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Grenada

About Grenada
Grenada has sometimes been known as the "Spice Island," because of the abundant spices that are grown there. Its centuries-old spice plantations and rum distilleries still use traditional methods, emphasizing quality rather than quantity. Although the tourist industry has become more substantial in recent years, the island's easy rhythms and the friendly openness of its people evoke an atmosphere that has long since vanished elsewhere.

This small tri Island state consists of: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. Grenada being the largest of the three, with a width of twelve miles (18 km) and a length of twenty-one miles (34 km). Its 133 sq. miles (440 sq. km.) of mountainous volcanic terrain, reaching heights of over 2,750 feet. The topography provides Grenada with one of the loveliest and most varied environments in the Caribbean, including crater lakes as well as a startling array of plant and animal life. Those forests shift to mangrove at the coast, giving way to stunning white sand beaches, brilliant blue water and exquisite coral reefs. The capital, St. George's, is widely held to be one of the loveliest cities in the Caribbean. Its horseshoe-shaped harbour is surrounded by a pastel rainbow of dockside warehouses and the red-tiled roofs of traditional shops and homes.

Location
The three islands of Grenada are located in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela. To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines and to the south Trinidad and Tobago.

Climate
Average temperatures range from 24C/75F to 30C/87F, tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Because of Grenada's remarkable topography, the island also experiences climate changes according to altitude.

People
Grenada's population numbers about 89,000, comprising citizens of African, East-Indian 5%, and 13 %European descent. The largest proportion of the population about 82% is of African descent.

The official language spoken is English, although some of the older generation speak Patois (French Creole).

The flag of Grenada was adopted in 1974, When Grenada gained its independence from Great Britain. The seven stars stand for the country's seven parishes, with the middle star, encircled by a red disk, standing for the parish of Saint George, which is the capital. The symbol on the left-hand side of the flag represents a clove of nutmeg, its one of Grenada's principal crops.

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Links:

First Impressions. Whale & Dolphin Tours, Snorkeling Tours, Sunset Tours, Fishing Tours, Island Excursions.  www.catamaranchartering.com       

The Beach House. Restaurant located adjacent to the beach. If we want to spoil ourselves this is where we head to.  www.beachhousegrenada.com

Aquarium Beach Club. Restaurant & bar located adjacent to the beach. The BBQ on Sunday afternoon cant be missed! http://www.aquarium-grenada.com

Carib Sushi. Grenada’s finest fish in the real Japanese style. Every day there is a choice of sushi and sashimi prepared with the fresh catch of the day.  www.caribsushi.com

Umbrellas. A lovely café / restaurant on the edge of Grand Anse beach.  Good service, good location and good food! www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g147296-d2007817-Reviews-Umbrell...

Banana’s Nightclub. Offers a range of local & international dishes in our restaurant & lots of fun in the air conditioned nightclub! www.bananasgrenada.com

The Dodgy Dock Bar. Bar & snacks by the waterfront at True Blue Bay Resort. www.truebluebay.com/resort-facilities/details/dodgy-dock-restaurant

Gary Rhodes Restaurant. Excellent food in a formal environmnet. www.calabashhotel.com/dining/rhodes-restaurant