Grenada Adventure Activities Travel Guide
Will this Caribbean destination suit the adventurer in you?
This Grenada Adventure Activities Travel Guide is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the country. We hope it will help you decide if this destination suits the adventurer in you.
Grenada in a nutshell
Just over 21 miles long and a little over 11 miles wide, of volcanic origin and the most southerly of the Windward Islands, Grenada is a mountainous island which sits between St Vincent and the Grenadines to the north and Trinidad and Tobago to the south. The mountainous interior is covered in rainforest, a lot of the coastline is rugged, and there are both black sand beaches and white sand beaches on the island. Grand Anse Beach at the southwest end of the island is the most popular beach on Granada: it is 1.8 miles long and offers beautiful distant views across the water of St George’s, the capital, which enjoys a mountainous backdrop. Grenada, the biggest of the islands in the Grenadines, is part of a tri-island nation – the sisters being Carriacou (23 miles from Grenada measuring around 7 miles by 3 miles) and Petite Martinique (five miles north from Carriacou and measuring less than one square mile).
Why visit Grenada
Grenada is not as built up as other Caribbean islands such as Barbados or St Martin-Sint Maarten, but is more mountainous, has a huge rainforest and is very scenic. There are some excellent chic hotels with luxury spas, superb restaurants, and some gorgeous white sand beaches in the south. The Grand Etang National Park offers a range of rainforest hiking trails.
While you’re in Grenada
If you’re staying on the island of Grenada take a boat trip to Carriacou – there’s a fast ferry service (90 minutes) between Grenada and Carriacou islands. If you are on a cruise ship and plan taking an excursion consider getting a water taxi from the cruise terminal to spend time on Grenada’s best beach – Grand Anse. Explore the rainforest with a hiking guide, there are short and easy hikes as well as long and strenuous rainforest hikes in Grenada. For a bit of fun, depending on river conditions, try a river tubing adventure on the Balthazar Estate, or sign up for a whale watching and dolphin spotting expedition.
Eating out, restaurants, and cuisine in Grenada
There is a Gary Rhodes restaurant in Grenada which offers elegant dining in a lovely setting. There are some really good restaurants in high-end hotels, a good choice of restaurants with a variety of different cuisines, as well as little ‘snackettes’ found in small villages and roadside if you like to meet and mix with the locals and enjoy bargain-priced snacks. You can eat out at a price to suit your budget – from tasty local dishes to amazingly sophisticated cuisine. Don’t miss out on tasting Callaloo, it’s the local equivalent to spinach.
Grenada Adventure Activities Travel Guide – other pages
On other pages attached to this Grenada Adventure Activities Travel Guide section you can check out all the things to do in Grenada, find out about hotels and accommodation, and discover Grenada wildlife either by following the links here or via the image links above. There’s a page on Grenada Carnivals, Festivals & Events too as well as a dedicated Grenada Articles & Features page.
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