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GrenadaA three-island state in the Eastern Caribbean, located off the shores of Venezuela and south of Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada is a small powerhouse of tropical wonders - from the cascading rivers and waterfalls of its rolling mountains down to the warm and sandy beaches that line its shores.

Made up of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinque, Grenada is the largest sland at 21 miles long offering visitors a contrast of colorful markets in picturesque towns mixed with dense jungle mountain forests and nature reserves.

It's French-flavored capital city, St. George's, is the main port of call for Caribbean cruises, from which travelers embark on rambling walking tours of one of the most beautiful towns in the Caribbean.

mt. carmel waterfall, grenada
Mt. Carmel waterfall, Grenada's highest.

While here, check out St. George's Roman Catholic Cathedral whose Gothic tower looms over Grenada like any usually found in a quaint European town. Also don't miss an example of early Georgian architecture across the street in Grenada's stately House of Parliament.

Of course, no visit to Grenada would be complete without feeling the island's heartbeat at Market Square where (especially on Saturday mornings) colorful home-grown produce is grabbed up by visitors and locals alike.

Before leaving St. George's, also be sure to take in the botanical garden, Bay Gardens, and a walk around the harbor Esplanade at sunset.

Elsewhere on the island, a drive around the western coast is certainly worth the trip for its picturesque fishing villages, sandwiched in between scenic views of flora and fauna.

More stunning beauty awaits in the island's handful of nature reserves and parks, providing an excellent opportunity for walking or hiking for up-close views of indigenous wildlife and vegetation.

Hugging the shore, Levera National Park is especially noted for its dramatic beauty as well as its stunning beach. Topping off a visit to Grenada is the must-see Mt. Carmel Waterfall the island's highest, providing a 70 foot drop of cascading water to the crystal clear pool below.

More about Grenada tourist attractions & travel info around the Web:

Pure Grenada - The official site, featuring complete details on upcoming events & festivals, with guides to hotels & accommodation, activities, cruises & yacht charters, scuba diving, historical attractions and the island's flora and fauna, maps, photos.

Grenada Explorer - Hundreds of pages on what to see and do around the islands with profiles of major beach areas, waterfalls, getting around by car, bus, taxi or ferry, visitor comments in the online forum, map and photo gallery.

Grenada Tourist Information - Lonely Planet guide with details about major attractions including Carriacou, St. George, Grand Etang National Park, and Grenada National Museum, practical travel tips, weather facts, map, photos, related resources.

Caribbean Cruise - Grenada - A review from the Cruise Critic with suggested attractions for travelers docked at Melville Street Cruise Terminal including must-sees, top restaurants, nightlife, best beaches, day trip excursions, with related links & resources.

Grenada Beaches - Personal "Best Of" guide with photos and overviews of Grand Anse Beach, Morne Rouge Bay, Bathway Beach and La Sagesse Beach, plus suggestions for day trips, car rental tips, hotels & restaurants.


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