If you’re looking for a unique escape this time of the year, you may want to try Grenada. Grenada is made up of three main islands: Grenada, Carracou, and Petite Martinique. Grenada is known as the spice of the Caribbean. It is an extremely fragrant destination and may boast more spices per mile than anywhere else in the world. It’s an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing, tropical vacation. Grenada has 45 white beaches with exquisite turquoise waters, but if you’re looking for something a little different it also hosts 9 black sand shores.
If you’re more of a busy body with a love for activities, Grenada still has you covered. There are plenty of hiking trails that lead to waterfalls or back to the beaches. You can go whale or dolphin watching or just enjoy kayaking in the quiet Egmont Harbor. If you’re a diver, Grenada is known for the Bianca C, otherwise known as the “Titanic of the Caribbean”. It is the Caribbean’s largest underwater wreck. The Bianca C was a 600 foot 22000-ton cruise liner that sank off the coast in 1961.
The island’s easy rhythms and friendly residents give Grenada an atmosphere hard to find elsewhere. You can expect to enjoy a steady, cooling breeze that helps maintain an average temperature of 75 to 85 degrees. If you pair that with the choice to relax or choose an adventure, it will be hard to find another destination that compares.
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Fun Fact: Grenada is called the Isle of Spice because it is a major producer of spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa and others. In fact, the air in Grenada is permeated with their scent. Visitors can take a little break from the beaches and travel inland to explore the island’s many beautiful spice plantations.-Travel Impressions
Andrea Ward is an independent travel consultant of Boomerang Escapes, located in WI. She has been planning vacation escapes for the company since 2013 and specializes in Caribbean Destinations. Her main focus is on the all-inclusive vacation experience for adult or family getaways for individuals and small groups. Sandals and AMResorts are among the specialist certificates she holds.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide ride of leisure vacation planning.