Swimming in Waterfalls in Grenada

House in the middle of the jungle with mountain behind in Grenada, The Caribbean

The relentless humming of the anchor being dropped awoke me once again. Where are we today? I wondered to myself as I drifted out of consciousness.

After a day on the ocean with no sign of land in sight, it was even more exciting to be docking up at a new destination.

I flung open my curtains and yelped in delight at the new view outside out cabin window. I sure could get used to a new scenery outside my window every day! And I really didn’t care about being woken up early each morning as it really gave me more time to explore the new island.

Out of my window I could see the jetty, with clear blue waters on either side. To the left I could see the bright orange roofs of the capital city, St George's, nestled in a bay. To the right was a hill covered in thick green foliage, turquoise water lapping rhythmically at its rocky shores. Then, in the distance, behind St George’s, lay rolling mountains dressed in rainforests, enticing me in with their enchanting beauty.

It was my first time in Grenada and I couldn't have been more excited! The excursion we had planned today was the one I had been most looking forward to. It was called the Seven Sisters Waterfall trail.

Grenada is located at the tail end of the Grenadine island chain and actually consists of numerous islands: Grenada (the largest and where we currently were), Carriacou, Petite Martinique and several smaller islands.

Grenada is also known as the ‘Island of Spice’ due to its production of nutmeg, mace, cinnamon and ginger crops. It is in fact the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg after Indonesia.

As well as spices, various types of cocoa beans grow in Granada. The cocoa beans are so prominent that Grenada even hosts its own chocolate festival!

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