Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Grenada, America
Grenada is an island country located towards the southeastern Caribbean Sea, surrounded by Trinidad and Tobago in the southeast, Venezuela in the southwest, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the northeast. St. George’s is the capital and largest city and East Caribbean dollar is the currency of Grenada.
Due to the larger production of nutmeg and mace, Grenada is popularly called as ‘Island of Spice’. Endangered ‘Grenada Dove’ is the national bird of Grenada.
Geography of Grenada:
Grenada spans over an area of 344 sq. km. and coordinates with 12°03′ N latitude and 61°45′ W longitude. Grenville and Gouyave are the two major towns of Grenada after the capital city St. George’s.
History of Grenada:
The history of Grenada dates back to 1649, when the French settled on the island of Grenada as a first European who conquered it completely in 1654 and ruled until 1762, when it was captured by the British during the Seven Year War. Grenada finally was declared independent on February 7th, 1974 under the chiefdom of Eric Gairy, nearly 200 years rule of British.
Connectivity to Grenada:
Maurice Bishop International Airport is the major airport of the country, located on Grenada Island, around 4 miles away from the capital city St. George with scheduled and charter flights from and to New York, London, Miami, St. Lucia, Port of Spain, Saint Vincent and many other Caribbean and American destinations.
Osprey Lines Limited is one of the major ferry operators in Caribbean offering services between Granada, Petite Martinique and Carriacou.
Taxis, minibuses and cars are the options for local travel and generally taxi costs around EC$30 from the airport to St. George’s.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Grenada:
Black people form the majority of Grenada’s population, followed by mixed Black-Europeans and European- East Indians. English is the official language of Grenada and widely communicated languages are Grenadian Creole English and Grenadian Creole French.
The national food of Grenada is Oil down and other popular eateries are jerk chicken, roast pork, nutmeg ice cream and sweet potato pudding. Most of the major shopping malls of Grenada are placed in the capital city St. George’s.
Places of interest in Grenada:
Grand Anse Beach:
Grand Anse Beach is the most famous beach of Grenada, adjoined by scuba dive centers, restaurants and bars and traditional markets. Tourists can enjoy various water sports here.
The Grenada National Museum:
The building of the Grenada National Museum was initially established in 1704 by French during the colonial period, later British used it for many purposes such as women prison, warehouse and hotel. It was officially inaugurated as a national museum in 1976 and it exhibits about the history of Grenada. It is open from 9:00am–4:30pm (Monday-Friday) and 10:00am– 1:30pm (Saturday).
Grenada hosts many prominent waterfalls that are frequently visited by tourists from all around the world for their eye catching beauty and the major waterfalls include Tufton Hall Waterfall, Concord Waterfalls, Annandale Waterfall, Honeymoon Waterfall and Seven Sister Waterfalls.
List of other places of interest in Grenada include:
- Grand Etang Nature Reserve
- St. Catherine
- Clark’s Court Distillery
- Qua Qua
- Carib’s Leap
- Dougladston Estate
- Fort George´s
- Fort Frederick
- Bay Garden
- Morne Rouge Bay
- Bathway Beach
- Magazine Beach
Ideal time to visit Grenada:
From November to May is the tourism season in the Caribbean countries including Grenada.
Where to stay in Grenada?
Grenada is a relatively small island compared to other Caribbean islands but houses plenty of reputed accommodation centres such as hotels, cottages, resorts, villas and guest houses. Most of the hotels offered advance booking facility for the convenience of tourists who visit the island throughout the year. List of prominent hotels in St. George’s and other Grenadian cities is as follows:
- Petite Anse Hotel
- Spice Island Beach Resort
- Calabash Hotel
- Mount Cinnamon
- Lance Aux Epines Cottages
- Le Phare Bleu Marina & Resort
- True Blue Bay Boutique Resort
- Laluna Hotel
- Maca Bana
- Petit Bacaye
- La Sagesse
- Blue Horizons Garden Resort
- Twelve Degrees North
- Coyaba Beach Resort
- The Flamboyant Hotel & Villas