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Best Things To Do in Grenada

Grenada boasts the same alluring qualities as any other Caribbean island. The soft sands of Grand Anse Beach call to sun-seekers, while the numerous diving sites beckon to those who prefer a day under the waves. But once you set foot in St. George's or on the smaller islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique, you'll quickly realize that Grenada is not a cliché Caribbean getaway. To truly experience this one-of-a-kind place, sample some rum punch at the River Antoine Rum Distillery and savor the rich scent of nutmeg on a spice plantation tour.

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  • #1
    St. George's
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    #1 in Grenada
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    Many travelers that have wandered the narrow streets of St. George's say that it's almost like walking through an oil painting. The vivid, brightly painted houses exude an aura of colonialism. In fact, Grenada's capital city—located on Grenada Island's southwestern shore—has earned the unofficial title of the most beautiful harbor

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  • #2
    Grand Anse Beach
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    #2 in Grenada
    Beaches, Free
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    Beaches, Free
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    Frommer'sdescribes Grand Anse as "the granddaddy" of Grenada's 45 beaches, but that's an understatement. This two-mile stretch of creamy-white sand overlooks a sheltered, azure-hued bay where bright red and yellow fishing boats burst with color. Numeroushotels, restaurants, and shops act as a convenient backdrop to this postcard-perfect scene, making this

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  • #3
    River Antoine Rum Distillery
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    #3 in Grenada
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    Tours, Wineries/Breweries
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    When your tongue tingles for a taste of local libation, make your way to the River Antoine Rum Distillery. River Antoine has been churning out bottles of rum since 1785, making it the oldest functioning water-powered distillery in the Caribbean. Guided tours will lead you through the rum-making process, from

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  • #4
    Grand Etang National Park and Forest Preserve
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    #4 in Grenada
    Hiking, Parks and Gardens
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    Hiking, Parks and Gardens
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    You can only spend so many hours lounging on the beach before you start to get restless; when that time comes, stretch your legs along the hiking trails in Grand Etang National Park. Occupying a large portion of central Grenada Island, Etang National Park and Forest Reserve teems with exotic

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  • #5
    Diving
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    #5 in Grenada
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    Natural Wonders, Recreation, Tours
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    If you're spending your Grenada getaway above the surface rather than below it, you're missing out on some truly spectacular scenery. More than 30 dive sites can be found off the coasts of Grenada Island,Carriacou, and Petit Martinique, including shipwrecks and coral reefs. One of the most popular dive sites,

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  • #6
    Belmont Estate & The Grenada Chocolate Company
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    #6 in Grenada
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    The Belmont Estate stands as just one of Grenada's many popularspice toursfor those interested in learning about the island nation's rich flavors. This 300-year-old plantation specializes in such spices as ginger, pimento, turmeric, and nutmeg. While visiting the estate, you can see how these spices are processed, and wander through

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  • #7
    Market Square
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    #7 in Grenada
    Shopping, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Shopping, Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    When it comes to souvenir shopping, you can't go wrong with a visit to Market Square. Located in the heart ofSt. George's, Market Square welcomes visitors and locals alike looking for handmade crafts, fresh produce, and, of course, spices. OneTripAdvisoruser calls the spice market the "best smelling market that I

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  • #8
    La Sagesse Nature Center
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    #8 in Grenada
    Beaches, Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Beaches, Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
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    Nature-lovers will fall in love with La Sagesse, a former plantation nestled along a private estuary. Just be sure to bring your binoculars: According to theGrenada Tourism Board, La Sagesse Nature Center has some of the best bird-watching on the island. This region houses unique species as the Caribbean coot,

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  • #9
    Carriacou and Petit Martinique
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    #9 in Grenada
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    When you tire of touring Grenada Island, escape to Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Located north of the main island, Carriacou and Petit Martinique's two islets exude an even less touristy atmosphere than Grenada Island; in fact, don't be surprised if you never encounter another visitor.

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  • #10
    Spice Plantation Tour
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    #10 in Grenada
    Sightseeing, Tours
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Sightseeing, Tours
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Didn't get your fill of Grenada's flavors at theBelmont Estate? Then book your Spice Plantation tour with Travelgrenada. These four- to five-hour-long excursions will lead you to the quaint fishing village of Gouyave, where you'll spot the local spice factory and nutmeg processing station. Then, the tour heads into the

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