Island of Spice
In the southeastern Caribbean Sea and northwest of Trinidad, is an island famous for aromatic spices such as nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and cocoa. The “Spice Isle” known as Grenada. An unspoiled gem with its virgin rain forest, majestic mountains and serene beaches. Hungry for a taste of Grenada? Grenada produces the best chocolate in the world.
Grenada Travel Tips: Top things to do
- Trailblazers Tours
- Grenada Seafaris Powerboat adventure
- First Impressions
- SubaTech Dive Center
- Grenada High Wire
Grenada’s French colonists brought along their culture, as did the African slaves they brought across the Atlantic for agricultural work. The combination of these cultures is what you will find on this island. Indians have also influenced the island culture in more recent years.
With the passing of the Slave Trade Act 1807 by the British Parliament and the subsequent Abolishing of Slavery, indentured labor from India was procured at a very large scale.
The first ship, named Nickor Jeremiah, departed from Calcutta, India on January 27, 1857 and arrived a few months later on May 1. In all 3,206 East Indians arrived in Grenada by 1885. Only 380 of them returned to India. The Indians made many contributions to Grenada. Indian Arrival Day was celebrated in 2007 on the 150th anniversary, for the first time since the centenary celebration in 1957.
The Indians later on assimilated with the existing Africans, Europeans and other ethnicities intermarrying with each other. This very much influenced the culture and cuisine of Grenada.
- Grand Etang Lake
- Petit Martinique
- Grand Ansa Beach
- Pink Gin Beach
- Prickly Bay
- Belmont Estate
- Grenada National Museum
- Levera National Park
- Fort George. St. George’s
- Annadale Falls
- BBC Beach
Notable Holidays and Festivals
- Independence Day – February 7th
- Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday
- Easter Monday – Monday after Easter Sunday
- Labour Day – May 1st
- Whit Monday – 7th Monday after Easter. Also known as Pentecost Monday
- Corpus Christi – Second Thursday after Whitsun
- Emancipation Day – August 1st
- Carnival Monday – Monday before Second Tuesday in August
- Carnival Tuesday – Second Tuesday in August
- Thanksgiving – October 25th