Grenada consists of three small islands in West Indies and Caribbean. These islands are the Grenada, Petite Martinique and Carriacou Island. Grenada lies in the close proximity of Trinidad and Tobago, the Grenadines and Saint Vincent. Grenada Island is famed for its spices and it is at times referred to as ‘Spice Isle’. It is a major producer of cocoa, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Grenada was discovered in 1498 by Christopher Columbus and control of the islands has changed hands severally between France and Britain. Of the three islands, most of the people live in the larger Grenada Island. The small Petit Martinique has very limited facilities for tourists. The national capital is St. George’s and the main area for tourists is Grand Anse Bay.
The weekly ‘Fish Friday’ event is held at Gouyave in St. John district and other towns in Grenada include the Hillsborough, Grenville and Sauters. Tourists to Grenada are served by the international airport of Maurice Bishop. Most visitors to the islands also use cruise ships which dock at St. George. Grenada town center comprises of narrow and hilly streets and personal care should be exercised.
The island has picturesque supermarkets, shops and restaurants and visitors can tour the city of St. George in hired cars, minibuses or taxis. Grenada Island has a lot to see ranging from the spice estates to waterfalls, lakes and historic forts. The Belmont Estate will catch your attention first and the authentic and unique plantation offers a great experience of seeing typical activities undertaken in a functional historic function.
The Grand Etang Nature Reserve has a famous crater lake and you can continue to Mt. Qua Qua. The island’s highest mountain is Mt. St. Catherine and the three waterfalls at Concord are worthy a visit as well. Other key attractions in Grenada include Annandale waterfall, 7 sister waterfalls, Mt. Carmel Waterfall, Honeymoon Waterfall, Clark Court Distillery and Westerhall Rum Distillery.
If you still have some spare time, you can visit Grand Anse Beaxch, Caribs leap, Morne Rouge Bay, Fort Frederick, Fort George, Bay Gardens and the nice Marketplace. Diving and snorkeling and two unavoidable activities in Grenada Island especially in Carriacou as well as family activities like mountain biking, hiking and river tubing. There unusual and beautiful sights for wedding in Grenada especially in the forts, waterfalls and beaches where you can get married during your holiday vacation.
Grenada is also a great destination to do some shopping as it produces a wide range of unique products like chocolate, rum, honey, spices, jam, jellies, art and clothing. Grenada Island is fairly safe and provided you take care of your personal security, you can expect a great vacation on the island. However, summers are characterized by the glaring sun and high humidity which requires that you taken plenty of water to avoid dehydration. The narrow streets are sometimes very dangerous for pedestrians and you need to walk on the sidewalks carefully. Police brutality has also been reported in Grenada and you should exercise caution on this aspect as well.