Are you thinking about a tropical vacation and looking for something a little different? Look no further than Grenada! This under-the-radar island is perfect for your next tropical vacation.
Grenada is a tiny island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean, 515 miles northeast of Venezuela and 1529 southeast of Miami. Though compact in size, Grenada has a lot to offer vacationers wanting to explore.
1. Grenada is spicy!
Grenada is known as “The Spice Isle” because historically, it has been a large producer and exporter of spices, including nutmeg, mace, cloves, and cinnamon.
Nearby you can find the River Antoine Rum Distillery that has been producing quality rum since the 1800s. The deliciously enchanting island also makes chocolate, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It is easy to see how it earned its “Spice Isle” nickname.
Beach life is always a huge part of a vacation in Grenada and you have plenty of pretty sandy shores to choose from. One of the most popular is Grand Anse Beach which is lined with resorts, bars and shops. This is the longest beach in Grenada so you can find quiet spots, especially at the far end.
Morne Rouge is another stunner and much more peaceful than Grand Anse Beach. Laluna Beach has the best sunsets. Then you have all the beaches on the smaller islands that are often deserted and it is easy to book a boat trip once you arrive.
3. Local Flavor
St. George’s is the charming capital of Grenada with colorful homes, Georgian-style buildings, and an 18th-century fort with scenic views of Carenage Harbour.
The seaside fishing village is very photogenic, and of course, the seafood restaurants here are excellent. At Aquarium Restaurant, you can order lobster, grilled fish, and the freshest salads made of local produce. Head there for Sunday night to listen to live Reggae tunes.
4. Nature and Wildlife
There are many great places for hiking, swimming, watersports, and wildlife spotting in Grenada. An example is Levera National Park. With beaches, mangroves, and reefs where you can snorkel with the colorful fish and turtles, this is the perfect spot.
Walk around Levera Pond or Lake Antoine, and you might see a monkey and birds like the fulvous whistling duck or the gray kingbird.
For the water lovers, at the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, you can see an impressive collection of creative art just five to eight meters down. The park was named as one of National Geographic’s 25 Wonders of the World. Here you can see sights like children holding hands and a man sitting at a typewriter.
First constructed in 2006 following reef damage from a duo of hard-hitting hurricanes, the statues help maintain the health of the ocean’s ecosystem.
More Highlights Of Grenada
- Buy juicy fresh mango from a street vendor.
- Book a tour through Grand Etang National Resort. There you can see a crater lake and swim under a cool waterfall.
- Learn about cocoa production at a historic plantation.
- Buy a spice set to recreate your favorite dishes at home.
Grenada is a small island packed with a lot of action, adventure, and relaxation. The island is not overly commercial or crowded. Most importantly, the locals are friendly and welcoming. And the weather and water temperature are always just right. Does this sound like your perfect tropical vacation? Drop me a line today for more info!
Until next time,