Grenada, is known as “The Spice of The Caribbean” for its use of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in local drinks and dishes. It is a gorgeous island country of the West Indies which lies in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 100 miles north off the coast of Venezuela.
Grenada, with its unspoiled landscapes, has the perfect balance, appealing to the interest of adventure lovers, beach tanners, or couples looking for a romantic destination. On this picturesque and small island, you can go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Grand Anse Beach or you can hike through the rainforest of Seven Sisters Waterfalls, all within a day. What’s more, Grenada has some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean.
Grenadian culture is expressed through music in all its variety; pageantry and poetry; dance and theater; sport and recreation; and socializing, cooking and celebrating.
Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park
As shown in the large photo at the top of the page, Grenada has one of the coolest sculpture art displays underwater. Snorkelers and scuba divers can enjoy the Underwater Sculpture Park created by Jason deCaires Taylor which is located off of the west coast of Grenada.
Fun Facts on Grenada
Eastern Caribbean Dollar, US dollar can be accepted with change in local currency
134 Square Miles
Grand Etang National Park & Forest Preserve, Grenada
The most popular areas in Grenada for hiking is the beautiful rainforest around the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, high up in the mountains. Grand Etang’s varied elevations and terrains maintain several different ecological subsystems, culminating in the elfin woodlands high up the slopes of the reserve’s central mountains. Grand Etang’s flora includes towering mahogany and giant gommier trees as well as a multitude of ferns, tropical flowers, and other indigenous plants. The lush vegetation provides shelter for a wide variety of animals, particularly for the island’s many species of birds. The broad winged hawk (known here as the gree-gree), Lesser Antillean swift, Antillean euphonia, purple throated carib, Antillean crested hummingbird (known as the Doctor Bird) and the Lesser Antillean tanager (known as the soursop) are all common sights. In addition, Grand Etang has plenty of frogs and lizards, as well as opossums, armadillos, mongoose, and the Mona monkey. Hikes at Grand Etang range from easy 15 minute jaunts to rigorous expeditions of several hours. The trails are quite good, and the Forest Reserve provides excellent guides (both written and human).