Made up of three major islands – Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada is known worldwide as a producer of top-notch rum and world-class dark chocolate. It is also the world’s second-largest producer of nutmeg, which gave the country its nickname – Spice Island. Adding to this rich collection of natural resources is Grenada’s abundance of historical monuments.
Its main island Grenada, is home to the capital, St George’s. The prime highlight of the capital is a bird’s eye view of the city’s multi-hued houses and Georgian architecture, requiring one to simply scale the top of Fort George, an impressive 18th century structure, which has impressively survived well into modern times. The picturesque Carenage Harbour is the best place to enjoy a scenic stroll in the city. Located just about 5km away from the St George’s, the Underwater Sculpture Park is a popular site for snorkeling or diving. From St George’s you can also visit two of the best beaches in Grenada – Morne Rouge and Grand Anse.
In the island’s centre lies Grand Etang National Park – a famous hiking and trekking destination. The rainforested park is home to four peaks and a crater lake all of which are home to a myriad of flora and fauna, with birdwatching being a popular activity. The remote white-sand Levera Beach – located in the island’s north region, is also worth visiting.
Grenada’s second island Carriacou is known for its coral-fringed waters and sandy beaches and offers more of an “off the beaten path” experience, since it lacks big resorts and cruise ships.
Grenada delivers an authentic Caribbean flavour with its picturesque landscape of hills, beaches and historical sites perfect for satisfying fans of the Pirates of the Carribean series. If you are looking for a laid-back destination in the Caribbean, Grenada might be the perfect choice for you.
Grenada is the world’s second-largest producer of nutmeg, which gave the country its nickname – Spice Island.