Activities in Grenada
|Water Sports: All of these beaches, and all of the water, make this a wonderful place for water sports and activities. An extensive range of water sports is available in Grenada, including parasailing, diving, and cruising. Most resorts offer the full array of beach water sports, and a number of companies specialize in charters and rentals.
Yachting: Grenada offers some of the best sailing in the Caribbean, and the island is as a result one of the yachting centers of the Caribbean. Not a sailor? Not to worry. You can rent something for a day on the water. Or, take in the excitement of a regatta or the pleasures of a day or evening charter cruise.
Scuba-Diving & Snorkeling: Whether a novice or a long-time diver, Grenada offers a number of excellent snorkeling and dive locations. The west coast of the island practically one long offshore reef. Here you can dive on the 600-foot wreck of the Bianca, a cruise liner that went down in 1961. The most convenient snorkeling is found in the area just south of Grand Anse beach. And, for the beginner, this might just be the perfect place to begin your underwater exploration. The real center of dive activity, and the place where most of the experienced divers head, is around Grenada's sister island, Carriacou. Although largely undeveloped, Carriacou is accessible by boat and plane, offers a number of accommodations, and is encircled by marvelous reefs.
Deep-Sea Fishing: Sport fishermen will love the abundance of Grenada's surrounding waters. Grenada is the home of the annual Spice Island Game Fishing Tournament, which attracts professionals from all over. And, for the rest of us, there are lots of charter companies that offer day trips to the same fishing grounds the pros use.
Golf: Although Grenada is not a big golf getaway, the Grenada Golf & Country Club has 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.
Tennis: Many of the major hotels and resorts offer tennis facilities. If your hotel does not have facilities, the folks at reception can often find someplace for you to play. There are also public courts at Grand Anse.
Walking, Hiking, and Trekking: There are trails to suit all levels of experience. Tours are easily arranged. Guides are strongly recommended for the more strenuous hikes as their experience is invaluable and they prevent you from getting lost - easily done in any rainforest.
Shopping: The best buys in Grenada are batik and screen printed textiles, locally made handicraft, leather craft, and wood carvings. Attractive jewelry is sold by Spice Island Jewelry. Spices, locally-made jams, jellies, and syrups, especially nutmeg, local fresh fruits and vegetables are other good buys. 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. Jewelry, 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 jewelry. Duty free liquor is available at the airport.