On a recent trip to the Caribbean I had the opportunity to visit the island of Grenada. The island is known for its production of spices such as nutmeg, vanilla, cloves, and many others. Besides the production of spices the island also has many hiking trails and spectacular waterfalls. On this adventure I wanted to really see things as the locals do not like a tourist on a guided trip. My sister, her boyfriend, and I set out to find the local transportation after making our way through the hoards of locals trying to sell the best tour. We ended up getting into a beat down taxi with some locals for only $1 U.S. The taxi would only take us a far as the Annandale Falls. After a short look around there, we had to find another taxi that would take us further into the island. Another 10 mins by local taxi brought us to the edge of a very large and magnificent valley where there was a tiny hut. The woman in the hut requested $1 and gave us walking sticks and said nothing else. There was no real pathway or direction like “this way to the falls”. So we set off down through the valley towards a very dense looking rain forest. The hike from here was only about 25 minutes to the amazing Seven Sister’s Waterfalls.
After enjoying the falls and hiking around, un guided, through the rain forest we made our way back to the road where we were dropped off a few hours earlier. There was no one around, and the lady in the hut was gone. What no one tells you is that there is no local taxis or transport from this point back into the main part of town. We quickly decided we needed to hitch a ride from the first vehicle heading that way. No traffic was seen on the road for a while then all of a sudden a tow truck drove by and out came my thumb. He stopped and told us to get in. Driving down the mountain back into town the tow truck driver explained to us that no one really goes past the point where we were (not even the police). We got really lucky having this guy pick us up and he wouldn’t accept any money from us. Less than $10 for an amazing and unforgettable adventure at the Seven Sister’s Waterfalls in St. George’s Grenada.