Saturday, March 30, 2013

5 Things to do on Island Tme


Grenada is a lesser-known island in the Caribbean, probably best known for scuba diving and has this really cool underwater sculpture garden for those who find enjoyment getting there oxygen out of a little tube strapped to their back while feeling simultaneously totally claustrophobic and extremely lost underwater (Oh, is that just me?)


For those more inclined to stay above water (or shallowly associated with it) Grenada is a great off-the-beaten-path island in the Caribbean to explore. There are no gigantic all inclusive resorts, and the most tourism they get is a cruise ship stopping into port for the afternoon.

So here are 5 things to do in Grenada that don't involve being in charge of your own oxygen levels

|*| Visit the Spice Market in St. George's on Saturday mornings and grab a coconut to sip on while seeing what the Isle of Spice has to offer (lots of cinnamon and nutmeg). This is also a great opportunity to wander the streets of St. George's and walk up to Fort George.


View from Fort George


|*| Visit the Annandale Waterfall, just a short drive from St. George. Here you have the opportunity to swim at the base of the falls.



|*| You'd be hard pressed to get me to pass up a rum factory tour, so that's exactly what we did! Rivers Rum factory which still uses a water wheel to crush the sugar cane! The factory is located on the top of the island, but if you're planning a stop at the seven sisters waterfall, or a vist to Lake Antoine it's not much further to the rum factory (I like seeing where my food comes from, be it a chicken, or a rum punch)


Okay, enough with all that, now comes the real reason a sane person would want to go to Grenada. The beaches! The most well recognized beach on the island is Grand Anse.

I could spend a day or seven here

Now just because this is a scuba destination, doesn't mean that those who are omg-water-petrifies-me can't enjoy some of that underwater beauty! Grenada is a great place to snorkel with reefs located just feet away from the beach that are teeming with beautiful fish. If you want to spend the day snorkeling, I would definitely recommend going to Sandy Island located off of Carriacou Island. Here are a few pics, I'll be putting up another post with the logistics of getting there!





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