Grenada – the Spice Isle

Grenada is a Caribbean country the southernmost island of the north-south arc of the Lesser Antilles, lying in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 100 miles (160 km) north of the coast of Venezuela comprising a primary island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands called Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Grenada is the hilly main island that is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It is also home to the beautiful towns of St. George’s and Gran Anse. St. George’s boast quaint colorful homes, early-18th-century Georgian buildings as well as picturesque Fort George. While towards the south is fantastic Gran Anse with its generous beach, resorts and pubs.

Grenada also has the good fortune of being blessed with beautiful scenery, with fertile valleys, rainforests and mountain ponds and exotic climate and excellent beaches are a major draw for vacationers.

Grenada was dubbed the Spice of the Caribbean because they are one biggest producer of spices and herbs in the world. They are one of the world’s top producers of some of the most frequently used spices and herbs for example nutmeg, mace, turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, pimento, bay leaf, and ginger.

Exactly why is Grenada so famous for these spices and herbs? The island’s environment and rich dark soil makes it the ideal destination to grow exotic and tropical vegetation – including these famous spices. The island is best known for producing nutmeg – as they are second simply to Indonesia for producing the spice. The particular nutmeg seed is even depicted on the county’s nationwide flag. This is why all my Caribbean people know that if you want the best spices Grenada is the place!

Grenada Flag Map

Grenada

The Spice Isle

Fun Facts About Grenada

Underwater Grenada

Underwater Scupture Park

This amazing Underwater Sculpture Recreation park in St. George’s was designed with the vision to help preserve the coral reefs and sea life. Jerrika deCaires Taylor, the creator of the underwater sculptures that are located along the west coastline of Grenada, has noted that the sculptures serve as artificial reefs and help to promote tourism.

 

Most of the sculptures were built from rebar and concrete, and through the years they have attracted an array of marine species in areas where damaged reefs previously existed. The sculptures blend beautifully into the underwater environment.

Underwater Grenada

Crafted in 2006 this underwater art gives its visitors a look into the cultural and historical stories relating to Grenada, they can be viewed via snorkeling and diving excursions.

Fry Bake and Saltfish

Mouth Watering Food

I mean they are the Spice of the Caribbean so obviously, they would have some tasty food. Once in Grenada, it is recommended that you at least try some Oil down or bake and saltfish.

Grenadian Rum

Did you know that this quaint little island also their own delicious locally made rum.

Rum
Cocoa Beans -Grenada

Grenadian Chocolate

Another hidden gem that can be found in Grenada is tasty organic chocolate made from locally grown cocoa beans.

Low In Sugar

Grenadian chocolate has the added benefit of being low in sugar as well as being very rich in flavor.

Chocolate and Cocoa Beans

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Grenada also has amazing nature parts, hiking trails, and rivers due to its hilly nature. Grenada is a nature explorers dream.

Tourist Attractions

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