Culture & Heritage

Grenada, nestled deep in the south-eastern corner of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands, includes three main islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Three centuries of alternating French and British rule until independence in 1974, combined with African and West Indian influences, forged a diverse and vibrant culture full of colourful pageantry, lively music and dance traditions and traditional folklore. With a culture that is an enchanting fusion of old and new traditions, Grenadians pride themselves on their warmth and hospitality.

Tourism

With unspoilt beauty and friendly people, Grenada offers an endless variety of pure and authentic experiences for any taste. Whether you prefer to lounge on perfect white sand beaches or feel the wind in your sails on the sparkling waters, Grenada has something for everyone. Seek adventure in sailing, diving, snorkelling and hiking, luxuriate in a relaxing spa or immerse yourself in the romance of the country’s magical culture. From reefs and rainforests to beaches and bays, Grenada is a picture perfect island dream.

Activities

Grenada’s beautiful islands offer activities for every interest. Explore forts, plantations and colonial architecture, hike rainforest trails, swim in the crystal clear waters of Grand Anse Beach, dive with schools of fish or sail the island’s fair winds. Swimmers, divers, epicures and committed idlers will all find their own truly authentic experience in Grenada!

Getting Here & Around

Grenada is accessible by air through the Maurice Bishop International Airport, a modern facility with nonstop flights on major carriers to destinations in Europe and North America as well as inter-island flights. Private jets are welcomed with five-star VIP service.

St. George’s picturesque harbour is a port-of-call for cruise ships, private yachts and inter-island ferries. The world-class Port Louis Mega Yacht Marina accepts yachts up to 120 meters in length and has a full customs and immigration office.

Once in Grenada, you can move quickly and easily around the compact islands by private car or water taxi and between islands by ferry or private boat.

Basic Info

ALSO KNOWN AS
Isle of Spice

LANGUAGE
English

MOTTO
“Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People”

NATIONAL ANTHEM
Hail Grenada

CAPITAL
St. George’s

DATE OF INDEPENDENCE
1974

HEAD OF STATE
Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom and of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Represented by the Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade.

GDP
Total USD 1.467 billion | Per capita USD 13,900

LOCATION
12°07′N 61°40′W

TIME ZONE
GMT -5 hours

TOTAL AREA
Total: 13,5mi²
Land: 133 mi²

GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy

CURRENCY
East Caribbean dollar (XCD) pegged to USD

LEGAL SYSTEM
Based on English Common Law

MAIN INDUSTRIES
Tourism, agriculture, and light manufacturing.
Main exports: nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice, orange/citrus peels, and wild coffee. Pioneered the cultivation of organic cocoa.

MAIN AIRPORT
Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA)

CLIMATE
Temperatures range from 75ºF to 85ºF (24ºC to 30ºC), tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. The driest season is between January and May, while the rainy season is from June to December

DRIVES ON THE
Left

CALLING CODE
+1 473