An Amazing Center for Culture and Commerce and a Place of Unique Beauty
The capital of Grenada, St George is much more than a popular tourist destination – it is one of the most rapidly developing cities in the entire Caribbean area that has not only preserved its extraordinary, rich historical and natural heritage, but is also becoming a major center for commerce and culture.
St George was originally founded in the middle of the 17th century by the French who named it Port Louis. In 1763, the island became a British territory and the city’s name was changed to St. George. Grenada achieved independence in 1974 and its capital has seen extraordinary development ever since, despite the natural disasters that have devastated the area.
St George, Grenada, gets humid tropical climate, with a drier season between January and May and a wetter season during the other months of the year, but the temperatures are even and the weather is suitable for outdoor activities the year around. Visitors interested in monuments can visit Fort George, Fort Frederick or walk around the Carenage, while those who prefer hiking or outdoor adventures can participate in a snorkeling trip to the Underwater Sculptures, visit the nearby Anande Falls or the Concord Waterfalls.