Grenada is an island country consisting of itself an six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the south eastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago. Grenada is also known as the ‘Island of Spice’ because of it’s production of nutmeg and mace of which it is one of the world’s largest exporters. Born from the seafloor in a sequence of violent volcanic eruptions, Grenada is a tropical, three-island state, 90 miles (145km) north of Venezuela. Part of the Lesser Antilles chain, the country consists of the main island of Grenada and its neighbouring constituencies, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Boasting lush soils and a rolling mountainous interior, breathtaking waterfalls gush down from the centre to meet the sea and hikes through verdant jungle make for a truly memorable Grenada nature experience. Couple that with unblemished beaches reminiscent of those found in glossy travel magazines, billowing sails criss-crossing an azure coastline, a low-key lifestyle and unrivalled diving sites such as 'Bianca C' and you've got one of the most overlooked tropical havens in the Caribbean. Heady fragrances of nutmeg and clove and a warm-hearted reception greet visitors to the friendly capital of the 'Spice Island', St. George's. The red tiled roofs, Georgian architecture and central spice market make it one of the Caribbean's most charming centres, complimented by a picturesque natural harbour. With its unspoilt landscapes Grenada has the perfect balance, appealing to the interests of adventure lovers, beach dwellers and couples looking for a romantic destination. Sun-worshippers can choose from 45 beautiful beaches, the most popular being the two-mile (3km) long Grand Anse Beach, or seek out one of the many secluded beaches a little further afield.
Electrical current is 230 volts, 50 Hz. British three-prong plugs are in use.
English is the official language and is widely spoken, but Grenadian Creole is considered the language of the island.
Travellers should be up to date with routine vaccinations and boosters required in the UK. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission. Dengue, Chikungunya and West Nile Virus can we found in the area. There is a moderate risk of Zika Virus transmission. Pregnant women are asked to avoid non essential travel. Care should be taken to avoid insect bites. Good medical care is available in Grenada and Carriacou but most doctors and hospitals expect payment in cash, regardless of travel health insurance. Grenada doesn't have a decompression chamber for divers; the nearest decompression chambers are in Tobago and Barbados, 30 minutes away by air ambulance. The water in Grenada is clean and safe to drink. For updated information please go to https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/grenada/health
Tipping is common in Grenada and hospitality industry professionals rely on tips for a living. Crew of sailing charters should be tipped 10 to 15 percent of the total cost. If a service charge is not included on a restaurant bill a 10 percent tip is customary. Bellhops usually receive US$1 per bag and taxi drivers usually receive 10 to 15 percent of the fare.