Grenada is part of the Windward Islands in the southern Caribbean. This island nation, situated 2,300 miles southeast of New York City, 450 miles south of Puerto Rico, and 90 miles north of Trinidad and Venezuela, is comprised of three islands; Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
The island of Grenada is by far the largest of the three islands. Approximately 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, Grenada is 133 square miles of some of the most varied terrain in the Caribbean. The Island Mountains boast a high point of over 2,750 feet, atop Mount St. Catherine, and a variety of plant life, from dwarf forests, rainforests and dry forests, to mangroves at the coast, supports a diverse animal population. The reefs surrounding the island are beautiful and fun to explore. Colorful tropical fish and other sea life abound close to shore and are easily accessible to snorkelers and scuba divers.
Known as “The Spice of the Caribbean,” Grenada is well known for its nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. In fact, there are more spices in Grenada per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Nutmeg is the most abundant spice, and Grenada produces about a third of the world’s supply.
Grenada’s capital, St. George’s, is a picturesque city with red-tiled roofed shops and homes dotting the hillside of an old volcano crater. Its beautiful horseshoe-shaped harbour and yacht lagoon are unforgettable sights, and the town is a favorite port-of-call for cruise lines from all over the world. Rich in English, French and West Indian history, St. George’s is filled with beautiful examples of French and British Colonial architecture.