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Grenada, "The Spice Island," is one of the most diverse vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Blessed with a lush mountainous interior that tapers to fertile foothills before sloping gently to sandy beaches, the island is equally attractive to hikers, nature lovers, sailors, scuba divers and beach bums. St. George, the capital, is a colorful deep-water port with a lively waterfront, two 18th-century hillside forts, and a festive vendors' market selling locally grown cocoa and spices. The main tourist area is just to the south, surrounding a 2-mile stretch of white sand at Grand Anse Beach, which is accessible from town by water taxi. ...

Grenada, "The Spice Island," is one of the most diverse vacation destinations in the Caribbean. Blessed with a lush mountainous interior that tapers to fertile foothills before sloping gently to sandy beaches, the island is equally attractive to hikers, nature lovers, sailors, scuba divers and beach bums. St. George, the capital, is a colorful deep-water port with a lively waterfront, two 18th-century hillside forts, and a festive vendors' market selling locally grown cocoa and spices. The main tourist area is just to the south, surrounding a 2-mile stretch of white sand at Grand Anse Beach, which is accessible from town by water taxi. Inland, easy-to-difficult hiking trails in Grand Etang National Park lead through dense foliage to waterfalls, view points and Grand Etang Lake, which fills a 30-acre crater sitting at an elevation of 1,700 feet. Levera National Park and its popular Atlantic-facing Bathway Beach are on the remote northeast end of the island, an area best explored by jeep. Under the sea, Grenada offers more than 30 designated dive sites featuring healthy reefs, shipwrecks and a unique Sculpture Park created by eco-artist Jason de Caires Taylor.

Lynne Sullivan
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Lynne Sullivan is the author of Adventure Travel Guides and Pocket Guides to dozens of Caribbean islands for Hunter Publishing, and is a contributing author of DK’s Eyewitness Travel Guide to the Caribbean.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: An island nation consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.
  • Language: English, Patois
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
  • Weather: Rainfall | Daylight
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    The driest season is January through May, but year-round high temperatures range from 75 to 87 with dependable trade winds. Higher elevations are cooler and wetter throughout the year. Expect discounted prices during the summer.