Grenada

Grenada

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The Spice Isle of the Caribbean adds flavor to your vacation.

The air is different in Grenada. It's not just fresh. It's aromatic. With a definite hint of spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa, ginger, and cloves. Grenada's forests are a leading source of spices to the world. And help make your visit here something you can really savor.

The picturesque capital, St. George, is filled with buildings and churches hundreds of years old. The city is built on steep terrain, which makes it look as if it's climbing up the side of a mountain. And the market square draws you with its abundance of fruits, arts, and crafts.

Like other Caribbean islands, Grenada has wonderful beaches and terrific resorts. Lots of water sports, too. But in particular, sailing and big-game fishing are a special part of life here. And hiking the countryside will lead you to beautiful waterfalls and fresh water swimming holes most people have yet to explore.

Let the professionals at VIVA Travel make all the arrangements for you. They'll serve up a full-course vacation, with plenty of spice.

Other things to do:

  • Fort George and Fort Gregory
  • Visit a nutmeg processing station
  • Grenada Chocolate Company
  • River Antoine Rum Distillery
  • Tube ride on Balthazar River
Climate: 

Temperatures range from to 60ºF (16ºC) to 90°F (33°C).

Time Zone: 

Universal Time Coordinated, UTC-04:00

Language: 

English

Currency: 

East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

Electricity: 

220-240 volts. Travelers from US/Canada need a plug adapter and step-down transformer. For hair dryers and curling irons, a plug adapter and voltage converter are required.

Tipping Customs: 

If there is no service charge, expected tipping is 10%.

Safety: 

Many parts of Grenada have no sidewalks, forcing pedestrians to walk in the roads. Take care when walking after dark, wear light, reflective clothing.

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is readily available throughout the country. Mobile operators include Digicel and Lime.

Smoking: 

Smoking is common and allowed most places. 

Travel Documentation: 

Valid passport and a return or onward ticket is required. Grenada requires that passports be valid for six months beyond the date of entry. US citizens do not require tourist visas. Those traveling from regions where Yellow Fever is endemic must show proof of vaccination upon entry to Grenada.

Airport: 

Maurice Bishop International (GND)

Car Rental: 

Renting a car requires a valid driver's license and a temporary local permit, which is available at most car-rental firms and costs $12 USD (or $30 XCD).

Public Transportation: 

Affordable public mini busses cover the entire island each day. Hotel and airport taxis have convenient fixed rates. All taxis, mini buses & vehicles for hire are identifiable by registration numbers beginning with the letter “H.” Water taxis run between Grand Anse Beach and St. George's Harbour.