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Grenada Tourist Attractions
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Grenada Tourist Attractions

Grenada Tourist Attractions

Get ready for Grenada Tourist Attractions and adventures! Learn about the secrets of Grenada’s “black gold” nutmeg, at the Gouyave Nutmeg Cooperative before heading to the Diamond Chocolate Factory and Cocoa Estate. Next, next travel to the town of Sauteurs for a brief history lesson. Then, it’s time for lunch at Belmont Estate. After, sample River Antoine rum, manufactured using 200-year-old methods! Then take a trip 1900ft above sea level into the Grand Etang Forest Reserve to see the volcanic crater lake. Finish your adventure by taking a refreshing swim at Annandale Falls.

Located south of the Caribbean, Grenada offers vacationers an intoxicating taste of the seasoned Caribbean. Fragrant cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, and cocoa flourish in its fertile volcanic soil, earning it the name, “the Spice Isles,” and the island’s rich culture makes it a top choice for tourists looking for an authentic Caribbean experience.

Nature lovers will find plenty of things to do in Grenada. You can hike and bird-watch in the jungle, or dive and snorkel along the fringing reefs. Grenada is also renowned for its many historic plantations, where you can sample tropical fruits and tour the grand great houses. You’ll also find some of the Caribbean’s most luxurious all-inclusive resorts here.

Grenada will also charm you with its classic Caribbean beauty. Lushly-cloaked mountains, rainforests, plantations, and colorful seaside villages provide picturesque photo ops, and you can bask on beautiful beaches framed by frangipani and flamboyant trees.

Jam-packed with diverse tourist attractions, no wonder Grenada is a favorite Caribbean getaway. Learn more about the best places to visit with our list of the top attractions in Grenada.

Annandale Falls

In the middle of the tropical vegetation of Grenada, but easily accessible from the capital of St. George’s, is the Annandale waterfall. From the green rainforest, the water pours down ten meters into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and bushy ferns. Annandale is perhaps the most popular and most touristy waterfall on the island. Swim in the clear waters of the Annandale waterfall or take a leisurely stroll through the adjoining botanical garden! Set amongst green fertile grounds where hummingbirds dart in and out of the tropical flowers. At the entrance, vendors sell cold drinks and spice necklaces. Trails surrounding the falls are marked with signs identifying plants. Locals dressed in Grenadian colors contend for your attention (and your money) to watch them jump from spectacular heights into the pools below.

Fort George

Towering 175 ft above the St. George’s harbor, Fort George is not only the oldest but undoubtedly the most significant fort on the island. Fort George has always stood at a focal point as major changes occurred in the political and military landscape of Grenada. Dating back to the 1600s, while Grenada was still a French colony, Fort George was originally known as Fort Royal. Designed by Francois Blondel in 1666 and built a year later, Fort Royal served as a battery with commanding views over the Carenage, then the central port of entry, and La Ville du Fort Royal (now St. George’s), the hub of economical, political and social activities on the island.

Grand Anse Beach

Ornate by almond trees, sea grapes, and coconut palms, Grand Anse Beach is Grenada’s most famous beach. Cruise ship visitors herd to this 1.9 miles of golden sand and gentle surf. Water tint range from clear turquoise in the shallows to deep cobalt blue and the calm waters are perfect for swimming. Many peddlers patrol the sands, but a polite “No, thank you” will keep them at bay. If you feel like indulging in a little shopping, midway along the beach is the Grande Anse Craft and Spice Market, another popular stop for cruise ship visitors.

Levera National Park

Grenada’s Levera National Park is, along with Grand Etang National Park, part of an admirable conservation effort by the island’s government to preserve its unspoiled rainforests and pristine marine areas. The National Park of Grenada—unlike Grand Etang, which is a dense, mountainous rainforest in the interior—is comprised primarily of coastal ecosystems. It boasts lovely beaches and lagoons and ancient mangrove swamps. There you will find the largest mangrove swamps on the island, with extraordinary birdlife including the brilliant scarlet ibis, a variety of herons, and many other species. The park’s 23-acre pond is surrounded by more mangrove islands. It is a rich habitat, and there is a walking trail around the pond.

Grand Etang National Park

Grand Etang National Park & Forest Reserve

The Grand Etang National Park was established in 1992. It is a wrapped by mountainous forest located in the center of the island to the northwest of the Grand Etang Forest Reserve that was created as far back as 1906. The name ‘Grand Etang’ is derived from the French word meaning ‘large lake’, in reference to the crater lake which sits at an elevation of 1,740 ft above sea level at the southeastern boundary of the national park. Also located within the Grand Etang National Park are the summits of Mt. Qua Qua, Mt. Granby, and Morne Fédon. Waterfalls found within the park include the three that comprise the Concord Falls – Concord, Au Coin, and Fontainbleu. Located on the southwestern perimeter of the park is the frequently visited Annandale Falls. The forests of Grand Etang are also home to the mona monkey which was probably introduced to the island from Africa during the days of slavery. The monkeys used to be a popular visitor attraction though sightings have become fewer in the wake of two hurricanes.

The Carenage

The name “Carenage” originally comes from the French, who also took control of this Caribbean island for a time, in a high-stakes game of tug-of-war with the British. The Carenage, or harbor, was where ships were brought to be cleaned and repaired. Today The Carenage is a very pretty and bustling port. Full of life. Container ships loading and unloading and cheerful fishermen in colorful fishing boats. People going about their daily lives. Fishermen selling their fish to locals and a man swimming in the harbor. While strolling the Carenage, look out for the Christ of the Deep bronze statue. It commemorates the loss of the Italian cruise liner Bianca C in 1961 in the St. George’s Harbor and the help provided by Grenadians.

The Grenada Chocolate Company Ltd.

The Grenada Chocolate Company was founded in 1999 by Mott Green (born David Friedman), Doug Browne, and Edmond Brown who had the idea of creating an Organic Cocoa Farmers’ and Chocolate-Makers’ Cooperative. This new business model created the first “Tree to Bar” chocolate this century, adding all the value to the local economy in the village of Hermitage, St Patricks. It takes a whole village to make a bar of our chocolate. the company produces high-quality organic dark chocolate in Grenada using the world-famous Trinitario cocoa beans that grow right on their doorstep. The chocolate factory is nestled in lush cocoa groves in Grenada’s pristine rainforest. For all the foodies and chocolate lovers out there, the internationally award-winning attraction will make you never want to leave! The chocolate manufacturer was a silver award winner in the 2011 London Academy of Chocolate Awards. So make sure you pay a visit to this famous attraction and taste the pure richness of the high quality, rich dark chocolate which is made from the world-famous Trinitario cocoa beans.

St. George’s

St. George’s, the capital city of Grenada, is the first place many vacationers experience on the island nicknamed The Spice Isles. As the home of the Maurice Bishop International Airport and the cruise ship terminal, most visitors make their first stops in St. George’s. After arriving in Grenada, you’ll find an array of things to do in St. George’s. Close to the terminal, about a two-minute walk you will arrive at the Esplanade Mall, where you can shop for jewelry, textiles, and other souvenirs. Don’t miss the chance to see the Sendall Tunnel, which connects the harbor to the Esplanade. When it was built in the 1890s, it was a wonder of modern engineering techniques. Great shopping, an essential element of St. George’s tourism, is also found at Market Square, where the locals come to shop for fresh produce, spices, and old tastes of the Caribbean. You’ll also find an array of one-of-a-kind shops a few feet from the Carenage harbor, next to restaurants and historic buildings with views to die for.

River Antoine Rum Distillery

The River Antoine Rum Distillery dates back to 1785, being the oldest, continuously operational rum factory in the Caribbean. It’s a fascinating time-stood-still operation. River Antoine rum is made entirely from sugarcane juice during Grenada’s dry season (January to May) and supplemented with molasses in the wet season (June to December)., A water-driven wheel, from Derby, powers the crusher into which the cane is transported by a wooden conveyor, and giant piles of bagasse – the residue after the juice has been extracted – lie all around. A guided tour will lead you through the rum-making process, from the harvesting of sugar cane to the fermentation, to the bottling process. After the tour, make sure to treat yourself to a free sample of rum that will definitely clear your sinuses! This rum is so strong, it cannot be taken back home onboard an airplane as it contains more than 70 percent alcohol!. However, should you want to bring a bottle home,  Two different strengths are produced, a less potent version is available for purchase at the local supermarkets.

Underwater Sculpture Park

Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is located in Molinere Bay St. George’s in Grenada West Indies, the Underwater Sculpture Park is a breathtaking synthesis of art and ecological preservation spread across the ocean’s floor. The underwater park comprises over 65 concrete sculptures across over 800 square meters, many of which are in a range of human forms. One of the most prolific and easily identifiable statues is the ring of children holding hands. The artificial reefs can attract a host of marine species including corals, sponges, hydroids, and algae, increasing the overall reef biomass and aggregating fish species, which can support an entire marine ecosystem. For all the fantastic benefits that the sculptures have, seeing them up close is a sight to behold.

What to bring on your vacation to Grenada West Indies

  • Comfortable clothing
  • bathing suit
  • towel
  • walking shoes
  • shoes that may get wet
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • insect repellent
  • cash
  • camera

Accommodation: Where to Stay in St. Georges, Grenada West Indies

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