At the bottom of the chain of Windward Islands, this unique and diverse Island boost one of the worlds few bottomless volcanic lakes. Grenada also has a number of beautiful beaches and a rain forest that rises over 2000 feet above sea level. The cheapest way to travel to Grenada is aboard a cruise ship, which is how I visited the Island in the Spring of 2006. Like many of the windward Islands, I found the people of Grenada to be extremely helpful and friendly.

Grenada is known as the island of spice because it is the largest spice producing island in the Western Hemisphere. It was first sighted by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage. The first permanent European settlement was established in 1650 by the French. The Island was ceded to the British after the "7 Years War" in 1783. It wasn't until 1974 that Grenada became independent , becoming one of the smallest independent nations in the Western Hemisphere. Political instability precipitated a U.S. invasion in 1983. The invasion restored order and tourism to the Island. Grenada is currently a strong and active member of the British Commonwealth.

St. Georges (The Capital)  2006

Downtown St. Georges

Grand Etang Lake (Bottomless Volcanic Lake 1950ft Above Sea Level)

Grenada Rain Forest

Seven Sisters Waterfall