Grenada is an island country in the southern end of the Grenadines in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea. It comprises of three large islands, Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, and several other smaller islands. It lies northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The capital is St. George's, located on the main island of Grenada.
Grenada is referred to as "Island of Spice" or "Spice Isle", known as a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa.
What to see & do
Anse La Roche - Grenada has many beautiful beaches on all three of the major islands. One of the best is Anse La Roche, regarded as the most scenic beach on Carriacou, and has coral reefs just offshore.
Sport Fishing - Grenada offers fishing enthusiasts chartered deep sea excursions and international fishing competitions.
Grenada National Museum - The Grenada National Museum is located in St. George’s, housed in a building that served from 1704 as the French barracks. Established in 1976, the museum houses artefacts relating to history and archaeology. The museum is divided into several sections: Slavery, First Inhabitants, Plantation Economy, Whaling & Fishing Archaeology, and Early Transport & Technology. Included in its historical items on display are Carib and Arawak artefacts, sugar processing machines and equipment, and whaling industry items.
Annandale Waterfalls - Annandale Waterfalls is one of the most accessible falls in Grenada. The path leading to the falls is well maintained and lined with flowering plants and local fruit trees.
Grenada Nightlife - The nightlife in Grenada, while not particularly wild especially compared to the other islands, actually exists. There are several bars and restaurants with live performances that feature Calypso and Reggae. Some of the more popular hotspots in Grenada are Fantazia Disco, Dodgy Dock Lounge Bar, and Club Bananas.
How to get around within Grenada
When in St. George's, the main mode of transportation is by taxi or minibus. Taxis in Grenada are independently owned but government licenced. They are distinguishable by the H on their licence plates. Hotel and Airport taxis have fixed rates, but for street taxis, negotiate the price before getting in. The most convenient public transport in the whole island nation is local buses, mini-vans that carry 15-19 passengers per trip. Car rentals are also available; all that is required of you is a valid licence from your home country, and you can already acquire a temporary Grenada licence from the police station for a small fee. Between the Cruise Terminal, Grand Anse Beach, and the Carenage, travellers can use water taxis.
How to get there
The primary airport serving Grenada is Maurice Bishop International Airport, also known as Point Salines International Airport, located on a peninsula in the southwest corner in Grenada island's Point Salines area. It is situated four miles from St. George's. The airport receives flights from Toronto, Miami, London, Saint Lucia, New York, Port of Spain, Barbados, Frankfurt, Porlamar, and Saint Vincent. Airlines with flights to Maurice Bishop International Airport are Air Canada Rouge, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Conviasa, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, LIAT, Sunwing Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.