Pure warmth, simple people, rhythms and beats, colorful lifestyle and exquisite spices make Grenada an island with the warmest seasons, beautiful, exciting and energizing atmosphere and a perfect vacation getaway.
Grenada West Indies – Island Paradise
Grenada is a tiny island in the West Indies, located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago. It is also a part of the Commonwealth Realm, along with six smaller islands in the Caribbean sea. The total area is 344 square kilometres (133 sq mi), with an estimated population of110,000 people. The capital of Grenada is St. George’s and it’s national bird is the Grenada Dove.The island of Grenad has some of the warmest people on earth, with vibrant and rhythmic lifestyles, white beaches and serene moonlight, centuries of history, monument and artificats steeped in culture, tropical rainforests, coral reefs and ofcourse the Spices. Grenada is famous for its spices, its rare fruits and flowers, exotic birds and as the gateway to paradise. With numerous options ranging from sheer relaxation, to water sports for adventure lovers, treking for nature enthusiasts, Grenada West Indies offers a perfect vacation getaway for all types of people.Known for it’s nutmeg and mace production, Grenada is popularly known as the “Spice Isle” or “Island of Spices” and people come from far and wide to buy some of these lovely, heady spices for themselves.
Grenada Weather – Tropical Magic
Like most Caribbean islands, Grenada enjoys a year-round warm tropical climate with lots sunshine that hardly ever changes except during the monsoons. The average temperature around the year is around 80 F, with day times being the hottest.To maintain the lush foliage and tropical vegetation, the Grenada weather is well-equipped to maintain a warm and balmy tropical climate. The hottest months in Grenada run from June through August and November to February being the ‘winter’ months. Grenada’s seasons are measured in the total amount of rainful rather than temperature. Being a tropical country, Grenada receives a lot of rainfall. The dry season, from January to May receives few and sporadic rainfall, while the wet season from June to December receives thunderstorms and heavy to very heavy rainfall.But it’s not as bad as it sounds. The Grenada weather is complacent enough to make traveling easy once you are prepared with the proper climate gear. Overall once you check the climate beforehand, it will make it easier to plan your trip accordingly.
Grenada Invasion – History of Grenada
Operation Urgent Fury, a codename of the 1983 invasion of Grenada by American forces was an attempt to end the revolutionary movement by the Grenadian government. Initially though Grenada has gained independence from United Kingdom in 1974, the invasion was successful and led to a change of the government. However, this Grenada invasion was pretty controversial because of the Cold War, the American imperialism charges, Cuba’s involvment and because of the Commonwealth. October 25 called Thanksgiving Day, is a national holiday in Grenada, to commemorate this event.