Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, offers pure nature. It is a nature lover’s dream destination. Enjoy white sandy beaches such as the famous Grand Anse Beach. Dive into the deep blue sea and explore Grenada’s underwater reefs and attractions such as shipwrecks and the Underwater Sculpture Park. And you cannot travel to Grenada without a visit to the Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve – Grenada’s crown jewel of nature and adventure.
Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve is the most popular area in Grenada for hiking and trekking. High up in the mountains of the island’s interior, Grand Etang’s varied elevations and terrains maintain several different ecological subsystems, culminating in the elfin woodlands high up the slopes of the reserve’s central mountains.
This environment provides the perfect setting for nature lovers to go wild. There’s a variety of flora and fauna. Birdwatchers can see a wide variety of species here such as the Broad-Winged Hawk (known here as the Gree-Gree), the Lesser Antillean swift, Antillean Euphonia, Purple Throated Carib, Antillean Crested Hummingbird (known as the Doctor Bird) and the Lesser Antillean Tanager (known as the Soursop).
In addition, Grand Etang is populated by plenty of frogs and lizards, as well as playing host to opossums, armadillos, mongoose, and the Mona monkey.
Hikes at Grand Etang range from easy 15-minute jaunts to rigorous expeditions of several hours. The trails are quite good, and the Forest Reserve provides excellent guides (both written and human).