Few islands epitomise paradise as accurately as Grenada. The volcanic landscapes and colourful towns will catch the eye, but the immaculate beaches are what will make your heart skip a beat. Throw in an incredible cuisine, a thriving music scene and a popping nightlife and you'll discover that a luxury holiday in Grenada is perfect for letting your hair down.
The sights of Grenada are a feast for the senses. On the coast, you'll find a staggering number of beaches with idyllic golden sand, all of which will tempt you into round-the-clock sun worshipping without a care in the world. Head inland and you'll find equally alluring scenery, including peaceful waterfalls, dense rainforest and dramatic mountains.
Grenada's man-made footprint replicates the island's beguiling natural aesthetic too. The elegant capital of St George's is one of the prettiest towns in the Caribbean, with bright colonial architecture hugging the hillside and harbour. You'll find the stunning Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park here too, an incredible attraction which you have to snorkel or dive to in order to see the submerged statues. Then there's the inescapable aroma and flavours of Grenada, from its abundant spice plantations to its traditional Creole cuisine.
Literally known as the 'Island of Spices', this island grows nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Walk down the spectacular Grand Anse beach and you can check out the spices yourself at the Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market and combine a little shopping with some sunbathing.
The dry season in Grenada runs from January to May, when daily average temperatures can reach 30 degrees. With its steamy tropical climate tempered by northeast trade winds, you'll need nothing but light summer clothing. The rainy season in Grenada is between June and November.
So, if you can't resist the prospect of the raucous August Carnival, be sure to take tropical lightweights and waterproofs, as even if it does rain, the temperatures will still push 30 degrees.
British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Grenada. On entry, you’ll be granted a period of stay. Passports should be valid for a minimum of 6 months. Visit GOV.UK for more information.
No matter whether you want a quick roadside snack or would like to indulge in formal seaside dining in St George's, Grenada's full range of eating options will keep you satisfied. Most hotels and restaurants offer international cuisine options alongside Grenadian dishes.
Grenada's national dish is Oil Down, a stew made with salted meat, breadfruit, onion, celery, carrot, daheen (a locally-grown root vegetable) and dumplings slowly steamed in coconut milk.