Travel By Fingertip...Grenada

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Sporting Life In Grenada

Sunfish, sailfish and hobie cats are available at any of the island's beach hotel resorts at a very reasonable fee. There are many types of sailing excursions offered on Grenada, but The Rhum Runner (Ph: 440-2198) and World Wide Watersports (Ph: 444-1339) offer glass-bottom tours, night cruises and sunset sailing. World Wide Watersports offers the very popular Calypso cruise.
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
The coral reef that extends along the west coast of the island supplies snorkelers and diving enthusiasts with hours of enchantment. Snorkeling equipment can be rented at hotel watersport centers. Experienced divers will enjoy the wreck dive of the Bianca C, the largest wreck in the Caribbean. The 500-foot ocean liner sank to 100 feet in 1961, just off the coast. HMC Diving Centre (Ph: 444-4372) and Dive Grenada (Ph: 444-4371) offer full certification course and instructions.
Deep-Sea Fishing
In mid-January the island hosts the Game Fishing Tournament. The best fishing is November to May and the waters around Grenada abound with marlin, yellowfin and tuna. Fishing excursions are numerous and can be easily at any of the hotel sports centers.
(Only one hotel listed the number of courts in any of the publications) Most of the island hotels will rent court time to non-guests at a reasonable fee. The following are only a few; The Spice Island Inn (Ph: 444-4548); Ramada Renaissance (Ph: 444-4371); Coral Cove (Ph: 444-4217); Calabash (Ph: 444-4234). A monthly membership can be arranged at The Richmond Hill Tennis Club (Ph: 440-2751) and The Tanteen and Grand Anse are public courts.
The Grenada Golf Club (Ph: 444-4128) offers a 9-hole course with scenic views of the Caribbean and the Atlantic oceans. Rates are very reasonable.
The National Park system has designed maps and marked trails to offer visitors an enjoyable, and sometimes rigorous afternoon's enjoyment. The Grand Etang National Park and Mt. Qua Qua offer lush trails and breathtaking vistas. Trail guides can be arranged through the national tourist office or by contacting Henry's Tours (Ph: 444-5313).