On the main island, the capital of St George’s features a picturesque waterfront setting – one of the best in the Caribbean – and is easy to wander on foot through narrow, bustling streets. Stop at the lively Saturday market to experience the vivacity of the Grenadians while the scent of nutmeg and other spices linger in the air. Visit Fort George and Fort Frederick to learn about the battles between the British and the French and to enjoy panoramic views.
This little laidback island offers a peaceful and off-the-beaten-track experience with some scenic hikes, lovely beaches, and snorkelling experiences. Many of the inhabitants of are African heritage, and can trace their ancestry back to specific tribes.
A trip to the bustling and vibrant Saturday market in the capital of St George’s will give visitors ample opportunity to sample and purchase a whole variety of exotic spices. In fact, wherever you go in Grenada, you can sense the fragrances of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, turmeric or saffron, while the islanders are keen to share their abundance of home-grown delicacies with every visitor.
Gain an insight into Grenada’s history by visiting the Grenville Nutmeg Station, Grenada Sugar Factory, the Westerhall and River Antoine Rum Distilleries, while the Belmont Estate is a 300 year old working plantation with a museum and gardens.
Grenada is blessed with some wonderful beaches, from unpopulated coves to the superb 3km Grand Anse. Meanwhile, the Grand Etang National Park has a number of scenic hikes through the rainforest. Considered the best hike in Grenada, the Seven Sisters Falls walk takes travellers past seven falls – each one an opportunity to relax and cool off.
To the north of the town of Grenville on the east coast of Grenada, this lake is located in the crater of an extinct volcano. There is a beautiful trail around the lake’s edge and is great for bird-watching.
Traditional African dances such as the Big Drum Dance are performed on special occasions and at occasional cultural events. Also of interest are the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival, celebrated each year in April, and the Parang Festival of music and dance in December.
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