“Grenada is still a growing island oozing with gracious living and an idyllic lifestyle….” So the authors of this eBook describe it. In fact, Grenada is composed of three main islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, located at the southern tip of the windward island chain in the Caribbean. The main island is just 21 miles long and 12 miles wide….the other two are considerably smaller.
Once part of the British Commonwealth, the three-island state of Grenada gained its independence in 1974 and now has its own autonomous government, albeit one modeled on the United Kingdom’s own. The authors include a fascinating political history in his report which will help those wishing to live here to understand the nature of this island domain.
English is the official language, (though the locals have a French-like accent that makes it sound like ‘a melody’ when spoken) which is why it is a popular tourist destination particularly for Americans…who account for some 25% of all visitors.
Grenada is also a permanent home to approximately 2,500 Americans. This small country has much to offer those wanting to reside here ….glorious tropical weather tempered by cool ocean breezes, unspoiled countryside and beaches, especially in the two smaller islands, and wonderful people who are gracious, polite and welcoming.
Being a small island with little in the way of domestic industry and agriculture, Grenada is not a cheap place to live. Farming for the most part, is traditional and small scale. Tourism is the biggest earner. This report includes a very detailed chapter on the cost of living with a series of well researched lifestyle plans to suit every pocket.
This report is well-balanced - the authors do not fail to mention that, once thought to be in a hurricane free zone Grenada has been hit by two, in 2004 and 2005 and do warn of an increase in petty crime since that time. But despite this the overall theme to the book is - Live in Grenada and you live in Paradise.
If you are interested in Grenada, other than visiting the country in person, you need do no more than buy this ebook.