Grenada Island is elliptically shaped and alive with a rain forested interior. Underrated beaches line the coast and sublime scuba diving is on offer just below the surface. St George’s, the largest town, has one of the most picturesque waterfronts in all of the Caribbean. Stone buildings, forts from a forgotten time and houses of all colours meld into a hilly buffet of urban aesthetics. Friendly, welcoming locals go about their lives and are happy to include you in the process. Carriacou is a step back in time. With a cadence a notch or two slower then Grenada Island, this petite isle is a relaxed affair where endearing locals and an eclectic village life is added to sublime scenery, and if that sounds too busy, head over to Petit Martinique where even less happens, and the locals like it that way. Grenada is known as the 'Spice Island', and with good reason. Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla are just a few of the scented gems found here.