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Situated in the far southern Caribbean, Grenada is known as "the spice island" for the scented muscat, lemon, cinnamon, clove, custard, and chocolate that thrive in its rich volcano soils. Grenada also has two smaller and calmer Isles, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, north-east of the continent.
For a genuine Carribean adventure, Grenada boasts a charming blend of indigenous cultures and rural origins, rain forests, lush hills, colourful coastal towns, orchards and wonderful sandy shores surrounded by fringipani and extravagant saplings. St. George's, the capitol of Grenada, is one of the most stunning towns in the Carribean, and the bustling port of Carenage is full of sailing boats.
A lot of people are spending their days at Grand Anse Beach, one of the best in the Caribbean, but Grenada has more than just gold sand. Swim, dive, snorkel and fish in the blue water of Grenada, and lovers of historical sightseeing can explore the country's fortresses and museum.
Lined with seabreams, almonds, and palm groves, Grand Anse is Grenada's most celebrated one. The Grande Anse Craft and Spice Market is another favourite destination for those keen on a little stroll on a luxury liner. There are many boutiques and diners on the banks of the Grand Anse.
Spice is one of the most renowned boutiquehotels on the islands and one of the best luxurious all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean. This is one of the most beautiful ports in the Caribbean, St. George's bends along a horseshoe-shaped harbour with vulcanic heaps. The colourful city of Grenada is a favourite with sailors mooring in the bustling harbour of Carenage.
The most important historic sights of the citys are Fort George, constructed by the early eighteenth cent. and Fort Frederick. They both have a wonderful view over the ocean and the cityscape. Situated in a former jail and barrack in France, the Grenada National Museum shows a collection of historic objects, among them Caribbean and Arab artefacts and objects about the sugars and whale hunting industry.
Absorb the colour of the area and buy cool tropic fruit and spice by visiting the famous Saturday mornings' fair at St. George's Square. Located on the western shore of Grenada, a brief cruise just off St. George's on Moliniere Bay, Underwater Sculpture Park is a one-of-a-kind dive site that also acts as an artifical coral in an ocean sanctuary.
Situated at the end of the curvy hairpins on Richmond Hill, it has breathtaking ocean and St. George's outlooks. In 1779 the French began building Frederick and the British finished it in 1791. The fortress was closed down in 1850 until it was later invaded by the Grenadine war.
Situated on the foothills westward of the port, and the oldest fortress in Grenada, George was constructed by the French in 1705. Watch out for the Christ of the Deep Bronzes sculpture sponsored by the owner of a luxurious cruise vessel in appreciation of the on-site rescues after the vessel blew up off the Grand Anse.
A cove just to the south of Grand Anse, near the tip of Grenada, Morne Rouge is usually a calmer area. The tranquil, jade-green sea sloshes over this one and a half kilometre long sandy spot and makes it a secure bathing area. Seaside resorts serve refreshments and the luxuriant vegetation on the beaches offers many shaded places to lounge and unwind.
The Grand Etang National Parks in the inner part of the archipelago offer a wide variety of flora and fauna, wonderful rain forest landscapes and worthwhile walks. At the centre of the reserve is the magnificent crater-shaped Grand Etang Lake. There are several routes from the Grand Etang Visitors' Centre through the gardens, from the 30-minute self-managed Morne LaBaye Trail with many indigenous flora to the more demanding Concord Falls Trail, which leads past a group of waterfalls with swim areas.
The Shoreline Trail around Grand Etang Lake, the Seven Sisters Falls walk and the Mount Qua Qua Trail, a three-hour climb overlooking the woods, are other favourite walks. The Levera National Park on the north-eastern shores of the Iceland provides a wonderful and scenic setting where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic meet.
The cliff-lined Bathways Beach offers beautiful vistas of Sugar Loaf (Levera Island) and other distant island, while a good shelter for a swim is provided by a pristine off-shore cliffs. Here often marine tortoises are nesting on the beach. Situated in the hills just off St. George's, Annandale Falls is a 10 metre falls in a foliar waterfall.
Approximately an hour's car ride from St. George's, the Belmont Estate is a farm dating from the seventeenth and seventeenth-century that will provide you with a tasty flavour of the island's centuries-old cuisine. To get a closer look at Grenada's seasoning industries, visit the Dougaldston Spaice Estate, a rural farm where indigenous laborers show how the island's seasonings are used.
The Sagesse, on the Atlantean side of the archipelago, is located on the former home of Lord Brownlow, Queen Elizabeth's co-invent. Its seaside resort has been restored and transformed into a stylishly decorated motel and dining area on a sandy gold shore, with great bathing in the sheltered coves. The Carriacou Islands (carry-a-cou), north-east of Grenada, is known as the "land of reefs" and provides the visitor with a pleasant flavour of the ancient Caribbean.
The coastline is lined with sandy beach and sandy beach, and there are great dive and snorkel possibilities on the coastline. Near Sandy Iceland, in a marine reserve, you can also snorkel very well. It has a number of small towns, but the most populous centre is Hillsborough. Carriacou Museum shows Caribbean, Egyptian and Asian artefacts, and the islands offer several walking itineraries.
Carriacou can be reached by fast ferry from St. George's Carenage or with a flight from Point Saline International Airport in Grenada. Petite Martinique is five kilometres north-east of Carriacou even calmer than his neighbour and just as pretty. Angling is the main pillar of this small islet and you can see the local people catching fish or go for a walk on the beach and talk to the farmers while they work.
It is really an isle, with few touristic establishments except for a few inns and a few family-run restaurant, but you will find a lot of traditional folklor. You can take a boat or a boat taxis from Carriacou to the Isle.