Grenada is located in the eastern Caribbean, north of Trinidad and Tobago and south of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The country of Venezuela lies 100 miles further south.
Although Grenada consists of three islands (Carriacou and Petite Martinique are the other two), at only 133 square
miles, it is considered one of the smallest independent nations in the western hemisphere.
Just over 100,000 people inhabitant Grenada, the majority on the isle of Grenada. Around 500 reside on the isle of
Petite Martinique and approximately 8,000 live on the isle of Carriacou. English is the official language, however,
occasionally French can be heard.
The mostly mountainous volcanic island earned the title of "The Spice of the Caribbean" because of the abundant
spices - nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla - that flourish there. Islanders claim that per square mile more spices
grow on Grenada than anywhere else on earth. In fact, Grenada produces about a third of the world's supply of
nutmeg. These plants give a special flavor to the island, making it unique among the other islands in scent and
St. George's waterfront (Grenada's capital city), is made up of pastel warehouses and red-roofed authentic British
Colonial and French architecture. Perched around a u-shaped harbor, with a clear blue sky for a backdrop, and a clear
blue sea at its forefront, St. George is the picture-perfect Caribbean village.
A popular pastime of locals and visitors is participating in the festivities at carnival time and sampling the local cuisine,
prepared in the original West Indies style. Natural highlights are Grenada's beautiful white sand beaches and the spicy
aroma that floats through the air. Nature buffs enjoy bird-watching and hiking.
Climate varies about 10 degrees during the year. A steady trade wind prevails, keeping temperatures pleasant and
comforting. November through February, at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, are the coolest months. Rainy season is
from June to December, however, showers come and go very quickly.
Direct service to Point Salines International Airport on Grenada is available from several gateways in the world.
Airlines with flights to Grenada include British Airways, American Eagle, USAir, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Caribbean Star,
Liat and Air Jamaica.
Many visitors arrive via cruise ships with docking facilities on Grenada and on Carriacou. Passenger ferry service is
available between the islands as well as local charter flights.
Auto rentals, taxis and local buses are modes of transportation on Grenada.