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Grenada

Grenada

Grenada is a mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers. Bordered by stunning beaches, and dotted with picturesque towns, this fertile island has long been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa. The seductive odours drift through the colourful Saturday markets and Grenada's dense forests. In the interior of this volcanic island are cascading rivers and waterfalls, lush rainforests, and one of the most breathtakingly beautiful mountain lakes imaginable. The capital, St. George's, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean, with a horseshoe-shaped harbour surrounded by a pastel rainbow of dockside warehouses and the red-tiled roofs of traditional shops and homes.

Grenada is an island nation in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, just north of Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. It has a total land area of just 340 square kilometres and 121 kilometres of coastline. This lengthy coastline provides miles of picture-perfect strands, including both entrancing black and sugar-fine white sand beaches. Grand Anse Beach, a smooth expanse stretching for two miles around the curve of a gentle bay, is world famous. Grenada has plenty to offer those interested in offshore pleasure as well, with easily accessible and pristine reefs off the coast of both Grenada and its sister island, Carriacou.

Year-round warm weather and sunshine make Grenada a great destination during any month. Like most Caribbean islands, Grenada's summer-like climate experiences few variations. The biggest seasonal change is during the rainy season, which runs from June through December. As it is located on the southern edge of the hurricane belt, it has suffered only three hurricanes in over fifty years, but travellers who elect to journey to Grenada during the wet season should still bring rain gear, as the island is subject to heavy rainfall and storms.

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