Grenada is a beautiful volcanic island consisting of the island of Grenada and 6 small islands at the Southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is situated towards the northwest of Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Also known as the Island of Spice, Grenada is a prominent source of cloves, cinnamon, cocoa and nutmeg.
Grenada was first inhabited by the Arawak Indians who were massacred by the Carib Indians, who went on to rule the island for more than 150 years. In 1672, the French got the Carib Indians in control until the British invasion in 1762. In 1833, black slaves were granted freedom after a 200-year British rule. In 1974, Grenada gained its independence after being a part of the West Indies Associated States. Grenada follows a constitutional monarchy, where a Governor General represents the Sovereign, Elizabeth II.
The majority of the citizens of Grenada are Roman Catholics (53%), followed by the Anglicans (13.8%), Protestants (33.2%), Muslims (0.3%), and Hindus, Buddhists and Baha’is with 0.2% each. The official language of the island is English, but Grenada Creole is considered as the Lingua Franca. French Patois is also spoken by a good number of population, while Urdu, Hindi and Bhojpuri are the languages spoken by the minor sections. Grenada has a tropical climate with a hot and humid rainy season. Cool trade winds blow during the dry seasons.
Grenada is spectacularly beautiful with its abundant natural beauty. The picturesque lakes, waterfalls, spice estates, floral gardens and Historic forts of the island are a major hit with tourists. Gorgeous bays and pristine beaches offer a myriad of sea activities like swimming, diving, snorkeling and even sailing. Several cruise ships also are on the anvil and offer luxurious cruises.
Grenada is a beautiful volcanic island consisting of the island of Grenada and 6 small islands at the Southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is...