Grenada, nestled deep in the south-eastern corner of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands, includes three main islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Three centuries of alternating French and British rule until independence in 1974, combined with African and West Indian influences, forged a diverse and vibrant culture full of colourful pageantry, lively music and dance traditions and traditional folklore. With a culture that is an enchanting fusion of old and new traditions, Grenadians pride themselves on their warmth and hospitality.
With unspoilt beauty and friendly people, Grenada offers an endless variety of pure and authentic experiences for any taste. Whether you prefer to lounge on perfect white sand beaches or feel the wind in your sails on the sparkling waters, Grenada has something for everyone. Seek adventure in sailing, diving, snorkelling and hiking, luxuriate in a relaxing spa or immerse yourself in the romance of the country’s magical culture. From reefs and rainforests to beaches and bays, Grenada is a picture perfect island dream.
Grenada’s beautiful islands offer activities for every interest. Explore forts, plantations and colonial architecture, hike rainforest trails, swim in the crystal clear waters of Grand Anse Beach, dive with schools of fish or sail the island’s fair winds. Swimmers, divers, epicures and committed idlers will all find their own truly authentic experience in Grenada!
Grenada is accessible by air through the Maurice Bishop International Airport, a modern facility with nonstop flights on major carriers to destinations in Europe and North America as well as inter-island flights. Private jets are welcomed with five-star VIP service.
St. George’s picturesque harbour is a port-of-call for cruise ships, private yachts and inter-island ferries. The world-class Port Louis Mega Yacht Marina accepts yachts up to 120 meters in length and has a full customs and immigration office.
Once in Grenada, you can move quickly and easily around the compact islands by private car or water taxi and between islands by ferry or private boat.
ALSO KNOWN AS
Isle of Spice
“Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People”
DATE OF INDEPENDENCE
HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom and of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Represented by the Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade.
Total USD 1.467 billion | Per capita USD 13,900
GMT -5 hours
Land: 133 mi²
Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy
East Caribbean dollar (XCD) pegged to USD
Based on English Common Law
Tourism, agriculture, and light manufacturing.
Main exports: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, orange/citrus peels, and wild coffee. Pioneered the cultivation of organic cocoa.
Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA)
Temperatures range from 75ºF to 85ºF (24ºC to 30ºC), tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. The driest season is between January and May, while the rainy season is from June to December
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