GRENADA

February – April 2022

HIGHLIGHTS

   

Get Your Bearings

Grenada is a country made up of the island of Grenada and six smaller surrounding islands. Here we find the perfect mix of unique water and land adventures with plenty of island-style luxury.

Grenada is known as the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean, and for good reason—there are over a dozen large shipwrecks to explore, including the 600 foot Bianca C (known as the “Caribbean Titanic”).

Grenada

Recently titled “Best Kept Secret of the Caribbean” by Vogue, lively Grenada is a boater’s paradise. From waterfall hikes and underwater parks to luxury spas and five-star restaurants, the Spice Isle is a true traveler’s paradise.

Prickly Bay

This bay on the southern shore is a famous hangout of liveaboard boaters looking to escape the winter chill. Spend the evening at the Tiki Hut Restaurant and Bar for a few slices of their well-known and ever-changing pizzas and the first of many Carib beers.

A short hike up the hill will take us to the West Indies Beer Company—a local brewery with a great selection of brews and ciders, as well as delicious smoked ribs, tacos, burgers, and locally-made ice cream. We recommend buying a flight of mini ciders, the grilled fish burger, and topping it off with their “everything but the stove” ice cream.

Grenada’s “Home Reefs” are located just off the coast of Prickly Pear and are made up of Shark Reef and Red Reef. Some of the most frequented dive sites in Grenada, these sites are home to an array of stingray, moray eels, nurse sharks, lobster, and turtles.

Grand Anse Bay

Grand Anse on the west side of Grenada is a great stop for some snorkeling, diving, beach lounging and dinners at the many restaurants that line the bay. 

Take an afternoon to beach-bar hop along Morne Rouge beach and watch the sunset after a hike out to Q Point.

Scuba divers of all skill levels can tour the Purple Rain dive site. This sloping reef usually enjoys a gentle current, so no or little effort is required. Abundant black corals and luminescent sponges inhabited by shoals of colorful reef fish, moray eels and spiny lobster.

The reef has been given its name because of the purple colored creole wrasse which swim in formation, and when they swim downwards it looks like purple rain.

Advanced divers can visit the Wreck of the Shakem, a cement carrying cargo vessel that sank with a full load in 2001. The ship sits between 85-100 feet of clear water, with plenty of marine life, a full and open cargo hold of cement bags and propellers still in place.

St George’s

The capital of Grenada is the bustling epicenter of the island’s shipping routes and cruise ports. The town is a dizzying map of winding roads and old stone buildings mixed with brightly colored pastel shops.

Beat the heat by hiking up the hill in the morning to visit Fort George and take in the sweeping views of the city and bay. It’s easy to spend a day here touring the streets, visiting boutique shops and open-air markets. The House of Chocolate is a tiny but very worthwhile museum and store where you can learn about Grenada’s history with cocoa and buy an abundance of locally-made chocolate goodies.

No trip would be complete without a sail north to Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park. Sitting in just 15-20 feet of water, this is the perfect location for snorkeling and practicing your breath-holding and freediving skills.

The famous underwater park was the first of artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater gardens. It was widely acclaimed as the first of its kind. The site is now listed as one of National Geographic’s 25 Wonders of the World. 75 intricate stone works cover an area of 800 square meters and are located in a series of sand patches and gullies between natural rock and coral formations. 

Carriacou

Carriacou is the most northern island in Grenada. It is called the “Land of Reefs” for its extensive coral and clear shallow water. This makes a great stop for the avid divers aboard Neverland.

The Sisters is one of our favorite dive sites in the area. Located just off the coast of Tyrell Bay, the site is home to two massive pinnacles shooting up out the water. Beneath the waves is a highly developed and extensive reef that feels like a mini-wall dive. Giant coral, tropical fish, eels, turtles, lobsters and barracuda are just a few of the typical inhabitants.

Sandy Island is a tiny arch of sand barely jutting out from the water to the west of Carriacou. If we’re lucky the locals may be there grilling fresh lobster to sell to hungry snorkelers after a day in the water. 

Get Your Bearings

Grenada is a country made up of the island of Grenada and six smaller surrounding islands. Here we find the perfect mix of unique water and land adventures with plenty of island-style luxury.

Grenada is known as the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean, and for good reason—there are over a dozen large shipwrecks to explore, including the 600 foot Bianca C (known as the “Caribbean Titanic”).

Grenada

Recently titled “Best Kept Secret of the Caribbean” by Vogue, lively Grenada is a boater’s paradise. From waterfall hikes and underwater parks to luxury spas and five-star restaurants, the Spice Isle is a true traveler’s paradise.

Prickly Bay

This bay on the southern shore is a famous hangout of liveaboard boaters looking to escape the winter chill. Spend the evening at the Tiki Hut Restaurant and Bar for a few slices of their well-known and ever-changing pizzas and the first of many Carib beers.

A short hike up the hill will take us to the West Indies Beer Company—a local brewery with a great selection of brews and ciders, as well as delicious smoked ribs, tacos, burgers, and locally-made ice cream. We recommend buying a flight of mini ciders, the grilled fish burger, and topping it off with their “everything but the stove” ice cream.

Grenada’s “Home Reefs” are located just off the coast of Prickly Pear and are made up of Shark Reef and Red Reef. Some of the most frequented dive sites in Grenada, these sites are home to an array of stingray, moray eels, nurse sharks, lobster, and turtles.

Grand Anse Bay

Grand Anse on the west side of Grenada is a great stop for some snorkeling, diving, beach lounging and dinners at the many restaurants that line the bay. 

Take an afternoon to beach-bar hop along Morne Rouge beach and watch the sunset after a hike out to Q Point.

Scuba divers of all skill levels can tour the Purple Rain dive site. This sloping reef usually enjoys a gentle current, so no or little effort is required. Abundant black corals and luminescent sponges inhabited by shoals of colorful reef fish, moray eels and spiny lobster.

The reef has been given its name because of the purple colored creole wrasse which swim in formation, and when they swim downwards it looks like purple rain.

Advanced divers can visit the Wreck of the Shakem, a cement carrying cargo vessel that sank with a full load in 2001. The ship sits between 85-100 feet of clear water, with plenty of marine life, a full and open cargo hold of cement bags and propellers still in place.

St George’s

The capital of Grenada is the bustling epicenter of the island’s shipping routes and cruise ports. The town is a dizzying map of winding roads and old stone buildings mixed with brightly colored pastel shops.

Beat the heat by hiking up the hill in the morning to visit Fort George and take in the sweeping views of the city and bay. It’s easy to spend a day here touring the streets, visiting boutique shops and open-air markets. The House of Chocolate is a tiny but very worthwhile museum and store where you can learn about Grenada’s history with cocoa and buy an abundance of locally-made chocolate goodies.

No trip would be complete without a sail north to Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park. Sitting in just 15-20 feet of water, this is the perfect location for snorkeling and practicing your breath-holding and freediving skills.

The famous underwater park was the first of artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s underwater gardens. It was widely acclaimed as the first of its kind. The site is now listed as one of National Geographic’s 25 Wonders of the World. 75 intricate stone works cover an area of 800 square meters and are located in a series of sand patches and gullies between natural rock and coral formations. 

Carriacou

Carriacou is the most northern island in Grenada. It is called the “Land of Reefs” for its extensive coral and clear shallow water. This makes a great stop for the avid divers aboard Neverland.

The Sisters is one of our favorite dive sites in the area. Located just off the coast of Tyrell Bay, the site is home to two massive pinnacles shooting up out the water. Beneath the waves is a highly developed and extensive reef that feels like a mini-wall dive. Giant coral, tropical fish, eels, turtles, lobsters and barracuda are just a few of the typical inhabitants.

Sandy Island is a tiny arch of sand barely jutting out from the water to the west of Carriacou. If we’re lucky the locals may be there grilling fresh lobster to sell to hungry snorkelers after a day in the water. 

EXPLORE

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations include use of the following:

  • 3 queen cabins, each with private ensuite bath with electric toilet, wash basin and separate shower stall. All cabins have ample storage, a panoramic window, air conditioning, two fans, US 110v outlets and dimmable recessed lighting.
  • Social areas include an upper deck lounge with sectional couch and sunbed area with 360 degree view. Forward deck has spacious lounge area with adjustable reclining seating, trampoline and sunning areas. Aft deck offers lounge area plus alfresco dining. Salon offers lounge area with coffee table plus flat screen TV with many movies and USB capabilities.

FYI

Arriving flight info: arrive at Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND)

Departing flight info: depart from Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND)

Currency: the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar is the official currency. Most places accept US currency, but will return change in EC

Electricity: Grenada and on board Neverland are US 110v

Communications: Neverland has on board wi-fi with basic internet available whenever we're within range of mobile towers

We've got you covered: bath & beach towels, bedding, shower essentials, ScubaPro snorkel & dive gear, and dive lights

What to bring: soft-sided luggage, swimwear, sunscreen, beachwear, rain jacket, hat, sunglasses, music, books, camera, and personal snorkel/dive gear and wetsuit if you prefer 

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