In the far south of the Caribbean, Grenada tends to have fewer catastrophic storms than its neighbors to the north. Lately, the island nation has become a focus of resort development, and not just because of its privileged location. Grenada has the requisite palm-fringed beaches (all are public), as well as a dramatic interior of emerald mountains laced with hiking trails and waterfalls. Its colorful capital, St. George’s, enjoys a picturesque location straddling a ridge, sloping down to a natural harbor. Small manufacturers make fine artisanal chocolate, rum and nutmeg-based products — Grenada calls itself the “Spice Island” — often on former plantations dating to the 1700s. And enigmatic petroglyphs decorating boulders and rock faces remain as a testament to Grenada’s more ancient history.

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