Grenada

Grenada is an island country in the Eastern Caribbean. It includes the islands of Grenada, and much smaller Carriacou and Petite Martinique. It is a tiny country with less than 110,000 people, which adds to the appeal of its unspoilt beaches, warm-hearted inhabitants, and laid-back lifestyle.

The smallest of the three islands, Petite Martinique, covers a land area of less than 1 square mile and has a population of less than 900 inhabitants. In contrast, the island of Grenada, the largest of the three, has a land area of about 130 square miles which encompasses lush rainforest, pristine beaches, nature reserves, spice plantations, and bird sanctuaries.

Visitors to Grenada will discover abundant spices, colorful fruit markets, rich colonial heritage, white sand beaches, pristine nature reserves, charming people, and one of the most attractive capitals in the Caribbean (St. George).

Carriacou and nearby Petite Martinique are less than two hours by ferry from the more frequented island of Grenada, and worth the trip. In Carriacou and Petite Martinique, modern commerce and tourist bearing cruise ships have had far less influence on daily life. The islands offer a refreshing taste of authentic local culture with their strong African and Amerindian roots, especially notable in local music, dance, and storytelling traditions.

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