Caribbean islands, including Grenada, are always a popular destination for people who love different types of activities, such as scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, and snorkeling too. Many people are confused to realize that snorkeling and scuba diving are different types of activities, and we will explain that first in this article. Snorkeling, that we will talk about later, is swimming with a mask over the eyes and wearing a breathing tube (snorkel) eventually when the person doesn’t go deeper in the water. On the other hand, scuba diving is swimming in deeper water, while wearing equipment, to help you breathe easily while underwater. This system every diver should wear is called scuba.
When you are snorkeling, you are reaching to underwater plants and animals near the surface, and the mask is helping you to closely see the different kinds of corals and fish. The best thing is that Grenada is one of the most appreciated destinations for snorkeling, and you don’t need to be a professional in swimming to do that – you only need to go deep enough so you can stay, or touch the underwater surface, and enjoy watching the reached life, with different colors and species.
Grenada offers a lot of nice things to do while there, and swimming and diving are just a few of them. But, while you are there, you will have to try a lot of local activities this island offers, no matter which part you are visiting. Probably, 2023 will not give you a chance to do that, even though Grenada’s coronavirus rates are very low compared to the rest of the world. But, we are sure that this article will assure you it’s worth giving a try, and you will be able to go on vacation next year.
Here are a few reasons why you need to do that:
1. The white sand is making a great contrast
The beaches are covered with smooth white sand, that continues in the water, which gives a nice “background” to the underwater life, and you can recognize the different colors, shapes, and living creatures there. After this nice adventure, you can stay at the beach – we highly recommend Grand Anse Beach, which is one of the most popular there. And near, you can find the Boss Reef, which is worth to see and snorkel around. If you are into more extreme watersports, you can arrange windsurfing or scuba diving. If you are not, you can have a drink in some of the nearest beach bars, and go snorkel again around the reefs and rocks, and look for more interesting underwater life.
2. Swim around the underwater sculptures
When in Grenada, you can have a great unique experience diving around the underwater sculpture park. The sculptures were set there in 2006, and since then, they are covered with seagrass, corals, and different types of underwater life. According to toursgrenada.com, you can have an excursion there, and you will be able to snorkel four hours, every Tuesday and Thursday. Other days are available for private trips, but no matter what option you choose, you can be sure that this experience is totally worth it.
3. Private luxury cruises
If you want to spend more money, but have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can always book a private sailing that includes snorkeling near the beaches that are not that popular and commercial. In this case, you will be able to visit and see different kinds of underwater species and enjoy the unique experience Grenada has to offer for you. You can arrange this cruise by yourself, if you want to do that solo, or together with your friends, so you can swim around together. There are a lot of smaller reefs in the water, that are worth visiting and seeing.
4. Exceptional quality of the service
According to many tourist forums and websites, Grenada offers an exceptional snorkeling service, compared to similar destinations. You can find tour operators almost everywhere on the island, so you can compare the offers and prices, and choose the one you prefer. Also, the locals will recommend you to always do that with someone who is experienced, so they can show you the best spots, and be around you if you get scared or start panicking. You can organize different excursions every day because you have a lot of things to explore.
5. Live the authentic island life for a few days
No matter if you stay five, seven, ten, or more days there, you will have a unique chance to be a part of everyday life there. That means you will swim and dive around, go to the beach any time you want, eat the local food, and of course, have a chance to snorkel around different beautiful reefs and diving spots. The locals are great, and they will become your friends, and invite you to have fun together with them. The beaches are exceptional, and Grenada offers natural amazing landscapes, and a chance for water adventures, that you haven’t ever tried in your life.
As you can see, Grenada is a perfect destination that offers the very same things as the more commercial tourist places around the world. While you are there, you can also try the local cuisine, which is one of the best on the Caribbean Islands, especially knowing the fact that there you can find quality spices, including nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and so on, everything natural and organic. The locals appreciate these spices a lot, and they use them in every meal.
When it comes to water and beaches, there are at least 45 popular ones, but you can always choose smaller private places to enjoy. When not in the water, you can go through the national park, and watch and observe the endemic birds there. With a few words said – you can always have fun in Grenada, you only need to choose the type of activity that suits you the best, and have a time of your life there.