Located just 100 miles north of Venezuela, the small Caribbean island of Grenada has a largely rural, undeveloped feel to it, making it a wonderful holiday destination. Its mountainous and volcanic landscape gives Grenada one of the loveliest environments in the Caribbean, with crater lakes, rainforests and coastal mangrove plantations giving way to white sand beaches and brilliant blue waters filled with coral reefs.
Why we like Grenada
The mix of local people and fascinating cultures along with a mountainous interior and stunning coastline makes a visit to Grenada an excellent choice for both a relaxing and more adventurous holiday. The hotels are small and perfectly match the idyllic concept of a Caribbean retreat. There are also a number of private villas available, depending on your requirements.
What to expect on your Grenada holiday
As a major producer of nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla it is hardly surprising that Grenada is internationally recognised as the Spice Island. Grenada is a tri-island country and its sister islands, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, ‘float’ in the turquoise waters to the north of the main island. The rugged and unmanicured Atlantic coast is definitely worth a visit and stands in stark contrast to the calm translucent waters of the more sheltered Caribbean coast.
Some ideas for a Grenada holiday
- Explore the tropical rainforest of the interior in search of the mona monkey.
- Snorkel over an underwater sculpture park and scuba dive down to the largest ship wreck in the Caribbean.
- Hike up and swim under scenic waterfalls in the Grand Etang National Park.
- Take a historic tour of the oldest rum distillery on the island.
- Spend some time on the beach.
Beyond the ordinary
Venture into deeper waters in search of humpback, sperm or sometimes orca whales and dolphins.
our grenada expertise
John is our Caribbean expert. He loves Grenada and urges anyone contemplating a relaxing island holiday to give it consideration.