Grenada is one of the countries in the south of the Caribbean. It is blessed with cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon all embedded in its fertile volcanic soil. Grenada is an island made up of two smaller islands away from the mainland. It is a great island to enjoy the perfect Caribbean experience. When you visit you are bound to enjoy a perfect mix of colonial roots and local Caribbean culture.
In this article, we shall look at a few beautiful tourist attractions you must visit when you are in Grenada.
Grand Anse beach
The beach is surrounded by coconut palms, sea grapes, and almond trees. It is undisputedly Grenada’s most popular beach. The three-kilometer arc filled with golden sand is visited on a daily basis by cruise ship visitors. You will also enjoy swimming in the calm waters and can shop around at the Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market. There are several boutiques and restaurants along the beach.
St. George is one of the most beautiful port towns in Grenada. It follows the shape of the horseshoe harbor which is right in front of the volcanic hills. It is the capital of Grenada and it is a great destination for boaters. Most of the boaters dock at the beautiful and busy Carenage harbor. The buildings are made of brick and stone, roofed with red tiles. One of the major attractions in the city is Fort George which was built by the French in the eighteenth century. The city also houses the Grenada National Museum which holds many artifacts. There are several shops where you can purchase fruits and spices at the St. George’s Market Square.
Underwater Sculpture Park
This park is not too far from St. George’s, on the west of Grenada. It is a submerged sculpture gallery which is an artificial reef in the protected marine area. It was created by the artist, Jason deCaires Taylor. The sculptures are made of up works by local children from petroglyphs to life-size sculptures. The best way to appreciate the artwork is by diving in and seeing them face to face. Snorkelers and divers visit this park very often.
This fort has a very interesting history and it offers you a great view of the city of St. George’s as well as the sea. The construction of Fort Frederick began in 1779 by the French and it was completed in 1791 by the British. The canons face inland instead of the opposite direction, so it has been nicknamed the “backward facing fort.” The fort was abandoned in 1850 for a long period till it was taken over by the Grenadian military.
Morne Rouge Bay
This bay is south of the famous Grand Anse, right at the southern tip of Grenada. It is recognized for being very serene, considerably quieter than the Grand Anse. The beach is safe for swimming and it has a beautiful one and a half kilometer of white sand. There are several restaurants where you can enjoy local snacks and cuisine.
Grenada Annandale Falls
Annandale Falls which is a ten meters high waterfall whose water falls from the lush green foliage. You can discover that a small trail of the waterfall starts at the Annandale Falls Centre. Enjoy the thrill of swimming in the pleasant waters at the end of the lovely, pleasant cascades.
Carenage is popular as a pleasant harbor to roam in the vicinity of the waterfront, view various dockside activities, and shop amazing stuff. Enjoy relaxing and eating delicacies at one of the fabulous restaurants here that sell fresh seafood.
Dougaldston Spice Estate, Grenada
Popularly known as the ‘Spice Island’, Grenada offers you an opportunity to watch the biggest and oldest nutmeg plantations at the fabulous, well-maintained Dougaldston Spice Estate. Here you can find a demo on how the locals grow and process various spices. Have a great experience to watch and sense the fragrance of a variety of spices here. Make sure you purchase some bags of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices before returning.
La Sagesse Nature Centre
This is a great tourist destination for birdwatchers as you get to watch amazing, unique birds flying in the sky. Carry binoculars with you to watch lovely birds. Explore nature trails that take you to the hills where you can watch picturesque views of the sea in the vicinity.
Grenada Grand Etang National Park
According to the crazy tourist, This park is a patchwork of sun-kissed dwarf forests, emerald-green fern blooms, waxy orchids, palm groves, gargantuan gommier trunks and primeval trees that’s set over the rising peaks of the central highlands, the reserve is a real hiker’s delight.
Weaving trails delve deep into the landscape, heading to the lookouts of Mount Qua Qua’s summit, around the lush banks of Grand Etang Lake itself, and through rugged volcanic valleys where hummingbirds and the scents of vanilla and nutmeg drift through the airs.