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When you tire of touring Grenada Island, escape to Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Located north of the main island, Carriacou and Petit Martinique's two islets exude an even less touristy atmosphere than Grenada Island; in fact, don't be surprised if you never encounter another visitor.

Carriacou is the larger of the two islands and boasts several small hotels, restaurants, and even a local museum. Carriacou also serves as a great place to experience Grenadian culture, with events like the Carriacou Carnival and the Carriacou Regatta showcasing local music and the islands' connection to the sea. Meanwhile, Petit Martinique is as close to a desert-island escape that you'll ever want to experience. This tiny island just a few miles from Carriacou's northeast shore doesn't have much in the way of lodging and dining. But what it lacks in amenities, it makes up for in beautiful beaches.

You can reach Carriacou and Petit Martinique by ferry from St. George's; one-way tickets to Carriacou cost $80 XCD (about $30 USD), while the ride from Carriacou to Petit Martinique costs an additional $20 XCD (a little over $7 USD). You can also fly into Carriacou's Lauriston Airport from the main island. For more transportation information, visit our guide to Getting Around Grenada. To learn more about Carriacou and Petit Martinique, check out the Grenada Tourism Board's website.

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#1 St. George's Many travelers that have wandered the narrow streets of St. George's say that it's almost like walking through an oil painting. The vivid, brightly painted houses exude an ... Read more » PHB.cz (Richard Semik) / Shutterstock

#2 Grand Anse Beach Frommer's describes Grand Anse as "the granddaddy" of Grenada's 45 beaches, but that's an understatement. This two-mile stretch of creamy-white sand overlooks a sheltered, azure-hued bay where ... Read more » Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

#3 River Antoine Rum Distillery When your tongue tingles for a taste of local libation, make your way to the River Antoine Rum Distillery. River Antoine has been churning out bottles of rum since 1785 ... Read more » Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

#4 Grand Etang National Park and Forest Preserve You can only spend so many hours lounging on the beach before you start to get restless; when that time comes, stretch your legs along the hiking trails in Grand ... Read more » Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

#5 Diving If you're spending your Grenada getaway above the surface rather than below it, you're missing out on some truly spectacular scenery. More than 30 dive sites can be ... Read more » Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

#6 Belmont Estate & The Grenada Chocolate Company The Belmont Estate stands as just one of Grenada's many popular spice tours for those interested in learning about the island nation's rich flavors. This 300-year-old plantation specializes ... Read more » Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

#7 Market Square When it comes to souvenir shopping, you can't go wrong with a visit to Market Square. Located in the heart of St. George's, Market Square welcomes visitors and ... Read more » Oculo / Shutterstock

#8 La Sagesse Nature Center Nature-lovers will fall in love with La Sagesse, a former plantation nestled along a private estuary. Just be sure to bring your binoculars: According to the Grenada Tourism Board, La ... Read more » Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

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#10 Spice Plantation Tour Didn't get your fill of Grenada's flavors at the Belmont Estate? Then book your Spice Plantation tour with Travelgrenada. These four- to five-hour-long excursions will lead you to ... Read more » Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

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Grand Anse Beach's chalky sands are some of Grenada's finest. Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

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The hike around Grand Etang's 36-acre lake serves as a great trail for novice trekkers and takes roughly an hour and a half. Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

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Market Square in St. George's makes a great place to pick up some spices and other souvenirs. Oculo / Shutterstock

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Grenadians take to the seas every July during this Carriacou festival. Courtesy of the Grenada Board of Tourism

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