|Grenada is known as the Spice Island, and throughout the island you are never far away from the scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. The island’s lush tropical scenery offers a fabulous combination of activities for visitors. The are over 40 sandy beaches, many of which are completely deserted. The natural rain forests and tropical mountain trails offer a great opportunity for trekking and exploring. The Annandale, Concorde, and other waterfalls are both scenic and refreshing.
The island is independent, and there are rum distilleries, which have changed little since they were built over 200 years ago and still operate with a watermill. Be warned the rum these distilleries produce is very strong! The Spice Estate at Dougaldston is a historic monument to Grenada’s past and gives a fascinating insight into the growing and primary processing of spice. Nutmeg processing plants can be visited at Gouyave and Grenville.
The smaller island of Carriacou can be visited by boat from St Georges, and it is not unusual to see flying fish during the crossing.
The people in Grenada are genuinely friendly and generous, offering visitors a very warm friendly welcome. Grenada has many activities to attract visitors including crystal clear waters for snorkelling, scuba diving or simply swimming. Water sports are readily available at most of the beaches with hotels. The deep sea fishing in Grenada is very productive offering a wide range of tropical game fish including many marlin and sailfish. Sailing is a popular pastime and there are sheltered harbours and well-equipped marinas, where yachts can be chartered.
There are 28 dive sites off Grenada including reefs, walls and wrecks. The ‘Bianca C’ is the largest wreck in the Caribbean and offers a challenging dive.
The island’s hotels vary between fully inclusive luxury resort hotels with every creature comfort, to small boutique hotels offering a very personal and relaxed service.