World's Greatest Places 2021
July 20, 2021 6:35 AM EDT

It’s no wonder that Grenada, one of the world’s largest producers of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves, is known as the Spice Island of the Caribbean. Its lively food scene—which features open-air markets selling fruit and vegetables and nearby vendors serving grilled fish—is well worth a visit, and new hotels and properties provide a wide array of options for travelers. The all-inclusive Royalton Grenada Resort & Spa, which first debuted in spring 2020, will finally reopen this October after temporarily closing its doors because of the pandemic. Also new: The Point at Petite Calivigny, built on rolling hills that slope toward the turquoise waters of the southern coast’s Woburn Bay. Over on Grand Anse Beach, the five-star Silversands Grenada, one of the island’s top luxury resorts, unveiled a slate of multimillion-dollar villas, offering guests an opportunity to buy the property. For a more personal private retreat, the family-owned, four-bedroom waterfront Villa Solitaire has sweeping views on two acres, and a daily menu that celebrates local dishes like oil down—a hearty stew of local produce including breadfruit and callaloo (a leafy green), salted meat and, of course, spice. —Kristin Braswell

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