My North Grenada Top Ten Reasons for Going Back ..
1. Levera Turtles … I want to go on one of Ocean Spirit’s Educational Tours, and I want to take my son Zack with me. Levera Beach is one of the most important beaches in the world for the Leatherback turtles whose babies hatch there … I want to get up in the middle of the night with Zack and go and watch this annual miracle …
2. Bathway Beach …. I want to play in the surf half way down the beach where there are the most extraordinary natural breakers that allow bathers to frolic safely. Opposite Angie’s Bar and the lovely showers, I want to show Zack that the windward oceans of Grenada are FUN to frolic in when you know how.
3. Belmont Estate …Leaders in Agri-tourism, I want to show Zack how even a remote and tiny island, compared with Spain, can put the environment and local needs first, and create truly home made produce from art and crafts to goat’s cheese and milk.
4. Oldest Functioning Rum Distillery in the Caribbean – I want to show Zack that not everything that is made needs to be made with sterile and pristine hygiene. I want to show him that some of the most simple utensils, wrought out of rough materials, can create extraordinary and delicious drinks. I want him to smell the stuff Jack Sparrow likes to get wasted drinking!
5. Petite Anse Hotel– I want to be pampered and adored all over again by Philip and Annie, Michelle and Donna, Aaron and Michelle. One of the world’s best hotels, with a view I’d be happy to die gazing at, from the hammock, with a rum punch in my hand, smiling ….
6. Sauteurs Market– I want to be hustled and grinned at as I walk through the stalls, explaining vegetables and fruits that Zack will never have seen in his life! I want to buy the ingredients to make a proper Oil Down …
7. Carib’s Leap - I want to watch Zack’s eyes pop out of his head as he peers over the edge of the famous “Leapers’ Point” near Sauteurs. I want to help him understand that not everyone in the world is willing to do as others tell them, and many are prepared to die rather than become slaves.
8. Grenada Chocolate Company – I want to see a small boy behave like the “Bisto Kid” and follow his nose through the tiny little Gingerbread Style house that is, extraordinarily, the Grenada Chocolate Factory! I want Zack to learn about where chocolate comes from – to see the pods growing on the trees right through to the final wrapping of the world’s finest Chocolate ready to be munched.
9. I want to take a day trip to Gouyave to the mysterious and haunting Underwater Sculpture Park with my snorkel and flippers. I want to teach Zack how to snorkel while watching fishes darting in and out of Rene and Jason’s fantastic work.
10. I want to stand under a famous Grenadian Waterfall with Zack – I don’t mind if it’s Concorde, Annandale, Royal Mt Carmel, Seven Sisters or Tufton Hall. I want to feel the water batter my brains and I want to scream with glee watching the rainbows dazzling and the dragonflies darting. I want to swim underwater with Zack and come out dripping and smiling.
I wanted to go on and on, but I said ten reasons --- so here are my ten reasons ... for today!
If you can think of even more wonderful things to do, please do post them in comments – there’s just SO MUCH TO DO on this island! I can’t wait to get back!Related to:
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THE LIBERATION MONUMENT
This Monument is located just outside the airport. It was erected as a tribute to the United States Soldiers who lost their lives during Operation Urgent Fury (October 23 – November 21, 1983). It was dedicated by President Ronald Reagan during his visit on 20 February 1986. One of the plaques on the monument expresses the gratitude of the Granadan people for their liberation from the Communists.Related to:
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Annandale Falls are near the village of Constantine, about four miles northeast of St. George's.
Young and daring locals dive from the surrounding rocks into the pool hoping to earn tips from tourists eager to see their brave exploits.Related to:
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Have your lunch in paradise
Take a day trip to carriacou on the osprey ferry. When you get to carriacou take a taxi or bus to paradise beach, ask the driver to drop you at the hardwood bar. Here there is a small bar that sells drinks and a limited choice of good home cooked local food. There is an amazing beach that you will probibly have to your self. If thats not enough ask at the bar for a water taxi to take you to nearby sandy island. It consists of some sand and one palm tree. Here you can swim and snorkel, rememebrr to arrange for the water taxi to come back and pick you up.
Between Grenada and St. Vincent spanning sixty kilometer is a group of more than a hundred small, smaller, smallest islands which is known as the Grenadines.. Similar to Grenada and St. Vincent they are in most cases the peaks of under water volcanoes which rise above the waters. These developed in the course of time. They make up an underground mountain with steep riffs and others are flat coral islands formed on the riffs of submarine riffs. They lie at sea level and are made up of white sandy beaches set against swaying palm trees.Related to:
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Don't forget the other...
Don't forget the other islands: White island in the south is excellent for picnic and snorkelling. Carriacou and Petite Martiniqe are to the north. Also in the north is the famous volcano 'Kick 'em Jenny - a solitary rock marks the spot.
The luxery of lunch cooked and...
The luxery of lunch cooked and served to us.
Out of 6 of us, none had ever been on a sailboat. Chatering was a new and satisfying adventure. After 10 days sailing, we are sailing enthusiasts. Bonine helped any mild sea sickness which occurred during longer passage to Bequia. The rest of the time was pure joy.
We have great service from: Lynhollen Yacht Charters, PO Box 489, Fair Oaks, CA 95628, (800) 821-1186
THESE WOMEN ARE KNOWN AS...
THESE WOMEN ARE KNOWN AS SHOUTING BAPTISTE, THEY COME DOWN TO THE SHORE AND SING LOVELY SONGS AND PRAISE THE LORD. IT'S A PLEASENT CHANGE FROM THE MUSIC FROM THE RAIDOS THAT THE KIDS HAD AT THE BEACH. THE ISLAND SEAM TO BE VERY RELIGIOUS AND HAS MANY DENOMONATIONS THE ALL GET ALONG VERY WELL..MABE THE REST OF THE WORLD SHOULD CHECK THIS STYLE OUT AND GIVE IT A TRY..
I would really recommend a...
I would really recommend a hike in the Grand Etang National Rainforest. It is truly a paradise of flowers and maybe you will see a monkey or two! There are no dangerous animals here so it is safe as long as you keep to the path. There are several groups offering sight seeing hikes as well. You can learn more at the hotel or your choice.
When visiting the Isle of...
When visiting the Isle of Spice, you should make every effort to visit our wonderful Waterfalls. All our waterfalls are easily access able, with a short hike
taking you to the foot of the falls.
There are several to choose from, and all are access able if you are willing to take a short stroll to where they are located. Depending upon your fitness level, you can choose between a gentle stroll through a well tended garden to get to Annadale falls, if you are feeling very energetic, a 20 minute hike through the rain forest to get to the seven sisters. On some of the trails to the waterfalls, I recommend that you take a hiking guide. The reason that I recommend this, is because, depending upon which falls is your final
destination, some of the trails are not properly marked and a short stroll through the rain forest can easily turn into a long hike. Guides can be hired at the Grand Etang forest reserve, and most tour companies offer guided trips to all of the waterfalls.
This is the easiest waterfall to get to, with a well tended path which is lined with local fruit trees
and flowering plants. It is also one of the smaller of all the waterfalls, and is a favourite stop off point of interest for bus tours. ( Personaly don't like them much, looks like a small pond to me and when a cruise ship is in the harbour all the tour buses will stop there)
If you like to hike, then this is a treat. The Concord
waterfalls is not one, but three waterfalls.
It is situated on the edge of the forest reserve on the
western side of the island, and therefore the water is
crystal clear and ice cold.
Of the three waterfalls in this area, the first one is the most readily access able, with a paved road leading
almost directly up to it. There is nothing like a taking a bracing dip in a cool mountain stream, so I do suggest that you walk with the necessary clothing.
The second of the three falls is bigger and taller, and is reached only after a 45 minute hike. The trail goes through a nutmeg plantation and is readily marked, so a guide is not absolutely necessary. However, if you would like a guided tour with someone who can show you the different types of cultivated plants and their uses, then a guide is a must.
The third falls is a little off the beaten track, but the trail is easily recognisable. If you are planning on visiting all three of the falls, then we suggest that you plan on spending a morning and pack a light lunch and some refreshments.(Don't forget that camera or they might not believe your descriptions back home.)
Marquis Falls / Mt. Carmel:
Situated two miles south of Grenville, it is our largest and highest waterfall. It can be reached quite easily, with a gentle 30 minute hike through a private plantation, where some of the local spices and fruits are grown. It is difficult to get lost, as the sound of the falls will lead you directly there.
Seven Sister Falls:
If you are a hiking enthusiast, and are considering a hike through the rain forest, then you should make the Seven Sisters Falls one of your destinations.
This is not a very difficult hike, and it will take you through a private plantation where you will get the chance to see cocoa, nutmeg and banana trees and how
they are grown. The hike to the falls only takes about 45 minutes, and you will pass through part of the rain forest to get there. If it has rained recently, the trail can get a little muddy, so it is advisable to wear something you are not particularly fond of. Of course, when the trail is muddy, it is also a lot more fun. Don't worry though, because when you finally get to the falls, you will be able to wash some of the trail off of your shoes. Once there, you can swim or relax by the water. The pools at the foot of the falls are quite big, and the swimming is very refreshing as the water is cool. Of course, don't forget the hike back to civilization.
I have done this particular hike a number of times, and have enjoyed every one of them.
Several individuals and tour companies offer this tour, but the two i can personally recommend are; Sunsation Tours and Mandoo. Sunsation Tours has some excellent guides, and they will pick you up and return you to your hotel safely. The cost for this hike is $25 US$/ person. Mandoo, who is also an excellent taxi and tour guide, is a great choice if you are considering a private hike.
This whole tip is also on our website.
Grand Etang Forest Reserve, high up in the mountains of the island's interior.
Colourful tropical birds, tiny frogs and lizards, and rare orchids
We were lucky to see this little fellow.Related to:
Tip: For maximum quietude,...
Tip: For maximum quietude, head to the southern end of the beach toward Spice Island Beach Resort; the closest public access road is a mile away, and few non—hotel guests make the trek down.
A trip to Grenada's sister...
A trip to Grenada's sister island Carriacou is simple and worth taking a day or overnight trip for an even slower paced time. Terrific snorkeling and diving too.
GO FOR A WALK AND SEE ALL...
GO FOR A WALK AND SEE ALL THE NON TOURIST SITES.....
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YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL PASS BY YOU WINDOW!!!!
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