GRENADA TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Grenada's airports are currently only open to charter flights. No date has been announced yet for reopening commercial flights.All passengers must have a COVID test at their point of embarkation. Travelers are screened on arrival, including a rapid COVID test for which costs may apply.All arriving passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in a designated facility at their own cost.For more information, see the Grenada Government information page here.

 

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Capital: St. George's

Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Area: 344 km2

Population: 111 454 (2018)

Language: English (official), French patois

Religion: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%

 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 7 February, Independence Day
  • 1st Monday in August, Emancipation Day
  • 25 October, Thanksgiving Day
  • 26 December, Boxing Day

Also, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, and Carnival Monday and Tuesday in August (Spicemas).

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Tropical; Tempered By Northeast Trade Winds. The annual average temperature in Grenada is around 25°C, with a small variation at annual seasonal cycle. The mean maximum temperature is 31.4°C while the mean minimum is 24.0°C. The dry season typically runs from January to May and the rainy season from June to December. Carriacou and Petit Martinique generally receive lower levels of rainfall and during the dry season can experience severe drought conditions.

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TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

HIKE & CYCLE:

The best months for outdoor activities in Grenada, are January to April when it's driest and least humid. The worst months for hiking are September and October, the peak of the hurricane season.

BEACH:

Grenada enjoys a hot, tropical climate suitable for beach going all year round. The driest and least humid months are typically from January to May, so these are best for enjoying the beaches. From June to December the rain usually falls in brief, very heavy showers with September and October being the peak of the hurricane season.

WIND:

The best winds for kitesurfing in Grenada are usually from November to June.

For more details on kite surfing in Grenada expand this section!

SURFING:

The prime time for surfing in the Caribbean is from November to April. Grenada is not the best known surfing destination, but it does get some pretty good surf! The most popular surf spots are Cherry Hill and Prickly Point, but there are plenty more.

 
 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

Dengue - Dengue is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. About one in four people infected with dengue will get sick. For people who get sick with dengue, symptoms can be mild or severe.

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