Capital – St George’s
Currency – The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, although US Dollars are widely accepted.
Official & Language – English is the official language.
Population – 111,219
Time – GMT -4
Sport in Grenada
Cricket is significant in Caribbean culture and this is no different on the island of Grenada. The National Cricket Stadium in the capital of St. George’s hosted matches at the 2007 Cricket World Cup and regular see’s the West Indies hosting touring sides. Grenada has produced notable international cricketers including Devon Smith, Andre Fletcher, Junior Murray, Rawl Lewis and Nelon Pascal.
The 2012 Olympic 400 metres Gold medallist, Kirani James hails from the island, having won the island’s only two Olympic medals after also winning silver at Rio 2016. Soccer/football is also popular on the island, with the national football stadium renamed the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in 2017.
Getting to Grenada & Visa
As well as Barbados being a popular cruise stop, the Maurice Bishop International Airport is in the south of Grenada, approximately 12km away from St. George’s or about 25 minutes drive. The airline has direct flights to the UK, North America and other Caribbean islands such as Barbados, St Vincent and Trinidad & Tobago.
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British passport holders do not require a visa to visit Grenada, however your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entry. Further information can be found through the UK government website here. If you are not a British passport holder, please consult your country’s travel advice for Grenada.
Getting around Grenada
Bus – The bus is a fun and cheap way of getting around the island. The minibuses are privately run, running set routes with the destination posted on the front. You don’t need to wait for these buses at stops and can flag them down virtually anywhere.
Taxi – Fares for taxi’s are preset but its always worth checking beforehand how much you should expect to pay. Taxi’s can be found readily available in most places.
Where to stay in Grenada
What to do in Grenada
St. George’s is the bustling capital city of Grenada, with a few sights to offer including Fort George, overlooking the city with great views towards the city and the Carenage area.
The closest beach can be found at Grand Anse Beach, a water taxi from the ferry terminal will cost $5 each way. A little way up the coast, the Underwater Sculpture Park offers a surreal experience and offers one of the most unique snorkelling sites in the world.
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