Grenada is by far the largest of the three, with a width of twelve
miles (18 km) and a length of twenty-one miles (34 km). Its 133
sq. miles (440 sq. km.) are mountainous, volcanic terrain, reaching
heights of over 2,750 feet atop Mount St. Catherine.
This small nation consists of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou,
and Petit Martinique. The three islands of Grenada are located in
the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward
Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela.
To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines; to the south Trinidad
and Tobago. Carriacou, smaller sister island of Grenada. It is hilly
but not mountainous. With smoother terrain, Carriacou is an ideal
destination for walking.
It possesses fine sand beaches and natural harbours, as well as
offering excellent views out over the northern Grenadine islands.
Petite Martinique, the third and by far the smallest island in the
state, consists of little more than the tip of a volcanic cone poking
through the water. It is only now being developed for visitors.
It is tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds, with an average
temperature ranging from 24C/75F to 30C/87F.
The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Because
of Grenada's remarkable topography, the island also experiences
climate changes 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 and generally not every day.