The island country of Grenada is an exotic paradise that everyone should explore at least once in their lifetime. Everything from the aromas of the islands seductive spice markets to the feel of the hot golden sand of its beaches makes Grenada a feast for the senses, and you could easily do nothing more than wandering the streets before relaxing by the sea every day of your holiday, but what if you want to explore the island?
Here are some of the things you should see and do if you want to have a grand time in Grenada:
Soak Up Some Culture
Most of us don’t necessarily associate exotic Caribbean islands with culture, thinking more about the fantastic weather and breath-taking landscapes, but that is to do places like Grenada a disservice. The island is packed with cultural and historical attractions including Fort George, an 18th century building perched 175 feet above a beautiful historic harbour; Grenada National Museum, which is home to some of the island’s oldest treasures and a great place to learn more about Grenada and its people; and Parliament House, which is a beautiful Roman Catholic church right next to an ancient market square.
Sample the Rum
The Crazy Tourist recommends taking the time to visit the River Antoine Rum Distillery, which is the oldest running distillery of rum in the Caribbean. Not only can you sample the wonderfully spicy substance, but you will also be able to learn more about the history behind and the processes of distilling rum.
See Nature in All It’s Glory
Grenada is home to a lot of natural wonders, which will blow you away and make some interesting subjects for your vacation photos. There are extinct volcanoes; the beautiful Lake Antoine, with all its exotic bird and wildlife; the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, where you can watch monkeys, well monkeying about in their natural environment, and see mongoose, frogs, and birds go about their day; and of course, the many beautiful beaches with their white sands and clear waters, where you can relax, swim and play all day.
Under the Sea
Of course, Grenada is one of the best places to spend some time exploring life under the sea. Snorkeling in its clear waters will put you into close contact with the Molinari Reefs, barracudas, turtles and even nurse sharks.
Watch the Waterfalls
What many people don’t know is that Grenada is home to a number of spectacular waterfalls, but if you invest in a good pair of walking shoes, you can find them by hiking some of the many off the beaten track nature trails dotted around the island. The Seven Sisters, in particular, is a highlight of the island that it is worth making a trip to.
Taste the Caribbean
When you’re in Grenada, you simply must sample as much of the authentic Caribbean food as you can. Sweet, spicy and fresh there is nothing quite like Caribbean food to tickle the taste buds, particularly when you’re actually eating it on a Caribbean island.
Have you been to Grenada? What would you suggest are the best things to do there?