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My husband and I are thinking about taking a waterfalls hike tour, but he had surgery in August and is learning how to walk again. Which waterfalls tour is easy to hike to?

What are some "must-sees" in Grenada?

Also, we plan on going to Carriacou and Sandy Island as well. Should we take a ferry ourselves or should we just pay the $100+ and go with a tour? Is Sandy Island easy to get to once you're on Carriacou (that's if we don't go along with a tour)? We don't want to go along with the museum tour and such. We just want to plop down on a beach and relax and snorkel...

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    There are a couple waterfalls which are easy to get to. The first is Concord Falls, which is about midway along the west coast road and slightly inland near the village of Concord. There are actually 3 falls, the first of which you can drive to. Some vendors have set up shop near the falls so you can buy refreshments if you wish. The second of the 3 Concord Falls is a nice 20-30 minute walk on a trail through a plantation area. The last part of trail is somewhat difficult since you have to scramble over some boulders to get to the falls. This area is very lush and jungle-like and well worth the trip. The third of the Concord Falls is very difficult to get to. The trail from the second falls is not very well defined and it's easy to get lost. I did manage to see it, but by hiking in from the opposite direction, from Grand Etang.

    Another waterfall which is easy to get to is Annandale, just off the main road from St. Georges to Grenville. You can drive to the falls. If you go, you may find some pesky kids wanting you to photograph them jumping off the falls. Of course, they expect a tip for this.

    The Seven Sisters Falls is also nice, but is a little more difficult to get to. The trailhead to this waterfall is about a 5-minute drive beyond the Grand Etang visitor center. You hike through a banana plantation to get to the falls.

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    Carriacou is scenic worth and staying in for a few days, if you have the time. There’s a fast ferry from Grenada called Osprey and it has a very reasonable round-trip fare. Roundhouse and Tanki’s Paradise Inn are both worth checking out as places to stay.

    Thre is no ferry to Sandy Island but if this is what you want, Paradise Beach, where Tanki’s is located, is almost within swimming distance of it! Well, I am exaggerating a bit. Tanki is an affable guy and will happily will run you over to the Island with one of his dive trips. Alternately, you can get a water taxi from the main town of Hillsborough.

    I’d actually suggest instead that you think of going to deserted White Island or Jack A Dan – equally dramatic and less chance of running into other tourists.

    If you have the better part of a day, consider contacting Cuthbert Snagg, out of Hillsborough, to take you to the amazing Tobago Cays. Cuthbert can do any of these trips for you (Cays, Sandy Island, White Island, Jack A Dan) at reasonable prices and he has a high reliability factor. He also has snorkelling gear that you can borrow.

    If you go with Cuthbert to the Cays, you will also be able to visit the island of Mayreau, and the charming beach at Saltwhistle Bay. Take a picnic and buy beer from the local guys who have a cooler at the far end of the beach instead of going into the resort and paying their prices.

    A cab tour of Carriacou island is really worth doing, especially to the dramatic Atlantic side and North end. There is a driver at the Silver Beach Hotel who was very good but, sorry, I forget his name.

    The website www.grenadines.net has lots of good links for Carriacou and Grenada.

    Hope this helps.

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