tepping onto the airport tarmac, the fragrance in the air is unmistakable: The clean tropical breeze is scented with hints of cloves, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg, mixed with salty sea spray. You’ve just arrived in Grenada, the Caribbean’s legendary island of spice. Adventure awaits. I was invited to this incredibly beautiful nation to cover the 49th annual Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament and learn more about the offshore opportunities available here. While doing a bit of pre-trip research, I discovered that the SIBT is not only one of the Caribbean’s longest-running tournaments but one of its most popular as well (this year’s event hosted 56 teams from throughout the region and well beyond). I also didn’t realize there is a great multispecies billfish bite here nearly year-round, plus some terrific opportunities for big yellowfin tuna and bragging-size wahoo as well. The billfish bite peaks in the winter, so it’s a great time to schedule a getaway to a tropical warm-weather destination that’s also relatively unknown by most outside the Caribbean.