St. Georges, Grenada: Grenada is an interesting island, with very nice people. Everywhere folks are waving hello, and they just make you feel welcome. To improve the cruise ship experience, Grenada has just completed a major cruise terminal shopping area that is one of the nicer terminals in the Caribbean.
When you visit Grenada, make sure you pronounce it correctly, as many people incorrectly use "Gra" as in Gray, when in fact it is "Gre" as in Greg.
Grenada is known as the "Spice Island" as Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and many other spices are grown here, as well as cocoa and coffee. In fact spices are a major export of Grenada, and is one of the world's largest exporters of Nutmeg.
Grenada is perhaps well known for the invasion by the United States in 1983. In years prior, the island was overthrown by communists, influenced by both Cuba and the USSR. There were even many Cuban soldiers stationed on the island by 1983. With U.S. concern about another communist presence in the Caribbean, Ronald Regan directed U.S forces to oust the Cuban army and return the island to it's rightful citizen population. Even this day, there is evidence in Grenada thanking the United States for liberating the island.
If you visit Grenada, you have to sample the spices, and perhaps bring some back with you. Fortunately, US Custom laws do allow returning to the US with spices, provided they are packaged correctly. Generally, the spices must be dried and sealed, and there are many stores in St. Georges that will package them correctly. Street vendors will attempt to sell you Nutmeg and other spices, formed as a necklace; however, if they are not sealed in a package, they may not be legally brought back to the US.