Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grenada - a peaceful corner of the Caribbean

One of the wonderful lagoons of Grenada
Though it is one of the smallest island countries in the Caribbean, Grenada is important to the region and to the world economy in whole. Being one of the world’s largest exporters of spice, particularly nutmeg, as well as cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, this small piece of dry land is often called “The Island of Spice”. The nutmeg is even depicted on the national flag of Grenada, which is due to exporting 20% of the world supply, or the second largest production of that spice in the world. And if you are into sweets, then don’t miss the bars from Grenada Chocolate Company, which processes organic cocoa growing on the island. Except that remember that this great country is not just all about food designed to spoil you, but also there are a lot of wonderful possibilities to have a good time, and in this case Grenada apartments will be very useful.

Before you start your exploration of this wonderful destination, make sure you read our tips on travelling Grenada.

The islands can boast their great national parks. An immense effort was put to preservation of the picturesque areas, such as rain forests and coral reefs. Among them is Levera National Park, which has the reputation of the most spectacular and charming coastal area in Grenada. Its lagoon is one of the most important wildlife habitats on the island. Don’t miss the other marvelous natural preserves, which are abundant in the country.

As any tropical island, Grenada is rich in various beaches, be it vast and lengthy or small and secluded. A variety of small bays is natural to the coastline, so you can surprisingly come across a quiet and untouched plot of white sand. There are even several black sand beaches, where the sand is much softer. The most famous beach in Grenada is Grand Anse, which is about 3 km long. It is always listed in the Top 10 beaches of the world. And in order to preserve the original charm of nature, no hotel on the island is allowed to have more than three stories.

St George’s, the capital of Grenada, is very small and beautiful. It is situated near the hillside of the old volcano and on a harbor that resembles a horseshoe. Though it has developed a lot in the recent years, it has preserved its natural culture and history, and is still a popular destination among tourists. Despite the fact that the city had suffered great damage from the Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the rebuilding efforts have been colossal, and now you can enjoy the Caribbean hospitality in St George’s vacation rentals, as there are a lot of places of interest: Roman Catholic Cathedral, Anglican Church, Wharf Road, Fort George, Grenada National Museum and many others.

After you’ve visited Grenada, you will have an impression of pure warmth inside you. The serenity of the islands and hospitality of the people are overwhelming!

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