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Welcome to 'The Spice Isle': 4 Things to Do on Your Next Holiday to Grenada

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27-Jun-2023 Lou Fox

Welcome to 'The Spice Isle': 4 Things to Do on Your Next Holiday to Grenada

White-sand beaches, turquoise waters and a vibrant culture...

A picture-perfect paradise of natural beauty, historic charm and some simply superb luxury hotels, Grenada is a gem of the Caribbean. Cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, turmeric and nutmeg are all grown in the rich volcanic soils here, and being blessed with such an abundance of aromatic crops, Grenada has earnt the famous title of 'The Spice Isle'.

Of course, spices are just the start of your luxury Grenadian adventure - discover what else awaits and craft a trip that's just your flavour.

Have a Tipple or Two

Another glorious Grenadian product? Rum. In fact, the island is home to the privately-owned River Antoine Rum Distillery, the oldest functioning water-propelled distillery in the western hemisphere. Take a guided tour to learn more about the time-honoured processes here, which haven't changed much since the 1800s, before an expert-led tasting of the good stuff.
Glass of Rum with Ice and Lime Wedges
Glass of Rum

Hit the Beach

Quintessential white sands. Turquoise waters. Hidden coves like something from a postcard. Grenada's beaches are truly some of the finest in the Caribbean. While the island's highlight (and for good reason) is the world-renowned, three-mile-long Grand Anse Beach, there are over 45 more stunning spots to choose from. You can soak up the sun on the tranquil La Sagesse Beach, spend the afternoon snorkelling from Magazine Beach or enjoy a relaxed afternoon on Morne Rouge Beach, enjoying the calm shallow waters and the tropical breeze.
Grand Anse Beach
Grand Anse beach

Head Underwater

Spectacular reefs, mysterious wrecks and plunging walls make Grenada a dream destination for divers - whether first timers or veterans beneath the water. And no stay on the island is complete without a trip to the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park. Seen only by snorkelling, diving or glass-bottom boat, it showcases a truly unique collection of over 65 submerged sculptures, built to relieve pressure off the natural reefs and attract an array of marine species.
Ring of Children - Underwater Sculpture Park
Ring of Children - Underwater Sculpture Park

Get Lost in Nature

We know the beaches are breathtakingly beautiful, but with approximately half of Grenada's landscapes still forested, there's plenty of inland adventures to enjoy too. Take a thrilling Jeep ride or scenic hike through the island's rich rainforests, stopping for a dip in a waterfall pool to cool off and to admire the diverse wildlife - from colourful tropical birds to cheeky mona monkeys.

My Grenadian Experience

Caroline Beckett, Product Manager for Caribbean, Mexico and Cruise

Grenada has utterly stolen my heart, it's such a special island. With stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and the freshest food, there is simply something for everyone.

Our first stop was the cool and contemporary Silversands Grenada, offering neutral interiors accented with natural wood. The suites are spacious and boast lavish garden terraces or sumptuous sea views of the famous Grande Anse Beach. Superlative service combined with modern amenities puts technology at the heart of this resort, but the real showstopper is the magnificent 100-metre swimming pool which stretches from the entrance right to the beach. The spa is wonderful, and the treatments were truly divine, combining Far Eastern techniques with a Caribbean twist.

Our second stop was the beautiful, family-run Spice Island Beach Resort, a grande dame of the Caribbean, which offers guests the ultimate beach retreat. The staff here are so welcoming and are incredibly proud of the history and heritage of the property - by the time I left, they all felt like old friends! Offering exceptional quality gastronomy, the dining area directly overlooks the beach and offers a creative Caribbean menu that I loved each day. When not relaxing by the water, there is a wonderful spa, and for those with smaller guests, the Nutmeg Pod is ideal for entertainment.
Caroline in Grenada
If this article has persuaded you that a luxury trip to Grenada is next on your list, don't hesitate to contact us and we will take care of your every need. For more inspirational content like this, please take a look at our luxury travel blog, Elegant Traveller.
Lou   Fox

Lou Fox

Content Executive

Ready with a guidebook and my camera, I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world. From learning to dive in Egypt to traversing the theatres and museums in NYC, I'm passionate about exploring the planet and writing about what the world has to offer.

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