Also known as the ‘Spice Isle’ due to large cultivations of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa, Grenada was originally discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498. Basically a group of three large and several tiny islands within the Caribbean Sea, Grenada is an island country covering a total of 344 square kilometers of land. Located to the northeast of Trinidad and Tobago, and to the southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the French were the first to settle in Grenada, way back in 1652, when the defending local Caribbs jumped into the sea and committed suicide than to be ruled by the French.
After gaining independence from the British Empire in 1974, tourism gradually became the leading foreign exchange earner for this island nation. Tourist activities in Grenada that were revolving around the conventional beach and water-sports of the Caribbean in the past are now also found to be promoting eco-tourism. Well connected globally through the Maurice Bishop International Airport and the St George’s harbor, Grenada is conveniently accessible from Europe, United States and other Caribbean Islands.