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  • Fish fresh from ocean fisherman's wife cleaning
    Fish fresh from ocean fisherman's wife...
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  • Golden apples, mangoes and bananas
    Golden apples, mangoes and bananas
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  • Salted fish from our neighbour the fisherman
    Salted fish from our neighbour the...
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Grenada Favorites

  • A little history

    The name of the island comes originally from the Spanish who named it after the Spanish city of Granada, under the French it became known as Grenade and then finally dubbed Grenada by the British. Throughout the 17th century, the indigenous Carib Indians battled with the French. In 1651 the remaining Carib Indians leaped to their death at the spot...

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  • Hurricane Ivan

    Hurricane Ivan, a Category Four hurricane, hit Grenada in September 2004 damaging 90% of Grenada's buildings, 85% of its nutmeg trees and leaving more than half the population homeless. You can still see a bit of the lingering effects of the hurricane but the parts of Grenada we saw, including the capital city, looked to be largely rebuilt. I was a...

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  • Cruise information

    One of the best places for information on what to do in various ports is Cruise Critic. The Cruise Critic Grenada forum board was very useful in planning shore excursions, whether the ones offered by the ship or independent, and there is also Grenada port information with hints on where to go, what to do, where the ships dock, where to eat and how...

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  • Money matters

    The local currency in Grenada is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. We didn't need to use an ATM but they do exist on the island in St. George's and other tourist areas. You can use US dollars to pay for tours, prices are quoted in USD. We also were able to use USD at a grocery store near the cruise port although we got change in local currency and also...

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  • Why I cho(o)se Grenada part 1

    When I returned home from a business trip my youngest son said “What’s Daddy doing here” and that was my sign on the wall that my business life had overtaken my personal life. During a Sunday morning walk my wife urged that living in a heather shack would be better than having no time for the family. So I decided to give up my well paid executive...

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  • BLIND DRIVERS - AND PROUD OF IT

    Yes, the words “We drive by faith, not by sight” really are painted on the back of this large van on a very steep hill with a very narrow road. Some people say that drivers on Grenada can be a bit dangerous. This might explain it! I don’t actually know if it will reassure anyone that this is actually a Church Bus.

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  • DRINKING A NICE COLD CARIB BEER

    Let me tell you, cruising can be hard and thirsty work. I had an enjoyable experience with my first Carib at the Sol City Sports Bar & Grill on their deck overlooking the cruise ship pier. I had some postcards to write, time to kill and I wanted an ice cold beer. Well, a Carib will satisfy any adult thirst and it was lovely and cold. After a few...

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  • THANK YOU AMERICA ! AND THE 82ND...

    A local man kept telling me how appreciative Grenadans were of American troops liberating their beautiful island from the wretched Cuban army in 1983. The Communists had decided to make the island a ‘Paradise’ and started by murdering the leading politician and his family. President Regan sent in American forces to oust the Communists and restore...

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  • La Source a hotel where you are pampered

    Blue A day trip of the whole island. You see a bit of everything Blue As the wind caresses the trees and the sails drift by on smooth seas, I watch the evening go by with a sense of loss but gratitude to this wonderful island of my beloved West Indies. Years of roaming always bring me back to the people their simplicity, trust, smiling faces and...

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  • Useful website

    http://www.grenadaexplorer.com/This website was really useful to us before our trip. It contains lots of information about what's on on the island, details of places to visit, and links to local tour companies, so that we were able to think about what trips we wanted to take before we took our holiday.

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  • St Georges

    This picture is of one side of St Georges, taken from Fort George, which sits on top of a hill in the middle of the town. Fort George was originally built to protect the harbour, shown on previous picture. In times past, the only option that the inhabitants had to get from one side of the town to the other, was to climb the hill. They must have...

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  • St Georges

    Visit St Georges, the capital of Grenada. From the market that is held on Saturday morning to Fort George and on to the Carenage (a duty free hopping area around the harbour), be prepared to walk 'uphill and down dale' as there is no level roads here!

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  • Grand Anse gets all the attention

    We LOVED staying at the Gem Holiday Beach Resort. Morne Rouge beach is great and with the hotel, the beach and a decent place to eat (Sur le Mar) we didn't need a car. You can easily walk over to GA beach from the Gem and there are other places to eat only a short walk from the Gem. The nutmeg co-op is interesting but there is some pretty good...

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  • They don't call it the Spice Island for...

    The people on the island were super friendly. So proud the locales are of their treasure. At only 12 degrees north of the equator this island gets HOT. The food was DELICIOUS!Try the nutmeg icecream!

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  • Beaches & Shopping

    We were only there for an afternoon excusion from our cruise ship. So shopping & sunbathing were the usual activities.

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  • Grenada is a rolling,...

    Grenada is a rolling, mountainous island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers. Bordered by stunning beaches, and dotted with picturesque towns, this verdant island has long been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa. The seductive drifts through the colourful Saturday markets and Grenada's dense...

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  • beach_freak's General Tip

    November is the end of the rainy season, and there's no humidity or danger of hurricanes. By December, Grand Anse will be packed with American and European sun-seekers, and resort rates will jump by 25 percent.

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  • Loungin by the poolside,...

    Loungin by the poolside, smoking a Macanudo Even the dogs, Dirty Harry on the Left, Sunny on the right, enjoy a stroll around the deck and an occasional swim.

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  • Visit St.Georges.We went on...

    Visit St.Georges.We went on Saturday morning for the market and got some great spice baskets that we well appreciated gifts for friends back home. The city is very charming with the red roofed stone bulidings, a lovely harbour and picturesque shops. One thing I was not prepared for was the hills, but that was okay, the views alone were worth hiking...

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  • We stayed a couple of days in...

    We stayed a couple of days in Grenada. The island is very green and hilly. There are some pretty beaches but you should not choose Grenada as a 'beach vacation' as there's much more to discover. Tour the island (we rented a car...expensive but worth !) and you will find :Typic Carrib Indians villages, pretty waterfalls and rivers, wonderful plants...

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  • Attend a 'Jump-Up' which are...

    Attend a 'Jump-Up' which are street dances held after sundown until just before sunrise. The music is either on tape or live performers. Lively and loud are the keys here. They even drown out barking dogs and roosters.

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  • Boat boys and boat women visit...

    Boat boys and boat women visit anchored yachts selling bangles, clothes and food. Interesting people inhabit these boats. Our cook, Kat, seemed to know everyone and could talk the lilting local dialects (which I could not understand even though the language is English). Kat could haggle with the best of them and end up with a purchase and laughing...

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  • I visited Grenada with my...

    I visited Grenada with my husband and then 5 and 9 year old sons in 1990. Grenada is mountainous, lush and tropical with ambundant rainforest, spices, produce filled open air markets and warm and friendly people. Hiking in the Rainforest. A snorkeling and fishing trip in the dilapidated boat of an elderly Grenadian gentleman. This was definitely...

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  • The single thing you must see...

    The single thing you must see is the jungle! I first thought this island was a beach with an interior. I have learned since living here that this island is a volcano surrounded by jungle! Don't miss it! If you come by cruise ship, please get a taxi and drive up to the jungle! I miss the beautiful green lushness when I leave my home here and go on...

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  • Go Scuba diving! It is the...

    Go Scuba diving! It is the greatest! Don't dive? Then head for the Seven Sisters falls and slide down each into the pool below in some of the cleanest water in the world! I miss the absolute green lushness of this tropical mountain paradise when I leave for even a week. I have never seen such beauty anywhere else!

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  • Go snorkeling, spear fishing,...

    Go snorkeling, spear fishing, try all the unusual fruits and vege's you find in street markets, purchase fresh fish and throw it on the BBQ, and spend time sitting and visiting with the locals. You'll meet some wonderful people in these islands! I actually chartered a sailboat with 3 other friends and sailed from St.Vincent down to Grenada and...

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