This green paradise with lush tropical palms and quiet beaches is fondly known as the ‘Island of Spice’. This is a more laid back country than some of its sister islands with beautifully spiced cuisine, mountainous landscapes, rum distilleries and cooling waterfalls that glisten in the afternoon sun. Many spices grow all over the island and you can often see nutmeg growing wild. There are many spice plantations, some of which you can visit if you wish.
With 121 kilometres of coastline, a mountainous topography and a tropical climate this little paradise has a huge draw. The Grand Etang National Park which has within it four of Grenada’s highest mountain peaks features the best walking and hiking found on the island. With woodland and rainforest canopies, towering trees, tropical flowers, many bird species, lizards and the Mona monkeys.
The most interesting snorkelling and dive site is surely the Underwater Sculpture Park with ever evolving sculptures integrating into the marine life, situated off Molinière Bay, just outside of St. George’s. St. George’s is the truly stunning picturesque capital, with its horseshoe shaped harbour. Whilst in St. George’s why not visit its fort on the west of the harbour for a glimpse back to times past and explore on foot the pretty streets and charming old buildings.
Some of the best beaches, most luxurious hotels, and divine gastronomic experiences can be found in the south-west corner of Grenada. You are never far away from a quiet empty beach where one can leave a trail of footprints behind in the sand. The secluded Pink Gin Beach is high up on our list of favourites to relax on.