Grenada Travel Overview

Grenada Travel Overview



St. George’s.


According to topschoolsintheusa, Grenada is in the Caribbean. The island is of volcanic origin and the southernmost of the Windward Islands. A mountain range runs in the middle of the island. At 840 m, Mount Saint Catherine is the highest point on the island. The varied landscape consists of tropical rainforests, gorges and inactive volcanoes. Carriacou and Petit Martinique also belong to Grenada.


Parliamentary monarchy (in the Commonwealth) since 1974. 1973 constitution. Bicameral parliament with 15 elected and 13 appointed members.

Head of state

Queen Elizabeth II, represented by the Governor General Cécile La Grenade, since May 2013.

Head of government

Keith Mitchell, since February 2013.


230 V, 50 Hz. Adapter required.

Time zone

Atlantic Standard Time: CET -5


Overview Grenada

Security advice from the Foreign Office:
Status: October 12th, 2016
Unchanged valid since: October 10th, 2016

Country-specific safety information

Natural disasters

In Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the southern states of the United States, cyclone season is from June to the end of November. The strength of the storm and the specific threat to islands in its course can change within hours.

Tropical storms, heavy rainfall and, under certain circumstances, landslides must be expected. Travelers should also follow the regional weather forecasts and observe the advice of the local security authorities.

Constantly updated information is available from the external link, opens in a new window National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami.

Grenada has an active underwater volcano (Kick-’em-Jenny). Quakes, possibly in connection with tsunamis, cannot therefore be ruled out.


Sailors should note that robberies on anchored ships or ships close to the coast or cases of piracy in the Eastern Caribbean occur sporadically and take appropriate measures (caution with spontaneous guests on board, self-protection at night). Emergency calls to the Police / Coast Guard via 911 (cellular phone) may be more reliable than emergency calls made via marine cellular radio


Like the entire region, Grenada has seen an increase in violent crime. It is therefore advisable to exercise caution when walking in less busy areas or parks in larger cities and settlements, especially after dark.

Grenada Travel Overview



1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: EC $, XCD (ISO code). There are banknotes in the denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 EC $; Coins in circulation: 1 EC $ as well as 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent.

The East Caribbean dollar is pegged to the US dollar. US dollars are accepted almost everywhere, and change is often given in East Caribbean dollars.

Credit cards

American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club are generally accepted. Most shops, restaurants, hotels, and rental car companies accept credit cards. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.

ec / Maestro card / Sparcard

Some ATMs for withdrawing money are available. Before withdrawing, pay attention to the Maestro or Cirrus symbol on the machine.

Attention: Travelers who pay with their bank card abroad and want to withdraw money should find out about the possibilities of using their card from their bank before starting their journey.

Bank opening times

Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions.

Currency Exchange

The best exchange rate is obtained in banks. Money can also be changed in hotels.



The official language is English. French patois is spoken by a minority.




The following items can be imported into Grenada duty-free in hand luggage (people aged 18 and over):

200 cigarettes or or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco products;
1 liter of wine or 1 liter of spirits.

295.74 ml of perfume.

Personal effects up to a value of 300 EC $.


Business etiquette

Business language is English. Office hours: Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-11.45 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Fri until 5 p.m.


Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Chamber of Commerce)
Decaul Building, Mount Gay, PO Box 129, St. George’s
Phone: 440 29 37

Business contacts

Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Chamber of Commerce)
Decaul Building, Mount Gay, PO Box 129, St. George’s
Phone: 440 29 37



Dial-up remote service.


TDMA cellular network operated by Cable & Wireless Caribbean Cellular (Internet: Roaming contracts exist. Cell phones can be rented on site. A GSM 900/1900 network operated by Grenada Wireless Ventures exists.


Internet connections are available across the island. The provider is Caribsurf (Internet:

Post Office

The main post office is in St. George’s on Lagoon Road by the harbor, open Mon-Thu 8 am-4pm, Fri 8 am-4.30pm. There are branches in all towns and villages. Postage stamps are also available in stores where postcards can be purchased. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of around US $ 1. Airmail shipments to Europe take around 4 weeks. International mail carriers such as Federal Express, DHL and UPS support the national postal system.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.



Spices, straw weaving, printed cotton and other fabrics are particularly recommended. Numerous duty-free shops sell goods from all over the world.

Shop opening times:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4pm, Sat 8 am-1pm.



Hotels offer discos and entertainment programs with music, dance and cabaret.




There are numerous modern luxury hotels on Grenada, advance booking recommended. There are also inexpensive hotels, guest houses and holiday apartments. 8% tax and 10% service are added to bills. Details and a list of hotel prices from the Tourist Office. Information also from the Grenada Hotel Association, Ross Point, PO Box 440, St. George’s. Tel: 444 13 53. (Internet:


In Grand Etang National Park and on land some schools and churches can pitch a tent, but must obtain a Genehmingung.



53% Roman Catholic, 13.8% Anglican, Protestant minorities 33.2%. African American religions.

Social rules of conduct

Manners: The influences of the British and French colonial powers and the Catholic Church are still noticeable in culture. The big drum dance in Carriacou and the Shango dance in Grenada came about through the influence of African slaves.

Clothing: Casual clothing is accepted, swimwear belongs on the beach.

is allowed everywhere.

All hotel bills include 8% tax. 10% of the invoice amount is appropriate as a tip. Taxi drivers expect a tip.


Best travel time

Tropical. Dry season January – May, rainy season June – December. The average temperature is 28 ° C.


Area code +1 473 Area (sq km) 344 Population 110 694 Population density (per sq km) 322 Population in 2015 Member of the EU No main emergency number 911

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