Grenada is so much more than beautiful white sand beaches, hidden coves and rocky points. Deep in the jungle-clad, mountainous interior of the island, there are dozens of treks, summits and waterfalls just waiting to be discovered. Visiting the waterfalls is one of the top things to do in Grenada.
The area around Grand Etang National Park is famous for having some of the best day hikes on the island. So, we decided that our first hike in Grenada would be to the Seven Sisters Waterfall!
Also known as St. Margaret’s Falls, these tumbling waters are nestled deep in the high elevation rainforest right in the center of Grenada. Surrounded by private nutmeg and cocoa plantations, this was the perfect place to lace up our hiking shoes and hit the trails. We brought Spare, the dog we are currently pet sitting, along for the ride too!
The hike itself was relatively easy, taking us just 20 – 30 minutes each way. There was a steep descent down to the falls and we followed a natural staircase made from rocks and bamboo sticks. Once we reached the falls we could see why this hike is such a popular one.
Despite the fact that it was the weekend, and this is one of the more desirable hikes in Grenada, we were still the only people at the falls. We swam and hung out around the crystal clear pools before heading back up to the car and driving home.
*Update, 2017: Although this hike and the falls are still beautiful, a new zipline has been built here, which takes away from the peacefulness of the area.
Check Out Our Quick Video Of These Beautiful Falls!
A Note For Visitors:
7 Sisters Waterfall is an easy day trip from St.George’s in Grenada. Just 40 minutes from the capital, visitors can reach the entrance to the trailhead by rented car, local minivan, or organized tour from St. George’s. The falls are a great place to relax and cool down while being completely surrounded by a lush, tropical rainforest.
For more about the Caribbean Island of Grenada, check out these articles:
Introducing Grenada: A Drive Around the Isle of Spice (with video)
Living In Grenada, Our Caribbean Paradise! (with video)