Point Salines & True Blue
The filigreed coastline around Point Salines is dominated by Maurice Bishop International Airport. It’s notable for the string of lovely beaches to the north of the runway, just off the airport road. South of the airport, True Blue is a relaxed corner of the island with some nice top-end hotels, good eateries and multiple yacht marinas.
Sparsely populated Eastern Grenada is often overlooked by visitors but is well worth shuffling your itinerary for, especially if you want to get close to some rugged nature. As you drive form village to village you'll encounter working cocoa plantations, traditional rum distilleries, remote beaches and hidden lagoons teeming with birdlife.
Morne Rouge Bay
Though just down the way from Grand Anse Beach, development on this excellent stretch of beach has been modest so it's uncrowded. It's a brilliant example of the snow-white sand and crystal-clear blue water that the Caribbean is known for. It has shade but limited services.
Grand Etang Road
Overhung with rainforest and snaking uphill in a series of switchback turns, the Grand Etang Rd shoots right up the island's spine. The mountainous center of the island is often awash with misty clouds, and looks like a lost primordial world, its tangle of rainforest brimming with life – including monkeys that often get a bit too friendly.
Grand Etang National Park
Two and a half miles northeast of Constantine, after the road winds steeply up to an elevation of 1900ft, you enter Grand Etang National Park, a natural wonderland centered around a lovely lake. At the visitor center you can pay your admission, learn a little about the park and get a refreshment.
On the northern tip of the island, the town of Sauteurs (whose French name translates as ‘Jumpers’) is best known for its grim history. In 1651, local Carib families elected to throw themselves off the 130ft-high cliffs that line the coast rather than surrender to the advancing French army.