A rugged island of mountains, rainforests, waterfalls and secluded beaches, Grenada is known as the “Spice Island” for its production of cinnamon, mace, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
When Columbus first sailed to the island in 1498 he was greeted by the original residents, the Carib Indians. Resisting colonization, the Caribs fought all attempts of European settlement until an enterprising Frenchman managed to purchase land in return for a few beads and other trinkets.
The British took over in 1783 and despite several battles, the island retains strong French heritage, reflected in its place names and architecture. Like most of the Caribbean, Grenada basks in year-round sunshine and a warm climate. Daily highs usually climb to 32ºC, and low temperatures, which usually only occur at night, stay near 24ºC.
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