Take In The Aroma of Grenada

aroma The Caribbean island of Grenada has its share of bad press: being invaded by the United States in 1983, getting swept by countless hurricanes. Despite these unfortunate events, Grenada remains one of the Caribbean’s flourishing tourist destinations.

This rolling, mountainous nation is covered with the enticing scent of fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers. Grenada is bordered with stunning beaches while situated with picturesque towns.

But what makes Grenada a hit among tourists is its overwhelming resource of spices, mainly nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, cocoa, and vanilla. In fact, this small country has more spices per square mile than anywhere on earth.

Grenada consists of three islands: Grenada (where its capital St. George is located), Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. The Grenada Island is the largest of the three at 440 square kilometers and reaching heights of over 2,750 feet on top of Mount St. Catherine.

The island is blessed with one of the most varied environments in the Carribean, including crater lakes and a stunning variety of flora and fauna. Further down the terrain, one would discover the island’s stunning white sand beaches along brilliant blue waters and scenic coral reefs.

Carriacou, meanwhile, has hilly terrain making it an ideal destination for walking. It is here where you find beaches with the finest of sand and natural harbors. Petit Martinique, the smallest of the three, consists of volcanic tip poking through the water. It is only now being developed for tourism.

St. George, the capital city, is regarded by many travelers as one of the loveliest cities in the Caribbean. Its harbor is surrounded by pastel-colored dockside warehouses and red-tiled roofs of traditional shops and houses, like an old watercolor painting of a forgotten seaside village. Colonial buildings are also mixed with bright Caribbean stalwarts, providing a European feeling yet distinctly Caribbean look.

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