This small nation consists of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. Grenada is by far the largest of the three, with a width of twelve miles (18 km) and a length of twenty-one miles (34 km). Its 133 sq. miles (440 sq. km.) are mountainous, volcanic terrain, reaching heights of over 2,750 feet atop Mount St. Catherine.
This topography provides Grenada with one of the loveliest and most varied environments in the Caribbean, including crater lakes as well as a startling variety of plant and animal life. Forests shift to mangrove at the coast, giving way to stunning white sand beaches, brilliant blue water, and exquisite coral reefs.
The three islands of Grenada are located in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela. To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the south Trinidad and Tobago.
Grenada's population numbers about 93,000, comprising citizens of African, East-Indian, and European descent. The largest proportion of the population, about 75%, is of African descent.
Average temperatures range from 24C/75F to 30C/87F, tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Because of Grenada's remarkable topography, the island also experiences climate changes according to altitude. The driest season is between January and May. Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day.
If arriving from North America Via New York/JFK
If arriving from North America Via Miami or San Juan
American Airlines: www.aa.com
if arriving from the UK
If arriving from Germany
If arriving from Canada
Air Canada: www.aircanada.com
All US, Canadian and Mexican citizens are required to have a passport to enter Grenada. No visa is required.
The airport departure tax is $60EC or $22US per person. (No credit cards are accepted). However, it is usually included in the price of the ticket.
Seafarers may arrive by private yacht or sailboat, and anchor off our intimate bay, called Portici, only two bays south of our infamous Grand Anse Beach.
220 Volts, 50 Cycles The Front Office offers adaptors and converters if required.
Eastern Caribbean Dollars is the local currency in Grenada. US dollars are accepted but we highly recommend that you exchange your currency into EC dollars for local purchases. This can be done at the Front Office. US $1.00 equals EC $2.60.