PARADISE BEACH – CARRIACOU, GRENADA
BEST FOR… Culture, scenery, starfish WHY GO? This beach is well-named. It’s ridiculously good-looking: a mile of pristine sand, bright-green trees, gentle blue waters, islands just offshore. This is the stuff that postcards are made of yet, on a weekday, there will be no one else there.
WHAT TO DO: Take a dip. Snorkel. Look for starfish, which like to hang out in the shallows. Pinch yourself (yes, it’s real).
WHILE YOU’RE THERE: Quiet, laid-back Carriacou has a real Afro-Caribbean feel. Go there to lime with the locals, watch the boat-builders at work and seek out traditional drumming.
GET THERE: Carriacou is a 90-minute ferry ride from Grenada. Local buses run to Paradise.