The Caribbean island of Grenada may be encircled by beaches, but for many tourists, it is the waterfalls of the isle’s lush mountainous interior that make the biggest impression. From photo-worthy cascades to rain forest chutes with inviting natural pools at the bottom, see below for the best of the bunch.
Concord Falls is a series of three separate falls situated on the island’s west side. The first, a 35-foot-tall (10-meter-tall) curtain of water, is just a short walk from the parking lot and is surrounded by enticing pools where you can swim. The other two Concord waterfalls are farther away: it’s about a 30-minute hike to Au Coin and about an hour’s hike to 65-foot-tall (20-meter-tall) Fontainebleau.
Perhaps the most accessible of all Grenada’s falls, the Annandale Falls are just a 20-minute drive northeast of St. George’s and a short stroll along a paved path from the nearest parking lot. The Annandale waterfalls drop from a height of 30 feet (9 meters) into a pool below. During peak tourist season, cliff divers, ukulele players, and Mona monkeys add to the fun atmosphere.
Seven Sisters Falls
Set within the jungle-carpeted Grand Etang National Park in Grenada’s central highlands, Seven Sisters Falls are a must for nature lovers, with verdant rain forest surrounding them on all sides. While accessing the first of the Seven Sisters waterfalls is relatively easy, getting to the other six requires traversing hilly, uneven, and sometimes wet terrain. Completing the trail in flip flops may be difficult, so consider wearing sturdier footwear.
Mt. Carmel Falls
Plunging from a height of 70 feet (21 meters), Mt. Carmel Falls is Grenada’s tallest waterfall. It is situated just south of Grenville and can be accessed via a relatively easy 30-minute hike through plantations. During the rainy season, visitors can slide down the lower falls, where the rocks serve as a natural waterslide.