Destination at a glance: Grenada
In an ocean of beautiful islands ringed by dazzling white-sand beaches, Grenada is an underrated star...
Places in Grenada
The fact that most people don’t realize that there are in fact three islands in the nation of Grenada is a fitting introduction to Carriacou (carry-a-cou). You won’t find cruise ships, big resorts or souvenir shops – this is Caribbean life the way it was 50 years ago: quiet, laid-back and relaxed.
Carriacou’s gentle pace is reflected in the sedate nature of its largest town, Hillsborough. There's a couple of streets lined with a mixture of modern blocks and classic Caribbean wooden structures. Go for a wander, appreciating glimpses of the turquiose waters at breaks in the buildings.