ADVENTURE

Where To Stay & Eat, Plus What To Do

I’ve traveled all over the Caribbean, staying everywhere from a big, family-friendly resort in Aruba to a tiny yoga retreat in Tobago. I’ve loved every trip, but some places feel a little too touristy for my tastes; others are quieter but tricky to get to. Recently, however, the Grenada Tourism Authority invited me to stay on the island, and I’m already dreaming about heading back for a second Grenada vacation.

The country, composed of Grenada itself plus the smaller islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, sits 100 miles north of Venezuela. It packs a lot into its 134 square miles: peaceful beaches, lush mountains and valleys, and misty rainforests featuring waterfalls and hot sulphur springs. Grenada was originally home to the Carib and Arawak peoples and was colonized by the French and British before it gained independence in 1974. Today, it has a population of 112,000 and is known as the Island of Spice thanks to its production of nutmeg and mace.

Compared to bigger-name tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Grenada has a slower pace of life. The culture places an emphasis on sustainability; many people use home-grown produce and herbs for food, medicine, and beauty, and single-use plastic and Styrofoam was banned in 2018. The cuisine makes it a particularly vegetarian- and vegan-friendly destination. If you’re thinking of making a trip, read on for the best places to stay and eat, what to do, and more.

Where To Stay In Grenada

Hannah Orenstein

Most hotels are family-owned and have been in the family for many generations. I stayed at two: True Blue Bay Boutique Resort and Mount Cinnamon Hotel & Beach Club.

True Blue Bay comprises 70 rooms housed in 10 colorful buildings, as well as four pools, a restaurant, a bar, a yoga studio, and a

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