Grenada is an island country in the Grenadines made up of six smaller islands and Grenada itself. The Grenadines are located in the Caribbean north-west of Trinidad and Tobago. As a major producer of mace and nutmeg, it is known as the Spice Island. Grenada is a visually stunning island with high mountain peaks, rain forests, rivers and waterfalls, and of course superb beaches. Being a less frequently visited island, you can enjoy a level of peaceful relaxation and unpsoiled beauty that is hard to find elsewhere. Tourism is an important part of the economy and every effort is made to make your Grenada holiday, one to remember. The south-western region has the main beach resorts and also the capital St. George. As eco-tourism gains in popularity, neighbouring parishes of St. John and St. David are hosting visitors in eco-friendly lodges. The island now has a large pier with docking capacity for cruise ships.
Grenada holidays can be as relaxing or as active as you wish. The famed silver sands, edged by palms and gently lapped by warm, clear waters are the perfect choice for beach lovers looking for nothing more strenuous than raising a glass. A selection of water sports is available for the more active holidaymaker. The fertile coral reef offers a wonderful experience for divers, as do the wrecks of ships from centuries past. If you wish to explore the natural beauty of Grenada, take a trip inland to see the waterfalls. The Annandale Falls are easy to access from St. George, but if you enjoy trekking, try to see Mount Carmael and the Seven Sisters Falls as they are well worth the effort. The Island has several spectacular tropical gardens, and Hyde Park is one of the best. For an interesting historic trip, visit the Belmont Estate Spice Plantation.
Holiday accommodation reaches very high standards indeed. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Restaurants catering for the tourist trade provide a wide variety of international cuisine. Nightlife in all but the capital, St. George, is a peaceful affair. Even in the capital, it is never overly exuberant.
Grenada holiday bargains can be taken at any time of year as in the tropical climate the temperatures vary little. There is however a dry and rainy season. The former lasts from December until the end of April and this is of course high season. On the southern edge of the hurricane belt, the island usually escapes the worst of the devastating storms, having only had three in the last fifty years.
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