Overview of Grenada

By Air

The modern airport accommodates long haul international flights including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London, American Airlines from Miami, Delta and Caribbean Airlines from JFK and Atlanta , Air Canada and Caribbean Airlines from Toronto, Conviasa from Venezuela. Liat and SVG provide regional, inter island flights. SVG also handle all private jets. A VIP airport arrival and departure service is available upon request. Grenada also has a modern FBO to handle all incoming and outgoing private jet traffic.

By Sea

St. George’s picturesque harbour is a port of call for yachts and many inter island ferrys. The world-class Port Louis Mega Yacht Marina accepts yachts up to 120 meters with full customs and immigration. The marina offers 5-star services.

Land & Climate

This tropical Island is at the southern end of the Caribbean and the beautiful Grenadine Islands. Southwest of Barbados at 12 07 North and 61 40 West Grenada is Outside the Hurricane Belt. The total land area is 344 sq km with 121 km of coastline. This tropical “Spice Island” has rain forests, hot sulphur springs, rivers and waterfalls, beautiful beaches and the crystal clear azure of the Caribbean Sea. Tempered by the north-east trade winds with an average constant temperature in high 20’s; the green and floral island of Grenada is enjoyable every month of the year. The interior mountains are cooler. Grenada has a distinct advantage over the N. Caribbean islands in having, an equitable all year round climate.

The People

The island’s population  is 100,000. Roman Catholics account for 53% of the population with a further 33.2% Protestant and 13.8% Anglican. Although English is the official language, French patois is spoken widely and 96% of the total population are literate. The meditterranean-esque capital of Grenada is St. George’s, and the island has a time difference of 5 hours behind GMT, 1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during standard time.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Grenada, unlike other Caribbean Countries, benefits from excellent, modern infrastructure. From the modern international airport to the extensive road network and all domestic utilities. The electricity supply, water & sewerage, telephone, television and communications networks are all excellent.

Money

The currency is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar which is linked to the US dollar. Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, car rental companies and shops. Travellers cheques are accepted throughout the Island.

Economy

Grenada has a stable economy  relying mainly on agriculture and tourism.. Agricultural produce includes bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace, citrus, avocados, coffee, sugarcane and many exotic spices.

Getting around

Main roads in Grenada are paved and well-maintained. Visitors can tour the island with private car hire or taxis. Taxis are ideal for guided sightseeing with rates set by the Government. Grenada’s sister islands are located 20 miles to the north and can be reached by express ferry taking one and a half hours, making an ideal day-trip.