This beautiful Island of Grenada, nicknamed the “Spice Isle,” has some great experiences. You can hike, see magnificent waterfalls, seven snorkel above the submerged statues of the Underwater Museum. The people of Grenada are very laid back. The island includes world-class resorts, such as the Spice Island Beach Resort, along with Sandals LaSource Grenada scheduled to open in December 2013.
One of Grenada’s charms is its busy harbor port city of St. George’s. There is the beautiful Carenage district, where you can see the famous Christ of the Deep monument. Cobblestone alleys, craft shops, boutique stores and art galleries. There is the favorite Market Square, where you will see a variety of fruits, vegetables and rich spices that gave the island its nickname. You will also be captivated by the scents of fresh nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. A relaxed way to see the capital is to board the Grenada Discovery Train, a little trolley inspired by a 1960’s steam locomotive. The trolley takes visitors on a 35-minute tour through the narrow streets of St. George’s making a total of six stops along the way, allowing passengers to get off at historical landmarks such as the Roman Catholic Church or Fort George.
Beach lovers have 45 beaches to choose from. The two-mile long Grand Anse Beach is famous worldwide, with lots of water sports activities. If you visit Grenada be sure to add a dive trip to Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park, the first of its kind, since duplicated in Cancun… The park was designed to act as an artificial reef, offering an ideal environment for colonization by fish and colorful coral, and many of the statues have a large amount of prolific coral life growing on them. This has then attracted diverse species sea life.
There are also plenty of activities away from the water. The Island has a lush rainforests, volcanoes located in the Grand Etang Forest Reserve and Lake. Visitors can travel back to colonial times by visiting one of the island’s active plantation estates, taking a guided tour of one of the rum distilleries or observing the daily workings of the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station.