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Natural AttractionsThe wonders of the natural world are an integral part of the Grenada experience. The verdant mountainous island encompasses unspoiled beaches and marine life, magnificent waterfalls and magical rainforests. The island nation takes great care to protect the natural environment through a system of national parks and protected areas.
Grenada is the perfect location whether you want to relax or explore the mesmerising landscape. Take a challenge and hike to the top of Concord Falls or simply stroll along the world famous Grand Anse beach.
CultureGrenada’s physical beauty is complimented by its rich history and vibrant culture. Grenada’s spice culture is expressed through a variety of music, pageantry and poetry, dance, sport, and the natural penchant of Grenadians for welcoming; socialising, cooking and celebrating.
Not to be missed is the Carriacou Carnival at the beginning of March, with an eclectic mix of street dancing, a parade of bands and the unique highlight of reciting Shakespeare Mas. In May the Grenada Drum Festival is an invigorating event with displays of traditional drumming, dancing and rituals.
Things to see and do in GrenadaKnown as the ‘Spice Isle’ of the Caribbean, Grenada is a geographical gem. Surrounded by pristine sandy beaches, lush rainforest and unforgettable local culture, Grenada offers pure relaxation or invigorating adventures not to be missed.
Country facts for Grenada holidaysWeather - Grenada has a tropical climate, making it hot and humid in the rainy season and cooled by the trade winds in the dry season. 3 hurricanes have affected the islands in the last 50 years or so (in July 2005, September 2004 and September 1955).
Languages - The official language in Grenada is English, although French patois is also spoken.
Money - The currency in Grenada is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
Time zone - GMT-4 (UTC-4).
Drumming Up The DeadSimon Broughton joins in with the drumming ceremony to salute the ancestors of Carriacou, Grenada's smaller sister island.
Carriacou, has just 7,000 inhabitants. One small bead in a string of Caribbean island. Small though it is it has a rich African tradition that hasn't mixed it's music with bigger island like Jamaica or Cuba. Listen to capture the flavour of an authentic island and culture.
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