Updated: Feb 16, 2019
The nation of Grenada consists of three islands, the largest Grenada with a population of just
over 100,000, #Carriacou to the north with a population of about 6,000, and the smallest, #Petite #Martinique with a population of 900. With her rich, vibrant culture, stunning natural attractions, and people of proud history, Grenada is the perfect destination for the solo traveler, couples and families/friends alike. Below is a compilation of 8 things to see, eat and do on your visit to ensure that you have an authentic "#Spice of the #Caribbean" experience.
The Caribbean conjures up images of idyllic, pristine beaches and Grenada, the spice of the
Caribbean, boasts some of the most incredible and inviting beaches on the planet. With over 45 beaches and countless secluded coves, Grenada has the perfect beach setting for any taste. From famous #Grand #Anse #Beach, offering a two-mile stretch of white sand and calm sea that is popular with tourists and locals, to secluded hideaways like #La #Sagesse, #Bathway, and #Levera #Beach, #Grenada is a beach lover's dream come true.
A Divers and Snorkelers Paradise
Grenada has earned a reputation as a world-class year-round diving destination with over 30
diving sites, suitable for divers of all abilities enabling them to get in touch with their inner
Jacques Cousteau. Grenada offers visitors diving and snorkeling opportunities featuring
shipwrecks such as the Bianca C -nicknamed the "Titanic of the Caribbean"- which won the #1 spot in the "USA Today's Best Caribbean Dive Site" category, beautiful reefs in calm Caribbean waters or drifting through swift Atlantic currents. The Underwater Sculpture Park, located just outside St George's in the #Molinere, #Beausejour #Marine #Protected #Area, provides a truly unique diving experience allowing divers and snorkelers the opportunity to view a submerged gallery of 105 sculptures, an experience unlike any other on Earth.
Explore the Rain-forest
Grenada recognizes the unique habitats found in the country and has developed an extensive #National #Park system to preserve the natural beauty of the nation. At the center of this effort is #Grand #Étang #National #Park with miles of accessible hiking trails of varying elevations, terrains, and degrees of difficulty. Guided hikes allow visitors of all abilities to explore the lush, tropical landscape, and learn about the park's history and the island's vegetation and forestry as they walk through the rain-forest, teeming with flowers and exotic wildlife.
For the Thrill Seeker
Excitement and thrills are around every corner in Grenada. For the thrill seeker in search of an adrenaline rush, #Concord #Falls is sure to please. Located on the west coast of the island in the #hills #of #Concord, #St #Johns, #Concord #Falls is one of the country's most spectacular waterfalls. Breathtaking to see, the falls consist of three individual cascading falls, all ideal for the adventurer in search of a plunge into the icy cold crystal-clear waters. #Concord is the first and most accessible, while the second, #Au #Coin, requires about a 45-
minute hike through the forest to reach. The third in the series of waterfalls, is reserved for the true adventurer. Reached by carefully traversing a path of slippery rock, the trail brings those who dare to an incredible view and a waterfall which plunges over a 65-foot cliff into a natural swimming area below.
Island History and Culture
Established by French settlers in 1705, St. George's, on the island's southwestern coast, is one of the most fascinating towns in the Caribbean. The perimeter of the islands natural harbor, lined with historical landmark buildings, reflect the #Nations #European legacy.
19th-century #St. #George's #Roman #Catholic #Cathedral, #Hilltop forts, the imposing #House of #Parliament, and housed in a structure built by the French in 1704, the #National #Museum on Young Street, all reveal the captivating history and culture that makes Grenada an authentic and pure destination.
Relax in a Hot Spring
Natural Grenada also provides plenty of relaxing places to spend the day. Located roughly 1.5 miles north of the Lake Antoine volcano and south of #Levera #National #Park in St. Patrick's Parish is #River #Sallee #Boiling #Springs. An area composed of soft porous volcanic sediments, the region boasts six boiling springs with a water temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit, or 35 degrees Celsius. Popular with tourists for the therapeutic waters, the springs have a traditional religious significance for area Baptists who perform baptisms and other rituals there. River Sallee Boiling Springs provides a perfect place to relieve the tension and reinvigorate an individual after a day of hiking and exploring.
Unique and Flavorful Cuisine
Known as the spice island Grenada also produces a variety of organic fruits and vegetables as well as an abundance of fresh fish and locally harvested seafood. A unique blend of dishes
influenced by African, Asian and European traditions are created with the freshest ingredients available. The healthy and delicious options that include fine dining, authentic Italian, Indian, French and Japanese cuisine, and roadside eateries offering local fare, ensures that you will be drooling over the local food offerings during your stay.
The Caribbean, among other things, is well known for the festivals featuring beautiful women, skimpy costumes, island #Soca and #Calypso sounds, and, of course, rum. Grenada claims a carnival tradition that is uniquely its own, a style not found anywhere else in the world. Starting in April and going strong through August the Island of Spice celebrates the carnival known as #SpiceMas. The Grenada carnival is uncommercialized, full-blooded and renowned for the weeks of parties and celebrations held throughout the Nation.
Grenada offers visitors a unique Caribbean vacation destination, one that is rich in culture and nature. The options are endless with modern infrastructure, a variety of hotels, resorts, and dining experiences that will appeal to young or old, solo travelers, couples or families. Grenada holds something for everyone and is a destination that will surprise and charm you with something new around every corner. Destination Grenada will create a lifetime of memories.
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