What do you do on a Caribbean island? Usually not much, but sometimes lying on a towel on a beach can get a bit tedious. So if you’re thinking of booking a holiday to the Caribbean, here are some cool things to do in Grenada.
Check Out the Island's Beaches
We spent most of our time on Grande Anse, but there are lots more lovely beaches to chill out on. We ventured out to the tranquil bay at Lanse aux Epines where we crashed on the Calabash resort's beach chairs. Even though we got kicked off, we stayed on for a delicious beach side lunch and a lazy afternoon in one of the hammocks. Another secluded beach was La Sagesse, about half an hour by car from Grande Anse, and BBC Beach was lovely as well. (Till the peace and quiet was interrupted by a party boat that offloaded a bunch of cruise passengers.)
Dive Around the Under Water Sculpture Park
Even if you're not much into scuba diving, this one art gallery should be on your list of things to do in Grenada. Set up by a British artist who wanted to get humans interact more with submarine life, consists of several statues of
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Walk Around St George
I have to admit that the sights in town were a tad bit underwhelming, but we did get some incredible views from the top of Fort George, which is now police HQ. We browsed the shops in the Esplanade Mall and the central market stalls before heading over to Wharf Road for a refreshing beer and some lovely lobster at port side BB's Crabback.
Head to The Rain Forest and Grand Etang Lake
The drive into the interior of the island was incredibly scenic and pretty views of the coast line popped in and out of view. We spotted lots of nutmeg trees, naturally, and even some nosey monkeys. The lake itself is a lovely spot to chill for a bit in one of the oriental pavilions, which were donated by the Chinese people.
Go Back to the Beach
Lastly, you go back to your beach chair and your cocktail on the beach, because that is really the main reason why one comes to Grenada. Right?