Welcome to Grenada!
Known as “Spice Island,” Grenada grows more spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger per square mile than any other place in the world. The southernmost island of the Windward Islands, it is located 90 miles north of Trinidad. Only 21 miles long and 12 miles wide at its widest point, this island is the home to much more than just spices.
Grenada has plenty to offer the vacationer – from its beautiful white sandy beaches to the majestic beauty of its dead volcanic crater port, Carenage. Built by the French in 1732, this capital city port’s waterfront is lined with pink, ocher and brick-red commercial buildings and warehouses. Another exciting activity is the glass-bottom boat tours of St. George’s Harbor. Here you can see with your own eyes the beauty of the ocean floor and all its inhabitants.
Before your trip to Grenada, be sure and ask about the “People to People” program offered by New Trends Tours (809/444-1236) where you will meet and spend time with a native Grenadian who shares your same interests.
Climate: The weather in Grenada averages in the 80s on the coasts and get cooler in center regions of the islands.
Currency: The Eastern Caribbean dollar; U.S. currency readily accepted.
Banking: Banking hours run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and re-open on Fridays from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Language: English and a French patois.
Where is Grenada,
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For more information to help you plan your trip to Grenada, contact:
The Grenada board of Tourism website at: http://www.grenadagrenadines.com/