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Wonders of Grenada

Grand Anse Beach, Grenada
Grand Anse Beach, Grenada. / scarriot, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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Grenada is a beautiful Caribbean country. The mountainous Grenada island is rich with interesting natural and man-made wonders – such as historical factories of tropical food and beverages (chocolate, rum, nutmeg), waterfalls, hot springs.

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WorldViolet Top 18 wonders of Grenada

Geological wonders

Tufton Hall Waterfall

Saint Mark

The tallest and largest waterfall in Grenada, approximately 25 m tall.

Tufton Hall Waterfall, Grenada
Tufton Hall Waterfall / Tiredmeliorist, Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
Claboney Hot Springs

Saint Andrew (Grenada)

Hot spring with iron salts in it.

Seven Sisters Falls

Saint Andrew (Grenada)

Possibly the most beautiful waterfall in Grenada. Waterfall has seven falls.

Seven Sisters Falls
Seven Sisters Falls, Grenada. / Jason Pratt, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
River Sallee Boiling Springs

Saint Patrick (Grenada)

Six effervescent springs, a site of spiritual importance. Some springs emit salt water.

Mount Carmel Falls (Marquis Falls)

Saint David

One of the tallest waterfalls in Grenada, 23 m tall, with two cascades.

Concord Falls

Saint John

Beautiful waterfall with three cascades. Most tourists see only the lower falls.

Annandale Falls

Saint George (Grenada)

Some 10 m tall waterfall in a beautiful forest.


Saint Patrick (Grenada)

Active submarine volcano north of 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 that emit bubbles of gas.

Biological wonders

Grand Etang Nature Reserve

Saint Andrew (Grenada)

Rainforest with an amazing diversity of species and numerous endemic species of plants and animals. Includes the Qua Qua montane forest and unique palm grove.

Grand Etang forest, Grenada
Grand Etang forest / Lee Coursey, / CC BY 2.0

Archaeological wonders

Mt Rich petroglyph stone (Carib’s Stone)

Saint Patrick (Grenada)

A large boulder that is covered with intricate petroglyphs. This is one of the most interesting petroglyph sites in the Caribbean with very diverse symbols. Nearby have been found remnants of a possible settlement.

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.

Architecture wonders

Belmont Estate

Saint Patrick (Grenada)

A plantation from the 17th century, still producing one of the finest dark chocolates in the world. Group of well-preserved historical buildings.

Belmont Estate
Belmont Estate, Grenada. / Tom Coady, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
River Antoine Rum factory

Saint Patrick (Grenada)

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 1800, with 75% alcohol content.

St. George’s historical center

Saint George (Grenada)

A historical city, built by the French in the 17th century and further redeveloped by the British after the fires in 1771 and 1775. The city has been built in a grid pattern and contains numerous historical buildings.

St. George’s in Grenada
St. George’s / Chris LeCroy, / CC BY-SA 2.0
Fort George, Fort Frederick, and other forts of St. George’s

Saint George (Grenada)

System of eight forts (now three remain) that were built since 1706 to mitigate the attacks of indigenous people and European rivals.

Fort George, Grenada
Fort George, Grenada. / David Stanley, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Molinere Bay underwater sculpture park

Saint George (Grenada)

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 that can be seen by snorkeling or using glass bottom boats.

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

Saint George (Grenada)

105 m long tunnel that was built in 1895 to unite two parts of St. George’s.

Sendall Tunnel
Sendall Tunnel. / David Stanley, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Grenada National Museum

Saint George (Grenada)

The 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.

WorldYellow Recommended books

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.

Grenada: Carriacou & Petite Martinique

Written by Caribbean-based writer and photographer Paul Crask, this new, thoroughly updated third edition of Bradt’s Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is the only standalone guide available to this alluring Caribbean destination. With insider knowledge of the islands, from luxurious villas and resorts to pastoral villages and mountain trails, Bradt’s Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is rich in detail, local color, and practical information, and offers detailed accommodation, dining, and activities listings as well as the author’s own take on how to maximize your stay.

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