Somehow, the lovely Caribbean island known as Grenada manages to fly under the radar in comparison to locations such as The Bahamas and Barbados. The locals – Grenadians – if you prefer a demonym, can only be described a wonderful hosts. In fact, it’s often considered improper to have a conversation with a Grenadian without first exchanging pleasantries.
The destination offers a searing sun all year with the temperature rarely dipping below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Hurricanes generally sweep upwards and to the northeast of Grenada, well clear of the island nation.
Of course, upon visiting a new country, everyone really wants to see the attractions. Make your way to the island in March or later and you’ll have the option of staying at hotels such as The Silversands, which overlooks Grand Anse Beach.
When setting foot upon Grand Anse Beach, you’ll feel soft white sand between your toes, see laughing local children jumping off of anchored motorboats, and admire houses perched among the Grenadian mountains in the distance.
The more broody Thoreau-types may prefer the solitude of Black Bay Beach. Requiring a short hike to reach and private in nature, the clean black sand may be worth the cardio.
On the other hand, the most vibrant and exciting attraction in Grenada manifests itself in the August holiday Carnival. Singing, dancing, and elaborate costumes rock the island for days on end. This is a chance to watch people blow off steam in the most dramatic manner possible.
Photo Credits: Galina Savina, Leonard Zhukovsky, Pawel Kazmierczak, Tono Balaguer, and R.M. Nunes respectively / Shutterstock.com
By: Kishan Patel