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Ideallic tropical beach in Grenada

Found in the southeast Caribbean Sea, Grenada is the largest and most populous island of the Grenadines. Visitors arriving onto its tropical shores will discover a nation of great natural beauty and boasting the most picturesque of towns.

With everything from historic, colonial cities to tropical rainforest and stunning, palm-lined beaches, it is an idyllic destination for any holiday.

Grenada flights land at St George's Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND), previously Point Salines International Airport, on the south-western tip of the island. The sole airport on Grenada, it serves all air traffic to the country, including year round flights direct from the UK and USA.

Travelling onwards, visitors can use taxi cabs, car rental or local bus services, the most common form of transportation, to journey around the island. Grenada's sister islands, including Carriacou and Petit Martinique, are also easily accessible via ferry.

St George's is the capital and largest city of Grenada and is widely regarded as the Caribbean's most beautiful capital. Around its horseshoe shaped harbour, the country's colonial past is evident in the ornate pastel coloured buildings that line the narrow streets.

A tourist hotspot with an array of shops and restaurants, St George's is also a perfect place to sample the local Grenadian cuisine. A nod to the country's African roots and characterised by hot, peppery flavours, the food pays testament to Grenada's reputation as the 'Spice Island' for its role in the trade of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and ginger across the globe.

Grenada has a number of other urban areas worth visiting, including Sauteurs in the north and Grenville on the east coast. Travelling beyond the island's cities, visitors can delve into a scenic world, rich with vegetation, varied terrain and exotic wildlife.

Just outside St George's is Annandale Falls, one of many waterfalls found across the islands and a particularly idyllic spot with a grotto and natural pool ideal for swimming. Mount Carmell, the highest in Grenada, Seven Sister and Concord Waterfalls are amongst the other noted waterfalls in the nation.

Further inland, Grand Etang National Park and Forest Reserve is Grenada's top hiking area, found high up in the mountains and amidst the flora and fauna of the country's rainforest. Its setting makes it perfect for short strolls and intense treks alike and is the place to go for a glimpse of Grenada's famous mahogany trees and unique animal species.

With clear blue seas and reefs abundant with sea life, Grenada is also an excellent destination for diving, snorkelling and any beach based holiday. In particular, there is the famous Grand Anse Beach at the centre of St George's tourist area, a spot renowned for turtle watching. Other first class beaches on the island include the black sands of Grenada's Bathway Beach and Black Bay Beach and La Sagesse Bay and Nature Centre in St David's, as well as Tyrrel Bay on nearby Carriacou, Grenada's second island.

Offering visitors the chance to experience sea, city and scenic beauty in one idyllic setting, Grenada is a Caribbean paradise. A warm and welcoming isle, visitors can find cheap flights to Grenada by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.