Granada - The Spice Isle
If you haven’t heard of Grenada, you are not alone. This often overlooked Caribbean destination is ready to make a splash with sophisticated tourists everywhere. The island appeals to travelers for its untouched beauty and romantic vibe. However, there is no shortage of adventure available on this lush island. If you are considering putting Grenada on your bucket list, why wait? Lots of new and exciting changes are in store for this unique jewel of the Caribbean.
Resorts with Style and Sophistication
Exciting times await travelers to Grenada as brand new resorts arrive on the island. The new resorts are located on Grand Anse beach, one of Grenada’s most beautiful beaches. The Silversands Resort will provide guests with a level of sophistication that rivals those on some of the Caribbean's most swanky islands. If it’s minimalist, organic style doesn’t entice you with its simplicity and clean lines, the dramatic infinity pool surely will. Next year, the island will gain two new resorts that will bring even more style and sophistication. By next year, both the all-inclusive Royalton and Kimpton’s Kawana Bay Resort will arrive to elevate the lodging experience for even the most discerning travelers.
If you are concerned about flights times, American Airlines now has direct flights to Grenada from Miami, which makes the trip fairly easy from the east coast. Air Canada recently followed suit with their non-stop flight from Toronto with only a five hour flight time. Getting to paradise has never been so easy!
Best times to visit
If you are considering escaping the grey and chilly days that accompany winter in the Northeast, Grenada is a perfect option. January to mid-April is Grenada’s high season for a reason. Travelers during this time have the best opportunity for sunny days with nary a cloud in the sky. Sip on rum punch and forget about digging your car out of the snow for awhile. Like many other islands in the Caribbean, June through November is hurricane season with greater chance for periodic thunderstorms and hot, humid temperatures. Like everywhere else, travelers are advised to steer clear of the overpriced winter holidays as well.
Adventure & History
If it’s adventure you seek, Grenada has no shortage of activities! Offering everything from sport fishing to hiking and an array of watersports, you can be sure that there is something for everyone. Grenada even boasts a number of forts to explore and learn about along with several original plantations and a rum distilleries. Visitors will be fascinated by Westerhall Estate which boasts the oldest working waterway in the western hemisphere. Travelers to the estate can enjoy an organic lunch along with a tour of the entire rum making process. Finally, a sample of the varieties of rum will have travelers feeling relaxed and refreshed.
For the Eco Tourist
Grenada has several locations to discover its untouched beauty, including a national park. Grand Etang Lake is is a water filled crater which was once an active volcano. Visitors can also explore the Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary and see the protected Grenada Dove. Just a short boat ride away is the Oyster Bed Mangrove where visitors can explore one of the most pristine ecosystems in the area.
If it is serenity and peace you seek, look no further than Grenada. With a long list of spas on the island, travelers can be sure to find a treatment of their choice. Grenada even has a yoga studio so that visitors can keep up with their yoga practice while enjoying breathtaking views of the landscape.
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