For many years, Grenada has been known…
The Island Blog
- August 17th 2012
If you’re on the island of Grenada and looking for some excitement, there are many places that we can recommend. Your escapades may take you to a night club on the south of the island, theatre or maybe even a roadside barbeque. However, there is one little town called Gouyave that never fails. Often called the action city, the town that never sleeps and the fishing capital of the island, Gouyave has recently added another name to its collection; Home of Kirani James.
On August 6, 2012 the town of Gouyave exceeded expectations when it proved to the world why it really is the action city. When the 19 year old Champion won the island’s first Gold medal at the London Olympic Games, the town was instantly transformed into a hub of excitement.
Everyone took to the streets, leaving the large screen standing alone in the middle of the field where the historic moment was just witnessed and with a party that lasted for hours, all you could see was Grenada’s National colors, flying flags, dancing and parading the streets, hearing the name ‘Kirani’ being chanted as they went along.
If you missed this wonderful occasion, do not worry. In Gouyave, you can get in on the action at any time. All you have to do is take a short drive up the west coast of the island. On Fridays, the town becomes quite a spectacle with its Fish Friday Festival featuring mouthwatering seafood cuisine. Other popular hangout spots include The Barcode, Kelly’s Hot Spot and Rush Entertainment Centre. If you’re not sure where to go, just tell your driver to take you to Kirani’s Home Town. There you will be sure to enjoy tasty meals, music and have the most memorable conversations with the locals.
So, whenever you decide to go to Gouyave, prepare for a place filled with unique character. Prepare for the town that never sleeps – The Home of Kirani James and don’t forget to tell us all about it.