About Our Island Grenada
Grenada is the ultimate in sensory destinations
The island’s fragrant spices; nutmeg, cinnamon, clover, ginger and cocoa perfume the air, while verdant rolling hills, mountains, and azure water offer visitors artisan views at every turn. The melodic songs of exotic tropical birds, and rare tropical flowers offer a warm welcome for travelers from far and wide. Grenada is located about 160 km (100 mi) N of Trinidad and 109 km (68 mi) SSW of St. Vincent. Grenada, which includes the inhabited islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, has an area of 340 sq km (131 sq mi). Grenada island extends 34 km (21 mi) NE-SW and 19 km (12 mi) SE-NW, and has a coastline of 121 km (75 mi). Grenada’s capital city, Saint George’s, is located on the island’s southwestern coast.
Magdalena on Grenada
Name it and Grenada’s got it!
When Russ and I decided to have our own business, the world was our oyster; we wanted to find the best place for our daughters (Marie 5 and Renatta 3) to grow up safe, healthy and happy. We started by remembering the best places we had visited on our travels and Grenada was at the very top of our list. We knew that it was beautiful, safe and had some of the friendliest people we had met in the Caribbean. We still could not believe our eyes when we saw True Blue for the first time. From that moment on, we knew we had arrived in paradise, and we considered ourselves the luckiest people in the Caribbean.
Grenada is an unspoiled and beautiful group of tiny islands at the bottom of the Caribbean chain (the country also includes the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique), and you can smell the rich fragrance of spices the moment you land. Its mountains are covered with rare tropical flowers, and the cloud-covered tropical rain forest has vibrant waterfalls and rivers, volcanic lakes.
Fragrant and lush plantations of fruits and spices, exciting natural trails, iridescent white and gold sandy beaches, sailing and yacht chartering, captivating dive sites, romantic water edge restaurants are all waiting to be discovered. Combine this with the island’s beautiful award-winning delicious and ethically-made tree-to-bar dark chocolate…what more can you ask for?
Grenada is by far the largest island offering visitors mountainous, volcanic terrain with Mount St. Catherine, reaching over 2,750 feet. This unusual geography is the most varied of all in the Caribbean. Crater lakes, a staggering variety of plant and animal life; dwarf forests, mountain rainforests, dry forests and lowlands that lead to mangrove coast onto brilliant white sandy beaches; framed by sparkling blue waters and graceful coral reefs give way to a plethora of tropical birds, tiny frogs and lizards, while rare orchids punctuate the dense rainforest providing shelter for a wide variety of animals; the broad-winged hawk, swift, opossums, armadillos, mongooses, and the mona monkey. The most famous beach of all beaches is the Grand Anse Beach, as its smooth expansive beach stretches for two-miles and gently curves around to Grand Anse Bay.
Colorful Saturday markets, year-round festivals and fairs, complimented by an easy-going and friendly people, complete with a rich history and culture weave the tapestry of St. George’s, Grenada’s capital city. This city has earned the reputation of being one of the loveliest cities in the Caribbean as its horseshoe shaped harbor is sprinkled with pastel houses and terra cotta tiled warehouses, very traditional for this old-world city. Century old spice plantations and rum distilleries still use the methods of days-gone-by emphasizing quality over quantity, an integrity that is widespread and gives the island its own unique flair.