The Spice Isle
If your idea of a grand vacation is relaxing on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, then you’re in for a treat when you travel to Grenada.
The island chain, located in the lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean -- not far from the coastline of Venezuela -- boasts spectacular turquoise beaches. One standout is Grand Anse Beach on the country’s largest island, which routinely gets listed as one of the top ten beaches in the world. At three kilometers long, there’s plenty of room for everyone to rest, relax, and take in the sights, sounds and scents of Caribbean culture all around you.
What to Do
Visiting the beaches will be one of the main attractions when you travel to Grenada, but that’s far from the only fun activity. Grenada’s steep volcanic islands are also home to some gorgeous waterfalls, including Annandale waterfalls in the capital city of St. George’s, as well as a handful of others. Take a guided hiking tour to one of the waterfalls, go diving in an underwater sculpture park, or climb aboard a sailboat for a tour around any one of Grenada’s seven small islands.
Depending on the time of year, you might also catch a carnival parade, hear some live reggae or Caribbean-themed music, or even see a live cricket match. As an island nation that exists under the British crown, cricket is still alive and well as Grenada’s number one sport!
Where to Stay
Grenada has a number of beautiful resort hotels located right on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, many equipped with restaurants, bars and spa facilities. If you’re aiming for more of a local vibe, you can also rent a cottage or home, where you’ll often get extras such as free kayaks to sweeten the deal.
What to Eat
Known as the “Spice Island” because of its nutmeg and mace exports, Grenada’s food is spicy and French-influenced -- much like what you might find in New Orleans. Expect to find fresh fish, chicken and pork dishes on the menu, served in coconut oil and with fresh tropical fruits.
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