Grenada has been on my Bucketlist for some time now. Maybe I have a ton of places that I fall in with, however, the beautiful island was everything and more. Headed there soon? Here is what you should know before you go.
Grenada: 10 Things You Should Know About Grenada:
- Love spices? Nutmeg, cocoa, and other spices can be faintly smelled in the air as soon you step out of the airport.
- The majority of the locals here are of African descent, where their descendants were brought over to work on European-owned plantations, as a result, most of the island consists of black folks (which is beautiful).
- While food and excursions are reasonably priced, it is especially relevant and noteworthy to mention that, hotels and taxicabs can be quite expensive. 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 stunning. The water is warm. The sites are breathtaking. Consequently, the mosquitos can make it hard to enjoy the sites because they are thirsty and relentless, especially if you have “that sweet blood” like my grandma says.
- 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.
- Most noteworthy, Grenada actually consists of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique.
- You must try the local dish of ‘oil down’. The dish contains vegetables, meat, and seasonings are steamed together in a large pot with coconut milk. Hence, it is a really soothing and comforting meal. You will find it in most local restaurants on the weekends.
- Everyone you’ll meet in Grenada was so nice and hospitable! Everyone is quite helpful, chatty, and will welcome you to their lovely island with arms wide open.
- Also, 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 forests, yet it does not have any species of venomous snakes! To verify this before we went hiking, ask your guides. lol
In conclusion, Grenada was everything.
What were your favorite things to experience on an island?