About Grenada

Where is Grenada?

Grenada is the most southerly of the Windward Islands, situated in the Caribbean Sea about 150 miles south-west of Barbados and 90 miles north of Trinidad. The climate is warm all year round, with daytime temperatures typically around 28 Deg.C/82 Deg.F. There is usually a pleasant trade wind breeze.

 

The island was formerly a British colony until granted independence in 1975. Development has been slower on Grenada than on many islands, and the pace of life here remains relaxed and unhurried. The Grenadian people are friendly, outgoing and welcoming to visitors.

For those seeking an unspoiled laid-back destination, Grenada has everything to offer: sandy beaches, spectacular rainforest scenery, waterfalls, hiking and all kinds of water sports including snorkelling, diving and sailing.

St. George's

St George’s, is one of the prettiest and best-preserved towns in the West Indies, with colonial-style brick and gingerbread buildings rising up the hillside behind the busy Carenage lined with fishing boats and trading vessels.

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There are plenty of good shops and supermarkets, restaurants in all price ranges and a handful of lively nightspots. Duty-free shopping is available at the Esplanade Mall by the cruise ship dock.

Waterfalls

Concord Waterfalls are 3 Waterfalls located at Concord in St. John.

 

Mt. Carmel Waterfall is the highest Waterfall in Grenada.

 

Seven Sister Waterfalls is a group of 7 Waterfalls close to the Grand Etang Nature Reserve in St. Andrew.

 

Honeymoon Waterfall is secluded in the rain forest close to the Seven Sister Waterfalls.

 

 

Rain Forest and Mountains

Grand Etang Nature Reserve is in the parish of St. Andrew and is famous for its Crater lake.

 

Mt. Qua Qua is a mountain within the Grand Etang Nature Reserve.

 

Mt. St. Catherine is with 840 meters (2756 feet) the highest mountain in Grenada.

 

Carnival

Carnival is an annual event usually in the first or second week in August.   

 

Check our Blog and we will post the dates for Carnival 2016

 

Rum Distilleries

River Antoine Rum Distillery is the oldest Rum Factory in the western hemisphere and still operating with a water wheel.

 

Clark’s Court Distillery is in the St. George district and is famous for a wide variety of rum products.

 

Westerhall Rum Distillery Westerhall Estate in St. David’s. Visit the Museum. Take a tour of the ruins and sample their award winning rums.

 

Spices and Estates

Gouyave Nutmeg Factory a “must do” in Grenada the “spice island”.

 

Belmont Estate is also a must.  Great way to see how our delicous local chocolate is processed and made as well as a small goat farm and delicious local food in their restaurant.

 

Beaches

Grand Anse Beach the most famous beach in Grenada.


Morne Rouge Bay another beautiful beach...

 

Magazine Beach hosts the Aquarium Restaurant at one end.

 

Bathway Beach is in the North of the island and offers a beautiful veiw of the North Islands

 

Forts

Fort George above the main town of St. George´s with a beautiful view of the town and the Carenage.

 

Fort Frederick high above the sea with outstanding views of St. George´s, Grand Anse, Grand Etang and the southern part of the island.

 

Turtle Watching

If you visit between April through June, you may want to take a trip to see the turtles laying their eggs.   We recommend you go with a tour or taxi as its a long drive and usually at night.

Snorkelling and Diving

If you are a diver we recommend you look at the links below to see what is available:

 

Dive Grenada

 

Eco Dive

 

Underwater Sculpture Park

 

 

Eating out

Some places you might want to try...

 

Aquarium Restaurant  Great Location right on the beach.  Fun Sunday Barbecue...

 

Beach House  Elegant dining.

 

Umbrellas   Very casual, easy, right on Grand Anse Beach

 

La Sagesse   Good short excursion trip - Good food on the beach.

 

Olivers (Spice Island Inn)  Fine dining

 

Whisper Cove Marina  Very close to Tivigny Villa - casual meal - rotisery chicken on Thursdays

 

Almost Paradise  If you are planning a trip around the island you might want to incorporate this into your stop.  Fantastic view and good food.   Call ahead to make sure they are open.

 

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Kayaking and Boating

 

The Villa has its' own dinghy, two single seater kayaks and a hobie cat your use included in the rate.

 

There are a number of great bays to explore within the shelter of Hog and Calivigny island.

 

You may want to try the Sunday BBQ on Hog Island at Rogers Bar

 

If you prefer to go with a tour try Conservation Kayak that is just down the road from the Villa.

 

We can also recommend Shadow Fax Banana Boat Tours.

 

Tel:  1-473-409-3270    |   Email: kim@tivignyvillagrenada.com    |   Address: Whisper Cove Road, Grenada

 

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