Capital: St. George's
Size: 344 square kilometers (133 square miles)
Official Language: English
Other Languages: Grenadian Creole and French Patois
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollars
Weather: Warm tropical climate
Food: A mix of flavours, seasonings and spices (from mild to spicy) used in meal preparation and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
Main Industry: Nutmeg, banana, cocoa, fruits and vegetables, clothing, tourism
Motto: "Every consciousness of God we aspire, build and advance as one people"
Location: St. George's
Programmes Available: Child Care and Protection, Teaching, Medicine and Health Care, Nursing and Sports
Programme Duration: See Programme and Project Information for specific details
Price: From $1,400USD per person, please see Programme and Project Price for more details
Accommodation: Host Families
What the Experience Offers: Needs-based programmes and projects, an opportunity to make a difference, ongoing support and wholesome fun.
Grenada is known as the spice island and is one of the Windward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. While there are many spices, the island’s nickname is derived from the nutmeg, a small walnut sized seed. Amazingly, Grenada makes up more than 20% of the world’s nutmeg market even though it is such a tiny nation-state. It is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago and south of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada is the main island with 6 smaller surrounding islands. As the "spice isle" the hilly main island has a number of nutmeg plantations.
Grenada offers a rich history and variety of experiences for visitors. It is known for its warm beaches and soft sands, provides opportunities for you to explore its natural treasures by diving in its idyllic waters or you can choose to explore its rainforest. The rainforest is filled with exotic indigenous wildlife. The spice industry is dependent on the rainforest and so this is carefully protected.
Grenada is known for different music festivals and the popular music is Calypso and Jazz. Kirani James became Grenada's first Olympic medalist in any sport after he won the 400 metres at the 2012 Olympics and has since then consistently performed creditably in the 200 and 400 metres on the international track circuit.