If you follow the scent of Creole cooking, it will lead you down the steep streets to Grenada’s quaint, horseshoe-shaped harbour. Before long you’ll be liming — drinking and talking to everybody, while you sip some coconut water or spiced rum while the smell of spiced lobster floats up from the barbecue.
The water is sure to play a part in almost all your Grenadian adventures. You can go deep-sea fishing or paddle out on your own kayak and dive into the water with a snorkel. You’ll also find a gallery of sculptures just a snorkel-breath beneath the waves in the underwater park at Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area. The works poke out from craggy gullies and sun-dappled sandy patches. As time passes, they’re being colonised by lots of marine life. Exposed to the surges of the ocean, the sculptures are fixed, yet always changing.
Back on land you’ll find all manner of bays, secluded beaches, even smalls islands such as Carriacou, a frozen-in-time setting that’s such a well-kept secret most people don’t even know it exists.
When to go
We recommend the driest months or November to May. Whenever you chose to visit, the smell of nutmeg will always bring you back.