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Grenada is an island nation with stunning beaches and bays. In coastal waters from December to April, 15 species of whales, dolphins and other marine animals live. And on the islands themselves they grow spices, cocoa beans and produce rum.

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Who travels to Grenada and why

The country is located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea and offers tourists an excellent beach holiday. Here you can snorkel, see corals inhabited by colorful tropical fish, meet dolphins and watch whales. Travelers visit the underwater sculpture park, numerous waterfalls and white sand beaches.

For tourists with children, Grenada offers many interactive museums where you can not only acquaint your child with history, but touch it and even taste it. National parks with many outlandish tropical flowers and birds invite you to walk and get acquainted with nature. Clean sandy beaches with children’s infrastructure, warm sea, jet skiing and water slides will not let young guests and their parents get bored.

Another name for Grenada is Spice Island. Here you can learn the history of the spread of spices, see how they are grown and processed. For travelers with a thirst for knowledge, a trip to Grenada will be a great way to learn something new, try local cuisine and drinks. Grenada is famous for its fresh seafood and fish caught daily in the Caribbean.

Athletes on the islands can surf, scuba dive and snorkel, go to sea on a sailing yacht or conquer the hills in national parks.

natural attractions

Annandale Falls

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The waterfall is surrounded by the Grand Etang Park, which is home to tropical flowers and trees. Annandale drops its waters from a height of nine meters. Falling from a cliff, it forms a small lake where you can swim and relax on the shore, admiring the purest stream. And if you look closely at the trees surrounding the waterfall, you can see monkeys jumping along the branches.

Carriacou Island

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The largest island of the state is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs growing in clear blue water. This attracts divers and snorkellers here. The coastline is uneven, sandy beaches give way to secluded bays and picturesque lagoons. The sands are mixed with coral fragments and volcanic rocks, so the island’s beaches are multi-colored — from milky white to pink and red.

Previously, the island was a colony of France and Britain — the ruins of protective coastal structures are still preserved on it. About 8,000 people now live on Carriacou. In April, music festivals are held here, where local residents perform.

Grand Anse Beach

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There are over 45 beaches on the island of Grenada, and Grand Anse Beach is one of the best. This is a great place for snorkeling or relaxing. The place is public and admission is free.

Grand Ethan National Park and Lake

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The area around the lake in the Grand Ethan Nature Reserve is the most popular hiking area in Grenada. Tourist routes include waterfalls, hot springs and plantations. Here you can see outlandish animals and birds, bright tropical plants.

The lake was formed as a result of the flooding of the crater of the volcano, which has long been extinct. In addition to it, the reserve has another, no less interesting attraction — the Seven Sisters waterfall. A cascade of seven steps is surrounded by dense forest rising up the hill. There are many trails leading to the top.

Falls of Concord

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Concord consists of three waterfalls and is located on the western side of the island on the edge of a forest reserve. The water here is crystal clear and very cold. A paved road leads to the first, most accessible waterfall, and you can swim in the mountain stream. The second is larger and taller than the first and is a 45 minute walk from it — all you have to do is walk through a nutmeg plantation. The last waterfall is off the beaten path — only the most patient travelers reach it.

Nature reserve of La Sagesse

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La Sages is a mangrove estuary located on the southwest coast. Three picturesque beaches surrounded by palm trees are equipped on its shores. Corals inhabiting the shore are inhabited by colorful fish, crabs and sea anemones — all this makes the reserve a great place for diving. It also has a lake that attracts many different bird species, including the rare green heron, northern yakuna, Caribbean coot and flycatcher.

Mount Saint Catherine

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The highest point of the island is the stratovolcano of St. Catherine. Of the five volcanoes that make up this landmass, it is the youngest. Hidden under the mountain is a horseshoe-shaped crater with lava domes inside. The mountain is popular with climbers.

Lever National Park

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Lever Park covers an area of ​​180 hectares and is one of the most important wildlife habitats on St. George Island. The park consists of wooded areas, mangroves and marshes. Rare water birds live here, including black-necked stilts. In the waters of the Caribbean Sea off the coast of the reserve, sea turtles, lobsters and fish live among corals and algae — some of them are under state protection.

Botanical garden «Palm Tree Gardens»

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The garden of half a hectare is populated with tropical plants of the island: bromeliads, orchids and several types of palm trees. Garden red-footed turtles live in thickets. For a walk, including an informative tour with a local guide, you need to take at least two hours.

Architectural sights and places of interest

Fort Frederick

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It looks more like a fortress — it is so different from structures of this kind. Usually forts cover the port, protecting it from attacks from the sea. Frederick, built by the French in the 18th century, covers the rear of the entire island, occupying a strategic height.

In 1779, it was in this place that the French conquerors recaptured the island from the English colonialists. By becoming masters, the French closed this loophole and secured themselves against further invasions. From the top of the fort, you have a view of Grand Anse Beach and a tiny island nearby.

City of Southez

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The small fishing town is famous not only for sea crafts and fresh produce, but also for its artisans. Southez is a place where tourists prefer to buy souvenirs in memory of a trip to Grenada. Wooden paintings, figurines of animals and marine life from different materials, crafts on a colonial theme are sold at the local market.

In addition to souvenirs, Southez pleases with beautiful clean beaches and the absence of underwater rocks — you can safely take a boat along the coast without fear of running aground.

The oldest building in the city is St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. The cathedral was built in the middle of the 19th century, and it has survived almost unchanged to this day.

Dougladstone Manor

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The estate is located near the town of Guyav on the west coast of the island. The building is used for drying spices and is equipped with large drying lanes on rails. When it rains, the trays are removed inside the building.

Depending on the season, cocoa, cinnamon, pepper or cloves are dried here. Inside the building, tourists are allowed to touch and smell the leaves and guess which spice it is. The manor also tells how spicy plants are collected and processed, what they are used for. A visit to Dugaldston Manor is like a walk into the colonial past of the island.

Church of St. George

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The Cathedral of St. George in the Gothic style was built by the French conquerors at the beginning of the 19th century. But after a hurricane in 2004, part of it turned into ruins. Today, services are held in the temple, although the destroyed part has not yet been restored.

The facade of the church is decorated with stained glass windows, in the center there is a majestic clock tower. The inner courtyard of the church is decorated with a magnificent garden and a gazebo overlooking the harbor of St. George.

Fort George

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Having built Fort Frederick, the French decided to secure the harbor of the city of St. George’s. The fortress erected by them with outbuildings has survived to this day almost unchanged. Today, the fort is used as the headquarters of the Royal Grenada Police Force. There are old cannons on the walls of the fortress. They are even periodically charged and fired on public holidays. A fantastic panorama of the island opens from the roof of the fort.

Guyavsky nutmeg processing cooperative

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The aroma of Muscat coming from the cooperative spreads far around — you can feel it right from the main road. Nutmeg is of great importance to the economy of Grenada.

The cooperative is a large processing station where tourists are offered interactive tours. For example, here you can learn how to pack nuts in a jute bag, having previously applied a stencil pattern on it. Nearby there is a souvenir shop and a cafe with local cuisine.

Cultural attractions

Carriacou Museum

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The Carriacou Museum, operated by the Historical Society, is a display of Native American artifacts and exhibits relating to the early British and French colonization of the islands. You can also see a restored cotton gin here.

Tours are led by the director of the museum. In general, there are many other smaller museums on the island. They are dedicated to dried fish, pirates and filibusters, cacti and flower pots made from coral debris.

National Museum of Grenada

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Caring citizens who wanted to preserve the history, culture and heritage of Grenada founded the National Museum in April 1976. Over the years, the institution has faced several problems, including a devastating hurricane that killed part of the collection.

The museum presents objects of historical and cultural heritage of Grenada, Indian artifacts of the pre-Columbian era and local agricultural equipment.

Chocolate Museum

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The House of Chocolate is a small museum that displays the history of chocolate. After a tour of it, you can visit a small cafe where this delicacy is sold, cooked right on the spot. In addition, the cafe offers ice cream, cakes and drinks, as well as souvenirs made from cocoa beans grown on the island.

Roman Museum

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The Roman Museum has nothing to do with the Eternal City. Unlike other institutions that tell ancient stories, this museum shows how the local villagers lived about half a century ago. In fact, this is a small but brightly painted barn, full of exhibits detailing the childhood of the founder of the museum — Mr. Rome.

Underwater Sculpture Garden

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Jason Taylor created an underwater sculpture garden in 2006. They are made of concrete and steel, and are attached to the bottom with bolts. In addition to being beautiful, these works of art also function as artificial reefs that are home to fish, coral shrimp and other marine life. The underwater collection is located at a depth of three meters under water and has at least 65 sculptures.

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