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Grenada is the main island of the Caribbean nation of Grenada.


Grenada is divided into 6 parishes or districts:

  • Saint Andrew - east

  • Saint David - southeast

  • Saint George - southwest

  • Saint John - west

  • Saint Mark - northwest

  • Saint Patrick - north


  • St. George's - national capital

  • Grand Anse - main tourist area

  • Gouyave - capital of the St. John district

  • Sauteurs - capital of the St. Patrick district

  • Grenville - capital of the St. Andrew district

Getting there

By plane

  • Point Salines International Airport(IATA : GND)(ICAO : TGPY) is located on a peninsula in the extreme southwest corner. It is about 4 miles from the capital of St. George's. British Airways, BWIA, American Eagle, Monarch, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Caribbean Star, Liat, Air Jamaica, Condor (Germany) and Excel Airways provide direct service to Grenada; connections can be made on other carriers via Trinidad and Barbados.

By boat

  • Many cruise ships dock in St. George's. A brand new cruise ship terminal was recently completed, allowing up to 5 ships to be docked at once. Private moorings are available all around the island.

  • Charters of various sizes and crews can be found by inquiring at hotels or the carenage in St. George's.

By ferry

  • Osprey Lines Limited, Tel: (473) 440-8126, . Ferry service between the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Also day tours to Carriacou.

  • From Carriacou for Grenada (1hr 15mins) M-Sa at 6AM and 3:30PM; Su at 3:30PM.

  • From Grenada to Carriacou (1hr. 15mins) M-F 9AM and 5:30PM; Sa at 9AM; Su 8AM and 5:30PM.

  • From Carriacou for Grenada (3hrs) M,Th 10AM.

  • From Grenada for Carriacou (3hrs) W,Sa 10AM.

Traveling around

Mini Buses in Grenada are the standardized form of transportation. These vans hold between 15-19 people, and they have route numbers and signs on them. Weekdays they run from 7AM-7PM. In town, there are designated bus stops, however, once you leave town, you can signal a stop by either knocking on the wall or pressing the stop button. Conductors and drivers are always very friendly, so do not hesitate to ask them where you should stop. Bus fares vary between EC$2.00-8.00 depending on the distance. They are lively trips, with great music and a nice breeze.

Many car rental companies are available, with rates (about $50/day - 2007) comparable to those in the US. With a valid license from your home country you will qualify for a temporary Grenada license for a small fee ($12 in 2007) which the rental company will take care of for you. Drive on the left and make frequent use of the car's horn when coming around the numerous blind corners in the mountains.

Water taxis are another option.


  • Grand Etang Nature Reserve is located in St. Andrew and is famous for its crater lake.

  • Mt. Qua Qua is a mountain within the Grand Etang Nature Reserve.

  • Mt. St. Catherine is with 840 metres (2756 feet) the highest mountain in Grenada.

  • River Antoine Rum Distillery is the oldest Rum Factory in western hemisphere and still operating with a water wheel.

  • Clark's Court Distillery is in St. George district and famous for its products.

  • Dougladston Estate is the oldest Spice Plantagen in Grenada close to Gouyave.

  • Gouyave Nutmeg Factory one of the "must do" in Grenada the "spice island".

  • Carib's Leap a historic place in the north of the island where the last Carib Indians jumped from a high cliff.

  • Fort George´s above the main town St. George´s with beautiful view of the town and the Carenage.

  • Fort Frederick high above the sea with oustanding views of St. George´s, Grand Anse, Grand Etang and the southern part of the island.

  • Marketplace nice caribbean market with newly renovated spice market hall in St. George's

  • Bay Garden a tropical Garden with a rain forest style. (in St. Paul`s)


  • Grand Anse Beach, western (leeward) side. The most famous beach in Grenada and the main tourist area with watersports, scuba dive centers, nearby bars and restaurants and a vendors market.

  • Morne Rouge Bay, just south of Grand Anse, one of the most beautiful beaches in Grenada.

  • Levera Beach nice secluded beach in the north of Grenada with view of the Grenadines. Rough road to it makes four wheel drive desirable.

  • Bathway Beach a famous beach in the north of Grenada with a safe nature pool for non-swimmers.

  • Black Bay Beach secluded black beach on the west coast of Grenada (close to the Concord Waterfalls)

  • Magazine Beach, best for snorkeling. At the Aquarium Restaurant and Beach Club.


  • Concord Waterfalls are 3 Waterfalls in St. John.

  • Annandale Waterfall in the St. George district.

  • Mt. Carmel Waterfall is the highest Waterfall in Grenada.

  • Seven Sister Waterfalls is a group of 7 Waterfalls close to the Grand Etang Nature Reserve in St. Andrew

  • Honeymoon Waterfall is secluded in the rain forest close to the Seven Sister Waterfalls.


  • A & E Tours, St. George's, Tel. & Fax (473) 435 1444 (E-Mail:

  • Mandoo Tour and Taxi, St. George's, Tel: (473) 440 1428, cell: (473) 407 0024, (email:

  • Pete's Mystique Tours, St.George's, Tel. (473) 440 1671 or cell: (473) 407 2338, (E-mail:, .

Things to do

  • Aquanauts Grenada, Tel. 473 444 1126, USA Toll Free 800-513-5257, (email:,. Snorkeling and dive trips.

  • Spice Kayaking & Eco Tours, Grand Anse, Tel. 1 (473) 439-4942, (email: Pedal boat and kayak tours, half and full day.


  • Aquarium Restaurant & Bar, Point Salines, . Carved into a cliff with fabulous views of Pink Gin Beach they are famous for their Sunday BBQ, but are delicious across the whole menu.

  • Beach House Restaurant & Bar, Point Salines.

  • Coconuts Restaurant & Bar, at Grand Anse Beach. A classic Grenada beach experience.

  • Laluna, Morne Rouge, St George´s, tel: 473-439-0001, .

  • The Red Crab in Lance Aux Epines. A fabulous menu.

  • Dodgy Dock Restaurant, Grand Anse, St. Georges, 473-443-TRUE, . Breakfast, lunch and dinner on a colorful deck suspended over the water. Mexican and Caribbean Cuisine.

  • La Sagesse, St. George's, Tel: 473-444 6458, . On a stretch of grey-black sand bay lined tall palms, this is a true Granadian experience.

  • Patrick's Restaurant, St. George's, Tel: 473-440 0364 on the Lagoon Road across from Port Louis offers a wonderful tapas-like presentation of island cuisine.

  • The Spiceland Mall at the Grand Anse has a local fruit, Soup joint, IGA Supermarket, Grill Master, Ritual's Coffee House, Fruit smoothie Shop and a Chinese take away and a KFC Outside.

  • Marquis Complex at the Grand Anse with Nick´s Donut World, Le Chateau, De Vino wine bar, Carib Sushi and Le Boulangerie

  • De La Grenade, St. George's, Tel: (473) 440-3241, manufacturer of nutmeg products including liqueur, syrup, pepper sauce, jams and jellies.

  • Grenada Chocolate Factory, Hermitage, St. Patrick's, Tel: 473-442-0050, produces organic dark chocolate with vintage machinery run by solar power. You should be able to find the colorfully packaged bars in stores throughout the island. Tours of the factory have been stopped but you can see the processing of Cocoa Pods in Chocolate beans at the Belmont Estate Plantation which is close by Tel: 473-442-9524.

  • Petite Anse Hotel Restaurant & Bar , 473 442 5252, Sauteurs, in the north of the island, Lunch of salads, fish, chicken and steak or can try the more elegant fine dining dinner. Menu is of fresh local produce and changes on a daily basis.


  • Fantazia Disco, Morne Rouge Beach. 9:30PM - late. Gets going pretty good on the weekends with live shows. Small cover charge.

  • Dodgy Dock Restaurant & Lounge Bar , 473 443 8783, 7am to 11pm, True Blue Bay Resort, True Blue, Waterfront dining, Caribbean and Mexican Cuisine, Daily Sunset Happy Hour Seasonal ive music Tues, Fri, Sat. Wednesday Night Music Jam from 10pm.


Grenada offers a variety of accommodations, from small guesthouses to five star, all-inclusive resorts:

  • Mango Bay Cottages located on the west coast of Grenada with a lovely sea view and breathtaking sunset.

  • Blue Horizons Garden Resort A charmingly informal resort, offering luxurious rooms/suites in a garden setting that's home to many species of wild birds, and one of Grenada's finest restaurants, La Belle Creole.

  • Reef View Pavilions Villas comprises two fabulous villas, the Tradewind Pavilion and the Turtle Back Pavilion, each with a swimming pool in Lance Aux Epines.

  • Jenny's Place 8 suite/apartments at the north end of Grand Anse Beach. Owned and operated by (Miss World 1970) and her husband, Shaun. Turning Point Diner should resume operation in December '08.

  • Tropicana Inn "Businessman's hotel" located in the Lagoon, overlooking the Marina and Yacht Club, just a short bus ride away from St.George's and the Grand Anse Beach. Twenty double rooms, all with private bath, air conditioning and cable television. Good restaurant and bar.

  • Island View Hostel Grenada's First and Only Backpacker Hostel! Come stay at a friendly and fun backpacker hostel in St. George's. Easy transport to and from airport, Grand Anse Beach, waterfall and more.

  • Sam's Inn Located in the heart of the parish of St. Andrews, Sam's Inn is tucked just far enough away from the busy resorts to give you a relaxing stay on the beautiful Island of Grenada, yet still close enough to satisfy all of your needs.

  • Grandview Inn , 4734444984, Grand Anse , Between Grand Anse and Morne rouge bay beaches, One of the highest full service resorts on the island with spectacular views over the world famous Grand Anse Beach and the secluded Morne Rouge Bay beach.

  • True Blue Bay Resort & Villas , 473 443 8783, True Blue, by SGU, The perfect place to have your Caribbean adventure vacation. Commanding an exquisite view of the South Coast of Grenada where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet, this Caribbean boutique hotel is set among tropical gardens sloping down to the sparkling blue waters of True Blue Bay.

  • Petite Anse Hotel , 473 442 5252, Sauteurs, Unique beachfront boutique hotel set in beautiful tropical gardens with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, bar and restaurant on the unspoilt north coast.


  • Pssst Boutique (Spiceland mall), 473 439 0787, 9am 7pm, Grand Anse, Fun variety of local and Caribbean crafts, souvenirs and tropical wear

  • TrueBluetique , 8am to 11pm, True Blue Bay Resort, Collection of island souvenirs, island wear and swimwear


  • Grenada has very low crime rates.

  • There is a main Hospital in St.George's, and a smaller hospital at Mirabeau on the east coast.

  • Water is chlorinated and safe.

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