For the adventurer in you, let’s Go to Grenada
The first adventure is experiencing Grenada Sailing Festival (Jan. 28th to Feb. 2nd2016)
Turquoise water, wind in your face and the adrenaline of sailing the Caribbean Sea. Grenada Sailing Festival is the perfect escape for the winter blues while creating an adventurous moment. This event has grown over the years to become one of the best in the Caribbean. Yachting participants sail as far as Europe to be part of this event which is a beauty to see-white sails bellowing in the trade winds.
What differentiates this regatta from the others is the cultural aspects of it. Launching from Grand Anse Beach, colorful, traditional, wooden boats with bamboo mast, race from one fishing village to another. Routes also includes nearby Grenadine islands of Petit Martinique and Carriacou.
Sailing week is a great way for sailors or anyone who would love to learn how to sail to participate in. The Grenada Sailing School and RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Centre, is a great way to learn how to sail while on vacation and take part in the Regatta. With proficient staff and quality equipment, student sailors are able to acquire the knowledge and still have time for other vacation excursions. The best part of learning to sail is being able to island hop to beautiful islands.
Although it is adventure we seek, it is always good to have make time to dance, intermingle with Grenadians and sample their foods at the beach parties that occur during Grenada’s Sailing Festival.
The second adventure is hiking to the Seven Sisters waterfalls
The one thing I enjoy doing is hiking a nature trail. I have also managed to get my family to share my passion for hiking, which they have grown to love. For the adventurous or nature explorers who enjoy hiking, the hike to the Seven Sisters waterfalls in Grenada is a must.
This trail which leads into Grenada’s rain-forest is at times muddy and slippery which, makes it even more challenging. Ensure you are wearing good shoes, or at least one that can handle the terrain that you do not mind getting muddy. The trail is partially through a plantation, so you will see the lush flora and fauna which includes banana, calabash, mangoes, nutmegs and cocoa plants, which makes the hike enjoyable.
Approximately 1 mile/40 minutes in, you will reach the first two falls, which are impressive and definitely worth the hike. Visitors can wade into the pools for a cool-down and before continuing to the next waterfall.
Known as Honeymoon Falls because its pool is shaped like a heart, this falls requires you to hike further upstream along a shallow, fast-running river when it rains. The water there is perfect. Take some time to relax and take in the ambiance…the sounds of the waters, and birds singing, you will need to recharge before your hike back up the trail once more.
The final adventure is river tubing Grenadian Style
River tubing through the rain-forest in Grenada is a fun, family adventure. The tubing takes place on the Balthazar River, in the rain forest approximately 45 minutes drive from St.Georges. The river swells can increase when it rains, but this activity is relatively safe for all to enjoy. In addition to friendly guides who assist along the river, life vest and helmets are provided to ensure safety. There are boulders along the course which causes the tubes to change directions when bumped into and adds to the excitement. The dips, rapids, and turns of the river is thrilling and to cap off this wonderful excursions, is rum punch or tropical fruit juice provided by the tour company.