Grenada has several fabulous waterfalls, with only a few of them known to the general public. We have personally seen more than a dozen waterfalls and several cascades, and have listed a few of the more popular here for your enjoyment.
Depending upon your fitness level, you can choose between a gentle stroll through a well-tended garden to get to Annandale Falls; or, if you are feeling very energetic, a 20 minute hike through the rain forest to get to the Seven Sisters and Honeymoon 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.
If you like to hike, then this is a treat. Concord is not one, but three waterfalls. It is situated on the edge of the forest reserve on the western side of the island, and therefore the water is crystal clear and ice cold. Of the three waterfalls in this area, the first one is the most readily accessible and most photographed, with a paved road leading almost directly up to it. There is nothing like taking a bracing dip in a cool mountain stream, so we do suggest that you walk with the necessary clothing.
The second (Au Coin) of the three falls is bigger and taller, and is reached only after a 45 minute hike. The trail goes through a nutmeg plantation and is clearly marked, so a guide is not absolutely necessary. However, a guided tour with someone who can show you the different types of cultivated plants and their uses is well worth it.
The third falls (Fontainbleu) is a little off the beaten track, but well worth the journey. At Fontainbleu, the water cascades down a 65 foot cliff into a crystal clear pool.
If you are planning on visiting all three of the falls, then we suggest that you plan on spending a morning and pack a light lunch and some refreshments.
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. 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 it each time. 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.
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.
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.
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. There is a small donation of US$2 requested which goes towards the upkeep of the area.
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, however, in this adventure one will see incredible sights of unending waterfalls, swimming pools, sulfur springs, and of course, the largest waterfall on the island of Grenada.
The adventure will vary for each hiker ranging from extremely challenging, to a light morning hike depending on how far you want to go up the river.
Recommended Guides for Tufton Hall Waterfalls: The guides have lived in Victoria for most of their lives and know the Tufton Hall Estate like the back of their hand. Depending on the level of experience of the adventurer, the guides will provide for an experience challenging and fun for all. E-mail: TuftonHallWaterfall@gmail.com or call: Kris: 473-403-8674 / Wello: 473-417-3244 / Fenton: 473-457-0191
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.
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.
This waterfall is located in the parish of St. Andrew. Not for the faint of heart, the hike to get to this falls can take about an hour, but the trip is well worth it. This waterfall does not have a pool where you can swim, but you can walk directly under the waterfall itself, and feels like a shower from a fire hose! Not far from this, is a seasonal waterfall which rivals the Mt. Carmel falls in height. However, during the dry season it is reduced to just a trickle.
Several individuals and tour companies offer these hikes, but the two we can personally recommend are: Sunsation Tours and Mandoo Tours. Sunsation Tours has some excellent guides, and they will pick you up and return you to your hotel safely. The cost starts from US$25 per person. Mandoo, who is also an excellent taxi and tour guide, is a great choice if you are considering a private hike.