Grenada has always been one of the most interesting islands in the Caribbean Sea. Fondly known as the Spice Isle, this destination makes for a perfect holiday trip. Whether you want to soak up the sun, frolic on the white sandy beaches or even have a taste of the local spices or fruits, this island has it all! So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head out to this island today!
First, travel to the island of Petit Martinique, where you can view the spectacular remnants of the old colonial architectures. Next, travel to Hillsborough and experience the beautiful beaches here. It is home to the annual Regatta Festival and Carnival celebrations which occur once a year. Saline Island is next on your itinerary, which is definite must visit especially for its spectacular mangroves, large salt ponds and its wide variety of flora and fauna. Travel to your next destination which is Frigate Island. While you are here, you can view a large variety of endemic species some of which include local as well as relocated species. Bird Island is your next destination. This mesmerizing island is known for its bird life as well as other fauna species. Next, travel to Caille that boasts of a spectacular coastal line filled with beaches and a panoramic view of the island nearby. Next, travel to Sauteurs which is a fishing town on the mainland. Gouyave is next on your destinations to visit. Do travel here to experience the weekly Fish Friday festival that offers its visitors a wide range of cuisines and entertainment. Next, travel to Grenville where you can travel to one of the many nutmeg processing plants before you travel to St. George’s. This capital city is a popular choice for most visitors, especially for its iconic volcano crater and its horseshoe harbour. Travel to your final destination of Grand Anse Bay where you can experience a variety of adventure sports here among the many beaches here.
While there are several mesmerizing natural attractions here, Grenada has several other attractions that make for a wonderful visit. If you want to experience the true history of the island, you must visit the Grenada National Museum. Built in 1704 it houses various historical artefacts and exhibits of the history of the country. For an exciting venture, you must visit St. George’s market. Apart from its lively atmosphere, it provides a picturesque view, due to its large variety of fruits and vegetables on sale. Nature lovers who are looking for a different natural habitat to explore can always travel to Mount Maitland. Here not only can you experience the flora and fauna in its natural habitat, you can also experience a spectacular view of the countryside when you climb to the top.
To experience the true essence of Grenada, you must try the cuisines of the country. With a rich history that was influenced by the French and the Africans, you will find certain distinctive influences in the taste and flavour of the cuisines found here. A must cuisine is the delicious Oil Down, which is also the countries national dish. This is often served with salted meat or fish making it one of the delicious cuisines found here. A few other delectable meals that are a must try are the aloo pie, doubles and dal puri which is often served with a wrap of curry, bakes or fish cakes. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, do try the kurma, fudge or tamarind balls. Don’t forget to try the infamous Grenadian spice cake, that goes best with the locally brewed rum.
With an island that has its perfect mix of coastal areas as well as mountainous regions, it is not surprising that this archipelago has a large variety of adventure sports that can satisfy the diverse taste of many. You can always go on a trek safari amongst the interiors of the island to experience the natural flora and fauna. You can even go biking on certain trails here. With its mesmerizing coastal areas, you can do plenty of activities. This includes swimming, snorkelling, deep sea diving or even sailing.
Do plan your holiday so that is filled with exiting moments and adventures. However, no matter how you plan your holidays, it can include both good and bad experiences which can impact your trip. A priority must be given to your safety. With unforeseen mishaps and calamities a high probability, it is important that you have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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