Not yet that developed as a tourist destination, ‘the spice island’ of Grenada is spectacular in its beauty, tranquility and simple Caribbean charm.
Mountainous and volcanic, with dramatic crater lakes, waterfalls, gorges and lush tropical rainforests, Grenada is perfect for couples and families wishing to relax on white-sand beaches and swim in emerald seas – the ideal luxury beach holiday away from the crowds.
The capital of Grenada is a pretty harbour town with 18th-century architecture, narrow winding streets and impressive forts. Well worth a visit.
Check out the area north of the capital where you’ll discover some of the traditonal spice plantations. Nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla are just a few of the exotic spices grown here; one third of the world’s nutmeg supply comes from this tiny island!
The Grand Anse Beach
The 3km-long Grand Anse beach is the most impressive on Grenada and is a starting point for many diving trips to nearby islands and reefs. Stay at the the family-run Spice Island Beach Resort, a luxury hotel set right on the sands of Grand Anse. Flights are direct and this welcoming hotel is a mere ten minute transfer from the airport.
Grand Etang National Park
Hidden in Grenada’s mountainous interior is the Grand Etang National Park, where hiking trails meander around the dazzling Grand Etang Lake, an extinct volcanic crater.