Grenada, located in the deep south of the Caribbean, gives a tantalizing flavor of the Old Caribbean. The island's lush volcanic soil produces fragrant nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and cocoa, earning it the nickname "the Spice Island," and the island's rich culture makes it a favourite choice for travellers searching for an authentic Caribbean experience.
Grenada's typical Caribbean beauty will also enchant you. Beautiful beaches bordered by frangipani and flamboyant trees provide breathtaking photo opportunities, as do lushly clothed mountains, rainforests, plantations, and colorful seaside communities.
Grenada's capital, St. George's, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean, with its bustling harbor of Carenage brimming with yachts. Grenada also offers island hopping opportunities, with the quieter islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique off the island's northeast coast.
Many visitors spend their time on Grand Anse Beach, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, but Grenada has much more to offer than sunbathing on its sands. Waterfalls cascade down the island's interior; hiking routes wind through the lush rainforest; and coral reefs line the coast, offering opportunities for swimming, diving, snorkeling, and fishing. For history aficionados, the country's forts and museums are a must-see.
Read our list of the top things to do in Grenada for suggestions on where to go and what to do on this classic Caribbean island.