DAILY TRAVEL INSPIRATION: Grenada
Known as the ‘spice island’, Grenada is one of the world’s largest producers of nutmeg and mace. Nestled in the south of the Caribbean sea near to the coast with Latin America, the islands were colonised by several European powers before gaining independence in 1974.
You can find out more about Grenada’s produce by visiting some of the factories and workshops around the islands. The Nutmeg Processing Cooperative takes its pods from some of the first nutmeg trees planted on the island and tours explaining how the spice is obtained run several times a day. Another interesting place to visit is the Diamond Chocolate Factory. Call ahead to book a factory or farm tour, complete with chocolate tasting. Otherwise drop in anytime to sample the treats on offer in the cafe and onsite shop.
For diving enthusiasts there is an underwater art gallery. Nearly 100 sculptures have been installed on the seabed and are now home to coral formations and sealife, allowing you to get your cultural and wildlife fixes in one trip. To catch a glimpse of some of the aquatic life without scuba gear, try some of the more remote beaches such as Levera. As well as sunbathing and swimming, explore the mangroves and ponds around the beach to see a good variety of birds and possibly sea turtles.
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