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Knowledgeable anglers agree that Grenada boasts some of the Caribbean’s best game fish waters and that there is no better place to "catch" a piece of the action than at the Annual Spice Island Billfish Tournament held in mid January each year. The tournament attracts pros from all over the world.
As for the novice, there are plenty of charter companies that offer half-day and full-day deep-sea fishing packages. Billfish, blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, and Wahoo are all found in Grenadian waters, along with yellowfin tuna and dolphin (also known as dorado or mahi-mahi).
Grenada offers many hiking opportunities including rain forests and falls. The most popular area in Grenada for hiking and trekking is undoubtedly the rainforest around the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, 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.
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.
The last decade and a half has been a period of considerable development in Grenada. While the expansion of the tourist industry has proceeded rapidly, the island nation has taken great care to protect its magnificent natural environment. National parks have been developed, and the protection of both the rain forest and the coral reefs continues to be a high priority.
Grenada's surrounding waters offer some of the best sailing in the Caribbean, and the island is, as a result, one of the premier yachting centers in the region. You can have your pick of crewed yacht and bare boat rentals, as well as learn to sail courses leading to the American Sailing Association certification.
Even if you're not a sailor, you shouldn't miss an opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of a day or evening cruise. Local tour companies offer day cruises with various itineraries: Watch the whales and dolphins, or cruise up Grenada's outer islands to Carriacou and Petite Martinique. For the young at heart, try a party cruise aboard the Rhum Runner.
Since its discovery in 1492, Grenada’s fertile soil has been used for agricultural purposes. Initially the islands were used to grow sugar cane for Rum production. Today sugar cane is still the base material of Grenada’s rum industry. Fields of the long sweet grass can be seen on any drive through the countryside.
Rum is still made here in the old-fashioned way, pressed by waterpower, fermented in copper pots, and bottled by hand. The main Rum distilleries have guided tours explaining the process from start to finish and often will have tasters available for the adventurous visitor at the end of the tour.
When eastern spices were first introduced to Grenada, they were a novelty – the nutmeg for the Sunday morning Punch. With the devastation of the spice plantations in the Orient however, the local plantation owners seized the opportunity and gradually Grenada’s spice industry was developed. Today nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon, ginger, bay leaves, turmeric (local saffron) and sapote are all grown here and Grenada is one of the world’s major suppliers of nutmeg and mace. All good reasons why Grenada is known as the Isle of Spice. Visits to working spice estates are available as part of regular tours.
Plantations and estates in Grenada have continued as a way of life even through the many changes of ownership. The names of the remaining estates and even the towns and villages still reflect this multi-cultural past.
A variety of water sports is available in Grenada, including parasailing, kayaking, sailing, and cruising. Most resorts offer a full array of beach water sports and a number of companies specialize in charters and rentals.