Walking, Hiking, Trekking
With its astonishing natural
beauty and wide variety of ecosystems and terrain, Grenada offers
some of the finest walking, hiking, and
trekking opportunities in the Caribbean.
2Grenada's surrounding waters offer some
of the best sailing in the Caribbean, and the island is as a result
one of the yachting centres of the Caribbean. Even if you're not a
sailor, you shouldn't miss an opportunity to enjoy the excitement of
a regatta or the pleasures of a day or evening cruise. The Grenada
Yacht Club organizes quite a few sailing events each year, including
most notably the
Grenada Sailing Festival in February, and there are several charter
companies that offer cruises.
Grenada offers a number of excellent
snorkelling and dive locations, many of which are among the last
great unexplored dive sites in the Caribbean.
Sport fishermen have long
recognized the abundance of Grenada's surrounding waters, and the
annual Spice Island Game Fishing Tournament attracts pros from all
over the world. For the rest of us, there are plenty of charter
companies that offer day trips to the same fine fishing grounds.
The Grenada Golf & Country
Club is a nine-hole course located near Grand Anse. Facilities
include club rental, instruction, a clubhouse offering snacks and a
bar, and caddy service. For more information, call 473-444-4128.
An extensive range of
water sports is available in Grenada,
parasailing, diving, and cruising. Most resorts offer the full array
of beach water sports, and a number of companies specialize in
charters and rentals.
Visitors interested in a few sets of
tennis needn't look far, as many hotels have tennis facilities. Even
if your hotel doesn't, it is quite easy to make arrangements for a
court with another that does. There are also public courts at Grand
The best buys in Grenada
are batik and screen printed textiles, locally made handicraft,
leather craft, and wood carvings. Attractive jewellery is sold by
Spice Island Jewellery. Spices, locally-made jams, jellies, and
syrups, especially nutmeg, local fresh fruits and vegetables are
other good buys.
Duty Free Shopping
Grenada also offers fine duty-free
bargains. Gittens Duty Free Shops have an excellent selection of
duty free perfumes and cosmetics, both on the Carenage and at their
newly expanded shop at the airport. Jewellery, crystal, and other
gifts are available at Bon Voyage, on the Carenage and at the
airport. Colombian Emeralds at the airport offers a fine selection
of quality duty free jewellery. Duty free liquor is available at the