The southernmost of the Windward Islands, Grenada is the world’s biggest producer of nutmeg and visitors can happily spend an hour or two wandering around the spice farms and nutmeg plantations. Grenada has successfully managed to avoid the pitfalls that come with mass tourism and has a charming policy that buildings any higher than the tallest palm tree are simply not allowed. This means the sheer natural beauty of the island’s white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and wild jungle interior all remain intact.
If you can resist the lure of Grenada’s gleaming strands such as Grand Anse Beach – considered the most perfect on the island – be sure to discover St. George’s, the island’s historic capital and one of the prettiest coastal settlements in the Caribbean. The Carenage runs all the way around St. George’s harbour in a horse-shoe shape, edged with waterfront restaurants – great for a lazy lunch, followed by a tour of heritage sights or perhaps a spot of shopping.