Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 2:13 am CST.
Grenada is a popular destination for international tourists with around 525,000 annual visitors – and when realizing what the country has to offer, it’s easy to see why.
Located in the Caribbean and made up of three islands – Grenada itself and two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique – this beautiful nation has plenty to offer in addition to its famous beaches and piercing blue water.
So, here are five incredible ways to enjoy Grenada to ensure you have a dream holiday.
Caribbean islands and idyllic beaches go together like fried bake and saltfish (a sumptuous Grenadian dish), and Grenada is no different. Grenada boasts 40 beaches across its three islands, including the famous Grand Anse where tourists and locals alike descend on the white sand, swim in the crystal-clear water, and relax with a drink at one of the beach bars.
Other beaches that need to be visited while in Grenada include Levera Beach, located in Levera National Park, where leatherback sea turtles nestle on the shore; Paradise Beach on Carriacou that promises some of the best snorkeling in the country; and Mang Beach on Petite Martinique for the perfect place for peace and tranquility away from the tourists.
For those who want more than just lazy days on the beach, Grenada has numerous ways to have fun on and under the water. Scuba divers will experience an underwater paradise featuring not only a wealth of colourful marine life but also fascinating shipwrecks and a remarkable underwater sculpture park.
If you prefer to say on top of the water, then sailing your way around Grenada is the way to go. Grenada has a rich maritime history and its geographical location, numerous bays and inlets have made it a popular choice for yacht owners to moor their boats.
A walk around the Port Louis Marina will reveal countless boats, including multimillion-dollar superyachts. However, you do not need to land the Grenada lottery results to hit the sea in style. There are numerous companies that offer sailing tours that suit all budgets, from group packages for a few hours to private overnight stays on luxurious yachts.
Grenada is an outdoors nation with an active society, so it’s no surprise that there are lots of ways to enjoy adventure and sports when on holiday. The best way to explore the nation’s beautiful nature is to strap on your hiking boots and hit the trails.
Climbs through the hills will lead to breathtaking panoramic views, while going deep into the forest will lead to flowing waterfalls. Locate a reputable tour guide who can show you the best natural sights on the islands.
Golfers can enjoy a round at the Grenada Golf Club, while sport fishing is extremely popular and can be conveniently arranged through a number of tour operators.
Grenada is a nation with a fascinating history and diverse culture, so take some time to learn all about the country and its people. Historic sites such as Fort Frederick and Fort Matthew highlight the country’s military past, while you can take a walk through Grenadian history with a visit to the Grenada National Museum.
Grenada is one of the finest producers of chocolate in the world, so chocaholics will not want to miss the chance to pay a visit to the Diamond Chocolate Factory.
To immerse in live culture, keep an eye out for any festivals taking place during your visit. There are numerous festivals and carnivals that take place throughout the year, including the Drum Festival, SpiceMas Grenada Carnival, and even the Grenada Chocolate Festival.
Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice” and that nickname is both evident and well deserved. A major producer of nutmeg and mace, Grenadian food is packed full of flavour, so look forward to plenty of grilled meat, seafood, and fresh, organic vegetables.
The list of must-try dishes includes the national dish of Grenada, Oil Down – a one-pot stew containing meat or fish, dumplings, vegetables, breadfruit and cooked in coconut milk. As is the general rule when exploring new cuisine, follow your nose: if it smells good, it probably tastes good!
With its jaw-dropping views, fresh sea air, and laidback approach to life, Grenada is the perfect place to rest, relax, and unwind. The islands feature numerous spas and wellness centres where stress-relieving massages and body treatments await, while Grenada also offers yoga retreats for visitors who want to enjoy a spiritual experience.
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