is a mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice
trees and rare tropical flowers. It is surrounded by beaches and small towns.
This island has sources of our everyday spices such as nutmeg, cloves, ginger,
cinnamon, and cocoa. This is known as a volcanic island with rivers, waterfalls,
rainforests and mountain lakes. There are many docks and warehouses as well as
shops and homes surrounding this horse shoe island. There are many festivals,
fairs and markets on the island, much a celebration type of island. Black and
white sand beaches are all around the island, the two mile curve around the bay
is a breathtaking experience. Although the tourism industry is still relatively
small in scale compared to many of the Caribbean islands, Grenada is a great getaway
for those wanting to be secluded from the main resort vacations the Caribbean
has to offer.
Some attractions to see:
Grand Etang Road
This road cuts across the mountainous center of the island through the Grand
Etang Forest Reserve. On this journey you will pass waterfalls and hiking trails.
Along the road it is covered with ferns, bamboo, heliconia and buttressed kapok
trees, this is truly a rainforest adventure. The most beautiful attractions
is Annandale falls, this is a 30ft waterfall in a vegetation with a pool beneath
the falls that's deep enough for swimming. Another beautiful place is the Grand
Estang National Park, with many views of the western coast you can hike the
hills and relax by the lake.
Grand Anse, Grenada's main resort area, is a long stretch of white sand surrounded
by turquoise blue water and hills. There are many vendors along this beach that
sell t-shirts, spice and spice baskets. For peace and quiet, cross the peninsula
of Quarantine Point to the U-shaped bay at Morne Rouge. There is a boat that
connects the two beaches.
The largest town on Grenada's northern coast is French for the word 'jump.'
This is the site where in 1651 retreating families leapt to their deaths to
avoid from having to surrender to the French soldiers which were quickly approaching.
Here lie 130ft high coastal cliffs, looking down you can see the fishing boats
and the village beach. Many come to see the brilliant eroded rock formations
and the nearby islands.