Most interesting attractions in Grenada

Underwater sculptures in Moilinere Bay, Grenada
Underwater sculptures in Moilinere Bay / SunCat, / CC BY 2.0

Grenada is a beautiful Caribbean country. The mountainous Grenada island is rich with interesting natural and man made landmarks.

Natural landmarks

Grand Etang forest, Grenada
Grand Etang forest / Lee Coursey, / CC BY 2.0
  • Claboney Hot Springs – Saint Andrew. Hot spring with iron salts in it.
  • Grand Etang Nature Reserve – Saint Andrew. Rainforest with amazing diversity of species and numerous endemic species of plants and animals. Includes the Qua Qua montane forest and unique palm grove.
  • Kick-'em-Jenny – Saint Patrick. Active submarine volcano north from Grenada. This volcano rises some 1,300 m above the sea floor and is just some 180 m below the sea surface. Crater contains fumaroles which emit bubbles of gas.
  • Mount Carmel Falls (Marquis Falls) – Saint David. One of the tallest waterfalls in Grenada, 23 m tall, with two cascades.
  • River Sallee Boiling Springs – Saint Patrick. Six effervescent springs, a site of spiritual importance. Some springs emit salt water.
  • Tufton Hall Waterfall – Saint Mark. Tallest and largest waterfall in Grenada, approximately 25 m tall.

Man made landmarks

Petroglyph sites

  • Duquesne Bay petroglyphs – Saint Mark. Group of cliff carvings at the sea. Some carvings are using the contours of rock, thus creating a three-dimensional image.
  • Mt Rich petroglyph stone (Carib’s Stone) – Saint Patrick. Large boulder covered with intricate petroglyphs. This is one of the most interesting petroglyph sites in Caribbean, with very diverse symbols. Nearby have been found remnants of a possible settlement.

Other man made landmarks

St. Georges, Grenada
St. George’s / Chris LeCroy, / CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Belmont Estate – Saint Patrick. Plantation from the 17th century, still producing one of the finest dark chocolates in the world. Group of well preserved historical buildings.
  • Fort George, Fort Frederick and other forts of St. George’s – Saint George. System of eight forts (now three remain), which were built since the 1706 to mitigate the attacks of indigenous people and European rivals.
  • Grenada National Museum – Saint George. Museum of the history of Grenada, housed in French barracks, originally constructed in 1704. The building served as the first hotel in Grenada as well.
  • Moilinere Bay underwater sculpture park – Saint George. The oldest and possibly the most impressive underwater sculpture garden in the world, created by sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor. Here are located some 65 sculptures which can be seen by snorkeling or using glass bottom boats.
  • River Antoine Rum factory – Saint Patrick. The oldest rum factory in the western hemisphere, powered by a water wheel. Officially established in 1785, although rum most likely was produced here earlier. Rum here is produced in the same way as it was done back in the 1800, with 75% alcohol content.
  • Sendall Tunnel – Saint George. 105 m long tunnel, built in 1895 to unite two parts of St. George’s.
  • St. George’s historical centre – Saint George. Historical city, built by French in the 17th century and further redeveloped by British after the fires in 1771 and 1775. City is built in a grid pattern and contains numerous historical buildings.

Described attractions by parishes and dependencies

Grenada is divided into 7 parishes and dependencies:

Carriacou and Petite Martinique
Saint Andrew
Saint David
Saint George
Saint John
Saint Mark
ArrowTufton Hall WaterfallWaterfalls
Saint Patrick

Map of Grenada

Featured: Tufton Hall Waterfall

Tufton Hall waterfall, Grenada
Tufton Hall Waterfall / Tiredmeliorist, / CC BY-SA 3.0

The tallest waterfall in Grenada is Tufton Hall Waterfall at the foot of the tallest mountain on the island – Mount Catherine.

Recommended books:

Grenada (Bradt Travel Guide)

Known as the Spice Island, Grenada offers mountains, rainforest, waterfalls, white beaches, Big Drum dancing, rum distilleries, and world-famous sailing regattas. Updated throughout, this remains the only dedicated guide to Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Paul Crask showcases the islands’ music festivals and cultural heritage, pinpoints ways to support local producers and craftsmen, and goes off the beaten track to reveal some of the country’s little-known sights.

Grenada, St Vincent & the Grenadines Handbook

Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines are fantastic both on land and water. From yachting around the cays to exploring the pretty St. George's harbor, these islands have lush green interiors abundant with coconut groves and banana plantations. Footprint's Handbook provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of these charming islands.

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