Grenada might be a small paradise, but you’ll find an abundance of excitement here. Its capital and the Caribbean’s most colorful city, St George’s, is the perfect location to explore national parks with countless tropical birds and cascading waterfalls. Not to mention the beaches in Grenada are some of the most spectacular in the Caribbean Islands and the world, with golden sugary sand.
Just about anything grows here due to the immense botanical fertility of the islands, and the abundance of aromatic harvests like cinnamon and nutmeg has earned Grenada the nickname Spice Island.
There are tons of exciting things to do in Grenada, from tubing down the river to touring the worlds longest running rum distillery. It’s a wonderful location for exploring mangroves by kayak or embarking on a snorkeling adventure with Dive Grenada over the unique underwater sculpture park on the west coast of the island.
1) Explore The West Coast With Dive Grenada
Grenada is known as the jewel of the Caribbean Sea, and you can explore the west coast of the island with our professional diving team and tour guides at Dive Grenada. We are a 5-star boutique-style PADI dive center in the West Indies that will get you to more than 40 popular diving and snorkeling locations in under 15 minutes with our state-of-the-art diving boat.
Snorkeling and scuba diving fans of every skill level can enjoy a tour of the Underwater Sculpture Park located in Molinere Bay with our fun team of pro’s, many of whom placed the very artwork you’ll be viewing! Be sure to contact us in advance, as tour slots fill up quickly!
2) Discover The Beauty Of Grand Etang National Park
Grand Etang National Park lives at the heart of Grenada and is made up of massive mountain ranges with lush forested slopes, the stunning Seven Sisters Falls, and the Grand Etang Lake in the very center.
There is an abundance of tropical plants and wildlife to encounter in the park, so it’s a good idea to brush up on our island’s flora and fauna at the visitor center before your adventure begins.
One of the more likely creatures you’ll encounter in the park is the adorable Mona Monkey with captivating hazel eyes. You can embark on a cross-country fun walk from the park in Grenada to Concord or stay within the park for a fun-filled day full of nature.
3) Take Part In The Nation’s Favorite Pastime
Lounging on the beach, also known as “liming”, is among the best things to do in Grenada as far as locals are concerned. Start your relaxing experience at Grand Anse Beach on the Southwest Coast. This is Grenada’s most famous beach for its white, sugary sand, and the exciting activities that abound here.
While lounging in the sand is in itself a favorite activity at Grand Anse Beach, you can also visit lively marinas and beach bars for a few drinks. Some staff favorites include:
La Plywood Beach Bar
Esthers Beach Bar
Umbrella’s Beach Bar
Savvy’s Beach Cabana
61 West Restaurant
After exploring everything Grand Anse Beach has to offer, head out to some of our less visited but equally beautiful beaches like Morne Rouge Beach to enjoy a secluded bay with plenty of shade trees, or La Sagesse Beach, where only one small hotel can be found in this peaceful corner of the island. La Sagesse Beach is one of the best places on the island to relax in the sand if you don’t want a lot of tourist activity while you soak up the sun.
4) Enjoy A Day Of Sightseeing In St George’s
There are tons of things to do in Grenada as you explore St George’s many activities. Take a walk around the Carenage, our horseshoe-shaped harbor, to see the coming and going of vibrant fishing boats before heading to the Grenada National Museum to soak up St George’s rich history. Grab a few fresh spices at one of the aromatic stalls in the market, or fuel up on Espresso and ice cream at the House of Chocolate Grenada Museum.
Next up, head to one of St George’s best photo ops by climbing to the top of either Fort George or Fort Frederick for some of the most magazine-worthy views in the area. Finally, grab a few drinks to end the night at either West Indies Beer Company or Prickly Bay Marina for the perfect ending to a beautiful day.
5) Discover Fish Friday Fun
Travel 40 minutes up the coast from St George’s to the lively fishing village Gouyave. Known as the town that never sleeps, Gouyave is especially busy on Fish Friday when the market fills with bustling stalls of vendors selling fresh seafood fare, like:
6) Tour A Rum Distillery
The River Antoine Rum Distillery is the oldest water-powered distillery in the Caribbean, which makes this a must-stop location on your vacation to Grenada.
Though you can purchase some of the strongest rum known to man after your tour, you’ll have to buy a lesser-potent version of the libation if you want to take a bottle home.
7) Spend The Day At Levera National Park
Wander through 450 acres of protected land on the Northeastern tip of the island to see captivating parrots and other seabirds among the other wildlife.
You’ll find a protected lagoon full of mangroves perfect for the nesting of seabirds and a natural reef that makes this area one of the safest places to swim as you’re protected from the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
8) Lounge On Quiet Beaches
One of the best things to do in Grenada is simply lounging on a sandy beach. Magazine Beach offers picturesque scenery, soft sand, and inviting waters that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and indulging in various watersports.
Head to Black Bay Beach to lounge on famous black sand beaches or explore the cave located near the shore.
9) Visit Hog Island
Hog Island is a hidden destination in Grenada that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, where you can enjoy a ghost-town setting during the week.
On Sundays, however, locations like Roger’s Barefoot Beach Bar serve up fresh beach BBQs and offer live music to bring one of the biggest beach parties to the area.
Make The Most Of Your Trip To Grenada
Dive Grenada offers some of the best opportunities to see stunning underwater sculptures and marine life during your trip. Not only do we offer everything you need to snorkel safely or enjoy a scuba excursion with us, but we can get you to the most secluded diving spots in the area with ease!