The lifestyle in Grenada is so pure and authentic that you will feel instantly renewed. These charming islands boast silky stretches of white sand beaches, sunken treasures adorned by corals and unspoiled landscapes. If you’re looking for perfect beaches, romance, active adventures, gourmet experiences then look no further than the spice isle of Grenada. Where the boutique hotels can be built no higher than a palm tree.
What to do – Beach and on the water
Grand Anse Beach – The iconic Anse Beach is Grenada’s show stopper. A two mile stretch of pristine sherbet-white sand that gently shelves into the glistening waters of the Caribbean. Spend blissful days beneath shady coconut palms and sea-grape trees, snorkel around nearby Ross Reef to marvel at rainbow -hued fish and coral.
Levera Beach offers dramatic views of cone shaped Sugar Loaf Island, Green Island and Sandy Island. These treasured sands also provide a hatchery for leather back sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs between May and September. Take time to explore the mangrove swamp, one of the island’s most outstanding eco-systems for a large variety of birds and aquatic life.
Diving and snorkeling Grenada style – The islands of Grenada and Carriacou are year round destinations. The average water temperature is similar to the air temperature. With over 40 boat diving sites to explore with diving wrecks and relaxing reefs to explore. Divers can expect to see all the common reef fish, eels, turtles, nurse sharks and rays. They’re all are common visitors to the wrecks and reefs.
Dive into waterfalls – With all the rain forest perched atop mountain peaks, there are many spectacularly dramatic waterfalls. In the hills of Concord, St Johns on the island’s western coast is one of the most dazzling of Genada’s waterfalls it is a series of three separate cascading falls known collectively as Concord Falls.
What to do – Culture
Learn the basics of chocolate making at Belmont Estate. Set on a 395-acre plot, the authentic 17th-century working plantation is an organic cocoa farm and cocoa fermentary. All complimented with a craft market and gift shop. There is a heritage museum where guests can enjoy open air dining and savour fresh signature Grenadian dishes. Don’t miss a visit the Bon bon chocolate shop that sells sumptuous organic chocolate delights.
River tubing Balthazar River – Wet n’ wild from the word go, the guides will accompany you on a journey, gently swirling on the currents of the river. Try to take in the exotic scenery of tropical vegetation and wildlife. Finally time for a swim at the last pool before you enjoy a Rum Punch or glass of local fruit juice.
Sunset Champagne cruise – Sipping champagne and savouring the romance and magnificence of the evening and the sunset. You sail off the coast of St George’s and take in the historic buildings behind the bell shaped harbour, Carenage.
Seek out cultural landmarks at St George’s on the island’s western coast. Established by French settlers in 1705 it’s steeped in history. Grenada’s colonial capital is gorgeously wrapped around the perimeter of the island’s natural horseshoe shaped harbour.
The spice market in St George’s should not to be missed. You can feel the island’s heartbeat as the market livens up this city with the hustle and bustle of local farmers selling their home grown produce. Everywhere your senses assailed with the aromas of nutmeg, cocoa and vanilla while the shouts of the vendors add to a remarkable ambiance that is undoubtedly Grenadian.
When to go
Grenada maintains balmy tropical temperatures almost all year long. With an average temperature of around 26 degrees. Grenada’s rainy season lasts from June to November, when rain falls an average of 22 days a month. Dry season falls between November and May.
Festivals, regattas, rain forest, National Park, forest reserves, superb beaches and hot springs. Grenada is an island full of so many surprises combined with the warmth and hospitality of the local people this is a destination people return to time and time again.