Grenada is made up of three islands, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and they make up the southern-most islands in the Windward Islands chain, or the Southern Grenadines.
“Pure Grenada” is known as “The Spice Isle” due to the production of many spices which flourish on the rich soil and tropical climate. Nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, cloves, and ginger to name a few. It boasts sandy white beaches, tropical rain forests, natural waterfalls and plenty to see and do. Grenada has a rich and colourful history, and this is reflected in the character of the island and its people.
Carriacou is located around 15 miles to the north of Grenada and is a small, quiet, relaxed island with magnificent coral reefs. (The name actually means “Island of Reefs”) Carriacou has a long-standing history with sailing and it continues its centuries old tradition of boat building which has passed from generation to generation from the original Scottish settlers in the 17th and 18thcentury. You can still see these wooden cargo and fishing boats being built and plying their trade today.
Petit Martinique is a tiny, circular island with a population of only a few hundred. Like Carriacou, the island also has a long association with seafaring. But as well as fishing and trading, Petit Martinique also has an interesting history of smuggling! The Pirate’s Cave Bar reminds you that you are on an island where the real pirates of the Caribbean were active.
It is certainly worth extending your vacation by staying in Grenada for a few days. If you need information about Grenada hotels or about Grenada accommodations during your stay, please visit our Grenada accommodation page.
Horizon Yacht Charters look forward to welcoming you to the wonderful spice islands – the best way to find out about Grenada is to come and visit! Take a look at this fun video from one of our many delighted charter clients…
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