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Grenadas Capital is St Georges

Aug 18, 2007
The three islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are located in the eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela. To the north lie St Vincent and the Grenadines and to the south lie Trinidad and Tobago.

Grenadas capital, St Georges, is known as the most picturesque city in the Caribbean. Its horseshoe shaped harbour is surrounded by a pastel rainbow of dockside warehouses and the red tiled roofs of traditional shops and homes. Rich in English, French and West Indian history, St Georges is filled with beautiful well preserved examples of French and British Colonial architecture.

As for cuisine, visitors can indulge in some of the most exciting in the region, from the fresh bountiful produce that is found in the bustling markets to some of the finest creations in international cuisine. West Indian cuisine is of course popular, with restaurants featuring creative local cuisine such as callaloo soup, a melange of fresh local seafood, and meats prepared with a true West Indian flare.

This small nation consists of three islands Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Grenada is by far the largest of the three, with a width of twelve miles and a length of twenty one miles. Its 133 square miles are mountainous, volcanic terrain, reaching heights of over 2,750 feet atop Mount St Catherine. This topography provides Grenada with one of the loveliest and most varied environments in the Caribbean, including crater lakes as well as a variety of plant and animal life. Dwarf forests high atop Mount St Catherine descend to the montane rainforests of middle altitudes, which give way in turn to the dry forests of the lowlands. Those forests shift to mangrove at the coast, giving way to stunning white sand beaches, brilliant blue water and exquisite coral reefs.

Grenadas smaller sister island, Carriacou is hilly but not mountainous with smoother terrain, Carriacou is an ideal destination for walking. It possesses fine sand beaches and natural harbours, as well as excellent views of the northern Grenadine islands.

Petite Martinique, the third and smallest island in the state, consists of little more than the tip of a volcanic cone poking through the water. It lies 2 and half miles off the northeast coast of Carriacou. It is only now being developed for visitors.

Average temperatures range from 75 to 85 tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. The driest season is between January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Grenada Rental Site
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