6 Incredible Experiences In Grenada, One Of The Most Underrated Destinations In The Caribbean
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6 Incredible Experiences In Grenada, One Of The Most Underrated Destinations In The Caribbean

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Kelsey Marie
Kelsey Marie Jul 20, 2022

When planning a vacation in the Caribbean, many people think of beautiful beaches, bomb food, good drinks, and vibes. Popular Caribbean islands come to mind when thinking of vacation destinations, but there’s one island that is often overlooked and underrated, Grenada!

Located near the Lesser Antilles, the island has everything you could possibly want in a Caribbean vacation and more. Its rich history and culture add to the list of reasons why you should visit. There is a mix of African, British, and French influences as a result of invasions and slavery. Known as “the Spice Island,” the country has an abundance of allspice, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

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When visiting Grenada these 6 incredible experiences are a must!

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The Beaches (Fort Jeudy, Grand Anse, La Sagesse)

There’s nothing like relaxing on a white sand, clear water beach on a beautiful day. Grenada has no shortage of beaches. 

 

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La Sagesse is amazing because it’s located in a protected cove that connects to the ocean. It’s not crowded and it’s great for swimming. Grand Anse beach also isn’t crowded and is great for laying out and relaxing. Fort Jeudy has white sands, and clear water and is absolutely stunning. 

The Food Scene

You can’t visit Grenada and not fully dive into its food scene. Local restaurants and street food are always a vibe. When on the island, you have to try its national dish, Oil Down, a one-pot, flavorful stew. Other foods you must try are conch salad, fried bake and saltfish, curry goat, and Grenadian fudge.

Belmont Estate

History lovers should experience Belmont Estate to get a look at how a Caribbean plantation operated.

There are group tours that will guide you through the grounds and share interesting historical facts. Before leaving the estate, you’ll learn how the Spice Isle was created, the role enslaved Blacks played in the spice trade, and the impact spices have on Grenadian food.

Saint George’s

You have to visit the capital city of St. George when on Spice Island. Visit the Spice Market in Market Square where you’ll find locals out and about shopping. This is a great place to feel the energy of the island as well as pick up a few souvenirs and spices.

Chase Waterfalls

Visiting the island’s multiple waterfalls is a must. You can book guided hikes where you’ll have a chance to enjoy the falls and even take a dip. 

The must-visit waterfalls are Concord Waterfalls in St. John, Annandale Falls in St. George, and Seven Sisters Waterfalls in Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve.

Experience an Underwater Sculpture Park

The Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park is one of National Geographic’s Top 25 Wonders of the World. It is also the first underwater sculpture park in the world. Visitors are able to snorkel above the surface to view the life-size sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor. Divers can get a view below the surface. 

 

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The sculptures were originally part of the sculptor’s 2006 installation and are now covered with coral and algae. 

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