Island of Grenada

About Grenada Island

Grenada is a volcanic island, which obtained its independence from Britain on February 7, 1974. It has an area of 349 square kilometers. Grenada is the most Easter Island in the group of the Windward Islands. The interior regions of the island are famous for their tropical evergreen forests, waterfalls, rivers and beautiful lakes.

The population density is 672 inhabitants per square kilometer, and the total number of population is 110 thousand persons (including the small Petite Martinique and Carriacou Islands).

The population of Grenada are African and European descent and a mixed race. The country receives its main income from the service sector, tourism industry and sale of bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and other spices, which they produce the most in the world per square kilometer. The Island’s climate is tropical with an average temperature of +25C +28C. The national language is English, however many people speak the French dialect Patois. The capital of Grenada is St. George’s. The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. The rainy season starts in June and can last until December with maximum rainfall in November.

Things to do in Grenada

Grenada is not only famous for many spices that grow here, but also for its white sandy beaches. Those who want to relax on the soft white-sand beach, swim in the crystal clear water or snorkel with sea turtles and fish in the protected Sculpture Park can do it in Grenada or in the neighboring Carriacou and Petit Martinique Islands.

“Grand Anse Beach” stretches over 3 kilometers and it is the most popular beach in Grenada among both tourists and locals. For solitude with nature choose La Sagesse, Bathway, Levera Beach, where in the villages you can feel the real

local life. A trip to the neighbour Carriacou Island, mainly to Sandy Island and White Island will satisfy admirers looking for private relaxation on a pristine beach. Do not miss the wonderful trip along the asphalt path to Annandale falls, near the capital of Grenada Island — St. George’s. Extreme lovers can choose a hike to Concord, Mount Carmel and Seven Sisters waterfalls.

To open the historical attractions of Grenada visit Fort Frederick with 360-degree panoramic view, Fort George overlooking the capital and the ocean, the largest Matthew Fort and the National Grenada’s museum. In the Belmont estate, you will get to know real traditions, history and culture of Grenada. The three-century plantation situated on 400 acres of land is an environmentally friendly concept of natural resources. Here you can enjoy delicious local food at the restaurant, take a plantation tour or a cocoa tour, visit the Museum, visit a goat farm, stroll through beautiful gardens, visit cafés and crafts shops and taste organic chocolate.

You can also see the oldest waterway in the Western hemisphere in the Westerhall estate located on 500 acres. There you can taste run and see the production of it. The oldest water propeller in the Caribbean is located in the River Antoine rum factory.

There are several Botanical gardens and spice gardens to please flora lovers.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Grand Etang National Park, the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, lake Antoine, the Levera National Park and the pigeon reserve. At the largest Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station you can buy a gift pouch with your personal inscription.

Definitely visit the underwater sculpture park in Grenada. At a depth of 4 to 7 meters there are various sculptures made of cement and covered with coral and other marine vegetation. They have become an integral part of the ocean. During diving or snorkeling in the underwater park in Grenada you can see: the children holding hands represent the circle of life, the lost correspondent behind the desk symbolizes the forgotten type of people’s communication, the composition of 16-lying women shows the gracefulness of female figure, Siena is the plot of their local tale, TAMSS faces are the faces of the locals embedded in the corals, a vase and fruit on the table, a man on a bike, 14 new sculptures based on the art of the native American tribes, the largest of them – Zem (the idol, symbolizing the belief in the gods); a Silent Cry – one of the seven latest sculptures made by local artisan.

Hiking, fishing, luxurious nightlife in the nightclubs and restaurants, water sports, including flyboard — interesting activities for everyone’s taste.

The annual sailing regatta in Grenada at Port Louis Marina starts at the end of January and lasts for 4 days.

At the chocolate festival, you will taste different varieties of chocolate, truffles, ice cream, and other dessert. Feel the chocolate style of Grenada, immerse yourself in the unique world of chocolate and learn how to grow organic cocoa.

The Festival of drums and the “Spice Mas” festival take place on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of August in Grenada. There are also several festivals in Carriacou. All of them are truly traditional events, do not miss it.