Welcome to Grenada
Welcome to Pure Grenada the Spice of the Caribbean; a place where untouched beauty meets our warm people content with a simple way of life. Grenada offers a lifestyle so pure and authentic that you feel instantly renewed. Our enchanting islands boasts silky stretches of white sand beaches, sunken treasures adorned by corals and unspoilt landscapes undiscovered by crowds.
Explore the historic 18th century town of Sauteurs. Visit the churches perched over the sea and Caribs’ Leap where the Caribs jumped to their death rather than surrender to the French army. Shopping, small restaurants, fresh fish and local agricultural produce Swim at David Bay, Levera Bay or Bathways beach (beach restaurant) Take a hike through cocoa estates (hilly/public roadway but low traffic) Visit local artitsts: Paryag, Dolliver, Helvellyn Stop for a chat and a drink at a local bar anywhere
Visit Belmont Estate, a working cocoa estate. Restaurant The fishing town of Victoria with its monthly fete Snorkelling at Duquesne Bay Fish Fridays at Gouyave on the west coast Visit the bustling town of Grenville on the east coast: restaurants, historic sights Visit Lake Antoine, River Antoine rum distillery Try the black sand beaches of the west coast and enjoy the sunsets Hiking
River rafting in Balthazar river; Snorkelling at Molinere; Seven Sisters Waterfall, Anandale Falls, Concord falls, Cocoa and nutmeg estates and the rain forest Drive along the spectacular west coast with its black sand beaches Hiking
Gorgeous St George’s with narrow hilly streets, 18th century buildings, bustling markets, trolley tour The Carenage and The Lagoon, boating, restaurants, Incomparable Grand Anse beach and other white sand beaches of the south west, restaurants and nightlife, scuba diving, snorkeling, Black sand beaches of St David’s
Important to know
Interesting facts about the Spice Isle.
The three Islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique form an independent nation within the British Commonwealth. Grenada comprises 133 sq. miles of lush tropical rain forest, fertile valleys and white sandy beaches. Please take a look at the slide show on the right.
Year round average temperature of 28 – 30°C (83 – 90°F). The dry season is between December and May and the rainy season from June to mid December. During the rainy season the showers can be heavy but are normally sporadic.
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (exchange rate approximately 4 to £1.00 or 2.7 to the U.S. Dollar. The latter can also be used in most shops and restaurants where change will be given in E.C. Dollars.
Population: 100,000 approximately.
Time: GMT minus 4 hours (Winter) 5 hours (Summer). Grenada is the same as Eastern Daylight time in the USA
Full passport for Europeans, U.S., and Canadian citizens are required to produce evidence of citizenship. Return or onward ticket required for all visitors.
220/240 volts, 50 cycles AC, same as the UK. Most plug sockets are of the standard three pin type.
All local telephone calls from private telephones are free. Cell phones SIMs are readily available at Flow and Digicel. Calling abroad is expensive. A fax service is available at most hotels and at the Flow offices in St. George’s.
Local buses travel the main routes regularly. Average cost per journey EC$ 5.00. No bus service on Sundays or at night. Taxis are available average cost 10 – 30 US$. Car Rental can be arranged prior to your arrival should you wish. You will need to be over 25 years and bring with you a full driving licence. You will be required to obtain a Grenadian license, cost EC$ 60.00. Car hire is approximately US$ 65.00 per day.
St. George’s is the nearest hospital for emergencies. Dentists, Doctors and chemists are readily available.
Private doctors and hospital are available. Please ensure adequate travel insurance.
Tips are welcomed, and should be about 10% of the cost of item/service.
Expect to pay 10% tax in most hotels and restaurants service charge and 15% for most other things.
Cool summer clothing is perfect. Sportswear for the daytime. At night most hotels and restaurants require smart casual dress for both men and women.