Grenada has been on my bucket list for some time now, and I was soooooooo grateful when I had the opportunity to go to Grenada and stay at Maca Bana Luxury Boutique Resort.
10 Things You Should Know About Grenada:
- Grenada is known as the Island of Spice. Nutmeg, cocoa, and other spices can be faintly smelled in the air.
- The majority of the locals here are of African decent, where their descendants were brought over to work on European-owned plantations.
- While food and excursions are reasonably priced, hotels and taxicabs are not as inexpensive. I highly suggest staying at Maca Bana Luxury Boutique Resort, however, if $400+/night isn’t in your budget, you can always do an AirBnB.
- Make sure to take mosquito repellent! The island is absolutely beautiful, but if you’re not prepared, the mosquitos can make it hard to enjoy the sites.
- You must snorkel or dive to the Underwater Sculpture Park! Grenada is home to the world’s first underwater sculpture parks. It’s really an amazing experience.
- Grenada actually consists of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique.
- You must try the local dish of ‘oil down’. It’s a dish where vegetables, meat, and seasonings are steamed together in a large pot with coconut milk. We were told it’s possible to get on the weekends!
- Everyone we met in Grenada was so nice and hospitable! Everyone is quite helpful, chatty, and welcomed you to their lovely island.
- You can use both the East Caribbean Dollar or USD when getting around or purchasing things on the island.
- Grenada is an island nation that is almost half covered with forests, yet it does not have any species of venomous snakes! I had to verify this before we went hiking to a waterfall.
Have you been to the Island of Spice, Grenada?
If so, what were your favorite things to experience on the island?