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Grenada Spice Mas 2024 Carnival tours with Carifrique – a certified Grenada Travel Expert for Pure Grenada.

Grenada Spice Mas Carnival is August 1-13, 2024.

Grenada Carriacou Petit Martinique map

Grenada Carriacou Petit Martinique map

Grenada (pronounced gre NAY da in English) is also known as The Spice Island because it is a major producer of nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, and saffron. The nutmeg is so integral to Grenada’s culture and economy that it is featured on the official flag. Nutmeg is added to Grenadian food, drinks and can be used for medicinal purposes.

The country of Grenada is located in the Eastern Caribbean and consists of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Grenada’s Caribbean neighbours are The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (southeast) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (northeast). Grenada’s closest South American neighbour is Venezuela (southwest).

Area:
Grenada: 311 square km
Carriacou: 34 square km
Petite Martinique: 2 square km

Climate: Average temperatures range from 24C – 30C, with a cool breeze. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Although the climate is warm all year round, Grenada experiences some seasonal changes depending on altitude. The Dry Season is between January and May and the Rain Season is from June to December.

Population: 100,000

Official Language: English

Capital City: St. George’s

Official Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Music: Soca, Extempo, Calypso, Steel Pan

Public Safety: Grenada is a peaceful, safe and easy-going country. However, it is best not to flaunt your money or else Grenadians will think you want to share it with them! It is best to walk in pairs or small groups at night as a tourist. Do not wander to unfamiliar neighbourhoods.

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