Named the Isle of Spice by colonial traders for its natural bounty of spices, Grenada appeals to modern senses with powder-sand beaches, fiery sunsets, Latin rhythms and, even now, the exotic aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and clove that waft across the island.
Considered by many to be the most picturesque port in the Caribbean, the capital city of St. George's is a colorful mix of 18th-century French and Georgian English architecture set against a backdrop of steep hills. Cobblestone streets wind past historic churches and marketplaces to the harbor, which buzzes with activity as wooden schooners unload produce and other goods.
Beyond town, you can play in the surf at 40 different beaches, hike through the rainforest, get drenched under a waterfall, go bird-watching, and photograph pre-Columbian rock carvings. A dedicated caretaker of the island's natural gifts, the government has decreed that no hotel can exceed 3 stories or the height of the tallest palm trees.
Its panoramic views, cultural and historical attractions, and a pristine environment help make this one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets.
Spice Estate & Rainforest - Tour the West Coast from St. George's to Gouyave. Visit the Concord Waterfall, Spice Factory, Nutmeg Processing Plant, Grand Etang Lake & Rain Forest, and the Annandale Waterfall.
Calabash Hotel - A secluded natural cove on palm-studded L'Anse aux Epines beach sets the scene for this intimate resort. A delightful blend of world-class dining, attentive service and unpretentious style awaits. All accommodations (some with private pools) and Gary Rhode's Restaurant have just completed a major renovation. A relaxing and romantic escape.
La Luna - La Luna is Grenada's new super-stylish retreat in the West Indies with oceanfront villas. Mediterranean-inspired colors with breezy Caribbean motif embellish the resort. Guests will appreciate extras such as yoga classes and in-room massages, not to mention the thatched roof Sunset Bar with Indonesian daybeds for lounging.
La Source - Combine a fun-filled, active vacation with invigorating body care at this All-Inclusive resort on secluded Pink Gin Beach. Scuba and 9-hole golf - each with personal instruction - top a wide range of sports activities. Private rooms at The Oasis spa make massages, facials, and other treatments especially relaxing.
Spice Island Beach Resort - Choose your preferred luxury amenity at this Spanish estate-style All-Inclusive hotel, where all suites feature a whirlpool, a garden, or a private pool. Lavish buffets and gourmet meals are served at the open-air seaside pavilion. Hobie cats, snorkeling, kayaking, and tennis add up to wholesome family fun on Grand Anse Beach.
Grenadian by Rex Resorts - This resort sits on a hillside overlooking 2 broad, white-sand beaches, one of which is dedicated entirely to water sports. Rooms are outfitted in rattan, wicker, and tropical fabrics. Families love the varied kids' activities, and adults unwind to cabaret and disco music at the Tamarind Lounge. All-inclusive option available.
Coyoba Beach Resort - This legendary resort features essentials for the classic Caribbean holiday. Set on famed Grand Anse Beach with spectacular vistas, the resort's contemporary style depicts an authentic Caribbean Indian culture theme. Enjoy full services from family-friendly to sporting pursuits.