Welcome to Grenada
The Caribbean islands that make up the country of Grenada lie north-east of Trinidad and south-west of Saint Vincent. They consist of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and six smaller, mainly uninhabited, ones.
In Grenada, the main tourist destination are the hotels along the 2-mile (3 km) long Grand Anse beach. From there they can enjoy an active holiday rafting, hiking the interior enjoying the beautiful scenery and lush mountain rainforests or simply relax on the beaches swimming, diving, snorkeling and fishing.
Visiting the capital, St George’s built with a lagoon to its south and the Caribbean sea to its west and full of colonial architecture and busting markets is a must.
Grenada is known as the ‘Spice Isle’, being a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa.
Carriacou offers a more rural, less hectic, vacation being very much the Caribbean as it was perhaps 50 years ago. On its north coast, which faces Petit Martinique, traditional Carriacou Schooners are still built by eye by traditional craftsmen using local woods and just small handheld power tools.