Grenada Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by cjg1
  • Things to Do
    by cjg1
  • Things to Do
    by cjg1

Grenada Things to Do

  • Fort Frederic fortress

    There is a small fee to pay for the entrance but it is worth, not for the fortress itself, but for the wonderful views over the sea that the place offers you.

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  • Spice Island Stop

    One of the most interesting stops on the tour was at a Spice Factory. Here we were shown and smelled a variety of fresh spices and extracts, including tonka bean , ginger, saffron, nutmeg and nutmeg oil, cocoa, mace, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and loofa.We bought some of the nutmegs, nutmeg oil and cinnamon bark and wish we had bought more. Each...

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  • Explore Colorful St. George

    Grenada's capital, St. George, is arguably the Caribbean's most picturesque harbor. Surrounded by hills, this colorful city has maintained its colonial charm. The Carenage (harbor-front road) hugs the horseshoe-shaped harbor. You can spend the day just walking around St. George. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to fully explore but on my...

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  • Grand Étang National Park & Forest...

    Grand Etang National Park & Forest Reserve is located high up in the mountains of the island's interior. It is definitely one of the highlights on Grenada. The forest was greatly damaged by Hurricane Ivan. Fortunately, it has quickly regrown.With miles of trails, the rainforest around Grand Etang Forest Reserve is Grenada's most popular area for...

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  • Swim Under Annandale Falls

    Annandale is one of Grenada's smaller falls but it's accessibility makes it one of the most popular. It's a short drive - about 15 minutes - from St. George's. A garden of flowering plants and labeled trees, such as nutmeg, line the path to the falls. A mountain stream cascades 40 feet into a pool surrounded by exotic vines and lush vegetation. A...

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  • The Spice Process

    Since Grenada is known as the "Isle of Spice" it makes sense to check out one of the spice processing plantations. Which one you visit will likely depend on how much time you'll be on the island and what else is in the area. It worked out that we would visit Dougladston Estate. Dougladston was a working spice factory in the 17th century. Although...

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  • Mandoo's Tours: Too Political!

    On the basis of glowing recommendations from cruisers on the cruise critic boards (who usually give good advice) we booked a tour with Mandoo. It was very disappointing. His vehicle was a good sized bus so there was a lot of people running to get a window seat and the usual delays getting on and off the "bus". There were hardly any opps for photos...

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  • Grenada Discovery Train, DON'T MISS THE...

    A unique and charming new attraction is coming to Grenada! Beginning December 2010, Grenada Discovery Train will start to operate a charming and unique trackless tourist train in the center of St. Georges.This will be the first and only sight seeing train in Grenada.The train will perform several trips during the day on daily basis in the town of...

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  • Probably The Best Chocolate In The World

    Found in Hermitage, St Patricks, The Grenada Chocolate Company is just amazing.Out of the tiniest building, they produce 1000 bars of the most delicious, entirely island-sourced chocolate.Edmund is one of the many delightful people who work at the factory. It is very rare to be allowed into the actual factory area these days due to it slowing...

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  • Yoga in Grenada Paradise

    LaLuna Hotel, at the very furthest driveable road from Grand Anse Roundabout, is my idea of a heavenly Yoga Retreat.The hotel is absolutely sublime, but I wasn't staying there, I stayed at Blue Horizons who helped me discover where I could find a regular yoga practice.There are daily yoga or pilates classes on offer, in the most amazing,...

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  • Hike to Seven Sisters

    We didn't know we were making the trek to Seven Sisters when we got off the ship in the morning but our companions certainly did as they chose it, the other woman in our group was the poster child for what NOT to wear on a hike to Seven Sisters. Her brand spanking new white tennies were coated in reddish brown mud by the time we were through and we...

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  • Tour with A&E Tours

    We prearranged for a tour with A&E Tours before leaving home, their website listed several possible tours and we picked the Best of Nature Tour. When we arrived at the cruise terminal we located Eddie, our guide, and he asked if we minded if we substituted a hike to Seven Sisters instead of a couple of the stops listed on our tour which turned out...

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  • St. George's

    We didn't have a lot of time to walk around Grenada's capital city but it looked like a charming place. The cruise ships dock in St. George's Bay from where you can walk to see some of the town's many churches and the market square. If you head through the Sendal Tunnel you can head towards the Carenage, a pretty harbor area that is lined with...

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  • Fort George

    We had an hour before our cruise tour started so we hiked up to see Fort George which stands guard over the city. By looking at it today you'd think that the Fort hadn't seen any use in a very long time but it was the site in 1983 where Prime Minister Maurice Bishop was assasinated which led to the US invasion of Grenada by US President Ronald...

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  • Rum distillery

    The stop here was merely a chance to sample and purchase some of the rum produced in Grenada under the Clarkes Court label and not a stop to learn anything about the processing of rum. I'm sure some folks appreciate this stop but I could have easily passed on it. We did buy a couple of small bottles of rum that the ship did not confiscate when we...

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  • Spice store stop

    Of course it's a way to get you into the store and buy some spices but the owner of the shop gave a very interesting talk about all the different spices in Grenada, nutmeg being the most important spice accounting for 1/3 of the world's supply according to the Grenada Board of Tourism. We wanted to buy something since we enjoyed the talk so we...

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  • Annandale Falls

    Annandale Falls was our 2nd tour stop, the guide warned us before we got out about the young men who jump at the Falls and then try to collect payment if you take a photo. He also warned us of the guitar playing man who always said that tourists look like celebrities, I think he needs to get his eyes checked as David was said to look like Antonio...

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  • SEND MR. LIEW A POSTCARD !

    SL Liew is a great man and an institution on VT. He wanted to get a postcard from every country in the world, and he is well on his journey. I was actually inspired by him to go to several countries because of his quest. So far they include: Yemen, Somalia, St Martin, and this lovely island – Grenada. So if you are here, or anywhere, please send...

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  • Cruise Excursions

    St George'sGrenada can’t fail to spice things up. It’s known as the ‘Spice Island’ after all. Wherever you head, the fragrant scent of ginger, almond, nutmeg and vanilla follows you. Plus you can see cinnamon, cocoa beans and every tropical fruit imaginable growing here. Alongside its basket of goodies, this lush landscape hides Bounty-like...

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  • Concord Falls

    Several sets of waterfalls flow down through the lush, mountain forests of Grenada. The Concord Falls are at the edge of the Grand Etang Forest Reserve. They tumble down a deep gorge and are surrounded by tropical forest.There are steps, so you can bathe in the pool at the foot of the falls.

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  • Bathway Beach

    Bathway Beach iis the biggest beach on the Atlantic side of Grenada. It's quite different in character to the beaches on the Caribbean side. The sea is rough here, with huge waves, whipped up by the strong winds blowing across the Atlantic. Apart from a few palm trees, battling against the wind, it reminded me more of Cornwall than of the West...

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  • Sauteurs

    Sauteurs is the northernmost town in Grenada. It's a picturesque, fishing town, located near the point where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic.There is a street party held here in March to celebrate St. Patrick's Festival.

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  • Carib's Leap

    Carib's Leap is a place with a sad history. It's a cliff, where, in 1651, the last remaining indigenous people of Grenada, the Caribs, jumped to their deaths, after being attacked by French soldiers. There is a memorial to the families that died there.

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  • Nutmeg

    Grenada is nutmeg crazy. For centuries it's been the mainstay of the island's economy. Everywhere you go people will want to tell you about it. You'd never believe how many things you can do with nutmeg.Nutmeg grows on Myrrstica fragrans trees, which are up to 12m tall. On the trees the fruit looks like a cross between an apricot and an Indian...

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  • Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station

    The nutmeg grown all over the island is processed at co-operative processing staions. The one at Gouyave is the biggest. Nutmeg is mainly used as a spice in food, particularly in desserts and cakes.

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  • Dougaldstown Estate

    Dougaldstown Estate has been in operation for more than 300 years. It was one of the first plantations on the island and , although it's faded over the centuries, nothing here has changed much.Several crops are grown and processed, including cocoa, nutmeg an bananas. In the picture, you can see trays of cocoa beans drying in the sun.

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  • St. George's Roman Catholic Cathedral

    The cathedral stands on top of a hill, overlooking the town. It was built in the nineteenth century, using stone brought over as ballast by English sailing ships.

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  • St. George's 2

    It's a small town. Don't expect to find any shopping malls or department stores. Grenadians shop in small stores or at the market.

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  • St. George's

    The best way to see St. George's, the capital of Grenada is on foot, even though there are some very steep hills to climb.

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  • River Antoine Rum Distillery 2

    The methods used here haven't changed much since the eighteenth century. These are the stone vats where the crushed sugar cane ferments.Finally, you will be invited to sample the end product. It will burn a hole in the back of your throat! It's the strongest drink that I've ever had.

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  • River Antoine Rum Distillery

    There are several rum distilleries in Grenada, but River Antoine is the oldest and it makes the strongest rum.The distillery has been producing 150 degree proof Rivers Rum since 1785. it uses the oldest working water mill in the Caribbean to crush the sugar cane.

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  • The Saturday Market 3

    Marketing is thirsty work, so take time out to drink some fresh coconut juice. It's delicious and cheaper than bottled water. This vendor will cut open a coconut, with his machete, and give you a straw to drink with.

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  • The Saturday Market 2

    The stalls are shaded from the sun by brightly-coloured umbrellas. In the background you will here reggae and soca being played by the CD sellers.

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  • Gouyave

    Gouyave is the main fishing town of Grenada. It was originally named Charlotte Town after Queen Charlotte, but the French re-named in Gouyave after the many guava trees that grow here.

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  • Agriculture

    The FoodBasketThe Belvedere area is a mountainous valley where lots of grenada’s is produced. No evidence of terracing or plantation planting is seen anywhere on the island. All species are harvested all together all at the same time! So…it all looks like bush but is in fact cultivated land. The inland road is winding and offers beautiful views at...

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  • 'Monkey see, Monkey do"

    Mona MonkeysOriginally indigenous to Indonesia they were brought to Grenada along with the nutmeg. A rare site but it seems these fellas knew where to get food at this roadside lookout towards St Georges just around the bend from Grand Etang.

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  • Grand Etang

    Grand EtangAnother dormant crater lake located in the center of the island, it sits at over 1700 feet. Lush surroundings and mountain views abound. There are no dangerous nor poisonous reptiles in Grenada so don’t be scared of the bush! At 30 acres its twice the size of Lake Antoine. The Grand Etang Forest Reserve can easily be reached from St...

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  • Grenville

    GrenvilleThe second largest town in Grenada with a population of 26 000, Grenville is more than just a one road place. Locals claim that its sprawl is greater than the confined bay of St Georges. A neat marketplace with the court and civic buildings are charming. The jetty is non-descript and the adjacent town beach is shamefully ugly. It’s a good...

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  • Old Pearl's Airport

    Pearl’s AirportIt is very exciting turning onto and driving along a runway strip! The old terminal huts and some old fuselages are strung along the tarmac. It’s a pity that its not used for anything more than local joy riding.

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  • Rum @ River Antoine

    River Antoine Rum DistilleryAt 75% proof the rum produced at this privately owned distillery can kill anything! The place looks like a Hollywood set but naturally so…and has been operational since the 1800s. It is the oldest and only water-propelled distillery in the Caribbean. The furnace, water wheel, vats, distillery and fermentation rooms are...

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  • Lake Antoine

    Lake AntoineSurrounded by lush walls this extinct crater lake reminded me of a small Ngorogoro, without the wildlife…its only 16 acres in area. Hiking, swimming and picnicing are some of the many activities

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  • Oh Calcutta!

    Calcutta SistersOf all places the sisterhood of Mother Theresa of Calcutta was on a day trip to Bathway! The serenity of their billowing white and blue saris (dress) definitely contrasted with the crashing waves against the cliff.Grenada like Trinidad received indentured labourers from Calcutta, India in the 1860s to work the plantations following...

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  • Best Beach!

    Bathway BeachGrenada’s most loved beach is tucked away in the north east corner of the island is windswept by the onshore Atlantic winds. Whitesand strips open to some treacherous looking waves bounded by shallow rocks which form a natural safety net. Didn’t look like it, but in these parts the locals know what they are talking about when they...

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  • Carib's Leap

    Leapers HillThis point marks the place where the Caribs in their last stand against the French decided to leap to their deaths instead of face colonial enslavement. In fact there are no Carib Amerindians left on Grenada. The monument sits at the end of a cemetery atop a promontory known as Leaper’s Hilll from where the vista is bella!

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  • the Grenadines

    Carriacou and Petite MartiniqueThe approach to Sauteurs opens out onto panoramic views of both isles. The best view for mile is from Leapers Hill. You can reach via local boats and ferry. The ferry is from St George’s. You can also arrive by light plane into Carriacou.

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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  • Jul 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    We have about 3 days in Grenada. What are the "must see" things. Do you recommend public transportation? We don't always go the tour route. Loved the Friday night jump up in St. Lucia. Any local happenings like that?

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      Jul 3, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Welcome to VT. Very few people will see your question at the bottom of the Grenada travel guide. If you re-post it in the VT Grenada travel forum far more people will see it and you will get some helpful replies.

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