Grenada is an island nation in the West Indies. It lies in the Caribbean Sea, about 90 miles north of Venezuela. The island of Grenada makes up most of the country. The country also includes several tiny islands near the main island. In addition, it includes Carriacou-which lies about 17 miles (27 kilometers) northeast of the main island-and several other small islands of the Grenadine chain.
As you enter the harbour city of St George, you are struck by how strangely attractive it is. Built around the rim of a volcanic crater, its harbour is completely landlocked.
Grenada has two smaller island dependencies, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, which can be reached by plane or by boat from Carenage, but by far the most alluring way of reaching Carriacou is by sailing into its natural harbour. Here you can experience the delights on offer, such as the Carriacou Regatta (held in August) and the African-influenced Big Drum Dance.
Temperatures in Grenada seldom fall below 65° F (18° C) in winter or rise above 90° F (32 °C) in summer. The coast of the mainland receives up to 60 inches of rainfall each year. The mountain regions receive up to 200 inches. The dry season in Grenada extends from January until May.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
CAPITAL: Saint George’s
CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: GD
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +473
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -4