Grenada is often an over looked island in the Caribbean, but it couldn’t be a better place for the holiday of a lifetime! Packed with strange, exciting and unforgettable things to see and do – it is a great place to explore and a brilliant alternative to the usual holiday package. Pack an underwater camera and some walking boots to go with that bikini and save plenty of room to bring back some of the islands specialties.
We’ve all done the obligatory museum visits on holiday to make ourselves feel less guilty about ignoring the local culture and lying on the beach with our eyes closed, but in Grenada you’ll find a sculpture museum definitely worth leaving your sun lounger for! In fact, it’s even on a beach, so you can still enjoy the sand between your toes.
Grenada’s underwater sculpture park in Moilinere Bay is filled with 65 sculptures ranging from figures based on the island’s men and women to typewriters, kitchen utensil and bicycles which were designed to create an artificial reef to attract sea life to the bay. You can visit the eerie yet unforgettable scenes either by snorkelling, scuba diving or taking a trip in a glass-bottom boat and there are plenty of guides to take you down if you prefer.
Lively tourists will love Grenada because once you’ve acclimatised to the gorgeous weather you can begin exploring some of this Caribbean Islands hidden gems. Don your walking boots (or comfortable sandals) and lather on the sun cream for a hike through the rainforest of Grand Etang National Forest. Treks can last from 15 minutes to 5 or 6 hours, so there is something to suit everyone! Head to the beautiful Grand Etang Lake to cool off or take a dip under the Seven Sisters Waterfalls a little further on.
For those of us who need a few days off after a day of hiking up Grenada’s mountains and waterfalls, (or who need to load up on energy beforehand), a leisurely visit to the Grenada Chocolate Company is a must. See how the cocoa is grown, how the beans are fermented and how the chocolate is finally made – and buy some to take home!
Grenada is also famous for its rum so make sure you leave time for a visit to the rum distillery at River Antoine on the north east coast. The way they make rum here hasn’t changed for generations so not only will you be amazed by their techniques, the people and the scenery, but you’ll also get the chance to sample a cheeky taste of rum too.
Make your camera work harder this summer and have an unforgettable adventure in Grenada!
Author: James is a keen travel writer who writes about the Caribbean and other exotic destinations.
Photo credit: #1-The Grenada Collection, #2 and 3- ishouldlogoff!
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As a diver, I have heard about the underwater sculpture and is something I want to see for myself. I thought it was pretty clever of them to create an underwater attraction.
Doesn’t it look cool!? What a smart way for them to increase the dive shops on land (their goal, I’m sure! haha). I’d love to find out more about the statues!
The Dropout says
Tropical beaches, diving and rum — three of my favourite things. I think this place would suit me very well. And that underwater sculpture park sounds fabulous.
Me too! I’m suddenly thinking of a song from Sound of Music… these are a few of my favorite things!
The Travel Chica says
An underwater sculpture museum and a chocolate factory! How am I just now finding out about this wonderful island?!
Seems that Diving + Food/Drinks makes people happy! 🙂
Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista says
Rum, chocolate and beautiful beaches sound amazing! I have never heard of the underwater sculptures but they are very interesting.
The NVR Guys says
That underwater sculpture park looks amazing. what a cool idea.
I know! I thought so too, what a cool tourist attraction!
That underwater sculpture park is something to behold. Fantastic and, I guess, unique.
Jeremy Branham says
Those sculptures are both weird and fascinating! What the heck would you be thinking if you didn’t know they were down there?!
Mom Tobias says
Makes me want to go-sign me up!