The tri-island haven of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique at the bottom of the Grenadines boasts white sand, azure shorelines, hidden waterfalls and unspoiled nature.
Extracurricular: Pushing through the clouds on a hike up forest-covered Mount Qua Qua in the Grand Etang National Park delivers incredible views of Grand Etang Lake, a crater lake within an extinct volcano.
Taste to try: Curried conch, grilled barracuda, ginger lobster — Grenada’s cuisine hits the spot thanks to spices the island is well-known for: nutmeg and mace, turmeric, cinnamon, pimento, bay leaves, cloves and ginger — not to mention the tree-to-bar chocolate.
Bonus Tip: Be sure to snorkel or scuba dive through the Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park, an artificial reef teeming with marine life. The haunting Vicissitudes is the most noted work: 26 life-size children standing in a circle.