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Experience Grenada's rich history and culture by touring its aromatic spice plantations; where you'll encounter nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves first-hand.

About Grenada

Grenada is a beautiful island country located in the Caribbean Sea known for its spice production, stunning beaches, waterfalls, and tropical rainforests.

Popular tourist attractions in Grenada include Grand Anse Beach, Concord Falls, Grand Etang National Park, and Market Square.

Travel Map Mapping Grenada

Map of Grenada

Map of Grenada

Grenada, the southernmost of the Windward Islands, is an independent state comprising the island of Grenada and some of the southern Grenadines.

The Island of Spice - Grenada Overview

Grenada is a small island nation located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, consisting of the main island of Grenada and six smaller islands.

It is also known as the 'Island of Spice' due to its production of nutmeg and other spices.


Grenada's unique culture is influenced by its African, European, and indigenous heritage.

Its people are known for their friendly nature, love of music and dance, and celebration of Carnival; a colourful festival held annually in August.


Grenada's  economy is largely dependent on tourism, agriculture, and the export of spices, particularly nutmeg and mace.

The island is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush rainforests.

Grenada History

The history of Grenada includes colonisation by both the French and the British, with the island gaining independence from Britain in 1974.

In 1983, Grenada was invaded by the United States after a coup and the establishment of a Marxist government.

Grenada Landscape

Grenada is of volcanic origin and fairly mountainous, with swift-flowing streams, hot springs, several mountain lakes, forests in the interior, and beautiful beaches.

Mount St Catherine is the highest peak on Grenada, at 838m.


Grenada is a democratic country with a parliamentary system of government.


Grenada is a diverse destination that offers something for everyone.

Whether you want to relax on the beach, explore the rainforest, or immerse yourself in the local culture, visitors to Grenada have plenty of things to see and do.

Visiting Grenada

Grenada is a beautiful island nation with a rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural scenery that attracts visitors from around the world.

Attend a Festival

Grenada hosts several festivals and events throughout the year, including Carnival, the Grenada Chocolate Festival, and the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival.

These events showcase the island's vibrant culture and are a great way to experience the local way of life.

Enjoy Local Cuisine

Grenadian cuisine is a fusion of African, European, and Caribbean flavours.

You can try dishes such as oil down, callaloo soup, and roti at local restaurants and street vendors.

Explore the Beaches

Grenada is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.

Grand Anse Beach, Bathway Beach, and Morne Rouge Beach are popular choices for their clear turquoise waters and soft white sand.

Hike to Waterfalls

Grenada has several waterfalls, including Annandale Falls, Concord Falls, and Seven Sisters Falls, which are accessible by hiking through Grenada's lush rainforests.

Rainy Season

The rainy season in Grenada is usually from June to December.

Take a Snorkeling or Diving Trip

Grenada is home to some of the best dive sites in the Caribbean, including the world-famous Underwater Sculpture Park.

You can also explore the coral reefs, shipwrecks, and abundant marine life in the surrounding waters.

Tick Off Historical Sites

Grenada has a rich history, and there are several historical sites worth visiting, including Fort George, Fort Frederick, and the Grenada National Museum.

Visit the Spice Plantations

Grenada is known as the 'Island of Spice' and has a long history of producing nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, and other spices.

You can visit one of the many spice plantations on the island to learn about the production process and sample some of the spices.

Grenada Experiences

St George's

The capital of Grenada, in the south-west of the island, has a well-sheltered inner harbour.

Map of St George's

Map of St George's

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.

Where to Stay in Grenada

Hotels in Grand Anse.

Around Grenada

Grenada Dive Sites

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 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 paradise.

For the culture enthusiast, the outstanding feature of Carriacou is the still very active traditional boat-building; located in the village of Windward.

Carriacou and Petite Martinique

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 diver's paradise.

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 Stay in Carriacou

There is a selection of quaint accommodation and restaurants to fit everyone’s taste and budget on Carriacou Island.

Ade's Dream:
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 Hotel

Carriaco Grand View Hotel

Carriaco Grand View Hotel: Beausejour, Hillsborough.

Situated on the Belair Road, nature has provided a unique setting for this breathtaking 14 room/apartment resort with a commanding view of the Hillsborough harbour and town.

The Carriacou Grand View Hotel invites you to relax in the beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, swim in the  fresh-water swimming pool or enjoy a special cocktail in the  piano bar.

Green Roof Inn


Green Roof Inn: Hillsborough, Carriacou, Grenada.

The romantic, intimate inn has five charming guestrooms and a waterfront restaurant and bar, with a marvellous view of the Caribbean Sea.

The Green Roof Inn is a very private little oasis. Once you pass through the gate you feel as if you have shut the rest of the world out.

Las Tortugas Villa

Las Tortugas Villa is 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

Petite Martinique, with its 586 acres, is small in comparison to Carriacou.

The residents of this thriving little island live by boat-building, fishing and seafaring.

Getting There

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.

Grenada Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Caribbean Islands (Travel Guide) Grenada (Bradt Travel Guides)

Grenada Travel Guides - Caribbean Islands.

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