A few years ago, I had the opportunity to live in Grenada for a few months and it was an extremely memorable time of my life. Located at the southern end of the Grenadines, the "Spice Isle" consists of the mainland Grenada, and the two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Although I went to Grenada for an internship, I had the opportunity to explore different parts of the island. Here are some things, I recommend:
1. Fish Fry Friday's in Gouyave:
If you love seafood, then this is for you! Locals and visitors alike come here to enjoy a variety of seafood meals! try lambi for the first time or stick to lobster or other types of fish! The festivities begin at 6:00pm and continue well into the night!
2. Visit nearby islands like Carriacou & Petit Martinique:
Take a day trip or spend a weekend on the unspoilt islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique! You will not be disappointed by the beauty and simplicity of the islands. They are accessible by ferry or plane.
3. Visit the Chocolate Factories:
Did you know Grenada is known for its chocolate? You can get up close in the chocolate production process too! Have you ever had cocoa in its natural state? Consider a trip to the Belmont Estate, Diamond Chocolate Factory or the Grenada Chocolate Company.
4. Visit Grand Etang National Park:
Home to a wide variety of animal life, flora and fauna, the 1000 hectares of lush vegetation and mountainous terrain, is a nature lovers dream! You may even get a chance to see a mona monkey up close!
5. Tour the River Antoine Rum Distillery:
Enjoy rum made from locally grown sugar cane and get a tour of the rum distilling process! How cool is a waterwheel-powered cane crusher?
6. Visit the Waterfalls:
There are many beautiful falls for you to see and enjoy. Consider Annandale Waterfalls, Concord Waterfalls or Seven Sisters. Each offers its own unique experience.
7. Relax a Grand Anse Beach:
I can't express this enough, but this is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been too! Also, can you say you've been to Grenada if you've never been here?
8. Explore St. George's:
The bustling and hilly capital of Grenada offers some of the best views around! Be sure to try local restaurants as well. Be sure to stop by the local market for your spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon and more!
9. Visit one of the Forts:
For the history or architecture buffs out there, be sure to explore the forts and take in the views from Fort Matthew, Fort Frederick or Fort George.
10. Take a hike:
One of my most memorable trips was a Hike up Mourn Gazo, which sits about 1200 feet above sea level. This was arguably one of the best views I've seen in the Caribbean!
Bonus: Explore the Underwater Sculpture Park:
Although I did not do this during my time there (I'll go back one day for it!), it's definitely one of Grenada's hidden gems! Fun fact it's the world’s first underwater sculpture park and it's located off the West Coast of Grenada!
Overall, there is so much to do and see in Grenada and lots to eat! You will definitely not be disappointed if you take a trip to Grenada! Not sure, where to start? I can help!