Landmarks of the island of Grenada
The island of Grenada and located him in the neighborhood of Carioca island and Petite Martinique-ending the southern part of the windward Islands and several tiny Islands in the Caribbean sea, are part of the state of Grenada.
When Columbus landed on the Northern coast of the island of Grenada in 1498, seen in the distance, he marveled at the dense tropical forests, many beautiful waterfalls. The first permanent European settlement, however, was based not soon, the Spaniards did not stay on the island. When the British in 1609, have decided to encroach on local lands, they failed. Locals, Indians, Caribs, were ready for war.
The island was in the hands of the French in 1650, during the eighteenth century it was passed to the French by the British. but, in the end, in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles, it became a British. In 1877 Grenada received administrative status of a Crown colony. Independence within the British Commonwealth, Grenada has gained in 1974.
Grenada land is fertile, it grows nutmeg, cloves, saffron, ginger, allspice and cocoa. So it is often referred to as “Island of Spice”. Nutmeg Grenada meets one third of demands in the world. The capital and largest city of the state of Grenada is St. Georges, with its narrow hilly streets, often without sidewalks, and houses with roofs covered with tiles, hugging the deep harbour, a horseshoe shape on the South-West of the island, taking a luxurious cruise liners. Old warehouses converted into wonderful restaurants and small shops facing the picturesque harbour.
The official language of the state and English is widely spoken. But the dominant spoken language is Creole, based on English, which is outside the Caribbean area were almost not understandable. Grenada offers the traveler a full range of attractions that motivate tourists. Historic FORTS, colorful lakes, fantastic waterfalls, spice plantations, flower gardens, Rum factories, of course, many beaches and a lot more.
Main resort area on the island of Grenada is Grand Anse luxury white and Sunny beach, which stretches for over three kilometers, which can often be seen in the brochures dedicated to Grenada and the Islands.
Grand Anse is also famous for the serene atmosphere, as it is located on the Western leeward side of the island that protects it from high waves, strong currents and winds. Of course, the Beach at Grand Anse is not the only white-sand oasis. In total on the West coast is fantastically beautiful six beaches, which are even more attractive because of their idyllic environment.
The main attraction fishing town Sauteurs (in the parish of Saint Patrick) located in the North of the island and Bay fro Sauteurs, definitely can be called sand island “Paradise” at a distance of forty minutes from the city.
A beach boutique hotel, petite Anse in all categories is unique. It is located in colourful tropical gardens. There is a pool, Jacuzzi room, Bar and a restaurant with views of the unspoilt coastline of the North island. The menu always food, freshly cooked from local produce.
Among some other attractions that are worth to visit on the island of Grenada:
Lake Grand ETANG national Park in the parish of St. Andrew. Popular route for Hiking in the tropical rain forest around the famous crater lake in the Central part of the island. In the Park there are several stunning waterfalls, hot springs, plantations.
The rum factory . founded in 1785 and continues to distill rum by traditional methods using the power of the water wheel, near crater lake Antoine. Near the town of Gouyave – the oldest spice plantation. In the city of the nutmeg factory, which largely won Grenada’s image of “island of spice”.
Jump Kariba (Le Morne de sauteurs, or the Hill Hopper), a historical site in the North of the island, in the valley of St. Patrick, near the village of mount rich, where the last Indians of the Caribbean, forty men jumped from a high cliff, not to be enslaved. The cliff so called by the French to commemorate this event. Amerindian carvings (petroglyphs) – the characters, which was important to the Caribbean is of great importance in their religious practices, represented here very extensively.