Grenada Country Information
Capital: St. George´s
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Currency: Eastern Carribean Dollar (ECD; EC-$)
Area: 344 km²
Population: 107,205 (2016 est.)
Official Language: Englisch
Powersupply: 220V; Adapter erforderlich
Calling Code: +1 473
Time Zone: GMT: MEZ -5h (-6h)
National Day: February 7
Here in the Lesser Antilles
Grenada is a rolling, mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers. Bordered by stunning beaches, and dotted with picturesque towns, this verdant island has long been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa.
The seductive drifts through the colourful Saturday markets and Grenada's dense forests. In the interior of this volcanic island are cascading rivers and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain lakes imaginable.
It is why it is called “The spice Island” Drift through the colorful Saturday markets and buy local produced “hot sauce”. Visit Grenada’s dense forests. In the interior of this volcanic island there are cascading rivers and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and visit a rum distillery or chocolate estate. Stop watch a village cricket match for a while and swim in a pool with a waterfall.
The capital city St.George’s, is widely held to be the loveliest harbor in the Caribbean.Its horseshoe-shaped harbor is surrounded by a pastel rainbow of dockside warehouses and the red-tiled roofs of traditional shops and homes, guarded by Fort George giving wonderful views of the harbor.
Grenada's physical beauty is complemented by its rich history and vibrant, living cultural heritage. Local festivals, fairs, and markets remain an integral part of life on Grenada. Its centuries-old spice plantations and rum distilleries still use traditional methods, emphasizing quality rather than quantity.
Although the tourist industry has become more substantial in recent years, the island's easy rhythmsand the friendly openness of its residents evoke an atmosphere that has long since vanished elsewhere.
For many visitors, of course, the measure of any Caribbean island is taken by its beaches and coral reefs, and Grenada offers plenty of both. The island is ringed with miles of picture-perfect strands, including both entrancing black and sugar-fine white sand beaches. Grand Anse Beach, a smooth expanse stretching for two miles around the curve of a gentle bay, is world famous.
You can visit its neighboring small islands for a day by Hydrofoil or inter island plane and go back 40 years in time. Why not try one of our “Stay and Sail” packages and see them in a leisurely way.
Grenada has plenty to offer those interested in offshore pleasure as well, with easily accessible and pristine reefs off the coast of Grenada.