Grenada has a wide variety of attractions
Sightseeing in Grenada
Grenada boasts a wonderful mix of historical and natural sights that are well worth exploring during your holiday. Heading to a few of these will give you a insightful look into the life of the locals on the island throughout the years and show you how the nation has developed since first being colonised by Europeans.
Among the top historical sites in Grenada is Fort Matthew, which stands looking over the capital city of St George. This was not only used as a military enclave, but also as a lunatic asylum and, as a result, there are some interesting features here. Although it's not officially open to the public, you can join guided tours to see the remains of the building.
Fans of rum should head to one of the working distilleries on Grenada - the River Antoine Rum Distillery has the distinction of being the Caribbean's oldest water-propelled distillery, while the Westerhall Estate boasts the oldest working waterway in the western hemisphere.
The Grenada National Museum in St George is the place to come for an overview of the island's heritage. There are exhibits here relating to everything from slavery and whaling to the plantation economy and Grenada's first islanders. If you visit on a Friday, you'll also be treated to a live cultural performance.
Water sports to try
A holiday in Grenada is a fantastic choice if you're adventurous, as there are a host of thrilling water sports you can have a go at during your stay. One of the most popular things to do here is to go scuba diving, with the island being renowned as one of the top spots in the Caribbean to take the plunge.
What makes its underwater world so special is that, in addition to the stunning coral reefs, there is an array of shipwrecks to explore. The Bianca C is the most famous of these - a 180-metre-long cruise liner that sank upright in around 50 metres of water. The wreck is known as the Titanic of the Caribbean due to its size, with the deck positioned at around 30 metres below the surface.
Eagle rays, barracudas, various species of sharks, turtles and a host of other colourful fish live in the waters around Grenada, making this a real divers' paradise. If you're not keen to descend beneath the surface, snorkelling is a great way to see some of the vibrant creatures that live around Grenada's reefs.
Other water sports on offer in Grenada include kayaking, sailing and banana boat riding, so there should be something that suits you.
Get back to nature on the Island of Spice
Away from the wonderful coastline are a host of other treasures waiting to be discovered. Grenada's interior is beautiful, with vast unspoilt areas of forest, huge lakes and spectacular waterfalls for you to seek out. One of the top attractions is the Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve, which is where you'll also find the Grand Etang Lake.
This protected area is a haven for indigenous plants and animals, with mahogany and giant gommier trees towering overhead, while broad-winged hawks and Antillean crested hummingbirds flit between the trees. Armadillos, opossums, Mona monkeys and mongooses are a few of the other creatures that call this region home.
There are numerous waterfalls in Grenada and the best way to reach many of them is on foot. The Annandale Waterfalls are among the most accessible, while the Seven Sisters and Victoria waterfalls are a bit more difficult to get to, but certainly worth the effort.
Levera National Park, meanwhile, covers 450 acres around one section of the island's coast and is a fantastic place to come to if you want to combine hiking through fascinating habitats - like a mangrove swamp and extensive forest - with spending time by the sea.
Relax and unwind
Of course, your holiday in Grenada doesn't need to be all about getting active, as there are ample opportunities for you to relax as well. The easiest way to do this is to head to one of the pristine sandy beaches and just soak up the sun, with a good book in hand. Whether you're staying in a hotel in Grand Anse, Tamarind Bay or near Pink Gin Beach, you'll be within easy reach of some stunning stretches of sand.
To really unwind, make use of one of the island's wonderful spas, most of which are found within resort properties and where you can indulge with a whole range of treatments, from massages and body scrubs, to facials and manicures. Some of the spas also make use of locally grown products - such as nutmeg, coconut and aloe vera - in their therapies.
Excursions and Attractions
Head off into the intricate and lush Grenadian rainforest with this one-of-a-kind tour to fully explore and marvel at the many hidden wonders this tiny island has to offer. This is truly the perfect way to start off any Grenadian holiday; with some...
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Spend a romantic evening enjoying an unforgettable sunset cruise on your holiday in Grenada, which is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean coastline. This captivating cruise you will take you sailing out onto the sparkling waters of the...
Just when you thought your Grenada holiday couldn’t be any more blissful we present you with this wonderful excursion to Grenada’s most popular sister island of Carriacou! This exceptional little islet is only a short ferry ride away and is...
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