CLIMATE: Ranges from 24 Centigrade to 29 Centigrade, though noticably cooler in the hills. The rainy season is from July to October. Driest months are January to April.
ELECTRICITY: 230v 3-pin variety, so you will need to bring your transformers for any 110V devices. Also, for European travellers, bring your adaptors too to fit the 3-pin British style plugs.
DRESS CODE: Casual dress is normal although some hotels and restaurants require ‘elegantly casual’ in the evenings. Please ensure to cover up if you are venturing into the shops from the beach. Officially nudity is against the law in Grenada and is frowned upon to the islanders. It can become cool in the evenings, especially in the hills so a light jacket or a shawl is recommended. When hiking stout footwear and waterproof gear are recommended.
GOVERNMENT: Fully independent Parliamentary democracy
DRINKING WATER: Bottled water is readily available in shops or at your hotel. In Grenada tap water is fine. On Carriacou & Petit Martinique cisterns & underground storage facilities are used, so bottled water is more advisable.
SUNTANNING TIPS: Always have sun block ready, as even on overcast days you can easily become badly sunburnt and spoil your holiday. Try to get a sun block that is water resistant as it is tedious to continually keep reapplying suntan cream every time you get out of the water. For those travelling on boats the need for sun block is especially great; you’ve got very little shade and the consistent breezes may well make you feel that your skin is not burning.
TIME ZONE: Atlantic Standard Time (4 hours behind Britain, 1 hour ahead of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard).
Commercial: Open 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday. Sat 8.00 am – 12.00 noon.
Banks: Mon- Fri: 9.00 am – 3.30 pm. Closed at weekends.
Post Office: Open 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.
COMMUNICATIONS: Cable & Wireless Grenada provide a range of reliable services including cardphones, payphone, credit card calling facilities and reliable internet services. For a complete picture of cellular roaming services available in Grenada, click here.
CURRENCY: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) U.S. currency generally accepted throughout the island. Fixed exchange rates: US$1.00 = EC$2.70. EC$1.00 = US$0.37¢
A valid passport and return or onward ticket is required. However, proof of citizenship bearing a photograph is acceptable from British, Canadian and US citizens, if accompanied with a copy of your birth certificate. Visas are not required from citizens of USA, Canada, United Kingdom and its dependencies, British Commonwealth countries, Caribbean countries (except Cuba), European Community countries and their dependencies, Norway, Japan, and Israel. For a list of countries that do require visas, click here.
LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY: Latitude – 12° 07′ N Longitude – 61° 40′ W,
In the Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago.
Area: 344 sq. km(133 sq. miles). Highest point is Mount St. Catherine at 2757 ft (804m).