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A 7 Month Round-Up Of Grenada…and Upcoming Plans!


Modified: December 28, 2023

by Emelda Ribeiro



Grenada, often referred to as the “Spice Isle,” is a tropical paradise located in the Caribbean. Known for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture, Grenada offers an array of adventures for travelers seeking a unique and memorable experience.


Over the course of seven months, my exploration of Grenada allowed me to delve deep into its rich tapestry of natural wonders and cultural heritage. From the moment I set foot on the island, I was captivated by its beauty and charm.


The warm, tropical climate, with average temperatures hovering around 80°F (27°C), provided the perfect backdrop for my escapades. Whether it was lounging on pristine white sandy beaches or hiking through dense rainforests, each month offered new experiences and unforgettable memories.


As I write this round-up, I’m filled with a sense of nostalgia and gratitude for the incredible adventures I’ve had in Grenada. Join me as I take you on a journey through the unforgettable moments and breathtaking discoveries of the past seven months.


Month 1: Exploring the Pristine Beaches

My first month in Grenada was dedicated to immersing myself in the sheer beauty of its pristine beaches. With over 45 beaches scattered across the island, I was spoilt for choice.


I started my beach-hopping adventure at the world-famous Grand Anse Beach. Stretching for two miles, this powdery white sand beach framed by turquoise waters was an absolute paradise. I spent my days sunbathing, swimming, and indulging in exciting water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding.


Next, I visited the secluded La Sagesse Beach, tucked away in a palm-fringed cove. This hidden gem offered tranquility and seclusion, with its calm waters perfect for a serene dip or sun-kissed stroll along the shore.


One highlight of my month was exploring Levera Beach, home to the Levera National Park and Levera Pond. This picturesque beach offered not only breathtaking views but also a chance to witness the nesting habits of endangered leatherback turtles. It was a truly awe-inspiring experience.


As the month unfolded, I discovered other remarkable beaches, such as Bathway Beach, renowned for its natural tidal pool, and Morne Rouge Beach, known for its vibrant marine life and excellent snorkeling spots.


The beaches of Grenada not only provided ample opportunities for relaxation and recreation but also showcased the island’s diverse beauty. From long stretches of pristine sand to intimate and secluded coves, each beach had its own unique charm, making every visit a new adventure.


As the sun set on my first month, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the incredible experiences I had while exploring Grenada’s pristine beaches. Little did I know that the following months would be filled with even more exciting adventures and cultural immersions.


Month 2: Immersing in the Local Culture and Festivals

During my second month in Grenada, I had the incredible opportunity to immerse myself in the vibrant local culture and engage in the colorful festivals that define the spirit of the island.


One of the highlights of this month was participating in the annual Grenada Carnival, also known as Spicemas. This lively celebration showcases the island’s rich cultural heritage through vibrant parades, soca music, and traditional masquerade costumes. The energy and excitement were contagious as locals and visitors alike danced and reveled in the streets, savoring the infectious rhythms of calypso and steel pan music.


Another cultural immersion experience was attending the Fish Friday festival in the seaside village of Gouyave. Every Friday night, the village comes alive with the aroma of freshly grilled seafood, the sound of music, and the lively chatter of locals and tourists mingling together. This festive event allowed me to sample authentic Grenadian cuisine, from succulent grilled lobster to mouthwatering fish cakes.


I also had the chance to visit the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival, a celebration of the island’s unique African heritage. This event showcased traditional drumming, dancing, and folk music, providing a deep insight into the island’s history and culture.


Throughout the month, I took part in various workshops and classes that allowed me to learn traditional crafts and culinary skills. From coconut weaving and spice blending to traditional dance and cooking, these immersive experiences provided a deeper understanding of Grenada’s cultural legacy.


Engaging with the local community and participating in cultural festivities was an incredibly rewarding experience. It allowed me to forge connections with the people of Grenada, gain a deeper appreciation for their traditions, and truly understand the heart and soul of this beautiful island.


As the second month drew to a close, I was filled with gratitude for the opportunities to participate in the local culture and witness the vibrant festivals that make Grenada so unique. Little did I know that the following months would bring more exciting adventures and discoveries.


Month 3: Uncovering the Historical Sites and Landmarks

During my third month in Grenada, I embarked on a historical journey, uncovering the island’s rich past through its remarkable sites and landmarks.


One of the highlights of this month was visiting Fort George, a majestic 18th-century fortress that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the capital city, St. George’s. As I explored the fort’s ramparts and cannons, I couldn’t help but imagine the battles and struggles that took place here centuries ago.


Another historical landmark that left a lasting impression was the Grenada National Museum. Housed in a former French barracks dating back to the 1700s, the museum showcases artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Grenada’s history, from its indigenous peoples to its colonial past and independence.


I also had the opportunity to visit the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, a unique underwater gallery that features a collection of sculptural works submerged in the clear turquoise waters. As I snorkeled around these art installations, I learned about their significance in raising awareness about marine conservation and Grenada’s rich cultural heritage.


Exploring the Belmont Estate was another memorable experience. This historical plantation offers a glimpse into Grenada’s agricultural history, with a working cocoa plantation and heritage tours that provide insight into the island’s cocoa industry and the traditional methods of processing cocoa beans.


As the month continued, I ventured to other notable landmarks, such as the River Antoine Rum Distillery, the oldest functioning distillery in the Caribbean, and the Annandale Falls, a stunning natural waterfall in the midst of lush tropical foliage.


Uncovering Grenada’s historical sites and landmarks was a fascinating journey that allowed me to appreciate the island’s rich history and cultural heritage. It was a reminder that beyond its natural beauty lies a tapestry of stories and traditions that shape Grenada’s identity.


As I bid farewell to the third month of my adventure, I eagerly looked forward to the upcoming months and the thrilling outdoor escapades that awaited me in Grenada.


Month 4: Embarking on Thrilling Outdoor Adventures

The fourth month of my adventure in Grenada was all about embracing the adrenaline and immersing myself in the island’s thrilling outdoor activities. From soaring through the treetops to exploring underwater wonders, each day was filled with unforgettable experiences.


One of the most exhilarating adventures was zip-lining through the lush rainforest canopy. The high-flying zip lines offered breathtaking views of the tropical landscape and gave me a rush of adrenaline as I glided through the trees, feeling like a true adventurer.


I also had the opportunity to hike to the summit of Mount Qua Qua, one of Grenada’s highest peaks. The challenging trek rewarded me with stunning panoramic vistas of the island and a sense of accomplishment as I stood at the peak, taking in the breathtaking surroundings.


Exploring Grenada’s pristine waters was a must-do, and I took full advantage of the opportunity by trying my hand at scuba diving. The vibrant coral reefs, colorful marine life, and crystal-clear visibility made each dive a mesmerizing experience. Swimming alongside magnificent sea turtles and discovering hidden underwater caves was a true privilege.


To further satisfy my thirst for adventure, I embarked on a thrilling off-road ATV tour, zooming through rugged terrain, splashing through mud puddles, and maneuvering through dense forests. The adrenaline rush and the stunning scenery made it an unforgettable adventure.


Another highlight of this month was exploring the island’s waterfalls. I hiked through lush jungle trails to reach breathtaking cascades such as Concord Falls and Seven Sisters Falls. The cool, refreshing waters provided the perfect respite after a day of hiking and exploring.


Grenada’s diverse landscapes and thrilling outdoor activities proved to be a paradise for adventure seekers. The thrill of each activity was amplified by the natural beauty that surrounded me, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


As the fourth month came to a close, I eagerly anticipated the next phase of my Grenadian adventure – indulging in the island’s mouthwatering cuisine and culinary delights.


Month 5: Indulging in Grenada’s Culinary Delights

The fifth month of my Grenadian adventure was a treat for my taste buds as I embarked on a culinary journey, exploring the island’s rich food culture and indulging in its delicious local cuisine.


Grenada, known as the “Spice Isle,” is renowned for its bountiful spices, and my culinary exploration began with a visit to the bustling market in St. George’s. Here, I discovered a vibrant array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and aromatic spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. The market was a sensory delight, with the fragrant spices infusing the air and the colorful produce tempting me with their freshness.


One of the culinary highlights was indulging in traditional Grenadian dishes. I savored mouthwatering meals such as Oil Down, the national dish of Grenada, which is a flavorful combination of salted meat, breadfruit, vegetables, and spices cooked in coconut milk. Another local favorite was Callaloo, a hearty soup made with leafy greens and flavored with salted meat and seasonings.


Grenada is also famous for its fresh seafood, and I had the pleasure of sampling dishes like grilled lobster, blackened fish, and spicy shrimp. The combination of the ocean breeze and the succulent flavors made for extraordinary dining experiences.


To further explore the island’s culinary offerings, I embarked on a food tour, where I had the opportunity to visit local restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors. From savoring delectable rotis filled with flavor-packed curries to trying the island’s signature rum punch, each stop was a delightful discovery.


I couldn’t miss out on Grenada’s famous cocoa, and I visited a chocolate factory where I learned about the chocolate-making process and tasted rich, smooth, and velvety dark chocolate. It was a true indulgence for the senses.


Grenada’s culinary scene not only satisfied my hunger but also deepened my appreciation for the island’s culture and traditions. Each dish was a reflection of the island’s history, its fusion of African, European, and Indigenous influences, and its dedication to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


As my fifth month in Grenada drew to a close, I was filled with gratitude for the incredible flavors and gastronomic experiences that it had offered. Little did I know that more exciting adventures awaited me as I delved into the stunning marine life and vibrant underwater world that Grenada had to offer.


Month 6: Discovering the Vibrant Marine Life through Diving and Snorkeling

During the sixth month of my Grenadian adventure, I dove into the crystal-clear waters to uncover the vibrant marine life that thrives off the coast of this tropical paradise. Grenada is renowned for its pristine dive sites and breathtaking coral reefs, making it a haven for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.


Equipped with my mask, snorkel, and fins, I embarked on daily snorkeling expeditions. One of the highlights was exploring the Underwater Sculpture Park, where I was mesmerized by the stunning array of marine life that had made these unique sculptures their home. Colorful fish darted around the concrete figures, and coral formations provided a beautiful backdrop.


The Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area was another snorkeling paradise. As I glided through the warm Caribbean waters, I encountered a myriad of marine species, from delicate seahorses to majestic eagle rays gracefully soaring by. The vibrant coral gardens were a sight to behold, teeming with life and bursting with colors.


Diving deeper into the underwater realm, I took the plunge to explore Grenada’s captivating dive sites. The Bianca C wreck, known as the “Titanic of the Caribbean,” offered a thrilling adventure as I explored the remains of the sunken cruise liner. Swimming through the maze of corridors and decks, I marveled at the haunting yet awe-inspiring sight.


St. George’s Underwater Sculpture Park, a unique addition to the marine world, provided another incredible diving experience. Swimming among life-size sculptures, I felt like I was exploring an underwater art gallery. The marine life that had congregated around the sculptures added to the enchantment of the dive.


Throughout the month, I also had the opportunity to dive at vibrant coral reefs such as the Flamingo Bay Reef and the Purple Rain Reef. These underwater wonderlands were teeming with coral formations, sponges, and a kaleidoscope of fish species. Each dive was a mesmerizing encounter with Grenada’s rich biodiversity.


Exploring Grenada’s thriving marine life through diving and snorkeling was a truly immersive experience. It allowed me to witness the beauty and fragility of the underwater ecosystem and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of marine conservation.


After a month of ocean adventures, I couldn’t wait to relax and rejuvenate at Grenada’s luxurious resorts and spas, which awaited me in the next phase of my Grenadian journey.


Month 7: Relaxing and Rejuvenating at Luxurious Resorts and Spas

As my time in Grenada neared its end, I dedicated the seventh and final month to immersing myself in ultimate relaxation and pampering at the luxurious resorts and spas that dot the island. Grenada is known for its world-class accommodations and wellness offerings, and I eagerly indulged in the restorative experiences they had to offer.


My days were spent lounging by pristine infinity pools, sipping on tropical cocktails, and soaking in the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The serene ambiance and attentive service provided a sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation.


I indulged in luxurious spa treatments inspired by Grenada’s natural resources. From invigorating spice-infused scrubs to relaxing volcanic mud wraps, each therapy embraced the island’s unique ingredients and traditions. The skilled therapists transported me to a state of pure bliss, with their healing touch and soothing techniques.


Some resorts offered yoga and meditation classes, allowing me to connect with my inner self amidst the tranquil surroundings. As the gentle breeze rustled through lush gardens and golden sunsets painted the sky, these sessions provided a sense of serenity and balance.


Grenada’s resorts also proved to be gastronomic havens, with fine dining experiences that showcased the island’s culinary expertise. From farm-to-table restaurants serving Caribbean fusion cuisine to romantic candlelit dinners on the beach, each meal was a celebration of flavors and artistic presentation.


Beyond the resort confines, I explored nearby secluded beaches, taking leisurely strolls along their powdery sands and immersing myself in the turquoise waters. The untouched beauty and tranquility of these hidden gems provided a sense of escape from the outside world.


Throughout the month, the combination of luxurious accommodations, healing spa treatments, and breathtaking surroundings allowed me to fully unwind and find solace in the beauty of Grenada. It was the perfect way to conclude my adventure on the island.


As my time in Grenada came to an end, I carried with me cherished memories of pristine beaches, vibrant culture, thrilling adventures, and rejuvenating indulgences. Grenada, with its warm-hearted people and captivating landscapes, had woven its magic into my soul and left an indelible mark on my travel journey.


Upcoming Plans: Exciting Adventures and Experiences on the Horizon

As my incredible journey in Grenada comes to an end, I’m already looking forward to the exciting adventures that await me in the near future. While bidding farewell to this Caribbean paradise is bittersweet, I am filled with anticipation for the upcoming experiences that will continue to ignite my wanderlust.


One adventure on the horizon is a trip to the neighboring island of Carriacou. Known for its untouched beauty and tranquil atmosphere, Carriacou offers a chance to explore pristine beaches, hike scenic trails, and delve deeper into Grenada’s rich cultural heritage.


Another thrilling endeavor will be sailing around the Grenadines, a cluster of islands and cays that form a stunning tropical archipelago. From visiting the Tobago Cays Marine Park to exploring charming island gems like Bequia and Mustique, this sailing expedition promises to be a true Caribbean dream.


For the adventure enthusiasts, I have plans to climb Mount Saint Catherine, the highest peak in Grenada. This challenging but rewarding hike will reward me with panoramic views of the island and a deep sense of accomplishment.


Grenada’s lush rainforests also beckon me for further exploration. I’m excited to embark on nature walks and birdwatching excursions, immersing myself in the tranquil beauty of the forest while spotting unique wildlife species that call Grenada home.


In addition to these adventures, I’ve heard whispers of a vibrant music festival taking place on the island in the coming months. Celebrating Caribbean rhythms and soul-stirring melodies, this festival promises to be a feast for the senses, allowing me to dance to the beats and immerse myself in the infectious energy of the local music scene.


As my journey in Grenada comes to a close, I’m grateful for the memories and experiences that have enriched my life. While I may be leaving this enchanting island, I’m filled with excitement for the upcoming adventures that lie ahead. Whether it’s exploring new destinations or returning to familiar favorites, I know that my thirst for adventure and discovery will continue to guide me on new and exciting paths.