Grand Itang Forest Reserve, Grand Étang Forest Reserve
Concierge.com's insider take:
It's tempting to do little more than trek from room to plunge pool to beach on Grenada, but after a few days of decompressing, you might want to explore the island's wilder side. Grand Étang Forest Reserve in the island's central range is filled with towering bamboo, wildflowers, fields of razorgrass, the cool waters of Grand Étang Lake—an extinct volcano crater—and exotic mona monkeys, an African species brought over centuries ago on slave ships. Trails are well marked, but there are no camping facilities. Guide/local legend Telfor Bedeau is approaching 70, but the spry, cutlass-wielding pathfinder can cover every inch of the island more easily than men half his age. He creates customized day hikes for every fitness level (473-442-6200).