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Granada

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Grenada is universally referred to as the “Spice Island.” Once you’ve walked through the interior, seen the Market Square or eaten at any of the delectable restaurants, you’ll find this reputation rings true. Nutmeg reigns, cocoa follows like an heir to the throne, accompanied by an attendant medley of spices and herbs – clove, cinnamon, allspice, bay leaf, and ginger. The scents and flavors are a culinary tease. You’ll recognize some from sprinklings upon savory dishes and desserts, but perhaps you’ve never seen the trees, the bushes or the roots that are their source. On one small island you can trace a speck of aromatic dust from its origin to its gathering, sorting, processing and exporting.


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Yet Grenada is actually comprised of three islands – Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique – and some 20 smaller cays and islets. And if the land isn’t enough to heighten the senses, just look out from the coastline into crystal clear, turquoise waters to see them shimmering and sparkling like diamonds in the sunlight. Are you sure there are no mermaids singing in these waters? Study Canute Calliste’s paintings of his native Carriacou, and you might be persuaded. Take the plunge off Petite Martinique with mask and snorkel, find fish dancing through the coral gardens and you’ll be convinced it is all here for your own personal enjoyment.

The character of a nation can be gauged by its people. It’s the smile that first catches your attention. Then, as eyes make contact, it’s in their glistening, as if behind them there lies a secret. A secret they want to share. A secret called Grenada. Can you hear its voice?

Bird song, conch call, booming bass from a passing bus. Let the symphony begin and the story unfold. Grenada has beckoned you to discover with all of your senses, with all of your desire for adventure.

Last updated May 24, 2011
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