Black Sand Beaches and Bacchanal: Why The Spice Island of Grenada Is The Perfect Getaway
Waheeda Harris

I saw the turquoise water below and the memories instantly came flooding back: the pastel colored cottages of St. George at sunset, searching for Barron’s pepper sauce in the market, steaming roti at Spice Island Beach Resort, and striking black sand beaches that photographs cannot properly capture. I was approaching Grenada, the Caribbean’s “Spice Isle,” for a weekend of Carnival and culture. This was my second visit, one that I knew would happen from the moment I visited this magical Caribbean island just miles away from South America back in January. Island vacations can become monotonous at times, but not in Grenada. It is not overrun with hi-rise chain hotels or tourist traps. There is a welcoming ease on the island, no distinction really between locals and visitors, and this authenticity makes it worth a visit alone. 

Here are just a few reasons to consider a new adventure in the Spice Isle:

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