Grenada may not at the top of the list when it comes to taking a Caribbean vacation, but it should be. Anyone interested in communing with nature (above or below the surface of the water) and history are likely to be enchanted by Grenada.
Part of the Commonwealth of Nations, Grenada is an independent English-speaking country. With temperatures in the 70s-80s all year, Grenada only has two seasons. The humid wet season runs from June to November. The cooler dry season runs from January to April. May and December are transitional months and can be a bit unpredictable. Generally speaking, February, March, and April are considered the best time to travel to Grenada.
With that said, there are festivals that fall outside of the “best time”. Pure Chocolate Festival occurs in May and celebrates Grenada’s history of growing spices and chocolate. Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival in April is a good time filled with music and drink. The Annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament is in late January. Island Water World Sailing Week is late January to early February. Grenada Sailing Festival Work Boat Regatta is in January, and Carnival is a week-long festival in August.
Tourism is mainly centered around the southwest part of the island, but Ecotourism is up in the St. David and St. John parishes.
Grand Anse Beach in St. George is considered one of the finest beaches in the world and nearly always makes it in to Top 10 lists. With the pale sand and teal water, it is everything a Caribbean beach should be.
The underwater sculptures in Moliniere Bay in St. George provide divers with a rare treat. These aren’t ruins accidentally left by nature. These are intentional works of art given to the ocean. They create otherworldly pictures.
In addition to culinary, brewery, and distillery tours, no cultural tourist should miss the visiting spice plantations. Belmont Estate is an active cocoa plantation where you can see all aspects of creating chocolate. House of Chocolate is part store, part museum, and all delight. Dougaldston Estate is a spice and chocolate plantation. Ever wanted to see how nutmeg is grown and processed? At Dougaldston you can. The history of the spice trade would be incomplete without Grenada.
Grenada is known for its waterfalls and there are five must-see waterfalls: Annadale, Mr. Carmel, Concord, Seven Sisters, and Tufton Hall. There are enough trails to keep any hiker busy.
Travelers of all types can find something in Grenada that will take their breath away. Book today. Grenada awaits you.
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- Underwater Sculptures
- Belmont Estate
- House of Chocolate
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