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If you've settled on a villa or hotel in Grenada as your Caribbean vacation destination, look no further than this page for all the information you need. Everything from attractions and things to do to, like visiting Grande Anse Beach, to basic transportation information is covered in the tabs here, so browse around to learn more about all that Grenada has to offer.
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Something about this island--smell the air scented with nutmeg and frangipani--Isle of Spice aptly describes this diverse southern Caribbean beauty. Lying across the equator, Grenada (Gra-nay-da) and neighbors Carriacou (Carry-a-koo) and Petit Martinique (Pitty Mar-ti-neek) are the furthest south in the group of islands comprising the Lesser Antilles and Windward Islands, about 70 miles south of St. Vincent and 100 miles north of Venezuela. Lush, green volcanic mountains (Mt. St. Catherine tops out at 2,756 ft.), magnificent beaches, excellent dive sites, and exciting sailing make these islands an ideal holiday location.
Ciboneys and Arawaks were the island's first inhabitants, long before Columbus stopped by in 1498. Spanish, French, and British ownership occurred over the next 400 years until the island was proclaimed a British Crown Colony in 1877. Today, Grenadians are proud of their varied heritage and govern themselves and nearby Carriacou and Petit Martinique in a parliamentary style government.
Grenada's diverse and colorful people embrace visitors to their special island. Touring and hiking through the spectacular capital city of St. George's, along the Carenage, the semi-circular roadway sweeps around the bay reflecting the red-roofed colonial city. Local craft and spice shops mingle with international restaurants, museums, and Market Square, the gathering place for buying and selling produce and spices.
The famous Grande Anse Beach and Lance Aux Epines lie at the southern end of the island and are home to Grenada's fine hotels, water sports, and tourist facilities. Many dramatic bays and coves punctuate the island's southern and eastern shoreline making this area a favorite with sailors and yachtsmen. Accommodations range from several 5-star resorts to moderately priced hotels, inns, guesthouses, and private homes. The French influence is prevalent in the cuisine at many restaurants, alongside the Caribbean favorites. Island tours are available to take you around the island, exploring many historical points of interest.
A visit to neighboring Carriacou (20-minute flight) is easily arranged by air or boat. Although a little hilly, Carriacou is not mountainous like Grenada. It is ideal for walking, boasting fine sandy beaches, natural harbours and beautiful views over the Grenadine islands. Petit Martinique (3 miles from Carriacou) has not been developed for tourism, but is an interesting place to visit by local boat from Carriacou.
Getting to Grenada and getting around. Our transportation tips will help make your trip smoother. More good sand advice.
Proof of citizenship in the form of a passport or a photo ID with a birth certificate or voter's registration card for US, Canadian or British citizens and a return or ongoing ticket. Other countries require a passport or visa.
Point Salines International Airport
On the left - A valid driver's license must be presented for a permit. Permit costs around US$12.
Vacationers don't just stay in Grenada villas - they come to paradise to get married and celebrate their honeymoons! Must be resident on the island for three working days prior to license application.Cost: US$10Documents Required: A valid passport and birth certificate as well as proof of Decree Absolute if divorced, death certificate if applicable and proof by Deed P
Before making their way to Grenada villas, vacationers like to know a little bit of helpful information to make them feel more at home during their stay. Take a look at our travel tips to make your time in villas in Grenada even more relaxing.
|Size:||344 sq km|
|Time:||17:21 pm zone:-4 (GMT/UTC -4)|
|Official Language:||English; Locals speak a French Creole.|
|Currency:||Eastern Caribbean Dollar - U.S. dollars widely accepted.|
|Topography:||volcanic in origin with central mountains|
|Telephone:||international: country code - 1-473|
P.O. Box 293
St. George's, Grenada, W.I.