Going beyond the loungers and the beaches and engaging with a destination’s friendly, interesting people is a dimension of travel that I think we often neglect, but it enriches our journeys and makes them far more rewarding. Grenada is the perfect place to make new friends and discover new places.
Grenada is a Caribbean country with everything; stunning white sand beaches, mountains and rainforest, a vibrant cultural heritage, and some of the best yachting facilities in the region. A holiday to this tri-island nation is a trip with spice – literally. One of the world’s largest nutmeg and mace producers, its organic cocoa crops are the key ingredient of some of the best chocolate you have ever tasted.
A little further north in the adorable Southern Grenadines, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are diminutive islands that feel adrift from the world. Peaceful and laid back, they retain a strong cultural heritage of boat building, maroon and saraca festivals, and the famous Big Drum Dance.
Travel to Grenada to meet some of the loveliest people on earth, stay in a luxury beachside resort, holiday cottages or aboard a charter boat. Scuba dive scores of shipwrecks – including the largest in the Caribbean – hike volcanic ridges and peaks, eat traditional oil-down and drink rum from one of the region’s oldest distilleries. Whether you are here for sunsets or a bit of spice, Grenada has it all.
Good news for those with itchy feet – a holiday in the sun is still possible this year.
Usually eclipsed by spices and beaches, Grenada’s hiking trails are scenic and rewarding.
Shipwrecks are common off the island of Grenada and have created some unbelievable settings for a dive.
We’ve all heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but what about these more unknown dive sites?
Author Paul Crask takes us on a walking tour of the beautiful Grenadian capital.
Bianca C is the Caribbean’s largest diveable shipwreck. Nicknamed ‘the Titanic of the Caribbean’, this wreck is an atmospheric and interesting dive.