Grenada is located in the eastern Caribbean, south of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and north of Trinidad and Tobago. Grenada has neighbouring islands called Carriacou and Petite Martinique which many believe to part of St Vincent’s’ Grenadines as they are closer to the Grenadine islands more than Grenada. ‘Spice Isle’ is what the country is very well known for being called as the produce the most spices in the world for the size of the country, but much of the country was destroyed by hurricane Ivan in 2004 after 49 year hurricane free. Grenada has since evolved and moved great strides in the Caribbean with continuing with its main spices nutmeg and mace but also growing in tourism.
About 2 million years ago, Grenada was formed as an underwater volcano. Before the arrival of Europeans it was discovered in 1498 and inhabited by the indigenous Carib Indians. The French battled the indigenous Caribs away then handed over Grenada to Britain after a 7 year peace treaty expired, and was further later made an independent commonwealth state in 1974. In 1983 the country was seized by a Marxist military group(New Jewel Movement) which forced international action by the United States and other Caribbean nations, all leaders and advisers were captured, for Grenada to hold free and fair elections.
The island chain is of volcanic nature making them have rich fertile soil, it is also very mountainous with name waterfalls and small rivers. This is a very friendly and relaxing country with secluded beaches perfect for sunbathing and diving.
Local food on Grenada is unsurprisingly very well spiced since is it the spice isle, its national dish is called ‘oil down’ which consists of salt meat, breadfruit, provision and vegetables slow cooked in coconut milk.
The capital of Grenada is Saint George and Grenadians speak English but older generations still use local French creole.
Carriacou nicknamed ‘isle of reefs’ as it features some of the most unspoiled coral reef in the region capital is Hillsborough where tradition is in full effect where you can see the traditional quadrille and big drum dance performed especially on special occasions. The national dish of is coo-coo and okra with national drink jack iron. has recently seen underwater volcanic activity with it not being visible above ground but still being given a name of Jenny.
Petite Martinique was named after Martinique after realization that it had a similar shape just smaller has a very strong French influence with many area still with French named villages however, the local French creole language is only spoken by older islanders.