Little Island with Big Heart
Grenadians are famous for their welcoming open-arms outlook on life. They embrace visitors as family and are eager to help anyone who needs it when trying to navigate their island. Plus, the island hosts multiple events throughout the year celebrating music, fishing and sailing, and even an indulging chocolate festival. Make sure to plan your vacation during the Spice Mas Festival, their largest event of the year that’s similar to Carnival on other islands.
Lush and rugged landscapes and crystal clear waters full of exploits guarantee a good time for thrill seekers. Avid anglers can charter a boat for a fantastic deep-sea excursion. Scuba-certified visitors can find coral reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater sculpture parks. And for those who have a need for speed, rent a wave runner for the day, or hop on a tube and be towed through the water by a speed boat.
Beaches to Boast About Whether it’s serene, social, or sui generis, this island has the perfect sandy spot. At Grand Anse Beach, you can mingle with locals and tourists along two miles of pure white sand. Despite its close proximity to St. George’s, Portici Beach is only accessible by two sandy trails off the main road, making it literally off the beaten path. As the name suggests, Black Bay Beach possesses volcanic black sand. Outdoor enthusiasts are rewarded with a secluded paradise after a 20-minute hike from the main road past sugar mill ruins and fruit and spice trees.
Grenada is a hiker’s paradise. The island has a trail for everyone— leisure strolls around lake shores to steep mountainous climbs ending at waterfalls. The trails also provide excellent conditions for Mountain Biking. Looking to enjoy the landscape at a leisurely pace? Float down Grenada’s Balthazar River—referred to as the Great River by locals—and twist and turn in your very own inner tube while making stops to swim and enjoy a glass of refreshing rum punch.
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OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2016 I GOGO VACATIONS