If you’re after a week or two on a laid-back tropical island, Grenada may well be just the place you’re looking for. For starters, it has a number of gorgeous, soft-sand beaches. Added to which it’s incredibly scenic, with a mountainous and lush interior, and in hilly St George’s you’ll find one of the region’s most attractive capitals. Nearly the size of the Isle of Wight, the island offers a couple of gentle-paced days of exploring, perhaps taking in waterfalls, the rainforest (hikes are possible), and chocolate, nutmeg and rum factories. Diving and snorkelling are also deservedly popular.