Grenada has an undeveloped feel compared to much of the Caribbean, making it a great choice for those seeking more than manicured beaches. As a major producer of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger, Grenada is often referred to as the Spice Island. The scent of spice fills the air and adds a distinct flavour to the local cuisine, as well as the rum punch.
Grand Etang National Park contains a lake in an extinct volcano, and is a great starting point for adventures and eco-tours into Grenada’s mountainous interior of lush rainforests and waterfalls.
The indented coastline with protected bays, secluded beaches and little-visited islands like Carriacou, can also be explored by boat. For the sporty, deep-sea fishing, kayaking and snorkelling are also generally on offer at many of the beach resorts and hotels.
With beautiful white sand beaches on the Caribbean coast, as well as a more rugged Atlantic side, there is plenty of diversity and contrast. From iconic Grand Anse bay on the western coast to lesser known Morne Rouge, there are plenty of idyllic bays to uncover.
The pretty French and English colonial capital of St George’s is home to pastel coloured 19th century Creole houses and a quaint, horseshoe-shaped harbour. The Saturday morning market is well worth a visit, where you can shop for souvenirs and spices and sample a taste of local life.
- Hike through the rainforest of the island’s interior and be rewarded with a refreshing swim at the base of Seven Sisters Falls.
- Take a daytrip by hydrofoil to the beautiful neighbouring island of Carriacou and go snorkelling off Paradise Beach.
- Visit historic Fort George and Fort Frederick for an insight into Grenada’s past.
- Enjoy a tour of the Westerhall Rum Distillery and sample the spirit of the Caribbean.
- Dive down to the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, or snorkel the world’s first underwater sculpture park just off Moliniere Bay.