About Grenada: The Spice Isle
The Grenadines consist of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. These three islands are located in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, and they are only 100 miles north of Venezuela. To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and to the south are Trinidad and Tobago.
Grenada, known as the Spice Isle for its natural exports including nutmeg and cinnamon, is by far the largest of the three islands of the Grenadines with a width of twelve miles (18 km) and a length of twenty-one miles (34 km). The interior of its 133 sq. miles (440 sq. km.) is made up of mountainous, volcanic terrain that reaches 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; this includes crater lakes, waterfalls, rainforests, and a startling variety of plant and animal life. Forests shift to mangrove at the coast, which gives way to stunning white sand beaches, brilliant blue water, and exquisite coral reefs. To the east of Grenada lies the Caribbean Sea; to the west, the Atlantic Ocean.
Grenada's population numbers about 93,000 and comprises of citizens of African, East-Indian, and European descent. The largest proportion of the population, about 75%, is of African descent.
Grenada’s weather is lovely year-round. Tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds, the average temperature ranges from 24C/75F to 30C/87F. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Because of Grenada's remarkable topography, the island also experiences climate changes according to altitude. At Laluna Resort’s beach, for instance, it will be much warmer than at Grand Etang National Forest. Like much of the Caribbean, 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 does not do so every day.
If traveling to Grenada from New York/JFK
If traveling to Grenada from Miami
American Airlines: www.aa.com
If traveling to Grenada from the UK
If traveling to Grenada from Germany
If traveling to Grenada from Canada
Air Canada: www.aircanada.com
All citizens of the United States, Canada, and Mexico are required to have a passport to enter Grenada. No visa is required. The same is true for travelers coming from most international destinations. Visit VisaHQ to check on the Grenada visa requirements for your country of origin.
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, which is only two bays south of Grenada's famous Grand Anse Beach.
Grenada’s power is 220 Volts, 50 Cycles. The Laluna Front Office offers adaptors and converters if required.
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) is the local currency in Grenada. US dollars are accepted by most vendors in Grenada, but we highly recommend that you exchange your currency to ECD for local purchases. This can be done at the Laluna Front Office. US $1.00 equals EC $2.60.