Grenada

Known as the Spice Isle, Grenada is an island rich in flavors, from its cuisine to its history and culture. With sights of the colorful St. George port city, tastes of the rich nutmeg and chocolate growing abundantly on the island, and sounds of Caribbean music filling the air, Grenada brings your senses to life.

The history of Grenada is colorful as its coasts, revealing both dark times and others illuminating a bright future. Archaeological sites around the island tell stories of the past with agricultural and fishing skills developed by the Arawaks and Caribs. These early island tribes traded in their lush Amazon Basin habitats in South America for the tropical island setting when they arrived as the first inhabitants. While the petroglyphs at Duquesne Bay left by these tribes predate European arrival, the official written history of Grenada begins with Christopher Columbus sighting it in 1498. However, the Caribs’ war-like spirit kept Grenada uninhabited by European settlement for more than 150 years.

The French were the first to settle in Grenada, which later changed hands to Britain with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The British settlers introduced more than 100,000 enslaved Africans to the island to work the sugar plantations. As a result, descendants of these enslaved peoples define a majority of the population. Grenada finally gained independence from Britain in 1974 and their independence day is celebrated annually in February.

Today, Grenada enjoys an island of peace, welcoming visitors worldwide to its bountiful landscape. Whether flying into the Maurice Bishop International Airport or cruising into the St Georges Cruise Port, it’s the brilliant hues of pastel-colored buildings in the capital, St. George, that give the first picturesque sights when arriving. These buildings hold many of the islands’ most treasured cultural venues, like the Grenada National Museum, while the Carenage offers tourists a scenic coastal walk.

The lush, verdant island interior holds hidden gems like the Annandale Waterfall, dropping 30 feet into a natural pool filled with locals diving from the cliffs, while the coast features Grand Anse Beach, which has finely ground white sand. Be sure to also suit up and dive into the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park to see 75 eco-friendly sculptures exhibited on the ocean floor.


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