Grenada, also known as the “Island of Spice”, is a group of in the southeastern Caribbean, northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The estimated population is around 110,000. The main and largest island is Grenada, the smaller ones Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Granada is one of the world’s largest exporters of nutmeg and mace crops. You really can smell the nutmeg in the air on Grenada. The islands are of volcanic origin, which makes the soil very rich and providing a lush interior of the islands.
Grenada has a nice balance for adventure seekers, beach dwellers or couples looking for a romantic destination. It is a picturesque island with crystal clear waters and great diving, but because of its landscape there are also plenty of activities above the surface. Being originally volcanic, the rich soil provides a lush and mountainous interior with Mount St. Catherine reaching up to 840m (2,760 ft) at its highest point and several small rivers and waterfalls flowing from these mountains into the ocean.
Apart from spices, Tourism is Grenada’s main industry. With crystal clear waters, lush green mountains and picturesque white beaches, it is a popular holiday destination. Since the construction of a large pier in St. Georges – Granada’s capital– it has become a prevalent cruise ship destination, having multiple cruise ships per day during high season.
Conventional beach and water-sports tourism is largely focused in the southwest region around St George, the airport and the coastal strip. Ecotourism is becoming popular and is located in the Saint David and Saint John districts.