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A-Z of Things to do in Grenada

Belmont Estate
This is a 300 year-old plantation located in Belmont, St. Patrick’s that offers a unique link between the past and the present. Here, you will find a museum, beautiful gardens, an old cemetery, discover traditional cultural performances and a restaurant that caters only for lunch.
Cruising
From Port Louis, you can reach several spectacular destinations such as Carriacou with its crystal-clear waters and balmy, nutmeg-scented trade winds. Another great place to anchor is Tyrell Bay, with its calm waters and great local restaurants. There is a local rum shop on the Bay which offers a great spot to meet some the most colourful and welcoming people. Another ideal port of call is Union Island where the views of its peaks provide a dramatic sight en-route. You may also want to consider Chic Mustique and have an afternoon tea at the Cotton House or dinner in one of the island’s exclusive restaurants.

The Picturesque Capital of Grenada - St Georges ©LNA Photos
Cultural and historic interests
There are three military forts with magnificent views of the harbour. There is also the Georgian architecture of the Houses of Parliament and the fascinating artefact housed in the Grenada National Museum. The Capital, St George’s is filled with well preserved examples of French and English colonial architecture. The St George’s Saturday market is a spectacular event in its own right offering a wide assortment of fresh produce, numerous spices and affordable handicrafts.

Dolphin & Whale Watching
About fifteen (15 species of whales can be seen in Grenadian waters. The best time to sight whales and dolphins is during the period December to April where there is a 97% rate of seeing some sperm, humpback, as well as some long and short fin padded whales.
Entertainment
Most of the hotels provide entertainment such as steel band music, crab racing, music and dancing. There are also a few nightclubs and cinemas.

Dougalston Spice Estate
This Estate is a historical monument to Grenada’s past. This is where most of the spices are grown and receive primary processing. From the cocoa which helps to produce most of Grenada’s finest chocolates, to the nutmegs and spices that earned the Island its name, to sugar cane and calabash, the spice estate has it all and shares its knowledge. You can interact with the local growers and learn a lot about the major cash crops of Grenada such as cocoa and nutmeg.
Fresh Nutmeg, one of the many spices in Grenada that earned the Island the name of Spice Island ©LNA Photos

Fish Friday
Do not miss a visit to the Fishing Village of Gouyave on Friday night as it is transformed to welcome visitors to Fish Friday. This is where you discover seafood of every kind and watch the locals cook local fish delicacies over open fires.
Golf
The Grenada Golf & Country Club is a 9-hole course located near Grand Anse. Facilities include Club rental, instruction, a snackette and bar, and caddy service. Greens EC$40 for 9 holes, Club hire EC$25 and Caddy fees; A Class EC$ 15 and B
Class EC$10 – Contact telephone: +473 444 4128

Carnival Time in Grenada

Grand Etang National Park

A Mona Monkey roams freely in Grenada's National Park

This is a major tourist attraction and nature park. The park encompasses the Grand Etang Lake covering 30 acres. The Lake is located approximately 1740ft above sea level and is situated in a rainforest, with many trails for hiders and nature lovers.
Hiking and Walking
It is not all about water activities in Grenada. Grenada and the other islands in the Grenadines offer superb hiking. This is actually a great way to experience the beautiful rainforests, tucked-away villages, breath-taking views out to sea and perhaps a chance to cool-off under the invigorating water falls.

Lake Antoine
This lake within a perfect crater of an extinct volcano can be found six miles north of Grenville. Lake Antoine occupies about 16 acres of land.
Leapers Hill
North of the town of Sauteurs is a steep cliff facing that descends vertically for more than 100ft. This historic landmark is where the Carib Indians in Grenada leapt off the edge into the sea, rather than surrender to the French Colonist in 1650.
Market Square
If you want local interaction then the bustling, noisy and colourful market square with friendly traders should be your destination. The market is in the centre of activity in St. George’s. it is the main site for those buying and selling local produce.
Morne Fedue Plantation House
This 18th Century historical stone plantation house elegantly located on the Morne Fedue mound has more than lunchtime treat in store for visitors. The plantation itself displays the grandeur of misty mountains, lush vegetation, and romantic hills and valleys. Its beauty is adorned with a rich array of colours of poinsettias, flamboyant trees, bougainvilleas and palms.
However, the richness of its history does not lie solely in the meals provided or its guests but with – Hilda Betty Mascoll, who has lived and welcomed many guests such as Princess Margaret to the Plantation House and restored it to be the museum that stands today.
Parks & Rainforests
One-sixth of Grenada’s landmass is preserved as parks and natural wildlife sanctuaries. Luscious, bountiful tropical forests are filled with a large variety of flora and fauna. Amidst these are waterfalls cascading to clear pools in some of the stunning rainforests. The government of Grenada is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the country, hence the unspoilt, green landscape and the thriving wildlife some of the many treasures that visitors can enjoy forever.
Variety of water activities
Grenada has a variety of water activities such as parasailing, kayaking, sailing and cruising. Most resorts offer a selection of beach water sports and a number of companies
Park in Moliniere Bay organised by Grenada SeaFaris
Grenada has a variety of water activities such as parasailing, kayaking, sailing and cruising. Most resorts offer a selection of beach water sports and a number of companies specialize in charters and rentals. Snorkelers can get wet at the world's first underwater sculpture park at Moliniere Point while non-snorkelers are free to relax with a drink on board and listen to some Caribbean tunes. Groups of non-snorkelers can be accommodated with a modified itinerary and maybe kick some sand on quieter beaches. Tel: 473 405 7800 Grenadaseafaris.com
River Antoine Rum Distillery: The Oldest Rum Distillery in the Caribbean
This is one unique privately owned distillery with beautiful gardens. The distilleries’ processes have remained almost the same since the 1800s. It still functions on water propellers and is the oldest in the both Grenada and the Caribbean. The process includes the fermenting juice being pumped into concrete fermentation tanks, where it bubbles away for eight days. After this, it is ready for distillation. The distillery offers guided tours. a water-adventure trip that will include snorkelling at the underwater Sculpture

Grenada in brief: Approximately 108,132 (est 2008) people inhabit Grenada, including the 6,521 inhabitants of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The nation's citizens are primarily of African, East-Indian and European descent, with the largest proportion of the population, approximately 75%, of African descent. Grenada is an English-speaking nation.
Entry Requirements: A valid passport and return or onward ticket is required for all visitors. However, proof of citizenship bearing a photograph is acceptable from British, Canadian and US citizens. Please note however that as mandated by the United States Department of Homeland Security, all US travellers must provide a passport to enter or re-enter the US from both vacation and business travel. A visa is not required from citizens of the US, Canada, UK, British Commonwealth, most Caribbean countries, most European countries, South Korea, and Japan.
Business Hours: Banking hours in Grenada are usually Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Shops are generally open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Supermarkets and shopping centers are usually open from 9:00 am. - 7 pm. And there are one or two that are open on Sundays. Craft and souvenir shops will open on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, especially if cruise ships are in port. Government offices are generally open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, but may be closed from 12:00 to 1:00 pm for lunch.

Credit Cards & Currency: Major credit cards are accepted by most hotels, car rental companies, and shops. Travellers cheques are accepted everywhere. The Eastern Caribbean Dollar, linked to the US Dollar, is the local currency. Banks will exchange EC$2.67 for US$1.00 cash, and EC$2.68 for US$1.00 in travellers cheques. It is advisable to exchange currency at the banks, as the most favourable exchange rates may not be obtained elsewhere.

Executive Traveller 2003