Posted by Carib Autos on April 16, 2020 at 03:33 PM
The island of Grenada is a true heaven on earth. With its vast white beaches and crystal blue waters, it is no wonder that over half a million tourists visit the island every year! In this blog post, we are going to share with you 19 Fun Things To Do When Visiting The Island Of Grenada, Caribbean!
If you haven't read our blog post on 8 reasons why the island of Grenada is your dream holiday destination, make sure to check it out!
#1 Grand Etang National Park (St. Andrews)
The island of Grenada is home to a vast and deep rainforest environment. If you like hiking in the rainforest, bird watching, wildlife, or photographing nature, then the Grand Etang Forest Reserve is for you. If you stop and listen, you can hear the sounds of its diverse wildlife.
In addition to tropical flowers, ferns, and orchids, you may come across an armadillo! If nature is where you feel most at peace and you love experiencing the great outdoors, then Grenada is definitely the place to visit.
#2 Sailing (St. George)
We've mentioned the crystal blue waters but what better way to experience them than a day out sailing! Sail up and down the Caribbean coastline, taking in the wonderful scenery and getting a great view of the island from the waterfront.
There are plenty of touring companies located in St George.
#3 Scuba Diving
Do you love to experience the waters both above and below? Grenada offers some brilliant scuba diving experiences. One of the most visited diving areas is the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park! One of the most popular sculptures is the ‘Vicissitudes’, a life-sized sculpture of children holding hands in a circle (pictured above). Grenada’s underwater sculpture park is located in Molinere Bay and was the world’s first. The sculptures may look old, but they were actually built in 2006 by sculptor and environmentalist Jason deCaires Taylor.
Taylor made the sculptures as a reminder for people to take care of our oceans and that even though most of it goes unseen, we must remember that it is still there.
#4 See The Leatherback Turtles (St. Patrick)
Leatherback turtles start their nesting season on Levera Beach in March, and by July, the hatchlings start to head out to the water. Watching these huge turtles come onto the shore, dig a canal in the sand in order to drop their eggs and head back out into the sea is truly an unforgettable experience! Make sure to come here in the evening in order to see the turtles.
#5 Grenada St George’s
Grenada St George’s is located near the southwest tip of the island and St. George’s is the capital city of the Caribbean island of Grenada. The town is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor.
The town is home to St George’s University, which since the 1970s has trained thousands of American physicians.
Some of the main sites in St George’s include:
- St. Margaret's Falls
- Roman Catholic cathedral
- Anglican church
- Fort George
- Grenada National Museum
#6 Try Oil Down – The 'island of spices' National Dish!
This is a dish you must try when visiting Grenada. The ingredients are coconut, saffron, callaloo, chicken, crab, dumplings, breadfruit (and more). Although it is the national dish, it can actually be hard to find because of how complex and time consuming it is to make. The best time to visit the island in order to try the dish is during Carnival, because you will find it being served at every street corner!
#7 Grand Anse Beach, Grenada!
The most popular beach is the ‘Grand Anse Beach’ (only 5 minutes away from the Carib Autos offices!) located on two miles of white sand. As the beach is located on the western side of the island, it is well known for having the calmest conditions, sheltered from high waves, strong currents and winds.
#8 Carnival (St. George)
When it comes to music, Grenadians know how to enjoy themselves! Popular music of Grenada includes:
- Calypso music
- Soca music
- And to a lesser extent Reggae and Dancehall.
- Soca produced in Grenada has a distinct style taking on the name of 'jab jab' soca. The island is also well known for jazz, most notably including Eddie Bullen, a pianist, songwriter and record producer currently residing in Canada.
Grenada has a host of yearly festivals, from kite flying to their most popular- Carnival! This calypso-infused street party comes to the country during the month of August. This festival celebrates the emancipation of slaves. The Sunday night celebrations continue into the early morning hours on Monday. On Monday a carnival pageant is held on stage at Queen's Park, where costumes, themes, and calypso queens are judged. On Tuesday, St. George's vibrates to the sounds of the calypso steel bands as they parade through the streets.
#9 Finally, Drive Around the Island!
What better way to explore the beautiful island of Grenada than by vehicle. Providing the best car rental in Grenada, our vehicles are fully equipped to tackle any terrain you will come up against.
Benefit from Unlimited mileage, meaning you can discover as much of the island as you wish, throughout the duration of your stay here on the Caribbean island of Grenada!
...and combined with the best customer service, we offer free pick-up/drop-offs, meaning we will even pick you up from Grenada airport or your hotel!
Plus, For anyone working within a Military, Law Enforcement or First Responders profession, we offer a 10% discount to express our thankfulness to those who currently serve in these demanding professions.
Book your rental today, with Carib Autos!
Here you can find lots of information on the island of Grenada! Whether it be the top things to do in Grenada, the best beaches of Grenada or the best time of year to visit to make the most of the Grenada weather, we talk about it all!