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What to do in Grenada

Apart from happily whiling away the hours on a choice of pristine white-sand beaches, Grenada offers an excellent range of outdoor activities, especially for adventurous couples, including…

Hiking

Blessed with a lush, verdant interior and several spectacular waterfalls, Grenada is one of the Caribbean’s best islands for hiking. Head to the spectacular 15m-high Annandale Falls or the twin 21m-high cascades of Mount Carmel then cool off in the rock pools beneath the falls.

Follow one or more of several trails that wind through the lush Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve: hike the hour-long circuit around Grand Etang Lake – the crater of an extinct volcano sitting amid a forest preserve and bird sanctuary – looking out for the emerald-throated hummingbird, the yellow-billed cuckoo and noisy Mona monkeys.

Hike to the summit of Mount Qua Qua (712m) or Mount Catherine (827m), the highest mountain in Grenada. Alternatively take the less challenging Morne LeBaye Trail from the park's centre, which offers views across to Mount Sinai (710m) and the east coast of Grenada.

Good trails can also be found at the 180ha Levera National Park, which contains a mangrove swamp, lake and bird sanctuary where you may spot tropical parrots.

Levera also features several white-sand beaches for swimming and snorkelling offshore coral gardens. As these beaches face the Atlantic Ocean, conditions are often good for surfing.


Scuba diving and snorkelling

With an underwater world rich in coral gardens, rainbow-hued tropical fish, shipwrecks and visibility stretching to 36m, Grenada is ideal for diving and snorkelling right off the beach.

Two of the best dive sites included the 180m-long wreck of the ocean liner Bianca C and the coral gardens at Molinière Reef, just 5km from St George's.

Carriacou Island also offers excellent diving, while keen snorkellers should check out White Island Marine Park and Martin's Bay near Grand Anse Beach.

Several dive operators offer dive and snorkelling trips to suit all levels, from experienced to beginners, as well as provide PADI open-water certification programs.


Sailing

Cruise the islands on a party boat or charter a bareboat yacht or a crewed vessel to explore the Grenadines, conceivably the best sailing grounds in the Caribbean.

Grenada hosts several yacht regattas throughout the year, including the Port Louis Grenada Sailing Festival in late January, the Easter Round the Island Regatta and late July’s Carriacou Regatta Festival.


Deep-sea fishing

Hook up a charter from November to March to chase blue and white marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and sailfish. Most of the major hotels have a desk dedicated to arranging sports fishing trips.

The Annual Game Fishing Tournament, held in January, attracts anglers from around the world.


Golf

Tee-off from the nine-hole course at the Grenada Golf Country Club, offering views of both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic.


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Latest update: Things to do in Grenada: 26 November, 2018


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