Granada is a 344 km ² big island of the Lesser Antilles and it is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the large main island Grenada there are still smaller islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. In 100 miles to the North of the island of Grenada Venezuela is situated. The island of Grenada has a length of 34 km and a width of 19 km. Like other smaller islands Grenada is the island of the volcanic origin with various crater lakes and sulfur springs. Grenada is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. It is situated to the end of the Windward Islands. Grenada is a mountainous island with magnificent beaches, tropical rain forests, waterfalls and romantic spice plantations. There are seductive fragrances of aromatic plants like cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, saffron, ginger, bay leaves, cocoa and a hint of sea crystals in the air. During a trip to Grenada, when hiking high in the mountains, one can see such animals as armadillos, mongooses, dragon lizards, Mona monkeys, turtles and hummingbirds.
The capital of Grenada, St.Georges, is one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean with a beautiful harbor and an old romantic town with historic landmarks such as churches and fortifications from the British and French colonial period. On the island of Grenada one can find white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise sea water. The most beautiful beach of the island is the “Grand Anse Beach”, the three miles beach in the south-west of the island of Grenada. On this beach there are only small undulations and it applies to many water sports such as sailing, canoeing, jet skiing, snorkeling, diving and fishing. There is a great number of first-class hotels, holiday houses, apartments, vacation homes, guest houses, restaurants, cafes and bars. Between Grand Anse and Point Salines there are six other beautiful sandy beaches that are easy to reach but not so much visited by tourists.
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