Grenada & Carriacou Tourism & Visitor Guide
Welcome to Grenada & Carriacou!
Coastal mangroves, charming inns and annual carnivals are all part of the ingredients for the spice of life Grenada and Carriacou is known for. Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are a trio of tropical islands that form the southern end of the Windward Islands, laying between Trinidad and Tobago to the south and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the north in the Eastern Caribbean. The capital, St. George’s, is a pretty harbour town located on the south west coast of Grenada. Grenada is divided into six parishes and is 12 miles (18 km) wide and 21 miles (34 km) long. Carriacou occupies 13 sq miles (34 sq km), and Petite Martinique just 486 acres (194 hectares).
The easy-going nature of the islands is complemented by beautiful sea views, sand beaches, ideal diving, cultural richness and culinary diversity. Grenada gained independence from Britain in 1974 and is an independent nation within the British Commonwealth. It actively sustains traditional customs passed through generations of African and European ancestors and houses artifacts in the Grenada National Museum and the Carriacou Museum.
Dubbed the Spice Isle, nutmeg and cocoa plantation tours are popular and tastes of local culinary wonders are everywhere. The islands' topography is characterized by great beauty and variety due to its volcanic origin. Coastal mangroves, dry lowlands and mountainous rainforests offer parks, waterfalls and eco tours as popular island attractions and activities. Annual carnivals, regattas and festivals highlight the many cultural celebrations of the gracious islanders.