Nestled in a bay on the western coast, the small and elegant capital of the island has been widely influenced by French colonisation, as the local patois and some interesting place names still indicate.
The nineteenth-century cathedral, the Parliament, the Supreme Court and the National Museum of Grenada are all worth a visit. But most of the city’s activities are centred in the harbour. A short bus or water taxi ride away, visit Grand Anse and its beautiful white sandy beaches, where restaurants, diving rental shops, souvenirs stalls and street vendors welcome you to a world apart, a true Caribbean gem. Further inland, former nutmeg plantations and a large network of national parks retain a powerful appeal.