The Romance that is Grenada

by Shannon Richardson

If you have been a city dweller all your life, you might find mountains, forests, and nature in general a bit unnerving. But once you set foot in Grenada, you'll realize that the blues, reds, and greens that mark the island give it a romantic feel that cannot be found in any other Caribbean island. The Isle of Spice will indeed add that hint of "spice" to any couple who are just starting their lives together or those who want to renew and reignite the flame of love that is in danger of dying.

The people of Grenada understand the magic that their island has in binding two hearts and they have made it possible for those who wish to have that perfect Caribbean wedding to begin their lives here. The residency requirement is only three days (includes weekends and holidays) before you become eligible to apply for a marriage license.

Just call the hotel or resort of your choice and they will most likely have the wedding package that will fit your needs and budget. Aside from taking care of all the arrangements so you don't have to worry about anything when you arrive in Grenada, most of them offer complementary room upgrades, champagne, and a basket of fresh tropical fruits of the newlyweds. As you may have guessed, the fun has just started.

The beaches of Grenada are sure to provide couples with an intimate, relaxing, and adventure-filled time. Grand Anse Beach is by far the most popular among tourists but it is not the only one in the island. For couples who wish to have more privacy, La Sagesse Beach or Bathway Beach is recommended. When strolling by the beach at sunset gets a bit boring, you and your loved one can enjoy the wonders underwater. Snorkeling together in Flamingo Bay, Dragon Bay, or the Underwater Sculpture Park is an amazing experience that you can both share together. The rich and varied flora and fauna that you can encounter in Grenada's snorkel sites make the experience memorable.

Grenada's waterfalls are also among the most romantic spots in the island. Surrounded by emerald forests, wild flowers, and tropical plants, one of the easiest waterfalls to get to is the Annandale Waterfalls. It sits just on the outskirts of St. George and has restroom facilities and shops. However, if you want to have the place all to yourselves, don't go when the cruise ships are in harbor as it is bound to be crowded.

If both you and your special someone are avid hikers, set a day to visit the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. The hike there takes about 45 minutes but isn't as challenging as that of, say Paraclete Waterfalls in St. Andrew. You will be rewarded with a large and cool pool to swim in at the Seven Sisters. If you take the time to hike a bit further, you will be able to discover the hidden gem of the Honeymoon Falls.

There are also many romantic attractions in the city of St. George. You get great views of the city and the Caribbean Sea if you climb to Fort George and Fort Frederick and share the most romantic dinners in the numerous restaurants in the city.

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