After an action packed week of activities during Grenada’s Spicemas Festival, many visitors question what these tiny islands have to offer to keep them occupied. While many nationals residing overseas spend the remainder of their vacation catching up with family and friends, other visitors are not so lucky. Fortunately for them, a list of some of the most popular activities to be enjoyed, after the Festival is over, has been compiled for their benefit.
1. Explore Carriacou & Petite Martinique – the ‘ Sister Isles’
Whether you decide to take the 90 minute ferry ride on board the Osprey or try the 20 minute plane ride with SVG Air, the journey to Carriacou and Petite Martinique is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. Once there, you can go snorkelling at Sandy Island, kayaking in the Oyster Bed Mangrove or just laze around on one of the beaches in Petite Martinique. It is said that time stands still on the ‘sister isles’, making them the perfect place to unwind after all the festivities.
2. A Day at the Beach
A day or two at the beach is ideal for rejuvenating your body and mind at all times but in particular after the non-stop pace of Grenada’s Spicemas when you feel the need to simply relax. With more than 45 white and black sandy beaches, the Spice Island of Grenada is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, fishing, or just relaxing on the shore. Whether you prefer enjoying the view of the nation’s capital from the world famous Grand Anse Beach or you would rather the seclusion of one of the white sand beaches on the ‘sister isles’, a day at one of Grenada’s beaches will surely sooth the body and mind.
3. Spa Treatments
Feeling the need for a relaxing, almost out of body experience? Try one of Grenada’s unique spas and wellness centres where treatments are usually coupled with enchanting surroundings and friendly, helpful people who strive to ensure that your stress and tension is a thing of the past. You have the option also of relaxing in natural sulphur springs dotted around the island which is an experience not to be missed.
From sailing to kayaking, river tubing, snorkelling, diving, and fishing, Grenada really does have it all. If you imagined a vacation that involves exploring the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, then you are certainly in the right place. For the fishing enthusiast day trips are available and for those experienced, or new to kayaking, there are many nooks and crannies along the coast to be explored. Grenada is often referred to as the ‘Dive Capital of the Eastern Caribbean’ with the largest number of ship wrecks in the area not to mention the first underwater sculpture park in the world, and Carriacou – the ‘Gateway to the Grenadines,’ which provides arguably the most breath taking scenery in which to sail, these islands present endless opportunities for enjoyment on and in the water.
5. Island Tour
A visit to Grenada would be incomplete without a tour of the island in the company of one of our knowledgeable tour guides. You will enjoy every minute of the day as you explore numerous waterfalls, learn the secrets of the rum making process at old rum distilleries, sample our organic chocolate and traverse our rainforest all of which will fill you in on our little secret –
‘Grenada truly does have it all’.