The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park is a collection of ecological underwater contemporary art located in the Caribbean ocean off the west coast of Grenada, West Indies and was created by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor . In May 2006 the world's first underwater sculpture park was open for public viewing. Taylor′s aim was to engage local people with the underwater environment that surrounds them using his works which are derived from life casts of the local community. He installed cement figures onto the ocean floor, mostly consisting of a range of human forms, from solitary individuals to a ring of children holding hands, facing into the oceanic currents.
Grenada has many idyllic beaches around its coastline including the 3 km long Grand Anse Beach in St George which is considered to be one of the finest beaches in the world and often appears in countdowns of the world's top ten beaches.
You can reach the beach by car, minibus, or water taxi. You're welcome to explore the beach at any time, day or night.
Clabony Sulphur Springs, located to the North of Grand Etang is a relaxing place to unwind and rejuvenate with the use of the splendid hot springs located there.
Located north of Grand Etang these springs are best reached by 4x4 jeeps as you travel through banana and nutmeg above Mirabeau Estate.
The spring is the most accessible of a number of natural, warm, sulphur springs hidden in the overgrowth.
The waist-deep water is clear and surprisingly pleasant smelling - until you stir the bottom with your feet. It is highly recommended that visitors employ the services of a guide.
St. George’s University is a private international university in Grenada, West Indies, offering degrees in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, the health sciences, nursing, arts and sciences, and business.
St. George's University was established by an act of Grenada's parliament on July 23, 1976.
The University owns 65 buildings on 42 acres of land, spread out in a peninsula in the southwest corner of Grenada located in the West Indies. A major campus expansion begun in the early 1990s resulted in 52 new buildings. The architecture of the buildings are of Georgian architecture.
This adventure is nothing less than “a thrill of a lifetime!” Wet, wild and wonderful from the word GO, jump in the water and get ready for a journey alongside trained guides, as you spin and swirl in the currents of the river and soak up the exotic scenery of tropical vegetation and wildlife. Navigate the rushing rapids of the river as you're introduced to a seldom-seen Grenadian attraction. Along the way, be on the lookout for some of the many exotic, indigenous species that make their home in this lush tropical habitat. It's a thrilling ride down the river, stopping only in the pools along the way, to catch your breath. Enjoy a much deserved rum punch or a glass of local fruit juice after an action-packed day full of twists and turns, swimming in natural pools.
Welcome Stone overlooks the Levera National Park and is one of the best places to see Grenada’s scenic and spectacular coastal area. Located in Rose Hill, St. Patrick area of Grenada, Welcome Stone is about an hour’s drive north from St. George’s. Upon arriving at Rose Hill, you walk up a very steep nearly vertical concrete road for about 10minutes and then wander down through some bushes on the left past a mini construction site for another 10minutes where you are then rewarded with breathtaking views of Levera National Park. With a large lagoon consisting of extensive mangrove swamp, the 450-acre Levera National Park is home to a range of exotic bird spices including herons and black-necked stilts. And on a sunny day from Welcome Stone, you can see about nine different isles including Sugar Loaf Island, Green Island, Sandy Island, London Bridge, Ronde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Les Tantes Island and Carriacou. So well worth the trek from the city!
Bathway Beach a famous black-sand beach in the north of Grenada with a nature pool.
Bathway Beach is a great place to enjoy the afternoon as well, just be aware of strong surf here.
A trip “up island” may seem like a long way to go, but it’s worth the drive and is one of the best things to do in Grenada.
Part of an adjacent village with specialty shops and the distinctively agricultural surrounds of the Parish of St. Patrick, Bathway is a favorite socializing spot. An ideally located coral reef encloses the swimming and snorkeling strip along the white sand beach.
Carib’s Leap in Sauteurs is one of the most historic places in Grenada. While the city has many attractions, the cliff is without doubt the highlight.
The view from the top of the cliff is spectacular. The beauty of the verdant greens is matched only by the deep blue waters embracing the coast. Completing the scenery are the resplendent blue skies and white clouds.
At a height of 40 meters, it is not that difficult to climb. Aside from admiring the place, you can also take pictures of the rocks and the nearby river.
Carib’s Leap in Sauteurs earned its name when the last of the Natives jumped over the cliff in 1651 rather than surrender to the French. The name of the town itself means “jumpers” in French. In 1664, a grotto was established by the Dominican Fathers to remember those who perished. A short time later, the St Patrick’s Church was established.
Lake Antoine is a lake and is located in Saint Patrick, Grenada.
A shallow crater lake in an extinct volcano, Lake Antoine hosts a large variety of wildlife.
It's possible to walk down from the car park to the lake's edge for a closer look at the impressive birdlife, but unfortunately the perimeter trail is no longer maintained and is for the most part inaccessible.
The lake is accessed via a signposted road about a mile north of River Antoine.
Towering 175 ft above the St. George's harbour, Fort George is not only the oldest but undoubtedly the most significant fort on the island, having always stood at a focal point as major changes occured in political and military landscape of Grenada.
Dating back to the 1600's, while Grenada was still a French colony, Fort George was originally known as Fort Royal.
Designed by Francois Blondel in 1666 and built the year after, Fort Royal served as a battery with commanding views over the Carenage, then the central port of entry and La Ville du Fort Royal (now St. George's), the hub of economical, political and social activities on the island.
Fort Frederick was started by the French to secure their position after they had so easily captured the island from the British in 1779.
The French had confounded the British (who had been anticipating a naval attack) by attacking from inland. Not wanting to be caught out in the same way, the French constructed Fort Frederick with its cannons facing inland, rather than out to sea, earning it the nickname "Backwards facing fort."
Fort Frederick is easily accessible, being about 2 km. from the centre of St. George's, though very, very uphill of it.
Fort Matthew is a physical testimony of the conflict endured by the Grenadian people. This 1500 yard fort is the largest on the island and was named after the governor at the time, Governor Edward Matthew. The 18th century bathrooms and army kitchens, underground tunnels and cells are just a few of the intriguing features still found in its natural form.
Stand at one end of this captivating structure and you will see a mesmerizing view of the town of St. George; capturing the Melville Street Cruise Port, St. George’s University, the Carenage, and so much more.
This privately owned waterfall is the largest on the island, and is not a sight to be missed by any person who enjoys the awe-inspiring sights. A steep cliff and misting white waters surrounded by tropical vegetation beckons any nearby with its constant low rumbling.
This is a remarkable sight. Surrounded by dense vegetation, the waterfall is hidden as you approach, though you can hear it before you see it. Finally, between the trees you a met with a 70 foot tall rock wall jutting up, and from it, an equally tall stream of mist white water is falling. The sight is both humbling and relaxing as you sit by the falls surrounded by a paradise of local spice and fruit plants.
If you are a hiking enthusiast, and are considering a hike through the rain forest, then you should make the Seven Sisters Falls one of your destinations.
This is not a very difficult hike, and it will take you through a private plantation where you will get the chance to see cocoa, nutmeg and banana trees and how they are grown. The hike to the falls only takes about 45 minutes, and you will pass through part of the rain forest to get there. If it has rained recently, the trail can get a little muddy, so it is advisable to wear something you are not particularly fond of. Of course, when the trail is muddy, it is also a lot more fun. Don't worry though, because when you finally get to the falls, you will be able to wash some of the trail off of your shoes.
Once there, you can swim or relax by the water. The pools at the foot of the falls are quite big, and the swimming is very refreshing as the water is cool. Of course, don't forget the hike back to civilization.
This is the easiest waterfall to get to, with a well tended path which is lined with local fruit trees and flowering plants. It is also one of the smaller of all the waterfalls, and is a favourite stop off point of interest for bus tours.
Grenada is known as the Spice Island Of the Caribbean for its nutmeg and mace production, but with an increasing number of bean-to-bar chocolate makers, the island is on a path to becoming the chocolate capital of the Caribbean and one of the finest chocolate producing countries in the world.
Grand Etang Lake is a natural water filled crater of one of Grenada's extinct volcanoes. The rainforest around the lake holds a stupendously rich diversity of flora and fauna. Colorful tropical birds, tiny frogs and lizards, and rare orchids punctuate the dense rainforest vegetation, and the trails meander around the area's stunning waterfalls as well as the azure waters of Grand Etang Lake.
When it comes to fantastic Caribbean Scuba diving, Grenada has it all. Whether shallow or deep; over wrecks, walls or gorgeous reefs; in calm Caribbean waters or drifting through swift Atlantic currents, Grenada’s Scuba diving is sure to please divers of every level of expertise.