On the road to Annandale Falls
On some of the trails to the waterfalls, we recommend that you take a hiking guide. The reason that we recommend this, is because, depending on your final destination and with some of the trails not properly marked, a short stroll through the rain forest can easily turn into a long hike. Guides can be hired at the Grand Etang forest reserve, and most tour companies offer guided trips to all of the waterfalls.
On the way to this waterfall, not a hundred
yards down the road, is another. This one does not have an official name, but during the rainy season, it is significantly larger
than Annandale. As the road crosses over a nearby stream, it is possible to walk from the main road right up to this one.
This is one of the easiest waterfalls to get to, with a well tended path which is lined with local fruit trees and flowering plants. It is also one of the smaller waterfalls, and is a favourite point of interest for bus tours.
Annandale sits on the outskirts of St. George, and is easily accessible by public transportation. Restroom facilities are available and refreshments can be purchased from nearby shops.
Mt. Carmel Waterfalls
They can be reached quite easily, with a gentle 30 minute hike through a private plantation,
where some of the local spices and fruits are grown. It is difficult to get lost, as the sound of the falls will lead you directly there.
An entrance fee is charged by the owners of the property, and guides are available, should you require one.
Situated two miles south of Grenville, and also known as the Marquis Falls, this is the highest on the island, with two falls cascading over 70 feet into the pools below.
Seven Sisters Waterfalls
If you are a hiking enthusiast, and are considering a hike through the rain forest, then you should make the Seven Sisters Falls one of your destinations.
This is not a very difficult hike, and it will take you through a private plantation where you will get the chance to see cocoa, nutmeg and banana trees and how they are grown. The hike to the falls only takes about 45 minutes, and you will pass through a section of the rain forest to get there. If it has rained recently, the trail can get a little muddy, so it is advisable to wear something you are not particularly fond of. Of course, when the trail is muddy, it is also a lot more fun. Don't worry though, because when you finally get to the falls, you will be able to wash some of the trail off of your shoes.
Once there, you can swim or relax by the water. The pools at the foot of the falls are quite large, and the swimming is very refreshing as the water is cool. Of course, don't forget the hike back to civilization. I have done this particular hike a number of times, and have enjoyed every one of them. Not far from these falls is another, which is well hidden. It is called the Honeymoon falls. Not easily accessible, but well worth the effort. Lots of people have been to the Seven Sisters and have completely missed this hidden gem.
Tufton Hall Waterfall
The Tufton Hall Waterfall is located in St. Mark's, Victoria, Grenada.
It is the tallest waterfall on Grenada and was just recently discovered.
The only way to visit the waterfall is to hike for approximately 3 hours through technical terrain. However, the hike itself is an adventure, and this adventure is not your typical hike.
The typical mountain hikers goal is to reach the summit - that is its sole and primary purpose -however, in this adventure, and that is exactly what it is, an adventure, one will see incredible sights of unending waterfalls, swimming pools, sulfur springs, and of course, the largest waterfall on the island of Grenada.
Several individuals and tour companies offer these hikes, but the two we can personally recommend are; Sunsation Tours and Mandoo. Sunsation Tours has some excellent guides, and they will pick you up and return you to your hotel safely. The cost starts from $25 US$/ person. Mandoo, who is also an excellent taxi and tour guide, is a great choice if you are considering a private hike. If you visit our island and do this hike, let us know what you thought of it, we would appreciate the feedback.