Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto (formerly known as Toronto International Carnival, also known as Caribana) has been a magnet for Caribbean culture lovers. It is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. In its 44th year it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America.
A growing number of scuba divers are doing the unthinkable. They go in search of sharks- and take them on, eyeball to eyeball, without any special protection.
Dunns River Falls has appeared on numerous tourism posters and guides throughout the years. The falls are almost always crawling with human chains attempting to scale the rounded face. The falls lie about two miles west of Ocho Rios. You'll know you're on the right track when you pass the hulking remained of a former bauxite shipping facility.
The vibrant character and graceful beauty of Georgetown reflects much of the city's exceptional cultural history and diversity. Designed by the Dutch (and first known as Stabroek), Guyana's capital has wide, tree-lined avenues, lily-covered canals, and many fine examples of 18th and 19th century colonial buildings. Georgetown's tropical botanical gardens, as one might expect in a country of such incredible natural beauty, are considered to be among the very best in the world.
Guyana nightlife caters for every possible taste in nocturnal entertainment. There are places and activities for the sedate as well as the adventurous. The street that never sleeps, Sheriff is the place to be with lots of action and a variety of activities. Some years ago Sheriff Street was a residential street on the outskirt of Georgetown, but times have changed, drastically. Now Sheriff Street has acquired a boulevard-like character; its teeming night-life a talking point in capitals throughout the Caribbean from Nassau to Paramaribo.
Grenada's most popular beaches for sunbaking and swimming are all in the southwest of the island. They include the fine sweep of white sand at Grand Anse, nearby Morne Rouge Bay and True Blue. Calvigny Island, off the island's southwestern coast, has a couple of pretty beaches - you can reach them by shuttle boat from Secret Harbour or by asking fisherpeople around Woburn Pier. If you want to have a beach to yourself, head to Carriacou.
Grenada boasts an ever increasing range of festivals both sporting and cultural in nature. For the sailing enthusiasts we’ve got the Grenada Sailing Festival in January. For music and cuisine lovers we’ve got the Spice Jazz in June. Probably the only country to have two Carnivals every year, stop by Carriacou Carnival in February and Grenada Carnival in August.
There are historical museums in both Grenada and Carriacou and other places of interest including Plantation "Great" houses which have been refurbished and are operated today as restaurants and inns. The following is list of a few places of interest in Grenada:
Exploring the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is as easy as breathing. There are a variety of tours offered by local operators many of which can be booked through your travel agent or hotel. Must see trips visit various attractions including The Grand Etang Forest Reserve and Lake, Waterfalls, Spice Estates and Plantation Houses. A visit to a Rum Distillery is a must to see how the Sugar Cane juice is turned into Rum, in many cases using the original technology and equipment from days gone by.
Life walks at an unhurried pace here in Grenada and social activity centers around community functions. There is a varied programme of events throughtout the year, with local and regional theatre productions, street festivals and parades. Most hotels have live entertainment in the season including dancing, drumming and steel bands. See your hotel desk for a list of current activites.
Grenada, being home to large moutainous areas, is ideal for some on the Caribbean's best pristine beaches and waterfalls which land in crystal clear pools at thier base. When visiting the spice island, it is a must to explore these numerous salt and fresh water havens.
What could be more exciting than spending a day shopping under a warm sun with a gentle breeze from the nearby ocean carrying you from shop to shop? Whether you are looking for dazzling jewellery, beautiful local arts and crafts or designer clothes, you will be pleased with the quality and selection Cayman stores have to offer you.
In Grand Cayman you never have to go far to shop. In addition to the shops in town, there are many small malls which have restaurants, liquor and gift shops including the new Grand Harbour Center.