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Grenada


Known for its forests of fragrant cinnamon, Jamaica pepper, cocoa and nutmeg, Grenada is a nation made ​​up of three islands, including Carriacou and Petite Martinique in the Grenadine chain of islands. Carriacou is a mecca for lovers of diving and snorkeling, Petite Martinique, many inhabitants build boats or make their living from fishing.

Returning to the main island, this former British colony offers charming architecture, ancient churches 300 years and narrow alleys. Fort George and Fort Frederick date back to the eighteenth century. Restaurants and tourist centers line Grand Anse, a popular stretch of sand just over 3 km. To the south and east of Grand Anse, other beaches line the coves of L’Anse Aux Epines, an upscale residential community. Head north to see the generous rich agricultural and nature grenadine. A Gouyave you can visit a factory for the manufacture of nutmeg or stop at the Grenada Chocolate Company, a factory for the production of chocolate antique machinery, powered by solar energy. Nearby, the historic River Antoine Rum Distillery is the only factory still in operation in the Caribbean that uses hydraulic power. Do not miss a visit to the farmhouse Morne Fendue, a structure of 1908, currently restaurant and hotel.

The navigation has long been an integral part of the life of Grenada. Visitors can rent boats for day trips or week, with or without crew. The deep sea fishing is a popular sport here and the end of January sees the three days of the Spice Island Billfish Tournament. Hiking trails with breathtaking scenery are a challenge for hikers of all skill levels. Savour the delights of Bay Gardens, one of the numerous and well-manicured botanical gardens. The more active can also sign up for tours of whale and dolphin-watching, or go kayaking in the calm waters of Egmont Harbour.

The festivities include the annual Independence Day in February, Grensave International Food and Drink Extravaganza and the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in March. In April, the big-drum music (played with great drums) and stringed instruments, along with the dance of the quadrille at the Carriacou Maroon Music Festival. Visit in May for the Grenada Drum Festival. In December delve into the three-day celebration of songs and the Carriacou Parang Festival.

AIRPORTS / FLYING TIMES: Airports: Point Salines International Airport. 15 minutes from the capital, St. George’s, on the south-west of the island. 7 minutes from the hotel zone. Flying Cologne. Frankfurt. In London. Miami. Montego Bay in Jamaica. Monaco. New York. Philadelphia in the United States. Stockholm. Toronto. Zurich. Transfers through Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from Gatwick to Port Salines International Airport (GND). Also available charter flights with XL Airways.

CLIMATE: Average daytime temperatures vary from 24 degrees C to 33 degrees C tempered by the cooling trade winds; the nights are cooler. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. On the hills, the climate is cooler. The dry season runs from January to May. The rainy season runs from June to December.

Caterers: Restaurants available: local. Internazionale. Creole. French. Continental. Chinese. West Indies. Italian. Fast food. 10% tip for the service unless it has already been taken into account. The dress code is casual to dressy-casual, men generally are not required to wear a jacket and tie, although long pants are required in the evening.

LANGUAGE: English.

SIGHTSEEING:
– Fort Frederick.
– Fort George.
– Ancient Georgian buildings in Carenage.
– Art Gallery Yellow Poui.
– The colorful market (especially on Saturdays).
– National Museum.
– Bay Gardens.
– Annandale Falls.
– Levera National Park.
– Plant for processing of nutmeg and Dougaldston Estate in Gouyave.
– Grand Etang National Park.
– Leapers Hill in Sauteurs.
– Laura Herb and Spice Garden.
– Concord Falls,
– Woodlands Sugar Factory,
– Westerhall Estate Rum Distillery and River Antoine Rum Distillery.
– La Sagesse Natural Works.
– Trail Morne Gazo.
– Bon Accord Estate.
– Mt Edgecombe Estate / Production of soap and candles.



September 4, 2014
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