Situated at the south-eastern edge of the Caribbean Sea, this island country consists of the eponymous Grenada Island as well as six smaller islands. Glorious beaches lapped by warm waters adorn its coast as further inland the land rises into mountains and luscious tropical forests.
Due to Grenada Island being one of the biggest exporters of nutmeg and mace, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in the world the island is commonly known as the ‘Isle of Spice’. The beautiful smells of these natural ingredients float around the island adding an extra element of wonder to the paradise that lies there. These ingredients really sit at the heart of national life in Grenada; it even has the nutmeg, of which it is the world’s second largest producer, featured on its flag to signify the importance of it to the population.
Tourists have been drawn to these islands for years with the promise of pristine white beaches which can provide nothing but relaxation. The coastlines lead out into turquoise waters which are perfect for either a refreshing dip or an exhilarating scuba dive. The coast of Grenada features some exquisite coral reefs that are teeming with a kaleidoscope of marine life. In these waters you are sure to see sea turtles which look magnificent and noble in their natural habitat. Further to this, the waters of Moliniere Bay even have an underwater gallery where statutes and coral come together to form fantastically novel works of art.
Other than sand and sea, there is the capital of St George to visit. It has a population of around 34,000 and is an exciting scene of colonial heritage perched serenely on a quintessential Caribbean hillside. Its buildings paint lines of peaceful pastoral colours as they line the Carenage harbour and intersperse the green trees in the hills.
Fort George stands ever watchful over the harbour of St George. First established in 1705 by the French, it is a true reminder of the age of the empire and high seas that used to occupy these islands.
Hop over to the smaller island of Carriacou to fully escape on your Grenadian holiday. As it is off the beaten tourist track, the island will give you a taste of the laidback, easy going life that can only truly be lived in a Caribbean paradise. Its largest town, Hillsborough, has a town centre consisting of just a few streets that find more modern buildings mingling alongside classically Caribbean wooden structures. To the north of the town is beautiful countryside that is dotted with sleepy villages that are a delight to explore.
The third and smallest main island of the Grenadian nation is Petit Martinique. With a population of 900 and covering an area of just 586 acres this island provides the perfect place to temporarily cut yourself off from the outside world and live in simple tranquillity. Its beaches are secluded, its waters are sublime and it is a place that any explorer should not miss.
Found in the Caribbean, Grenada is a country filled with spice and blessed with sumptuous coastline. Perfect for a relaxing holiday, you can enjoy the heat of the sun before cooling off in the glistening waters that surround this popular destination. Filled with colonial heritage, there is plenty of history to explore for those days off the beach while sleepy towns and villages allow you to spend lazy days getting a taste of life in this gorgeous part of the world.
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First and foremost, beach gear is essential for any trip to Grenada. Swimwear, towels, goggles, sandals, snorkels and the obligatory beach ball should all be placed in your luggage.
Remember the Caribbean sun is powerful so you will need to think about bringing plenty of high factor sun cream alongside lightweight clothing. Cotton or linen is best for keeping you cool at the warmest parts of the day and hats and collared shirts should be used to protect the face and neck if you to decide to explore any further than your sunshade.
In the evening and night the temperatures will cool off. So it is best to take something a little bit longer and thicker to keep your limbs nicely warmed after sunset. Some sturdy shoes should be taken so that you can explore the hilly interior of these amazing islands in comfort.
At any time of the year, but especially during the rainy season which runs from July to December, it would be a good idea to invest in some lightweight waterproofs so you can fend off the sudden bursts of potential downpours which occasionally affect the region. Powerful insect repellent is a necessary investment as mosquitoes can be a problem on the islands.
The island of Grenada lies 160 kilometres north of Venezuela at the southeast edge of the Caribbean Sea. The climate it experiences is split into two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season.
The rainy season runs from July to December and, as you might expect, it gets hit with the most rain. Hurricane season in the Caribbean also takes place at this time and, while really powerful tropical storms only hit Grenada itself every few years, this creates a lot of rainfall in the region. Around 250mm of rain falls every month in this hot and humid season.
The dry season has considerably less rain with an average rainfall varying from 95mm to as high as 160mm. The average temperature barely varies between the seasons, always staying in the high 20s°C. The mountainous interior of the island receives substantially more rainfall while the climate of the coastline is tempered by north-easterly trade winds.
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