The island of Grenada has long been considered the spice of the Caribbean, with its mountains and lush greenery. It is also known as the spice island of the Caribbean due to the fact it is an enormous spice producer, especially of cloves, nutmeg and mace.
Apart from spices, Grenada holidays are a perfect getaway for tourists needing a break from their hectic lives. Beaches of decorative white and dark sand rim the entire island, giving Grenada a really laid back feel. This relaxed environment is the perfect place for a quiet retreat.
Visitors to the island will also notice a wonderful array of scenery and history. Do not forget to bring your camera along as you wander through streets lined with 19th century French-style houses, combined with Colonial style police uniforms, which remain as vivid reminders of the times when both France and Britain fought to gain control of the island.
One of the most striking and picturesque places on the island is St. George’s Harbour, while a close second and maybe even a first for some people, is Grand Anse beach, which has been referred to as one of the finest in the world.
In addition to its exquisite scenery, visitors will soon become aware that Grenada is not a party place, which enhances its attraction for visitors looking for peace and quiet. Both locals and visitors to the island enjoy the laid back, low-key environment as they sway in shaded hammocks and enjoy the Calypso beat of the local Reggae music.