The island of Grenada itself is often called the Spice Island and is one hundred miles north of Venezuela and one hundred and fifty miles south west of Barbados and is the southernmost of the Windward Islands. At just over 12° north, Grenada benefits from the delicious breezes of the Trade Winds.
It is said that sailors approaching Grenada often get their first ‘sighting’ of the island from their sense of smell rather than their vision. The Island is the home of ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, mace, turmeric, vanilla and cocoa to name but a few spices. Grenada also grows exotic vegetables like callaloo, dasheen, tania and okra with Coconuts and limes found in abundance.
Being just 21 miles long and 12 miles wide, Grenada has an extraordinary variety of landscapes for such a small island, with a central mountain range, sky forests, waterfall filled gorges and stunning beaches. Offshore is equally beautiful and its waters rank among the finest in the Caribbean for diving, with numerous reefs and wrecks to explore. There are around fifteen species of whales and dolphins to be seen in the waters around the island.
Grenada’s climate has average temperatures of 26-30C (79-86F) with the evenings practically as warm as the day making Grenada a truly all year round destination.
In the capital, St George's, there is a picturesque inner harbor with18th century warehouses and restaurant. The botanical gardens and Fort George (built by the French in 1705) all add to island’s rich character
On one side of Mount Hartman Bay is a nature reserve and home to the endangered Grenadian dove which is to be seen in the Grenadian coat of arms. There is a rich diversity of wildlife in the bay. Birdlife abounds.
Our view of the nature reserve is second to none.