Scenic Carriacou in Grenada
Grenada Tourist Board
GRENADA FACTS & TRAVEL TIPS
Official Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time
Est. Population: 89,000
Cruise Port City: St. George's
The island's tropical climate averages 80 degrees. As a result, the "dress code" is always "island casual." Anytime is a great time of the year to travel here. Rainy season is June to December. With the island's tropical climate, brief showers can come at any time.
Currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar with U.S. dollars and credit cards accepted by most establishments. English is the official language. You can make phone calls from phone booths around the island. Get a local phone card for the best rates. The main post office is located on Lagoon Road near the port in St. George's. Post office hours are 8am-3:30pm (Monday-Friday).
Banks are open from 8am-3pm (Monday-Thursday) and 8am-5pm (Friday). Most stores are open 8am-4pm (Monday-Friday) and 8am-1pm (Saturday). Some stores close for lunch. Passports are required for U.S. citizens.
Drink bottled water when available. Bring sunglasses, a hat and plenty of sunscreen lotion. Electricity is different than the U.S., so bring an adapter. If you rent a car, remember to drive on the left.
The major holidays in Grenada are New Year's Day, Independence Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Boxing Day.
The crime rate is similar to a major metropolitan city, so visitors should use common sense when out and about.