14 Fun Family-Friendly Things to do in Grenada
As a family-friendly resort, we pride ourselves on having the inside scoop of many fun family-friendly things to do in Grenada. We have curated a list of our top 14 picks. If you are on the island and do any of these please be sure to tag us on social media @truebluebayresort and use the hashtag #familyfuningrenada.
1. Pool Slide Fun at the Bayview Pool at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort
The family fun can start as soon as you check-in at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort. It may sound simple, but, the slide at the Bay View Pool has been a hit with adults and children alike for many years and can provide hours of playtime for the entire family. This is why we chose to name this the first of our 14 Fun Family-Friendly things to in Grenada. The resort has a further 3 pools including the beach pool which is ideal for your little ones just learning how to swim and be confident in the water due to its gentle slope and shallow waters.
2. Complimentary cooking class with Esther and Omega at True Blue Bay Boutique Resort (included in your stay every Thursday afternoon)
Attending a cooking class hosted by the playful and entertaining duo, Esther and Omega, is a must. It is one of those experiences that is completely unique, not only to True Blue Bay Boutique Resort but to Grenada. It is an opportunity for the entire family to learn how to cook like a local. Grenada’s cuisine is a fusion of African, European and East Indian cooking traditions – a mouthwatering and flavourful delight to the pallet. At this cooking class, you will learn to use the ingredients found in most homes in Grenada. It is an experience and a souvenir all in one. You can take this skill back home to friends and family and enjoy it for years to come.
3. Non-Motorised Water Sports at True Blue Boutique Resort (included in your stay)
If you and your family love the ocean and adventure this one is perfect for you! The best part is that it is right on the property. Book the equipment and a guide (if you need help) at the front desk and enjoy some family fun in the bay. Choose from kayaks, stand up paddleboards and Hobie cats.
4. Go to the famous Street Food Wednesday at Dodgy Dock
This weekly themed night at Dodgy Dock is such a treat. Local food vendors gather to sell their most popular dishes every Wednesday night in a fun-filled atmosphere. You will find street food favourites from Grenada, Caribbean region and Mexico here, which means there is something to eat for every member of your family- including the vegans. At around 7:00 pm the live band starts, and the dance floor is open to all ages. It is a casual and fun dinner option during the week.
5. Easter Egg Hunt at the Annual Easter Bazaar (April 11th)
Every year at Easter True Blue Bay Boutique Resort hosts an Easter Bazaar where local artisans sell their unique and lovingly made craft items. Apart from the fantastic shopping experience there are also two Easter egg hunts which are an absolute treat for the kids.
6. True Boo Kids Halloween Party (October 31st)
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort was the first place on the island to host a kids Halloween party. Since beginning this tradition just about 2 decades ago it has become the most popular Halloween party for kids and families in Grenada. There is an absolutely horrifying haunted house, a children’s parade, costume competition and free candy for all in attendance. If you are on island for Halloween and enjoy the tradition we definitely recommend giving this a try. It perfect for children of all ages.
Outdoor Fun and Activities
7. An afternoon at the beach- perfect for families with children of all ages
Your family vacation in Grenada would be incomplete without a blissful afternoon at any of our stunning beaches. Grenada is home to both powdery white and volcanic black sand beaches. Our top picks for families, especially those with younger children are BBC Beach in Morne Rouge St. George (a 10-minute drive from the resort) and La Sagesse Beach in St. David (a 35-minute drive from the resort) because of their gentle slope and shallow waters. If your children are confident, strong swimmers even a rougher day at La Sagesse can provide lots of boogie boarding fun!
8. Go snorkelling, diving or learn to dive with Aquanauts
If you and your family are water lovers and want to explore Grenada’s pristine and exciting underwater world then we recommend going to our on-site dive shop- Aquanauts. Book a snorkel trip and/or a dive or get open water scuba certified. Children from the age of 4 are allowed to go snorkelling once they are with a parent or guardian. Children from the age of 10 can become certified junior open water divers.
9. Explore Fort Frederick at Sunset
Sometimes the simple things can feel the most precious. Vacations can sometimes be packed with tours, experiences and adventures because understandably many travellers want to experience the most that they can when visiting a new country. However, taking time to slow down and do simple things like going to an amazing lookout spot at Sunset can facilitate the most connection in your family. It is a time for conversations, play and also silence. Our recommendation is to head to Fort Frederick at Richmond Hill in the parish of St. George and take in this fantastic panoramic view of the Carenage at the town of St. George’s.
Do you love being active, meeting new people, hiking and exploring new terrain as a family? Hashing is a perfect way to join in on life as a local and explore the island on foot. It is a weekly hike organised by the Grenada Hash House Harriers. They create a paper trail that guides you on an amazing adventure. At the end of the hash, there is often music, drinks and some street food available for sale. If you are lucky, you may even get an opportunity to try the national dish oil down. If your kids love being outdoors and are not afraid of a long walking/hiking trail, then this is the activity for you. Often there are two trails to choose from- one more intense and longer and the other less intense and shorter. If you are concerned about the terrain, we recommend reaching out the organising group on Facebook and enquiring whether the hash is child-friendly on the day you plan to go.
11. Zumbini with Msy Chrissy
Do you love attending music and rhythm classes with your child(ren) at home? Zumbini is an excellent option on the island that incorporates dance, having fun with instruments and practicing rhythm. It usually takes place on Saturday mornings at Spice Harmony Yoga studio in Calivigny for 6-8 weeks at a time and then takes a break. We advise keeping an eye on the @msy.chrissy Instagram page for updates on when the next series will take place.
Playing with Chocolate
12. Visit House of Chocolate
This chocolate museum, cafe and boutique is the perfect place to stop after exploring the charming city of St. George’s. You may want to combine coming here with a trip to the spice market and Fort George which are close in proximity. House of Chocolate sells delicious cakes, pastries, ice cream, tea and coffee, including some vegan options. It also offers a free tour of their museum where you can learn about the history of chocolate making in the Caribbean and how a cocoa bean becomes a chocolate bar. Kids and adults alike can try their hand at grinding cocoa beans into a crude cocoa paste typically used to make cocoa balls- the chief ingredients in the island’s traditional hot cocoa drink- cocoa tea. Grinding the beans is especially a hit among the children.
13. Tree-to-Bar Tour at Belmont Estate
This experience is both fun and interesting. If you love chocolate and are curious to find out how a cocoa bean is turned into a delicious bar of chocolate then this experience is for you and your family. What we love most about this experience is that it is interactive, which makes it an excellent option for your curious and energetic little ones (and big ones too). During this tour you can see where the cocoa beans are made, you can participate in the chocolate-making process by walking and dancing on cocoa beans; it’s a treat for the entire family. Of course, at the end of the tour, everyone has the opportunity to savour Belmont’s delicious chocolate which comes in both dark and milk varieties. We recommend staying on for their traditional farm to table 3-course lunch with a modern twist.
14. Make a bar of chocolate at Tri-Island Chocolate Factory on Lucas Street, St. George
Imagine being a chocolatier for a day and crafting your very own bar of chocolate! You and your family can do just that at Tri-Island Chocolate Factory. You can choose to make a plain bar or add fun toppings like nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes, marshmallows and cocoa nibs. Again this is one of those options that create fun memories and also a very cool souvenir that you can show off to friends and family back home.