The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is perfectly located in the southern tip of the chain of Caribbean islands. Blessed with natural beauty and a warm climate, Grenada and its sister islands offer beautiful white sand beaches, mesmerizing waterfalls and breathtaking crater lakes.
Take an island tour and discover old forts, plantation houses and beautiful gardens, take a trek through our lush rainforest or have a picnic by one of our magnificent waterfalls.
Grenada and its sister island Carriacou are a diver’s dream! Snorkel the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park or dive one of our many wrecks – including the largest wreck in the Caribbean. The many walls and reefs provide excellent underwater exploration.
At 12 miles wide and 21 miles long, Grenada offers a striking topography of mountainous rainforests, stunning waterfalls and beautiful lakes and rivers. Known as the ‘Spice of the Caribbean, and with more spices per square mile that any other place on earth, the scents of nutmeg, mace, cloves, ginger and vanilla will permeate the senses from the moment you step off the plane. Snorkel, take a rainforest hike, go sport fishing or take in one of the many events on the calendar – from the annual Carnival in August, the Spice Island Billfish Tournament in January, the Grenada International Triathlon in April or the Grenada Drum Festival held in August. What ever your choose to do, our warm and friendly Grenadians will be waiting to welcome you.
Located 23 miles northeast of Grenada is the sleepy island of Carriacou. With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Carriacou is ideal for an island getaway. Carriacou – which means ‘Land of Reefs’ offers excellent diving for both the novice and the experienced. The proud and independent people of Carriacou are keepers of ancient traditions, historic folklore and spiritual beliefs rooted in African, European and indigenous legends – you will find the Big Drum Dance, the Quadrille and Village Maroons still performed on special occasions. Carriacou is a twenty-minute flight or a ninety-minute ferry ride away from Grenada.
Fifteen minutes by boat from Carriacou is Petite Martinique. The island is 586 acres, with a population of 900 warm and friendly people. Quiet and laid back, fishing, boatbuilding and farming are the main occupation of the people of Petite Martinique. There are some fine beaches on the western/Leeward side of the island.
For more information on Grenada and its sister islands visit – www.grenadagrenadines.com.