Credit: Derek Pickell – Derek Pickell Photography
Home to beautiful sandy beaches (like our main leatherback nesting beach Levera above), clear turquoise waters and lush green rainforests, Grenada is known as the Spice Isle packed full of aromatic spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cocoa beans just to name a few!
Located in the south east of the Caribbean consisting of 133 square miles, with two sister isles close by Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The English speaking nation are known to be the friendliest people in the Caribbean, never too busy to give you directions, teach you about Grenadian history and recommend the best local food spots.
Our top 5 things to do in Grenada – after volunteering with sea turtles of course!
1. Belmonte Estate – a historical 17th century plantation still in operation where you can discover how the organically grown cocoa bean becomes the silky chocolate bar. With tours around the plantation, a delicious restaurant, goat dairy and chocolate samples a wonderful place for an afternoon out.
2. Underwater sculpture park – In the Molinere Beausejour Marine Protected Area you can find a range of underwater sculptures, over time the coral and a variety of marine life have made their home making it a buzzing underwater community to observe. The location can be snorkeled or dived.
3. Seven Sisters Fall – A beautiful hike through the dense rain forest to discover seven falls cascading into each other, fascinating flora and wildlife along the trail before taking a dip in the base of the cool falls.
4. Fish Friday Festival – Experience on Friday evenings in the fishing town of Gouyave, tasty street food, cultural entertainment and local crafts.
5. Kayak Tour – join a kayak trip to explore nature, learn about the mangroves and soak up the sun all whilst on the water.