Grenada — Things to Do
Grenada is well known for its warm Caribbean hospitality, offering an array of accessible things to do, both on and off shore, and you certainly will not be disappointed by the natural beauty the country has to offer. Surrounded by calm and clear waters, Grenada pulls visitors in with its exciting water sports, yet no trip is complete without a visit to watch the annual arrival of the leatherback turtles nesting on the beach.
Scuba diving is very popular since Grenada has a number of unique dive sites with all equipment and training provided. Or try your hand at snorkeling and be transported to one of the best reefs to witness the intriguing underwater world of the Caribbean. Above the water, boating and fishing trips are popular options and are easy to arrange through the many operators on hand.
Watching the leatherback turtles climb onto Levera Beach and bury their eggs in the sand is truly a thing of beauty. How the hatchlings emerge and instinctively find their way back to the water is a true testament to the wonders of nature. Visits are restricted to conserve the area, but if you book with a company like Discover Grenada Tours, you are guaranteed an up-close encounter between April and July.
Grenada is an excellent destination for diving since it hosts more than 50 sites throughout the islands, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, and the world’s first underwater sculpture park. Aquanauts offers full equipment and training, for both beginners and experts, offering a number of different excursions.
If full PADI training is not for you, snorkeling is another opportunity to submerge in the warm waters and witness the delights of the Caribbean reefs. Eco Dive offers gear and lessons, and takes visitors to the best snorkeling spots in Grenada.
Another great way to experience the beautiful waters and some of the smaller isles of the Grenadines are by boat. You can charter a yacht for several days from Horizon Yacht Charters, who will give you a full set of instructions and provide you with a starter kit.
If you would prefer to sit back and let someone else be skipper, then First Impressions offers half- and full-day tours, taking you to key whale and dolphin watching locations. They also offer a sunset sail complete with dinner and drinks.
While in Grenada, the beach may be tempting, but don’t forget to take a trip inland to discover the nature of the tropical rainforests and a slice of island life. Mandoo Tours offers daytrips to hidden waterfalls, secluded beaches, and visits to the nutmeg farms and rum distilleries that the country is so famous for.
If you wish to combine your dream honeymoon with the big day, weddings in Grenada are increasingly popular. Grenada Wedding W.I. offers complete marriage packages for a stress free vacation for you and your guests.