Grenada – Vacation Packages
Nestled in the eastern Caribbean, Grenada – the largest of a three-island nation that also includes Carriacou and Petit Martinique – is the most southerly of the Windward Islands and is the gateway to the Grenadines. Renowned for its deep, sheltered harbors, the island has long been a favorite stopover for yachts and cruise ships. St. George’s, the capital city, boasts a superb harbor, shaped like a horseshoe, that was formed partially out of the crater of an extinct volcano.
The island’s perimeter is blessed with 80 miles of white sand beaches. Its coastline stretches out in hundreds of small peninsulas that form numerous sheltered bays and lagoons. Offshore coral reefs provide home to huge turtles, stingrays, and tropicals. Shipwrecks abound.
Intriguing, too, is Grenada’s mountainous terrain. Volcanic in origin, it is thickly wooded, and wildly tropical, with towering thickets of bamboo, banana plantations, orchids, bubbling hot springs and waterfalls – home to butterflies, armadillos, monkeys and exotic cuckoo birds. Fertile soils produce a fragrant bounty of tropical fruits. The five spice girls churn out hits like no other: nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and mace. The island also produces ginger root, thyme, tonka bean, tamarind and turmeric while boasting beautiful scenery and beaches galore, with some of the best fishing in the Caribbean. Red-roofed houses pepper the hillside.
For more on Grenada, check out the Grenada Travel Guide on BootsnAll.