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.
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.
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.
Once a location of strategic importance, the gorgeous views overlooking the harbor entrance are what make this fortification such a popular attraction today.
A picturesque and lush grotto, this waterfall cascades down 30 feet into a pool of water that's deep enough for a dip.
Spices 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."
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.
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.
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.
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Kalingo Beach Escape
3 hours | Grenada | GND-280G N D - 2 8 0
Experience Grenada's sun, sand and surf in all their glory on a three-hour seaside retreat to Kalinago Beach Resort, where you'll enjoy free time to lounge on an uncrowded shoreline fringing the picturesque Caribbean Sea.
Get to know St. George's during a leisurely sightseeing tour. Admire the French-inspired architecture as you travel along the narrow streets of the capital city. Marvel at the magnificent views as you wind your way up to Fort Frederick. Watch the colorful ships bob up and down in the Carenage.
Spice Garden, Grenada Distillers & Grand Anse Beach
4 hours | Grenada | GND-320G N D - 3 2 0
Travel through the quaint town of red tiled roofs, of Grenada's capital -St. George before heading to Laura Spice Gardens. You will be engulfed in the aroma of every spice that is grown on Spice Isle some of which are exported for use in patent medicines and in Caribbean and International cuisine.
Awaken your senses to the sights, sounds and scents of this Caribbean paradise with an excursion to beautiful Grand Etang Lake. Next, sip hot cocoa at Carlton Cocoa Station. Then, stop and shop for handmade crafts at La Sagesse. Finally, tour the Westerhall Rum Distillery and sample its delicious spirits.
Local Connections: Spice Garden, Westerhall Distillery & Rum Tasting with Expert Guide
4 hours | Grenada | GND-330G N D - 3 3 0
Spices of Grenada
Savor the flavors of Grenada while indulging in island history and culture. This celebration of spices and spirits includes a nutmeg liqueur tasting at De La Grenade Industries, a pensive stroll through Laura's Herb and Spice Garden, and rum sampling at Westerhall Estates, one of Grenada's first rum makers.
Ft. George, Ft. Frederick, Grand Anse & Scenic Drive
3.5 hours | Grenada | GND-335G N D - 3 3 5
Enjoy a leisurely sightseeing tour around St. George's most historic attractions with visits to Fort George and Fort Frederick, two celebrated landmarks with picture postcard views of the city. Then, bask in the sun on the wide white sands of Grand Anse Beach or take a dip in its turquoise waters.
Discover the wonders down under at the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, a collection of contemporary art located in the depths of the sea. Later, make your way south to beautiful Grand Anse Beach where you can swim, shop or simply relax on this beautiful crescent of sand among the palms.
Put on your hiking boots for a hike through the tropical rainforest to the Seven Sisters waterfalls. Tucked inside Grand Etang National Park, your trek through the covers rugged and gentle terrain. Once there, you can relax or swim at the foot of the falls.
Feel the beat of this island paradise with a catamaran cruise along Grenada's beautiful southern coast. Sip on a glass of rum punch and munch on local fresh fruit while the sounds of a live steel band keep you entertained. Then, dive into the tranquil turquoise waters of Morne Rouge Beach.
Soak up the history and beauty of some of Grenada's most celebrated sites. Follow in the footsteps of colonial soldiers with a walk through Fort Frederick. Watch out for colorful hummingbirds in the Grand Etang rainforest. And stop for photos at Annandale Falls, known as a lush, a green paradise.
Witness some of Grenada's most magnificent natural wonders on a tour of Grand Etang National Park and Annandale Falls. Then, learn why it's called the Spice Island with tasty visits to Dougaldston Spice Estate and Gouyave Nutmeg Station, each noted for their fragrant and delicious spices.
Leave the confinement of your ship and embark your transport for a narrative drive through the winding streets of the nation's capital, St. George's, the transport will take you to The Tower for your garden tour of Grenada's most interesting and lush garden situated around a Heritage Great House.
Get wet and wild with an old-fashioned ride down a river in an inner tube. Nestled in the Grand Etang Rainforest Reserve, the Balthazar River offers a heart-pumping adventure of rip-roarin' rapids and calm pools all wrapped in the stunning beauty of an exotic rainforest.
Grab your swimsuit for a dive in the welcoming waters of Morne Rouge Beach. Arrive by the Rush, a high-speed performance catamaran that will escort you along Grenada's beautiful southern coastline. Skim past the sights of St. George's and one shimmering beach after another.
Feel the wind in your sails on this exhilarating sea-going adventure that features a guided snorkel adventure at Flamingo Bay. A 52-foot sailing catamaran escorts you to the most northern part of Grenada's Marine Protected Area where you'll dive head first into the bay's beautiful waters.
Indulge in the sights, sounds and flavors of the Isle of Spice on a tour that explores Grenada's historic Fort Fredrick, the beautiful gardens of La Grenade Industries, and the rum making process at Westerhall Estate. The perfect way to end the day is a delicious lunch at La Sagesse Restaurant.