Grenada, the most southerly of the Windward Islands, is of volcanic origin divided by a central mountain range. Tropical rainforests, gorges and the stunning beauty of dormant volcanoes make this undeveloped landscape a fascinating and diverse one to explore. In the capital, St George's, a picturesque inner harbour with 18th Century warehouses and restaurants, the botanical gardens and Fort George (built by the French in 1705) all add to island’s rich character. With lots of small, secluded and luxurious hotels to choose from, guests can escape from other holidaymakers and more developed beach resorts. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Grenada:
- Explore some of Grenada’s brilliant yet underrated beaches, and be sure to visit Morne Rouge Bay, a calm and secluded beach with no shops or watersports-the perfect place for a quite afternoon in the sun.
- For relaxed island life at its best, visit the tiny island of Petit Martinique which is just one mile in diameter, and a perfect place to escape from other tourists.