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Grenada, also known as the Island of Spice, consists of not only Grenada but six other smaller islands. It is located in the Caribbean Sea, just south of the Grenadines. Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters of mace crops and nutmeg.
Tourism is Grenada’s main source of income, next to the export of spices (cloves, cinnamon, mace, ginger, allspice, citrus and orange peels, nutmeg and wild coffee). Grenada largely serves two kinds of tourists: the beach tourists, who flock around St George, where the airport is also located. These focus mainly on sun-bathing holidays and water sports holidays. Eco tourism, however, has recently seen a great increase and small eco friendly guest houses are sprouting up across the islands. Cruise ships now also regularly dock at St George, since a large pier was constructed. As many as four cruise ships each day now stop in Grenada.
Grenada is also home to the Grenada Dove, a critically endangered species of bird. It is Grenada’s national bird.
Grenada’s population consist mainly of descendants of slaves. It was initially a French colony and was then taken over by the British. Independence was granted in 1974 but from then until 1983, Grenada fell into a bloody revolution. In 1983, Grenada was invaded by the United States, ensuring the pre-revolution Granadian constitution came into force again. Democracy was restored the same year.
Grenada was untouched by hurricanes for 49 years, but in 2004, it could not escape hurricane Ivan, which destroyed 90% of homes in Grenada. Receiving much international aid, Grenada recovered very quickly.
Grenada is a beautiful island and it is also possible to do some “island hopping”. Hiring a car can be a very cost effective way of spending your holiday, as public transportation is complicated and unreliable at best. Anycarhire.com would be very happy to compare all the different car rental companies for you in a fast and secure way. Just enter your pick up and drop off point and how long you require the hire for, and they will do the rest within seconds!
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