Welcome to the Spice of the Caribbean; a place where untouched beauty meets our warm and friendly people. The islands offers a lifestyle so pure and authentic that you feel instantly renewed, boasting silky stretches of white sand beaches, sunken treasures adorned by corals and unspoilt landscapes undiscovered by crowds. Join us and take a journey like never before; a journey that is pure and real. Welcome to Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique!

Check out Island Mas top 5 things to do!

1. Grand Anse Beach

The iconic Grand Anse Beach is Grenada’s show-stopper, wowing beach lovers with a two-mile stretch of pristine sherbet-white sand that gently shelves into the glistening waters of the Caribbean Sea. Spend blissful sunny days beneath shady coconut palms and sea-grape trees, and snorkel around nearby Boss Reef to marvel at rainbow-hued fish and coral. Many of the island’s most salubrious resorts are located within walking distance of these fabled sands, that stretch almost to the island’s capital, St. George's. There are plenty of small bars dotted along the white sands, most of which are open from dawn to dusk.

3. Spice Mas - Grenada Carnival 

On Grenada, August is the busiest month, so if you want to travel from the UK to participate in this traditional Caribbean carnival, book early to avoid disappointment. The Carnival devils disappear with the rising of the sun, making way for the Traditional and Fancy Mas bands in the Monday parade or Pageant. Each parish has its own brand of traditional mas usually represented by Short Knees, Vekou and Wild Indians. With Arab-like head coverings, jumbo collars, batwing sleeves and three-quarter (short knee) baggy trousers, the Short knee Bands are now the most prevalent of the traditional masquerades. Next into view will come the modern costumed bands of revellers, who cross the stage at the National Stadium and then parade through the streets of the capital city of St. George’s in the afternoon sun, gyrating to the beat of the year’s most popular calypsos. Costumed bands are often heralded by the arrival of the King and Queen of the band, the large costumes which vied for King and Queen of Carnival during the Sunday night Dimarche Gras.

5. Dive into waterfalls

With all that rainforest perched atop mountain peaks, Grenada has plenty of active waterfalls, several of which are spectacularly dramatic. The Royal Mount Carmel Waterfalls is the most forceful of the bunch, cascading down from over 70 feet, and the three at picturesque Close to the capital of St George’s, lovely Annandale Falls is easily

2. Grenada Sailing Festival

Grenada is a seafaring island with a long history of sea trading, fishing and boat building and even today this tradition remains one of the strongest influences in the local culture. The friendly rivalry that has always existed between closely-knit communities has often been expressed in competition amongst fisherman and their boat-builders to be the fastest or the best, developing into organised regattas taking place regularly over the years. Traditionally, the local community racing calendar has been centred on key times of celebration and holiday: Easter; Whitsuntide; Fisherman’s Birthday (29 June – the Saint’s Day of St Peter & St Paul); Carriacou Carnival Regatta (August). In later years these have been joined by ‘newer’ dates such as Thanksgiving (October – to mark the intervention of the USA in Grenada in 1983) and the Grenada Sailing Festival Work Boat Regatta

4. Pure Diving Grenada Style

The islands of Grenada and Carriacou are year-round destinations, the average water temperature is similar to the air temperature, ranging between 75F to 85F (24C to 30C). With over 40 boat diving sites to explore, mainland Grenada offers a full selection of exciting wrecks and relaxing reefs. Varying from plateau patch reef to sloping coral gardens, the marine life is abundant, and divers can expect to see all the common Caribbean reef fish. Eels, turtles, nurse sharks, and rays are frequent visitors to both wrecks and reef. More unusual critter life is found at the shallower sites such as frogfish, blennies, and nudibranchs. The famous site of the "Titanic of the Caribbean", the Bianca C, is on every diver's bucket list and is a must-do for advanced scuba divers

Looking for more inspiration? Check out a local’s guide to Grenada in Time Out Magazine!

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