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Welcome to the Spice Islands of the Caribbean!
The Caribbean country of Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself plus six smaller islands, which lie to the north of the main island. It is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines The first people believed to have settled in Grenada were the Arawak-speaking Amerindians from South America.
Christopher Columbus cruised past here in 1498, and (although he never landed) he named the island “Concepción”. Spanish sailors later renamed it “Granada” after the city in the hills of their homeland and this was adapted to “Grenade” by French colonists. The final transformation of the name to “Grenada” was completed by the British when they regained control of the islands in 1763.
Many years on, the islands still reveal influences of Amerindian customs and of French and English settlement - fused with African, East Indian and Caribbean ancestry.
These are among the most diverse and varied Caribbean islands, with fabulous beaches, turquoise seas, characterful restaurants, atmospheric beach bars – and so much more.
The islands boast stunning scenery – rainforest, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic beaches, pristine reefs, stunningly crystal-clear waters; and everywhere you go you’ll be surrounded by the glorious aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
This is a paradise for all activities water-related - swimming; snorkeling; scuba diving ... and of course sailing.
Despite all of this Grenada's islands remain real Caribbean islands – with something for everyone to enjoy.
Get ready to spice up your life and explore new waters with us ... get ready for Grenada!
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