Grenada is the Caribbean's "Isle of Spice" -- one of the world's major producers of nutmeg, mace, clove, cinnamon, and cocoa. Indeed, the fragrant aroma of spice seems to envelop the island's emerald hillsides, tropical forests, and sun-drenched beaches. Grenada is truly a feast for the senses. Americans, of course, may remember the island from the 1983 U.S. military intervention. Over two decades later, Grenada is again an ideal vacation spot. No building here may be built higher than a coconut palm. The majority of hotels are small and family owned. St. George's Harbor is a picture-perfect postcard of an idyllic Caribbean anchorage.

Top things to do and see in Grenada: View Excursions

  • 1Grand Etang National Park

    This national park offers miles of trails and scenery. Hike the Lake Circle Trail that offers panoramic views of the lush green forest and the pristine waters of the extinct volcano's crater lake.

  • 2Fort Frederick

    This smaller fort built by the British and perched atop Richmond Hill has a commanding vantage point that offers an amazing view of Grenada and its natural harbor.

  • 3Fort George

    Once a location of strategic importance, the gorgeous views overlooking the harbor entrance are what make this fortification such a popular attraction today.

  • 4Annandale Falls

    A picturesque and lush grotto, this waterfall cascades down 30 feet into a pool of water that's deep enough for a dip.

  • 5Spices of Grenada

    Spice gardens and plantation tours are a Grenada must-do. Inhale the scent of cinnamon, cocoa and cloves at historic Dougaldston Spice Estate or visit Gouyave Nutmeg Station for its "Black Gold."

  • 6Grand Anse

    This tourist town has resorts, restaurants, a thriving nightlife and a famed beach that is an idyllic crescent of sand shaded by coconut palms with a gentle turquoise surf.

  • 7Morne Rouge

    Situated at the very end of Grand Anse, this beach is one of the best. The water is so clear, you'll be able to see down to your toes.

  • 8River Tubing

    The thrill of riding the island rapids is easily satisfied at the Balthazar River. In an inflatable tube surrounded by rushing water and a tropical rainforest canopy, this Grenada adventure is always a splash.