THE BEST OF GRENADA AND CARRIACOU
THE BIGGEST SHIPWRECK IN THE CARIBBEAN
Orpheus Dive Singapore
How To Get to Grenada and Carriacou
International and regional flights arrive and depart from the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada. You take an interisland flight to Carriacou.
Grenada has electric drift diving, mind-blowing macro marine life and the biggest and baddest shipwreck in the Caribbean – the Bianca C, a 183metre/600-foot luxury liner. There are lots of wrecks that litter Grenada’s seascape, both naturally lost and purposely-sunk. You could easily dive just wrecks on Grenada, but you would miss reefs, walls and the underwater sculpture parks that are prolific marine ecosystems. Sister islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinque, also offer fabulous diving opportunities. Drift past encrusted whip corals and an assortment of sponges and sea fans while watching schools of jack, rainbow runners and Creole wrasse. Above the water, Grenada is known as the Spice Island and there are numerous waterfalls and forests to explore.
Carriacou and Petite Martinique boast the most beautiful coral reefs. Carriacou – the larger of the two – is known as the ‘Land of Reefs’, with shallow clear waters: ideal for snorkelling. Occupants of both islands are independent and fiercely traditional. On Carriacou – home to 8,000 people – the musical customs of their African ancestors can be experienced at the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival held in the month of April.
Visibility – Visibility is usually good and ranges from 15-30 metres/50-100 feet.
Water Temperature – The water averages 26°C/79°F in winter and 28°C/83°F in summer.
Weather – The air temperate ranges from 27°C/80°F in winter to 30°C/87°F in summer, but there usually is a nice breeze. The dry season is between January and May and the rainy season is from June to December, which encompasses the Caribbean’s hurricane season.
Featured Creatures – Bright orange cup coral covers most of the shady portions of the many wrecks off Grenada. Look for spotted eagle rays, stingrays, sea turtles, barracuda and nurse sharks to glide by. The colorful Creole wrasse are plentiful and you may see octopus, moray eels and lizardfish lurking about.
- Bianca C – Known as the “Titanic of the Caribbean,” this giant ship caught fire in 1961 and sunk in 50 metres/165-feet of water. Although the top of the wreck is at about 23 metres/75 feet, the main deck sits between 28-38 metres/90-125 feet, so it’s an advanced dive. Over the years, some of it has collapsed, but there’s still a lot of structure to see. It’s encrusted with sponges and corals and visited by schools of jack, barracuda and spotted eagle rays.
- Moliniere Underwater Sculpture Park – Jason DeCaires started the Underwater Sculpture Park in 2006 in one of Grenada’s Marine Protected Areas. With more than 50 life-size sculptures, the project shows environmental processes that turn art into an artificial reef. As marine life begins to grow on the surface of each piece, a variety of colors and patterns emerge, making a stunning visual.
- Fisherman’s Paradise – Located at the southern tip of Grenada, this dive site is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. Frequented by currents, you may drift among schools of chub, spy eagle rays and southern stingrays, watch sea turtles and perhaps see big nurse sharks on almost every dive. The reef has many overhangs, ledges and caverns to explore, often inhabited by large moray eels.
- Purple Rain – Creole wrasse descend like purple raindrops over patches of purple coral at this site. Follow the two fingers of this reef that run parallel to shore to see a huge variety of reef fish in addition to the wrasse. Look for sea worms as well as turtles and nurse sharks.
- Sister Rocks, Carriacou – Several dive sites exist below these rocks off of Carriacou. With reefs that start shallow and gently slope down, there are healthy coral stands and lots of fish. Usually done as drift dives, you’ll likely see Creole wrasse, snappers and barracuda and large barrel sponges. These are great dives for underwater photographers.
- Mabouya Whirlpool, Carriacou – At this site, you glide through spa-like bubbles that come up from the ocean floor, generated by volcanic activity. It’s a unique and popular experience. The reef begins at 8 metres/24 feet and slopes down to around 20 metres/70 feet. Look for the wreck of a small tugboat nearby.
- Twin Sisters, Isle-de-Ronde – A boat ride from Grenada or Carriacou brings you to this pristine dive site. Peer into the underwater cave and swim along the dramatic drop off. Look for big fish cruising in the distance.
Language – English and Patois (Creole) are widely spoken.
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC). Credit cards are widely accepted. ATM are only available at major city areas such as shopping centre, supermart and airports.
Electricity and Internet – 230 volts, 50Hz, though hotels may have 110 volt, 50Hz outlets. There are good internet facilities in Grenada. You don’t need a travel plug as Grenada uses the same socket type as Singapore.
COYABA BEACH RESORT
World-class beachfront and mesmerizing ocean views
About Coyaba beach Resort
Experience the warmth and hospitality that Coyaba offers in our alluring surroundings. Relax your mind and body, as you make us your home away from home.
The world famous 2.5 mile Grand Anse Beach is only a few steps away from your room. Feel the fresh tropical breeze and the warmth of the sun…do absolutely nothing while you enjoy your stay with us.
Enjoy Coyaba’s ambiance of intimacy, with full amenities for the classic Caribbean vacation. Our remarkable design theme exemplifies centuries ago Amerindian life, all combined to make Coyaba one of a kind among Grenadian resorts.
Owned and operated by a Grenadian family, the Chermans, Coyaba Beach Resort features all the requisite elements for a classic Island Holiday. The hotel is located on the world-famous Grand Anse Beach in an enchanted Tropical Garden. Coyaba’s spacious lobby features a gift shop, library and Body Treatment Facilities.
Eight buildings with the rooms surround the Resort’s outdoor pool with swim-up bar, Terrace, Arawakabana and Carbet Restaurants, Lounge and Bars.
Our staff is here to help you relax and enjoy your vacation. We’re happy to answer questions, provide recommendations and arrange tours for you to discover Grenada’s beauty by land and sea.
All our rooms overlook the picturesque Garden. Some rooms also offer mesmerizing pool and ocean views.
The 80 guest rooms are in 8 blocks of two floors each in our expansive Garden Resort, housed in pavilion-style buildings scattered throughout 5.5 acres of lush grounds.
The tropical fashioned accommodations at Coyaba Beach Resort offers one king-size bed or two double-size beds, calming earth-tones, striking artwork and sitting area.
- Cable TV
- In-room Electric Safe
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- 220-Volt Electrical Outlets
- Tea & Coffee Refreshment Facility
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Hair Dryer
- Bathroom (tub and overhead shower in some rooms and shower only in the other rooms)
- Daily Maid and nightly turn-down service
- Private Balconies or Patios
- Ocean Views
- Garden and Pool Views
Prices start from $1,150 per person. Prices are not finalized please contact us for more details.