22 January 2020
Grenada offers a lifestyle so pure and authentic that you feel instantly renewed. The enchanting islands boast silky stretches of white sandy beaches, sunken treasures adorned by corals and unspoilt landscapes undiscovered by crowds.
Though small, this picturesque island is not short of luxury hotels. Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa boasts the title of ‘Number 1 Hotel in the Caribbean’ as rated by TripAdvisor in 2017 and is part of the acclaimed Relais & Châteaux collection. This boutique property offers five-star service with a relaxed environment that allows you to truly enjoy the island’s laid-back pace of life, starting from breakfast on your suite’s private balcony.
Alternatively, the appropriately named Spice Island Beach Resort sits on the world famous Grand Anse Beach, and is owned and run by the Hopkin family, who welcome visitors to their AAA, five-diamond rated home! As part of their all-inclusive plan, enjoy daily afternoon tea and premium-label drinks on the beach. Indulge at Oliver’s Restaurant- a recent recipient of a Six Star Diamond Award or explore the island and rent a bicycle. 64 beautifully furnished suites are dotted around the hotel’s lush gardens – we recommend the Seagrape Beach Suites, just steps from the beach for that ultimate toes-in-the-sand moment.
Silversands Grenada is the island’s newest intimate luxury resort, with modern rooms, suites and villas promising to be both new, yet timeless. Luxury stretches from the iconic 100-metre pool reaching out towards the Caribbean Sea, to the smaller touches like a carefully curated selection of Cuban cigars in the rum lounge. Discover elegant rooms, impeccable service and indulgent dining on the island of spice. A highlight is the Asiatique Restaurant integrating Asian cooking methods. The hotel sources most of its fruit and vegetables from the Grenada Network of Rural Women Producers.
With colourful coral reefs, spectacular shipwrecks, exhilarating drift dives and the world’s first unique Underwater Sculpture Park – Grenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique have it all. Boasting more than 50 sites of intriguing underwater wonder to be discovered, it’s no wonder that divers of all levels from around the world are enticed by Grenada.
Explore the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean Sea, the Bianca C or spend the day enjoying the blissfully calm sandy-bottomed Anse La Roche, home to vibrant Parrot-fish, spotted drums and turtles.
With a gorgeous eclectic mix of spices, alluring herbs, tropical plants and exotic flowers it’s easy to see why Grenada’s gardens have won 15 gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Enjoy the wonder of over 60 acres of tropical gardens and rain forest trails at Jessamine Eden: Grenville Vale Tropical Botanical Garden – just a 15-minute drive from the Capital.
Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely stroll in the impeccably groomed Palm Tree Gardens that boats over 25 different species of Palm as well as two acres of botanical gardens with 300 plant species, exotic array of lily ponds, fruits and baby turtles.
Boasting five spectacular waterfalls Grenada is also the ideal place for a tropical adventure; marvel at Mt. Carmel’s’ 70 feet high waterfalls or take a much-deserved refreshing invigorating dip into Annandale waterfalls, surrounded by flourishing flowers and tropical trees.
Gain an authentic and eco-friendly insight into Grenada’s fascinating history, culture, flavours and traditions at the 300-year-old working plantation, Belmont Estate. Located just an hour’s scenic drive from St George’s and set in 400 acres of lush rolling hills in the north of Grenada, Belmont Estate offers a fantastic restaurant, plantation and cocoa tours, a museum, a goat dairy, animals, beautiful gardens, delicious organic chocolate, produce stall and so much more. Savour their mouth-watering Creole buffet featuring a delicious, colourful display of local dishes complimented with local fresh fruit juices.
A trip to the Caribbean wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some locally made rum, and there’s no better place to do so than the River Antoine Rum distillery. Not only is it the oldest functioning water-propelled distillery in the Western hemisphere, it is also considered one of the best rum distilleries in the Caribbean.
For an exhilarating, insightful exploration of Grenada’s history, ecology and geography take a comfortable, fast Seafari adventure along the west coast. The friendly, knowledgeable and experienced captain and crew will introduce you to the Spice Isle’s best-kept secrets in addition to the well-known landmarks. Grenada Seafaris Powerboat adventures are complete with complimentary pickup service, beverage and an incredible guided snorkel tour of the magnificent underwater sculpture park.
Looking for something special to take home, along with the many bars or chocolate. Make sure you leave the island with Clarkes Court Amaz-in Chocolate Crème Liqueur!
"Grenada has acres of white sand, rum punch and palm trees, and seems to have more charm than many of its sister islands"
Jakki, Travel Counsellor
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