Things to do in Grenada
If you enjoy Hiking, Grenada is one of the best islands in the Caribbean to visit. The highest pint is Mount St Catherine at 2757 feet (840m) and this area provides one of the loveliest and most varied hiking areas on the island with plenty of flora and fauna. Another very popular area for hiking is the Grand Etang Forest Reserve. If you feel like a bit more of a challenge then a hike up Mt. Qua Qua to Fedon’s Camp which is the base from where Julian Fedon led a rebellion against British rule in 1795.
The Diving and Snorkelling in Grenada is excellent. It features a large variety of marine life and is less crowded and the reefs are more intact then many other Caribbean islands. Carriacou which is also known as the land of Reefs is one of the most popular diving areas. In total Grenada and its surrounding areas boast more than 50 dive sites. There are several wrecks and walls where you can finds, sharks, turtles, lobsters and giant moray eels. Of particular note is the Bianca C Wreck which is the largest wreck in the Caribbean but it is only suitable for experienced divers. If you have ambitions to become PADI Certified, then Grenada is a great place to do it. All the dive centres on the island offer an internationally recognised PADI open water course.
Probably the most convenient place for snorkelling is just off Grand Anse Beach. But for something more unique, visit the Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada’s Moliniere Bay. It is the first of its kind in the world and features over 60 pieces of sculpture that depict Grenada’s history.
In Grenada you will also be able to partake in a variety of other water sports including Windsurfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Waterskiing, Paddle Boarding and Wake Boarding. But for something different and exciting there is Adventure River Tubing on the Balthazar River. It involves spinning and swirling down a modified river tube down the rapids of the river.
Grenada is home to one of the top three largest nesting populations of Turtles in the Caribbean. It is located at Levera Beach. Grenada has a non profit organisation which engages in protecting the endangered species and it is possible to hire an expert turtle guide so that you can witness the spectacle of massive leatherbacks nesting at Levera.
Unlike many of the Caribbean islands, Grenada is a great place to do some cycling and it is also a good way to see different parts of the island. In addition, you can also opt to do a cycling tour of Grenada and get some great exercise at the same time.