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“Nothing spectacular and you will be hastled.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Mount Carmel Falls

Royal Mount Carmel Falls
Grenada
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Ranked #28 of 69 Attractions in Grenada
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Swimming
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Owner description: Comprised of two sublime waterfalls that plunge more than 70 feet into crystal pools. Together they make up the island's highest waterfall.
berkshire, england
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“Nothing spectacular and you will be hastled.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Following the guide book we thought we'd stop off for a brief look at the falls which are very close to the road. Unlike other falls there is no entrance fee and it's an easy walk. From the moment we stopped the car we were hassled to take a guide and couldn't get rid of him. It was somewhat intimidating as you are all alone out in the sticks and don't want an trouble. Others be warned what to expect if you turn up.

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Edmonton, Canada
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“Great hike, and two amazing falls!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

A large group of us went (15? people including many kids). The entrance is not clear, but it is right where the sign is, and some shops are. Akim was our guide, and he was AWESOME. He was so good with the kids, helping them (and adults!) down any slippery/muddy parts, and across the water and rocks. He was super friendly too; I would try to find him as your guide!
We hiked to the upper falls first (the big one), and most people climbed over the rocks, splashed around, some went right up to/into the falls (the water can hurt!). In front of the falls is an interesting thing: a natural hole in the rock, deep enough for a person to stand in. Akim showed us how to get in/out; it was neat!
Then we headed to the lower falls. At the mid/top of these falls is a dip in the rocks that is like a little jacuzzi if you sit in it. The water flows all over you (somewhat powerfully) and you can just sit in that little 'tub'. Then there are 2 options for the 'falls': slide down the rock like a waterslide, or jump off the side right into the water below. I did both. Recommend durable shorts in case they get torn (mine didn't, but I've heard). Akim was very good at telling you where/ how to slide. He demonstrated himself a couple times, even climbed much higher and made it a huge slide. He also went down head first (but he's had lots of practice!). The pool/water below was so refreshing, and you can touch the bottom about halfway to the shore. Akim showed us the way to climb back up the rock, there are natural hand/toe holds to use. A little tricky, but Akim would say now put this hand here, this foot here, etc.
The hike itself was quite easy, the kids could do it. Maybe an hour total of walking? Very tropical-looking, we saw cocoa plants, banana trees, goats...
Once we returned we paid Akim for all his help, and he washed people's muddy feet! Overall great experience!

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Shower and slide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

$EC30 will get you a guided tour through fruit and spice trees to the main waterfall where a power shower will blast you from above. Then trek with your guide to a lower part of the falls where you can slide on the surprisingly smooth rocks into a natural pool.

Visited February 2012
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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“Mount Carmel Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Went looking for the falls on our own and saw the sign, but didn't realize that the "common" entrance to the falls was literally at the sign itself. We drove past the sign eventually asking one of the locals "Danny" for directions. He kindly offered to take us there and so we took him up on his offer. Instead of taking us to the "common" entrance, he took us to another side rocky/dirt road. Zero entrance fee. We parked on the side and took a short but muddy and slippery hike to the lower falls. Apparently people use the rock as a waterslide into the big pool of collected water. We then hiked up to see the upper falls. What a treat - we were the only ones there! On our way back down, we saw ripe (yellow) cacao berries, tasted some of the fleshy inside that covers the seeds (tasted like mango), saw mangos, soursop, nutmeg, sorrel, and another herb that is used for tea. What a treat!! We brought Danny back to where we found him and gave him a good well-deserved tip. Without him, there is no way we would have had the same experience. Great surprise!!! :o) Probably took about an hour in full and we loved it. Highly recommend wearing good water shoes that have good grip. You may want to wear a little bugspray too.

Visited January 2012
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“Unexpected pleasure on our road along the east coast of Grenada”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We rented a car and drove from one of the anchorages in the south, and headed first toward Grenville. We stopped to see the Mount Carmel Waterfalls. When we pulled up in the car, we were greeted by Kevin, a local guide, who offered to show us the falls. It was a good thing we did, as I'm not sure we would have understood from the guidebooks that there were two falls - the high one, beautiful but not really swimmable, and the lower one that empties into a lovely pool. Kevin was terrific - kept me from falling on my tush in the mud, was very knowledgeable, and great company for the walk. Ask for him if you get there. We also enjoyed a coconut water at the end of the walk, courtesy of Kevin's cutlass. There is a small fee to the landowner (10EC per person), and for Kevin 20EC per person.

Visited January 2012
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