Whether you're looking to explore the island's lush mountains, breathtaking waterfalls or magical rainforests, Grenada has something for everyone.
Get off the beaten path to discover beaches that are secluded, uncrowded and devoid of people. Hike through the rugged landscapes to spectacular waterfalls, trek through the tropical rainforest or explore one of Grenada's many parks and nature reserves on a jeep tour.
1. Seven Sisters Falls
Seven Sisters Falls (De syv sostre in Norwegian) are seven waterfalls that drop into Geirangerfjord, a fjord which has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
These falls are especially spectacular when it rains. The water gushes down from high above the mountains through lush vegetation and into the rock formations below.
Despite the fact that this area isn’t technically a state park, it does have an impressive picnic area next to Bible Rock Brook. It’s also home to a plethora of wildlife, including vermilion flycatchers.
2. Grand Etang National Park
If you're looking for something a little off the beaten track, look no further than Grenada's pristine Grand Etang National Park. Located in the centre of the island, this national park is home to a huge crater lake formed from an extinct volcano, and is complete with a handy visitor centre.
Hikers love the mountainous interior of this forest-covered area, where well-marked trails weave through imposing peaks and ridges. Here you'll find an array of trees including gommier (Dacryodes excelsa), mahogany, teak and balata, along with lush tropical plants, ferns and flowers.
3. Levera National Park
Located on the northern end of Grenada, Levera National Park is 450 acres of spectacular landscape and wildlife habitat. It protects pristine coral reefs, mangroves and beaches, as well as a beautiful beach that is also a hatchery for sea turtles.
You can take a walk along the perimeter trail of Grand Etang, an attractive 36-acre crater lake that contains cobalt blue water. Or, head into the forest to hike to Seven Sisters Falls, a gorgeous set of cascades that tumble down the steep cliffs.
You can also climb to the summit of Qua Qua, one of the central peaks of Grenada’s interior range. This arduous hike leads to a historical site - a former slave camp used by Julien Fedon in 1765 - and introduces you to the flora and fauna of the lush Grand Etang rainforest.
4. Annandale Falls
If you're after a picture-perfect setting for your Grenada photographs, Annandale Falls is one of the best places to visit. This picturesque grotto is a 20-minute drive north-east of St George's and features a 10 metre waterfall cascading into a small pool.
This is a great spot to get some stunning photos and it's also a good place to swim. The water here is refreshingly cool on a hot day.
5. La Sagesse Nature Centre
One of the top places to stay in Grenada is La Sagesse Nature Centre, a former plantation which now houses a hotel and restaurants. This resort is a great choice for nature lovers as it is nestled amidst a private estuary and offers a variety of hiking trails.
The hotel is located in Content, which is just a few kilometers from the centre of the island. The hotel features comfortable rooms and a garden.
Take a hike through Grand Etang National Park, which is home to a wealth of plant life and wildlife. This forest reserve boasts a series of waterfalls where you can watch the water cascading down into crystal clear pools.
6. Grenada National Museum
The Grenada National Museum is a fascinating place to explore the island's complex history. Located in a historic building, it has displays focusing on the Amerindians, the colonial period and slavery.
- There's also a section on the 1983 US invasion, and plenty of artifacts related to the island's role in whaling and fishing. It's a small but interesting museum that takes 40 minutes to visit.
- Another unique Grenada attraction is the underwater sculpture park in Molinere Bay. Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor created 65 cement pieces that hang beneath the sea, forming a beautiful artificial reef.
7. The Carenage
The Carenage is a historic street that runs down the waterfront in St George's. It’s named for a time when trawlers were careened (beached and turned hull-side up) between long journeys at sea.
It's an interesting place to visit and a good opportunity to learn about Grenada’s sombre history. You'll find a number of shops and restaurants along this narrow street, and you can also stroll up to Fort George.
There are many things to do in Grenada, from visiting the rainforests of Grand Etang National Park to snorkeling at the spectacular Annandale Falls. These are all perfect activities to do on your holiday in Grenada.