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Overview of Grenada

Grenada is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets. It is a stunningly beautiful volcanic 132 sq mile (344 sq km) island. It is often referred to as the Island of Spice as it is one of the largest exporters of Nutmeg and Cinnamon in the world. Grenada is located to the south of the Grenadines and south west of Barbados

Grenada is lush and mountainous and is marked by deep valleys, beautiful waterfalls, stunning rainforests and unspoilt pristine beaches. In fact, many visitors to Grenada return specially to explore all the amazing coves and inlets on the island. One of the most charming aspects of Grenada is that you will find no high rise buildings here. This is a result of the country’s policy not to construct any buildings higher than the height of a palm tree.

The historic and very pretty capital of the Island, St George’s is a lovely charming harbour town with an ancient fort and botanical garden. Grenada also has some of the warmest and friendliest people in the Caribbean and you will feel wonderfully welcome from the moment you land in Maurice Bishop International Airport.

Grenada is an island that is also rich in history and culture. It was colonised by the French between 1650 and 1750 and then by the British until as recently as 1974. Prior to this period, it was inhabited by Arwak speaking Indians from South America. Because of its amazing history, you will find many of the skills such as boat building, dancing, music and poetry in the present day culture of Grenada.

Last but definitely not least, Grenada has a great culture of providing really good restaurants probably helped hugely by the fact that it has so many amazing fresh herbs and spices to work with.

Exceptional Villas offer some of the best vacation rentals in Grenada. All of them have been personally inspected by us and we would be delighted to help you find the best one to suit your needs.

Weather Guide to Grenada

Grenada like much of the Caribbean has a lovely tropical climate where the temperature changes very little year round. The dry season is typically from December to May and then the rainy season between May and November.

Rainfall can occasionally be heaven but generally when it does rain it does so in short bursts and no sooner has it started and the sun comes out again. The averages temperatures are 28 degrees Celsius or 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

The hurricane season in Grenada is considered to be between the month of June and November but the highest risk is during the months of August and November.

Average maximum and minimum monthly temperatures and rainfall in Grenada are as follows:

Month Temp (°C) Temp (°F) Rainfall (mm) Rainfall (in)