THE CRUISING LIFE – CRUISES 5 & 6 – GRENADA

It’s not called the Spice Island for nothing – you really can smell the nutmeg in the air on Grenada. And it could be called the Fruit Island for the luscious bounty growing in the green hills. Then again, it could be called the Beach Island for the plethora of idyllic sandy strands.

The capital, St. George’s, on the southwest coast, is also the main port, having a fine natural harbour, and its picturesque pastel-coloured houses rise up the hillsides from the waterfront. The waterfront itself is known as the Carenage because island schooners were once careened (beached for cleaning or repair) there. St. George’s is the yachting and charter-boat centre of the eastern Caribbean.

St George’s is one of the most picturesque towns in the Caribbean. It’s a fabulous place to explore on foot, from handsome old buildings to the Carenage harbor. Interesting shops and cafes dot the narrow and busy streets.

With its emerald hillsides, tropical forests, and sun-drenched beaches, Grenada is truly a feast for the senses. No building here may be built higher than a coconut palm.

Grenada is famous for their waterfalls, one being Seven Sisters Falls, where the water rushes down the mountainside into a large pool perfect for swimming. Nearby you can partake in rum tours, visit local shops, and just unwind.

Spice gardens and plantation tours are a Grenada must-do. Inhale the scent of cinnamon, cocoa and cloves at historic Dougaldston Spice Estate or visit Gouyave Nutmeg Station for its “Black Gold.”

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