The island of Grenada, sharing its name with the Caribbean country it belongs to, is a colonial town, peaceful paradise and enthralling sister-islands in a single package. Blending the triple charms of glowing hills, glimmering waterfront and vibrant township, Grenada easily gains monikers such as Fruit Island or Beach Island – but none as fitting as the title of Spice Island for its overwhelming nutmeg aroma.
Grenada is first a foremost a place of natural wonders. Coral-shaded waters surround the coast, which bears eight marinas as portal to the Grenadine Islands. Carriacou’s Anse La Roche beach brings you to the reefs on foot, resting at the feet of the High North Range. For more secluded beaches, Dusquene Bay, Grooms Beach and La Sagesse Beach offer tree-protected sand strips and calm waters; Lance Aux Epines Beach is another serene space home to private villas and exquisite cottages.
The wonders of aquatic fun aren’t restricted to purely swimming and sand-castle building either. Take a dive or snorkel at St. George for the scenic Underwater Sculpture Park. Over 80 pieces of art work is now being absorbed by coral growth, flourishing into new playgrounds for fish and sponges.
Grenada is also home to a steep 1900-feet and counting mountain peak – the entrance to Grand Etang Natural Park. Misty landscapes circle a lake to allow for hikes, waterfall swims, lake-side activities and more outdoor fun. Once you’ve had your fill of nature, follow your nose to Grenada’s heritage trade: nutmeg processing at a worn-down factory.
Expect mostly hot and humid weather throughout the year, with a drop in temperature from January to mid-April. This relatively cool phase is a good time for sailing plans as northeast trade winds blow in at moderate intensity. We suggest you avoid visiting from mid-summer to December as rainfall is prominent. Tropical storms and hurricanes also occur in the latter period.