Red, green and gold are the national colours of the tri-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and Grenadians decorate everything from fishing boats to roadside rum shops in patriotic splendour. With the Caribbean sky arching overhead, the sea sparkling in the sunshine and the verdant palms waving along the shoreline, Grenadians accept they live in paradise – and share it with visitors keen to discover their uncrowded islands.
The rainforest, protected for decades with National parks covering thousands of acres, sweeps over the mountainous interior of Grenada and is accessible to explore on foot, with trails for all levels of ability and enthusiasm. Punctuated with waterfalls - with cool pools, ideal for a dip – the rainforest is home to exotic birdlife and exuberant flora, which has inspired 15 Gold-medal winning exhibits at the world’s leading garden show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Snorkel over the statues in the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park - located in a marine protected area – and discover just how varied and vibrant coral can be. Savour the silence of the sea, sharing a dive or sea swim with tropical fish, turtles and breath taking marine species including seahorses and anemones.