Don’t miss visiting Grenada this January
When anyone hears the word “Caribbean”, they usually think about sandy beaches and sunny vacations. Although this vision is widely right, the Caribbean islands have more to offer than beaches. With more than 7000 islands, you don’t need to worry about what things to do in Grenada. These islands have a lot for you to enjoy your vacation with a wide range of choices. Would you think about a unique vacation? Don’t miss visiting Grenada Island this January.
Grenada the Spice Island:
Grenada is one of the Caribbean countries consisting of the island of Grenada, two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and several small islands. Grenada Island is also known as the spice island because of its wealth and production of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and other spices. It is a beautiful island that is ideal to be visited between December and May during the dry season. If you are wondering about what things to do in Grenada, you will find a variety of activities that you can do…
- Visiting historical locations such as; Fort Fredrick and Fort George
- Nature attractions like Annandale Falls and Grand Etang
- Enjoy your tours in the capital Saint George.
- Attending the Caribbean’s unique festivals and carnivals, and much more.
Grenada Sailing Week, Jan 2022:
This year will begin in Grenada with this special event which has been internationally known. The Grenada sailing week has been initiated by a group of sailing enthusiasts in 2012. The first event took place in Jan/Feb 2013 and since then it has been firmly established.
Grenada Sailing Week 2022 will take place during the period between 27th, Jan to 2nd, Feb. The Competition will consist of 3 racing days as shown:
Day 1 race: Grenada to Carriacou on 28th, Jan.
Day 2 race: Round Island Carriacou on 29th, Jan.
Day 3 race: Carriacou to Grenada on 30th, Jan.
Sailing Boat (Photo Source)
You can also go to check the detailed schedule here.
Other activities for non-participants:
If you are not one of the participants in the regatta don’t worry. This tropical paradise can offer you a wide range of joyful opportunities to catch. Besides watching the sailing boats competing, you can spend your day on these wonderful beaches:
- Grand Anse Beach
- Mourn Rouge Gulf
The island’s blue waters and colorful corals also make the destination a draw for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Maybe you are a fan of history. Here you can easily find your favorite choice in the famous historical sites such as:
- Fort Frederick
Explore the impressive fort which has begun in 1779 by the French, and finished in 1791 by the English. To reach the fort drive up Richmond Hill and start to explore the wonderful views of the harbor and many battlements.
- Fort George:
Built by the French in 1705. The main draw is the 360˚ view across the town’s roofs and church spires to the harbor and sea beyond.
One of the reasons that Grenada is a draw for a lot of tourists from all over the world is the natural attraction sites. We recommend these sites to visit:
- Annandale Falls:
Fifteen minutes from St. George city is the tropical wonderland of Annandale Falls, with cascades that reach about 30 feet high. An ideal location to relax, enjoy swimming, and picnics among the tropical trees and plants with a touch of charm.
- Grand Etang:
This Forest Reserve is home to a rich diversity of plants, birds, and animals. You can enjoy hiking choosing from several trails, and along these trails, you can spot many species of birds, orchids, and towering rainforest trees.
- Levera National Park:
This site offers some beautiful scenery where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can enjoy swimming in Levera Beach. It is also the place where sea turtles nest.
Levera Pond is a water-filled, ancient volcanic crater and it is an important habitat for many birds.
- Underwater Sculpture Park:
Most recently, Grenada’s iconic Underwater Sculpture Park, innovatively designed to act as a coral reef, was renovated, providing an even more amazing experience to view the diverse marine life.
With all these activities, you shouldn’t miss taking a tour in the capital Saint George, visiting Belmont Estate, Grenada National Museum, or you can even move to visit another island. Island Hopping between Carriacou and Petite Martinique is also a key attraction.
If you are passionate about water activities but you need a family-fit one, you will find The Viking Explorers Transatlantic Rally in Grenada. This rally will take place in late January/early February 2022. It’s a family-friendly exclusive rally with a maximum of 25 boats with a small fleet and the purpose of creating a friendly environment for all ages.
With those several and various choices, you don’t need to worry about what to do in Grenada, and we are sure that you and your family will enjoy your trip to Grenada especially in this period of the year. Finally, and for your safety, due to the pandemic, please make sure you are aware of the Caribbean travel requirements updates.