.

Grenada, “The Spice Isle”

This is the ‘Spice Isle’ of the Caribbean; a geographical gem where visitors can sink into the serenity of warm breezes and soft moonlight; feel history in centuries old forts; touch the floor of the rain forest and swim among coral reefs. This is the land of spices, exotic flowers and rare fruits; the three island nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and the gateway to the Grenadines. 

New Addition to Underwater Sculpture Park

September 12, 2011

This week saw the latest exciting new addition to Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park. Originally established in 2006, this underwater art gallery at Molinere Bay has captured the imagination of visitors from around the world and generated huge amounts of tourism revenue for Grenada.

The latest installation, more than a little ‘tongue in cheek’ in spirit, is quite simply an underwater bench. It is located 5 metres under the water’s surface in the vicinity of Jason De Caires Taylor’s iconic sculpture ‘Vicissitudes’ (more locally referred to as the ‘ring of children’). The bench invites divers to quite literally lime and dive. The piece presents an unusual opportunity to take a seat and some time out, breathe a few bubbles and reflect on the underwater art installation. In addition, the bench is already proving to be a popular site for a photograph. Divers are thrilled to be able to capture their visit to one of Grenada’s best known attractions.

The bench was constructed from a design generously created by Grenadian architect Bryan Bullen of the Caribbean Office of Co-operative Architecture (COCOA). This project was jointly sponsored by Mr Lawrence Lambert CBE. General Manager of The Flamboyant Hotel and Villas and Phil Saye, Director of Dive Grenada who run Grenada’s Ultimate Dive Resort. Phil Saye, who came up with the idea said “I wanted to create something that would be unusual and capture the imagination of underwater photographers but also fit with the concept of the Underwater Sculpture Park. The images taken on the bench will be fantastic marketing for Grenada as a whole as they are posted on Facebook and other social media”.

Over the past 2 years, the Park’s development has been largely orchestrated by a voluntary Group whose focus has been to ensure its continued ability to excite as a prime tourist attraction. Through their efforts and the generosity of private sponsors, several additional new sculptures by local artists have been placed in the Park. This latest successful collaboration between members of the local business community reflects a positive initiative from the private sector in Grenada to support the ongoing development of the Underwater Sculpture Park.

The continued input of local talent, ideas and sponsors is essential to allow the development of an attraction that Grenada can be proud of. The Management Group is keen to embrace the involvement of motivated individuals and private sector members and those interested are invited to make contact through Howard Clarke: 1 (473) 405 7900 / howardcklarke900@hotmail.com.




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One Response to “Wondering about Grenada, “The Spice Isle” for a vacation.”

  1. Jason Says:

    Great article. Very interesting and something to really consider.

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