Grenada is an island country and Commonwealth Realm consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" due to the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters.
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make Grenada one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. Christopher Columbus first spotted Grenada in 1493, when it was populated with native tribes, but the Europeans didn't colonize until the French conquered it in 1650. Although, The French captured the island but formally ceded it to Great Britain in 1783 by the Treaty of Paris. A century later, in 1877 Grenada was made a Crown Colony.
Its strategic location and valuable spice trade led to an advanced and luxurious development that was among the best in the Colonial Caribbean. While development has been of the highest quality, it has fortunately remained in low quantity, so Grenada remains un-crowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of the ecosystems. Quaint shopping areas and beautiful Colonial architecture draw visitors to the tiny towns. If a quiet vacation in a luxurious and alluring corner of paradise is what you seek, you'll find it on Grenada.
Size is 344 square kilometers (133 sq mi),
Population of approx. 110,000.
Capital is St. George's.