The island of Grenada, called the Spice Island, is an island state in the West Indies. It is the southernmost island in the north-south arc of the Lesser Antilles, located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, about 160 km north of the coast of Venezuela. Oval in shape, the island is about 34 km long and 19 km wide. The island of Grenada offers more than forty heavenly beaches. The scenery is worthy of a postcard: fine white sand, turquoise water, coral reefs, palm trees lining the beaches …
Island of Spices
Being Creole par excellence, the Grenadian cuisine honour fish and seafood, vegetables and local spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, turmeric and many others flavour both main dishes and desserts – a touch that distinguishes the local cuisine from its Caribbean sisters.
A unique and rich culture
The culture of Grenada is a mixture of English, French, African and Indian influences. The European influence is felt through public institutions and political organisations. African customs take over cultural and family life. A major part of the Grenadian identity, music and dance resonate especially with the rhythms of calypso – although Soca, then Zouk and Rap have also gained many followers.
But not only that.
Tourism is one of the main activities of the archipelago of Grenada. Many cruise ships dock here for the day and their passengers invade the beaches. Nutmeg is also one of the most important productions, the country being one of the main world producers. The country’s economy is also linked to St. George’s Medical University (SGU), which is accredited by the United States and prepares doctors and veterinarians to compliment the exceptional products and services offered by local producers.