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Grenada is an island nation located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, and includes the southern Grenadines. It is the second-smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere (after Saint Kitts and Nevis). It is situated north of Trinidad and Tobago, and south of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The island is of volcanic origin and is divided by a central mountain range. Tropical 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. Levera Bay and Grand Anse are considered to be two of the island's best beaches. The highest waterfall is Mount Carmel with two falls cascading over 21m (70ft) to clear pools below.

Local specialities include calaloo soup, crabs, conches (lambi) and avocado ice-cream. The local rum and beer, Carib, is excellent. The nightlife is based in hotels, with discos, organised shows and cabarets.

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