The Caribbean – Grenada

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The Caribbean islands are sought out by sun worshipers, ocean adventures, and just about anyone who wants to relax on a beautiful beach with a cocktail in hand. Some islands have become more renowned than ever, so if you’re in search of that tropical oasis that has so little crowds, it feels like you’ve found your own secluded paradise, head for Grenada.

It isn't the cost of the airfare or the caliber of the hotel that you'll remember most about your trip to Grenada. It's the kaleidoscope of reds, yellows, and greens that characterize St. George's harbor (arguably the most beautiful in the Caribbean) and how they're reflected in the cerulean water. It's the sound of the waves lapping against Grand Anse's soft sands that echoes in your ears long after the sun goes down. It's the aroma of nutmeg and vanilla that wafts through Market Square and throughout the islands' spice plantations. It's the warm sensation you feel in your stomach and on your tongue after sampling the River Antoine Distillery's 150-proof rum. Grenada isn't just meant to be seen; it's meant to be savored.

St. George's harbor

River Antoine Distillery

Although you’ll definitely see a few other people on the Spice Island’s most popular beach Grand Anse, the two-and-a-half miles of soft sand is so spread out and dotted with only small restaurants and resorts that you’ll never have to fight for your spot in the sun. Best of all, the resorts are luxe, the landscape is lush, and the markets have all the locally grown ingredients you need to make your very own personalized bottle of spiced rum.

Grand Anse

Beach in Grenada

Americans have long overlooked Grenada, opting for showier, resort-laden islands. But Yanks, take a hint from the Brits who have spent many a winter here: Grenada is worth visiting. Sure, this part of the Windward Islands doesn't feature the sprawling all-inclusive or glitzy nightclubs of St. Lucia or Barbados; in fact, you may even be hard-pressed to find an American here. But that's the key to Grenada's charm.



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