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Grenada, the southernmost of the Windward Islands, is an
independent state comprising the island of Grenada and some of the southern Grenadines.
Around Grenada, Carriacou,
Grenada Travel Guides, Map of Grenada,
Petite Martinique, St George's,
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Grenada is of volcanic origin and fairly mountainous, with
swift-flowing streams, hot springs, several mountain lakes, forests in the interior, and
Mount St Catherine is the highest peak on Grenada, at 838m.
The rainy season in Grenada is usually from June to December.
Weather in the Caribbean:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around the Caribbean region.
The capital of Grenada, in the south-west of the island, has a
well-sheltered inner harbour.
Established as a French settlement in 1650, St George's became the
administrative centre of the British dependency of the Windward Islands from 1885 to 1958;
after being ceded to Great Britain in 1783.
Narrow streets wind up the steep hillside of St George's to make it a
wonderfully picturesque environment.
Following a second coup, in 1983, the US military led an invasion of
the island to restore order.
The most important of the attached Grenadines is Carriacou, to the
north-east of Grenada.
Rex Resorts Grenadian
Hotel has the choice of two wide, white-sand beaches; one dedicated to water sports
and the other for simply relaxing in the hot Caribbean sun.
The hotel rooms are modern and
spacious, some with ocean views across Tamarind Bay to the island's capital, St George's -
six miles away.
Saint David, St George's.
Since Grenada and Carriacou are not as heavily frequented by visitors as other Caribbean
destinations, the reefs, wrecks and coral walls remain unspoiled by crowds and many have
yet to be explored.
The official website of the Grenada Board of Tourism.
Offers island tours, shore excursions for cruise ships, off-island trips, information and
advice. Also puts you in touch with providers of services they do not supply themselves:
horse riding, day tours to the Grenadines, sailing, snorkelling, golf and diving.
The enchanting beauty of Carriacou, known as the island
surrounded by reefs, and the relaxed lifestyle on the island makes it one of the
friendliest, safest and most divine islands in The Caribbean.
Miles of empty white sand beaches, deep aqua bays, spectacular
mountain views of surrounding Caribbean islands, unspoiled nature trails, gorgeous reefs
and safe anchoring harbours attract people from all over the world to this corner of
For the culture enthusiast, the outstanding feature of Carriacou is
the still very active traditional boat-building; located in the village of Windward.
Situated in the southernmost part of the emerald island chain of the Grenadines, Carriacou
and Petite Martinique have for a long time been the best kept secrets of the Caribbean.
These jewels of the Tri-Island state have eternally been overshadowed by their larger
sister island, Grenada, and yet are Grenada's gateway to the Grenadines -- a sailor's and
Getting to Carriacou
Flight connections to Carriacou are available from Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent, even via Martinique, all of which are being enhanced constantly.
Where to Eat and Sleep in Carriacou
There is plenty of accommodation and restaurants to fit everyones
taste and budget on
Located on Main Street, Hillsborough, opposite the Esplanade - where you can sit, relax
and enjoy the comforting sea breezes, gaze at the crystal-blue waters, take a swim, a
quiet stroll, or an invigorating run along the beautiful sandy beach.
Bayaleau Point Cottages:
Set on the rugged, eastern most point of Windward Bay, these elegantly simple cottages -
blue, green, yellow and red - are the gateway to the emerald islands of the Grenadines.
Carriaco Grand View Resort:
Nature has provided a unique setting for this breathtaking 14 room/apartment resort with a
commanding view of the Hillsborough harbour and town.
Green Roof Inn:
The Inn has five charming guestrooms and a waterfront restaurant and bar, with a
marvellous view of the Caribbean Sea.
Las Tortugas Villa:
A comfortable two bedroom seafront home perched on a small, breezy hill overlooking the
ocean, a network of coral reefs and the islands of the southern Grenadines. Set on almost
an acre of hillside, its location affords privacy, while providing easy access to the
mile-long white sands of Paradise Beach.
Petite Martinique, with its 586 acres, is small in comparison to
The residents of this thriving little island live by boat-building,
fishing and seafaring.
Visitors have no problem reaching this gem of the traditional
Caribbean island by inter-island ferry or water-taxi, via Carriacou.
The Osprey Shuttle, a fast powered catamaran owned by local
entrepreneurs, departs Grenada at 09:00 and returns from Petite Martinique at 17:00.
Eating Out and Staying Inn
Although small, Petite Martinique offers ample guesthouses and
restaurants for an enjoyable visit and the chance to really unwind.
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