Grenada: Why you should check out the Caribbean's underappreciated Spice Island
Grenada is a bit like the kid in the back of the classroom. After going unnoticed for a while (pretty much since the U.S. invaded the Caribbean island in1983, using a tourist map to rescue American medical school students from a pro-Marxist regime), this country is surprising everyone with how much it has to share.
Grenada, which gained its independence from Britain in 1974, lies at the end of the Grenadines and 515 miles northeast of Venezuela's coastline. It has been an important part of the Caribbean for centuries, having earned the name “the Spice Island” for its wealth of nutmeg, allspice, clove, and cinnamon. While spices are still important to Grenada’s commerce, the island is getting fresh attention for its tourism and nature-based attractions.
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