An exquisitely beautiful island of spice, untouched by tourism until long after most other Caribbean islands, and still one of the most friendly – the beaches are wonderful and unspoilt, the scenery spectacular and the history fascinating.
Lying at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands, Grenada is an island of soaring peaks and lush rainforests, and its coast is fringed with cliffs and long white sand beaches, of which Grand Anse is the most famous and at two miles long, one of the longest. The island is one to explore, and a drive round the coast visiting Gouyave,
Sauteurs and Grenville will show you a side of the island that has not changed in years. One sixth of the landmass is preserved as parks and natural wildlife sanctuaries - head inland to see the cascading waterfalls at Concord and Annandale, or take a hike through the beautiful rainforests of the Grand Etang National Park - or visit a spice plantation for which the island is renowned, the discarded nutmeg shells often being recycled and used as crunchy pathways in the reserves. But the picturesque beaches are also a fantastic draw, from tiny coves dotted around the coastline to deserted strands, particularly in the north of the island, with the main beaches in the south offering all forms of watersports.
The capital, St George’s, is one of the most enchanting and picturesque in the Caribbean, with red tiled buildings tumbling into the attractive, horseshoe shaped harbour. There is a bustling market to visit and the chance to buy some of the local spices – nutmeg, cinnamon or mace – or the opportunity to just people watch and soak up the colourful atmosphere. The island’s restaurants are located mainly in the south of the island, including in and around St George’s, and they offer a surprising choice of local fare and international dishes with fish, exotic vegetables, spices and fruits combined to suit all palates.
The majority of the villas and hotels that we feature are in the south west of the island close to the capital and Grand Anse beach, leaving the remainder of the island relatively undisturbed.