Grenada is a Caribbean island north of Trinidad and Tobago, in the Windward Islands between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. It is volcanic in origin with central mountains. The highest point is Mount Saint Catherine at 840 meters (2,756 feet). Carriacou is the second-largest island in the nation of Grenada. The neighboring island of Petite Martinique is also a part of Grenada. The Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority executes National Waste Management Strategy for Grenada.
Grenada is known as the “Island of Spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mace, of which Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters. The island also pioneered the cultivation of organic cocoa, which is processed into finished bars by the Grenada Chocolate Company. Grenada Marine Protected Areas overseas various marine protected areas including the Sandy Island/Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area.
The Calivigny Island Protected Site is a private island resort. La Sagesse Nature Center, once a plantation manor house, now serves as a beachfront resort. On its own private peninsular, Mount Hartman Bay Estate looks across the water to the Mount Hartman nature reserve, home of the protected Grenadian dove. On the island of Carriacou, Belair Garden Cottage sits next to government forest.
- Grand Etang National Park
- High North National Park
- Levera National Park
- Mt. St Catherine National Park
Grenada was first sighted by Europeans in 1498 during the third voyage of Christopher Columbus. It was a French colony from 1649 to 1763, and British colony from 1763 up until 1974, when independence was granted. But by 1979, a People’s Revolutionary Government was proclaimed, after the New Jewel Movement overthrew the government in a revolution. Following a second and even more radical coup in 1983, the United States invaded Grenada, killing some 10% of the Cubans on the island in the process. Today Grenada is a country without an army.
The Grenada based Bedy Ocean Line, La Palma Express and Nutmeg Express, is planning to provide ferry service to twelve destinations in the Caribbean.
- An unwelcome guest–unpacking the tourism and HIV/AIDS dilemma in the Caribbean: A case study of Grenada by W Grenade, 2008
- Balancing Economic Development And Security: Tourism And HIV/AIDS (Grenada) by W La Grenade, 2008
- Hucksters and homemakers-gender responses to opportunities in the tourism market in Carriacou, Grenada by B Mills & DT Duval, 2004
- Representation and Images of Ecotourism in Grenada by V Nelson, 2003
- The Paradise Project: Children’s Research on Tourism in Grenada by D Precht, 1998
- The Role of Ecotourism in Grenada: A Marketing Ploy or a Step Towards Sustainable Development? by NK Woodfield, 1998
- Promoting Local Performing Arts Activity Through Increased Linkages to the Tourism Sector: A Grenada Case Study by AC Phillips, 1996
- Tourism and sustainable development in Grenada, WI: towards a mode of analysis by G Vincent, 1995
- Grenada Turns To Tourism To Aid Economy by RP Walzer, 1994
- Caribbean: balancing tourism and water supply in Grenada by S Kane, 1989
- Tourism development in Grenada, West Indies by FE Mackin, 1986