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why Grenada will Spice up your next vacation


An enchanting tri-island state consisting of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada is affectionately known as the “Spice Isle” of the Caribbean, because of its large production of mace and nutmeg crops which it exports all over the world. It is ideally located in the Southern Caribbean Sea, between Trinidad and Tobago to the North West and St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the South-west.

When to visit

GrenadaThis Island gem of Grenada can be visited all year-round, and from nature lovers to beach lovers and scuba divers and snorkelers, you will be captivated with the beauty and feel the heartbeat of its friendly people.

 

Where to stay

The majority of the hotels in Grenada are located in the SW of the Island, near the beaches and in close proximity to the restaurants and bars. There are both luxury and cheap hotels but one should note that advertised rates generally exclude the 10% tax & service tax. Some of the best known hotels are Spice Island Beach Resort, Calabash Hotel & Mount Cinnamon.

What to see

Grenada boasts of all the alluring qualities that has become the trademark of Caribbean Islands. Enjoy white sand beaches, cascading waterfalls, numerous diving sites, and magnificent reefs on the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Grenada is not a cliché Caribbean destination and the best attractions include River Antoine Rum Distillery, Grand Etang National Park, The Grenada Chocolate Company, and the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park.

What to do

Grenada is a great place for souvenir shopping, and a visit to the Market Square is a must for every tourist. This is Grenadathe best place to purchase handmade crafts, fresh produce and spices. Sailors come from far and near to experience Grenada’s regattas and sailing festivals. Revelers rave about the color and splendor and pulsating rhythms and street party atmosphere during Spicemas, which is the island’s premier festival.

Advice for travelers

Grenada is one of the safest countries in the world. But one should drink lots of water as the humidity level is very high and it tends to get very hot during summer. Getting to Grenada from around the world is easy, with direct flights major cities around the world. Driving is on the left of the street. Currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC). Exchange rates at banks – EC2.68 for US$1 in travelers checks and EC$2.67 for US1 cash. It is best to convert to EC dollars at the banks as exchange rates may differ at difference places.

 

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