Lying at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands, off the coast of Venezuela, are 3 main islands that form the nation of Grenada.
English speaking and boasting some of the Caribbean's most beautiful white sand beaches, elegant black sand beaches, a tropical rainforest and a wide range of fun activities. Grenada is a land that caters to all of the senses. Visitors can stroll along the island's passageways and hear the lilting sounds of steel bands or walk through the lush rainforest and hear the calls of the tropical birds. There is a feel of the warm sun and the smooth sand that comprises the island's 45 white sand beaches and 9 black sand beaches and the cool waters of the crystal blue sea. Color is abundant with the brilliance of the underwater coral reefs filled with tropical fish or in the flora which envelops the island.
Known as the "The Spice Islands of the Caribbean", visitors will be enticed by the sweet scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla wafting on the balmy breeze. In fact, there are more spices in Grenada per square mile than anyplace else on the planet. Nutmeg is the most abundant spice and Grenada produces about 1/3 of the world's supply.
As for cuisine, visitors can indulge in some of the most exciting of the region, from native Grenadian fare featuring fresh bountiful produce that is found in the bustling markets, to some of the finest creations in international cuisine. West Indian cuisine is very popular and some specialties include, Callaloo and breadfruit soups, fresh local seafood and meats prepared in the true West Indian flare.
Guest will find that there are many things to do including golf, tennis, shopping or strolling through the streets of St. George's. There are also hikes through the rainforest where visitors can experience the lush greenery, waterfalls and rivers. Water sports are the main attraction in Grenada. Scuba and snorkeling is offered at the coral reef, offshore or at a secluded bay. Grenada is know among divers for the famous wreck of the Bianca C. Sport fishing is also very popular including blue marlin, tuna and sailfish. Shoreline cruises are available to see the dolphins, whales and other popular sea life. Other popular water sports include Hobie cats, parasailing and kayaking.
The islands of Grenada has a population of approximately 100.000 people. Like most islands Grenada can become overwhelmed when numerous cruise ships call on the island at the same time. The scene at the pier can be chaotic at times, but once you venture further out, the serenity of the island can be easily enjoyed.
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