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Grenada / Carriacou - Petit Martinique

GrenadaTropical rainforests, gorges and the stunning beauty of dormant volcanoes make this a fascinating and diverse landscape with some of the finest beaches in the world. In the capital, St George’s, The Carenage, a picturesque inner harbour with 18th-century warehouses and restaurants, the botanical gardens and Fort George (built by the French in 1705) are all worth a visit. Travelling north from the capital towards Spice Country, visitors pass through some of the prettiest fishing villages on the island The three islands of Grenada are located in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuala. To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines; to the south Trinidad and Tobago. Average temperatures range from 24C/75F to 30C/87F, cooled by the trade winds. The lowest temperatures occuring between November and February. Because of Grenada's mountainous interior, the island experiences a micro climate according to altitude. The driest season is between January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time.


isGrenada's little sister, a 13 square miles island part of the Grenadines in the Caribbeans, 12 degrees North and 60.4 degrees West. There is a 6 miles coral reef to the East of the island and many smaller islands, to the South and West, such as Sandy Island and White Island. The year round temperature ranges from 32 to 24 degrees celcius with an average rainfall of 1,270 millilitres. The currency is Eastern Carribean dollar, valued at $0.37 USD. The electric current is 220 volts/50 cycles. To reach Carriacou you fly to Grenada and continue with SVG-air or by ferry with the Osprey or Lexianna. Alternatively you can fly in via Barbados with TIA.

Petit Martinique
is a small volcanic island, 4 km northeast off Carriacou's eastern coast. Only several hundred people, mostly fishing folk, live on the isolated island. There is a church on Petit Martinique, as well as a school and a grocery shop, but otherwise there is little of interest and not much to do. The island has one road on its western coast, but most locals get around on foot, as distances are not great.Accommodation is available on Petit Martinique. The island has boat connections with Hillsborough on Carriacou, although locals will also be able to take you there in speedboats.