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Top 10 Must-Sees of Grenada – the Spice Isle

 
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Check out our list of Grenada’s top 10 must sees – something to get you started when you plan your visit to the beautiful Spice Isle. Once you get going on this list, you might just decide to extend your stay at Petite Anse so you can enjoy the benefits of a combination of great activities and comfortable and relaxing accommodation.

1.Sauteurs & Caribs Leap

Carib’s Leap is situated just down the road from Petite Anse near the town of Sauteurs and is in memory of the 40 or so Carib’s who threw themselves off a cliff instead of facing slavery by the French in 1651.

2. Levera Nature Reserve and Bathway Beach
Levera has a 23 acre pond that boasts a multitude of mangrove trees, in fact this is also the site of the largest mangrove garden on the island. Close by, Bathway Beach ‘pronounced Bat Way Beach’, is framed by palmtrees – just like tropical beaches should be. At weekends it is packed out with locals.

3. Belmont Estate
With an on site museum and plantation tours, you’ll easily fill your day visiting the Belmont Estate which was recently refurbished. In addition there is a gift shop, restaurant, goat dairy farm and cocoa processing facilities.

4. River Antoine Rum Distillery
Rum connoisseurs should not miss out on visiting Grenada’s oldest rum distillery. Refusal to be modernised, the rum produced here will take your breath away – 70% alcohol.

5. Grand Etang Lake & Nature Reserve

Explore the dense forest by visiting Grand Etang Lake & Nature Reserve. The lake is 1800 feet above sea level and 20 ft deep. It is suspected to be linked to Kick-em Jenny as the water was boiling as Kick-Em Jenny was erupting. A piece of heaven on earth.

6. St Georges and Saturday Market
No visitor to Grenada should miss the noisy bustling colourful market that is at the centre of St George. The best of Grenada’s fresh local produce is on display as it has been for the last 200 years.

7. Fish Friday at Gouyave
Located on the western coast of the island, this fishing village holds a celebrated sea cuisine feast every Friday. A true local Caribbean experience of good food and music.

8. The underwater Sculpture Park
An array of underwater sculptures with marine life growing through them. If you love diving, there are also 15 other wrecks to dive.

9. Take a trip to Sandy Island
A tropical oasis of privacy and calm. Small, serene and perfect for a secret getaway. We can arrange a picnic for you and the trip over with on a local fisherman boat.

10. Visit Concord Waterfalls and hike to the upper falls
Close to Douglaston Spice Plantation and Gouyave, Concord is comprised of 3 separate falls. Fountainbleu is a bit of a hike but worth it as you see the water drop 65ft into a crystal clear pool.

In addition to these top 10 that we’ve selected, there are many other activities and sights to see in Grenada.

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