According to itypetravel, Grenada is a country (island area) in the Caribbean (North America). Grenada consists of the following nine islands: Grenada, Carriacou, Petit Martinique, Rhonde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island and Frigate Island. Grenada has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1974. Grenada is also part of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The capital of Grenada is Saint George’s. A number of major cities in Grenada are: Gouyave, Grenville and Victoria.
According to aceinland, Grenada is known for the production of rum, coffee and spices. Grenada is also known for its beautiful beaches, mountain ridges, many hotels, (fish) restaurants, national parks and waterfalls. You can also dive and snorkel around the islands for coral reefs, colorful fish and shipwrecks. The population is known for its passion for dancing and music. This is also reflected in the many festivals.
Where is Granada located?
Travel information of Grenada
Official name: Grenada
Continent: North America
Area: 344 km²
Capital: Saint George’s (St. George’s)
Country code: GD, GRD
Population: 113,094 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Highest point: 840 m (Mount Saint Catherine)
Distance (Amsterdam – Saint George’s): 7,364 km
Flight time: approximately 10 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Grenada may have (temporary) measures that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Grenada, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Grenada. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Grenada?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Grenada at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Grenada has a tropical climate. The temperatures are between 25 and 35 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Grenada can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Grenada can be found at Climate info.
January, February, March and April are the best months to travel to Grenada. This avoids the rainy and hurricane season.
English is the official language in Grenada. In addition, a lot of French is spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Grenada for less than 3 months.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago (also for Grenada):
Dutch consulate on Grenada: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Consulate of Grenada in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Grenada, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency Affairs
Grenada is paid with the East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Grenada can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices in Grenada are a bit more expensive than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is +5% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (46% cheaper), food (40% more expensive), imported beer in catering (31% cheaper), clothing (5% cheaper) and public transport (58% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
In Grenada it is not customary to tip.
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier on Grenada.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier in Grenada.
Grenada has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Grenada can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Grenada you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Grenada.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Grenada.
On Grenada you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Grenada can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: Local numbers
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Grenada can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Grenada can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Grenada end in.gd.
Grenada official websites: gov.gd and grenadagrenadines.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Grenada is 001473 or +1473.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Grenada? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Telephone Directory of Grenada.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Grenada.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Grenada.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Grenada.
An overview of all public holidays in Grenada can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Grenada, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Grenada?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Grenada. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Grenada can be found on Protected Planet.
Grenada is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Grenada? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Grenada.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Unknown
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed for men (imprisonment up to 10 years), allowed for women.
– Clothing: Wearing camouflage clothing is prohibited.
Did you know that…
…Grenada is the tenth smallest country in the world?
…Grenada owes its name to Christopher Columbus?
…The original population of Grenada was completely exterminated by the French?
…Tourism is Grenada’s main source of income?
…Grenada won its first Gold at the 2012 London Olympics?