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Grenada Grenada 路 Carriacou & Petite Martinique

The spice of the Caribbean

Contents 2

Introduction, What to see & do

Diving

Carriacou & Petite Martinique

Weddings & Honeymoons

General Information

green landscape and the thriving wildlife of Grenada are just two of its many treasures that the visitor can enjoy.

Known as the Spice Island of the Caribbean, the scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger waft on balmy air, over the idyllic island of Grenada. The Islands lie at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands. An ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing, tropical holiday, Grenada has over 40 picturesque white beaches with turquoise waters, exciting aquatic sports, bountiful natural preserves, and cultural and historical sites and a pleasant year round average climate of 23C or 80F awaits you. Local markets are filled with the taste of the tropics and local handicrafts. From the historical treasures of the architecture, to the magnificent and numerous waterfalls, rainforests and natural preserves, Grenada is a country of unspoilt natural beauty in the tranquil region of the West Indies. Excellent accommodation ranges from luxury hotels, through affordable family friendly hotels to self-catering apartments and intimate guesthouses. Grenada has some of the most beautiful beaches and the prettiest harbour in the Caribbean and this paradise is only 9 hours flying time from the UK, and approximately 4 hours from North America. Carriacou is a twenty-minute flight or a 60minute ferry ride away from Grenada.

Aquatic Life Being a country of unique islands, one of Grenada’s most lovely features is the clear, turquoise waters. With forty-five pristine beaches from which to choose, you can swim and sunbathe in the glorious rays of the sunshine or explore beneath the sparkling seas viewing the extensive reef formations and a vast range of marine life which includes morays, angelfish, octopuses, sharks, and sea-horses among many others.

Cultural & Historical Interests Historic delights include three military forts offering magnificent views of the harbour, the exquisite Georgian architecture of the Houses

Grenada The spice of the Caribbean

crowds and are accessible for either the experienced or novice diver or snorkeler.

Parks & Rainforests One-sixth of Grenada’s landmass is preserved as parks and natural wildlife sanctuaries. Luscious, bountiful tropical forests are filled with a large variety of flora and fauna. Glorious waterfalls cascading into clear pools in some of the stunning rainforests provide the most breathtaking natural views. A leader in the growth of ecotourism, the government of Grenada is dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the country. The unspoilt,

of Parliament and the fascinating artifacts housed in the Grenada National Museum. The Capital, St. George’s, is filled with well-preserved examples of French and English colonial architecture.

Spicy Facts ■ The State of Grenada is comprised of three main islands. ●

Grenada (pronounced Gra-nay-da)

Carriacou (pronounced Carry-a-koo)

Petite Martinique (pronounced Pitty Mar-ti-neek)

Large shipwrecks still fascinate divers and Grenada has quite an assortment from which to choose. Its coral reefs and clear waters make it a mecca for divers. The treasures held underneath the sea remain generally untouched by

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■ Grenada has a second popular name –the Isle of Spice ●

There are more spices per square mile than any other place on the planet

Grenada produces 1/3 of the world’s nutmeg supply

Is the second largest producer in the world of nutmegs

Other spices grown include: cloves, cinnamon, mace, ginger & tumeric

Fort George – Overlooking the harbour, Fort George, built in 1706 is a vantage point for sightseers and offers a spectacular view of St. George’s tileroof architecture and picturesque skyline. This historic fort is also etched in the nation’s history, being the centre of the island’s 19th October 1983 political disturbance when Maurice Bishop and part of his cabinet were executed by a faction of the People’s Revolutionary Government. It is now the head-quarters of the Royal Grenada Police Force but is open for sightseeing.

■ Grenada was first sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1498 ●

Between 1609 & 1783 the island changed hands between the French and the British.

Grenada was awarded to Britain in 1783 under the Treaty of Versailles

Grenada achieved its Independence from Britain on February 7, 1974

■ The many bays and sheltered anchorages make it a main yachting center in the Eastern Caribbean

What to see and do Belmont Estate Located in Belmont, St. Patrick’s is a 300 year-old plantation that offers a unique link between the past and the present. Your experience will include a museum, gardens, an old cemetery, traditional cultural performances and a restaurant that caters only for lunch.

Carenage The inner harbour is a perfect horseshoe shape and is the centre of marine activity in St. George’s. Georgian buildings add character to the island.

Churches Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – The tower dates all the way from 1818, but the actual church was built in 1884 on the site of an 1804 church on Church Street.

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St. Andrew’s Presbytery – Dating back from 1830 this church on Grand Etang Road, also known as Scots’ Kirk, was built with the help of the Freemasons. St. George’s Anglican Church – Built in 1825 on Church Street, this beautiful stone and pink stucco building is filled with historic plaques and statues. St. George’s Methodist Church – Constructed in 1820 on Green Street, this is the oldest original church in St. George’s.

Dougaldston Spice Estate An historical monument to Grenada’s past where most of the spices are grown and receive primary processing.

Financial Complex This historic building, located at the end of the Carenage, was partially destroyed by fire in 1990. The building has been beautifully restored to retain most of its Victorian architecture. The complex houses the Ministry of Finance and other offices.

Gouyave & Grenville Nutmeg Processing Stations The largest nutmeg processing factories on the island. Grenada is the second largest producer of nutmegs in the world, accounting for about a third of the world’s supply. Tours are available for US$ 1 per person.

Fedon’s Camp

Grand Etang National Park

Located in the central mountain range of the Grand Etang, this historical site can only be reached on foot. This camp was named after Julien Fedon, a French planter, who led a revolt against the British in 1795.

A major tourist attraction and naturalist park which encompasses the Grand Etang Lake, it covers 30 acres. The lake is located approx-imately 1,740 feet above sea level, and is situated in a rainforest, with many trails for hikers and nature lovers.

Forts Fort Frederick – Completed in 1791, this bastion type fort on Richmond Hill commands a panoramic view of St. George’s.

Grenada National Library First established in 1846, this library is located in a former brick warehouse on the Carenage since 1892.

Grenada National Museum Set in the foundations of an old army barracks and prisons built in 1704, this small but interesting museum just off Young Street offers a fine collection of objects and artifacts of the island’s history and culture.

Grenada Sugar Factory You can purchase its rum products and enjoy a guided tour of the site, which is located in Woodlands, St. George’s.

Houses of Parliament York House on Church Street, purchased in 1801, houses the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Supreme Court. The neighbouring Registry, built in 1780, and York House are fine examples of early Georgian architecture.

Mt. Rich Amerindian Petroglyphs Situated along the St. Patrick’s river valley in the village of Mount Rich, these petroglyphs are significant as the only extensive area of carvings left on the island that depict the way of life of the Amerindians. They can be most easily seen on the top and sides of a very large stone on the riverbank where six carvings, headpieces, pottery, implements and tools (spears, bows and axes) used in their hunting and fishing were found.

Lake Antoine Six miles north of Grenville, Lake Antoine occupies about 16 acres within a perfect crater of an extinct volcano.

Laura Herb & Spice Gardens Located near Perdmontemps in St. David’s, these gardens have samples of the herbs and spices grown on the island.

Levera National Park The scenery is beautiful, and marine areas are famous for their coral reefs and sea grass beds that provide shelter for lobsters and beautiful reef fishes.

Market Square Bustling, noisy and colourful, the market is the centre of activity in St. George’s. It is the main site for those buying and selling local produce.

Marryshow House Now the local centre of the University of the West Indies and a theatre for many cultural shows and plays. It was the former house of T.A. Marryshow, known as the Father of Federation.

Plantation House This 18th century historical stone building elegantly located on the Morne Fendue mound, displays the grandeur of misty mountains, lush vegetation and romantic hills and valleys. Its beauty is adorned with a rich array of colours of poinsettias, flamboyant trees, bougainvilleas and palms.

River Antoine Rum Distillery This privately owned distillery, whose processes have changed little since the 1800s, is the oldest functioning water-propelled distillery not only in Grenada, but also throughout the Caribbean. Guided tours are available.

Honeymoon Falls, recently discovered is picturesque and located at the base of Mt. Qua Qua. Rosemount Falls are privately owned and are only available to persons lunching at the Rosemount Plantation House. Royal Mt. Carmel Waterfall, consists of two falls, cascading over 70 feet to crystal clear pools below. A fee of US$ 1 is charged. Seven Sisters Falls consists of seven waterfalls and is a 30-minute trek to the first falls. Victoria Falls is unspoilt and recently discovered, and is accessible by foot only.

Westerhall Rum Distillery Located on the Westerhall Estate. In the distillery itself there are still vestiges of the old artifacts and equipment that make up the refinery process.

Waterfalls Annandale Falls are easily accessible, small and offers scenic beauty to its visitors. Concord Falls are three very picturesque waterfalls and are ideally suited for swimming; the first, Concord Fall is accessible by road, the second Au Coin, and the third Fountainbleu are only accessible by foot. A fee of US$ 1 is charged.

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The island is believed to have gotten its name from the Carib for “land of reefs”, and in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was spelt Kayryouacou. The French were the first European settlers and were soon joined by English and Scottish settlers.

Carriacou The residents of Carriacou are a proud and independent people. As with the Glaswegian descendants, the African descendants can often trace their ancestry back to the African tribe to which they belong. The Big Drum Dance is a traditional African dance originally performed only on special occasions – at planting time, the launching of a boat, or at a tombstone feast, when a tomb-stone was erected on the grave of a relative. Today it is enacted at some cultural events. European dances such as the Quadrille, which was popular in both England and France in the eighteenth century, is still done today.

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Sites of Interest Anglican Rectory Garden Formerly an old Beausejour Great House, this site has lots of history.

Anse La Roche Beach The most scenic beach on the island with coral reefs just offshore. The beach is secluded and unspolt and lies at the foot of the High North Range.

Belair National Park Has old French and English ruins, along with pristine windmills that attest to Carriacou’s industrial past. It is also the venue for the Maroon Festival and the Heritage Village.

The Botanical Gardens Great displays of tropical plants, flowers and trees.

Canute Calliste The islands’ most famous artist. A prolific painter he has been known to complete sixteen paintings in one day. His paintings are available at the Carriacou Museum

The Carriacou Museum Housed in a restored cotton gin mill, the museum has exhibits tracing the early British and French occupation of the islands. There is also an African and art section.

Dumfries On the south-eastern coast of the island, was one of the earliest settlements, and an historical area has been declared which shows 200 years of history, including life on a plantation

Hillsborough The main town, and Main Street runs parallel with the coast. It has shops, restaurants, banks, post office and the Grenada Board of Tourism’s office. Hillsborough is the only port of entry that offers Clearance by Customs Officers.

High North Peak At 955-ft (291m), is the highest point on the island and is now protected as a national park because of its natural state.

Ningo Well The first well ever built on Carriacou.

Paradise Beach Is peaceful, with beautiful calm seas, and is one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

Sandy Island Just off Carriacou, is famous for its beauty, palm fringed white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and stunning coral reefs. A popular diving site, it’s scenery has often featured as a backdrop for television advertisements.

The white sandy beaches make an ideal picnic spot and the surrounding waters are great for scuba diving and other watersports.

Windward Famous for its boat building, started by a Scotsman. From here you can take the 20-minute boat ride to visit Petite Martinique.

Petite Martinique This dependency of Grenada has a very strong culture. It also has one of the highest per capita incomes in the Eastern Caribbean.

main occupations. Some corn and peas are grown and sheep and goats graze freely over the hills. Everything else has to be imported.

About 900 people live on the island, which covers 486 acres (194 hectares) and is 3 miles (5km) east of the northern half of Carriacou. The island can be reached only by boat.

Although the island has electricity and telephones, the lack of rivers has made water a valuable resource, and all homes have a storage tank to collect rainwater running off the roof.

The island is really one large hill. The eastern shore is rocky but there are some fine beaches on the western, leeward side.

There is a small medical centre, visited by a government doctor from Carriacou once a week, post office, school and a small Catholic Church. Other denominations hold outdoor services. The island has its own Carnival, which is held the two days before lent, and at Easter a two-day regatta is hosted.

Like Carriacou, Petite Martinique was first settled by the French and many islanders have names of French origin. Fishing and boatbuilding are still the

Tyrrel Bay Is a popular anchorage for yachts, and famous for its boat building and craftwork, and the oyster beds among the mangrove swamps. You can visit the oyster beds by boat from there.

White Island It’s a divers dream because of its virgin reef and shoals of exotic, tropical fish.

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Other Offshore Islands

General Information Airlines

Isle de Rhonde, the largest and only other inhabited island is about eight miles northeast of Grenada. Other northern islands are Sister Islands, Marquis Islands, Diamond or Kick ëem Jenny, Large, Frigate, Saline, White Island, Les Tantes, Isle de Caille, Sugar Loaf, Rose Rocks, Bonaparte Rocks, Green Island and Sandy Island. Hog Island and Caliviny Island are to the south of Grenada, along with Glover, which was a Norwegian whaling station until 1925. The ruins still stand.

International Airlines - American Eagle offers daily flights from the USA, via Puerto Rico. British Airways, Golden Caribbean/Excel Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways offer direct flights weekly from London.

Business Hours Shops – opening hours are generally 8 am to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and on Saturday from 8am to 1p.m.

BWIA offers international flights daily via Barbados and Trinidad from North America and the UK.

Government Offices – Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8am - 4 p.m., but payments must be made by 3 p.m.

Air Jamaica offers flights weekly via Montego Bay from London and North America, and direct flights weekly from New York.

Camping

Caribbean Star offers daily flights from the islands. LIAT offers daily flights from twenty-six (26) destinations in the Caribbean. US Airways offers direct service once per week from Philadelphia Condor offers one flight weekly direct from Germany during the period, November to April. AVIOR offers two weekly direct flights between Grenada and Magarita. TIA offers two daily flights between Carriacou and Barbados. SVG offers daily flights between Grenada and Carriacou with connections to Union Island.

Area The State of Grenada is 133 square miles. Grenada is 21 miles long by 12 miles wide. Carriacou is 13 sq. miles (34-sq. km) and Petite Martinique is 486 acres (194 hectares).

Banks Banking hours are generally Monday to Thursdays from 8 am to 3 p.m., and on Fridays from 8 am to 5 p.m. Banks in Grenada include First International Caribbean Bank, Capital Bank, Grenada Co-operative Bank, RBTT Bank, National Commercial Bank and Scotia Bank.

Beaches Grenada has 45 white sand beaches and 9 black sand beaches.

Bike Rentals Adventure Jeep Tours 473 444 5337 e-mail: adventure@caribsurf.com www.adventuregrenada.com

Bus Fares – EC$ Grenada: From St. George’s to: Annandale $2, Concorde $3, Grand Anse $1.50, Grand Etang $3, Grenville $5.00, Gouyave $3.50, La Sagesse $3.00, Sauteurs $5.50, Victoria $4.00, Westerhall $2.25 Carriacou: Within one mile $1.50 – over one mile $2.50

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Fares are per person, one way and are subject to official change.

Camping is not encouraged, as proper facilities are not in place.

The Capital St. George’s with a superb land locked harbour, is located on the southwest coast of Grenada. It is the seat of government and the main commercial centre.

Car Rental Clients must be over 21 and have a valid driver’s license together with a local permit. In the winter season and in July/August, cars are rented for a minimum of 3 days.

Car Rentals Grenada AVIS Tel: 473 440 3936 Fax: 473 440 9009 Archie Auto Rentals Sales & Services Tel: 473-439-0086, Fax: 473-439-0588 E-mail: archie@caribsurf.com www.archierentals.com Dabs Car Rental Tel / fax: 473-444-4116 E-mail: cars@dabscarentals.com www.dabscarrentals.com David’s Car Rental Tel: 473 444 3399 Fax: 473 444 5777 e-mail: cdavid@caribsurf.com www.davidscars.com

Dollar Rent-A-Car Tel: 473 444 4786 Fax: 473 444 4788 e-mail: callistena@caribsurf.com

according to altitude. Driest season is January to May. Rainy season is June to December (even then, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and not every day).

Fas Car Rentals Tel/ Fax: 473-443-2293 E-mail: fionamac@caribsurf.com

Average Temperatures – J F M A M J J A S O N D Max 30 30 31 31 32 32 31 32 32 31 31 31 Min 23 30 30 20 22 23 23 22 22 22 22 21

Jerry’s Auto Tel: 473 440 1730 Fax: 473 440 5387 e-mail: jerrys@caribsurf.com

Churches

McIntyre Bros. Ltd. Tel: 473 444 3944 Fax: 473 444 2899 e-mail: macford@caribsurf.com www.caribbeanhorizons.com

There is a good representation of all the major religions in most towns. Roman Catholics account for 64% of the population, Anglican 22%, Methodist 3% and Seventh Day Adventists 3%

MCR Car Rentals Tel: 473 440 2832 Fax: 473 440 6692 e-mail: Royston@caribsurf.com

Clothing Lightweight and informal summer clothing can be worn year round. Dress is generally casual and sportswear is accepted in most places.

P& M Rentals Tel: 473-440-0387 Fax: 473-440-8619 E-mail: pmi@caribsurf.com www.pminvestments.freeservers.com

Visitors should not wear bathing suit or minishorts in the streets or shops. Gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers for dinner at hotels. Hiking shoes will prove useful.

Sanvics 4X4 Tel / fax: 473-444-5227 E-mail: sanvics@caribsurf.com www.sanvics.com

Nude/topless bathing is not permitted.

Sunshine Tours Tel: 473 444 2831 Fax: 473 444 4269 e-mail: suntours@caribsurf.com

Credit Cards Major cards are accepted by most hotels, car rental companies and shops.

Thomas & Sons Tel: 473 444 4384 Fax: 473 444 3641 E-mail: ctcarent@caribsurf.com Thrift Tel: 473 444 4984 Fax: 473 444 1512 e-mail: gvinn@caribsurf.com www.grenadagrandview.com Y & R Car Rentals Tel: 473 444 4448 Fax: 473 444 3639 e-mail: y&r@caribsurf.com

Car Rentals in Carriacou Martin Bullen Tel: 473-443-7221 John Gabriel Tel: 473-443-7454 Quality Jeep Rentals Tel: 473-443-8307

Consulates/Embassies British High Commission Tel: 473 440 3536 Fax: 473 440 4939 e-mail bhcgrenada@caribsurf.com French Consulate Tel: 473 440 6349 Fax: 473 440 6349 Consulate of Germany Tel: 473 443 2156 Fax: 473 443 2155 E-mail: caribtechno@caribsurf.com Consulate of Guyana Tel: 473 440 2031 Fax: 473 440 4129 E-mail: Huggins@caribsurf.com Consulate of Jamaica Tel: 473 440 2452 Fax: 473 440 4985 Consulate of the Netherlands Tel: 473 440 3459 Fax: 473 440 6605 e-mail: grantjo@caribsurf.com Consulate of Spain Tel: 473 440 2087 Fax: 473 440 4008 E-mail: Hubbards@caribsurf.com Consulate of Sweden Tel: 473 440 2765 Fax: 473 440 4183 E-mail: Twonderss@caribsurf.com Embassy of Cuba Tel: 473 444 1884 Fax: 473 444 1877 e-mail: embacubagranada@caribsurf.com

Currency The East Caribbean dollar is linked to the US dollar at 2.7169. Embassy of the Republic of China Tel: 473 440 3054 Fax: 473 440 4177 e-mail: recemgnd@caribsurf.com Organisation of American States Tel: 473 440 2439 Fax: 473 440 6689 e-mail: oasgrnda@caribsurf.com The European Union Tel: 473-440-3561 Fax: 473 440 4151 e-mail: eudelgnd@caribsurf.com United States Embassy Tel: 473 444 1173-7 Fax: 473 444 4820 e-mail: usemb_gd@caribsurf.com Venezuelan Embassy Tel: 473 440 1721 Fax: 473 440 6657 e-mail: embavengda@caribsurf.com

Climate The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. The climate varies

Departure Charge – airports Point Salines International Airport EC$50.00 adults 13 and over EC$25.00 Children 5-12 years Exempted Children under 5 Lauriston Airport –Carriacou EC$10.00 security charge for persons 5 years and over traveling to Grenada

Diving Grenada offers some of the best diving in the Caribbean and boasts the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, a 600 - foot long cruise liner called the Bianca C. See page 13 for details on Diving in Grenada.

Dolphin & Whale Watching About fifteen (15) species of whales can be seen in Grenadian waters. During the period December to April there is a 97% success rate of sighting whales and dolphins. Among those seen are the sperm, humpback, long and short fin padded whales. Tours can be arranged with First Impressions: Tel: 473 440 3678. E-mail: starwindsailing@caribsurf.com www.catamaranchartering.com

Drivers License To obtain a local permit, a bona fide driving license must be presented at the local traffic department at the Central Police Station on the Carenage, the cost is EC$ 30. Most car rental firms issue local permits. Please note that driving is on the LEFT.

Eco-Tourism Grenada & Carriacou have a lot to offer the eco-visitor. Bird watching, hiking and whale watching are some of the activities that one can enjoy.

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Electricity

Fares Grenada to Carriacou

Voltage is 220 volts - 50 cycles. Appliances rated at 110 volts (US standard) normally work satisfactorily with a transformer. Most hotels have standard British three prong plugs, and provide dual voltage shaver units. Bring an adaptor plug for small appliances

Petite Martinique to Carriacou

St George’s St Andrews Carriacou

Coast Guard

January

New Years Day Spice Island Billfish Tournament Grenada Sailing Festival

911 434 724 774 399

February

Grenada Independence

March

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

April

Spice Laugh Festival Grenada Triathlon Carriacou Maroon Music Festival Easter Celebrations

May

Labour Day Drum Festival

June

Fisherman’s Birthday

Entertainment Most hotels provide entertainment; Steel band music, crab racing, music and dancing. There are a few nightclubs. The repertoire of Grenadian performers include folk music, drama and cultural performances. Karaoke Creole Shack, The Carenage St. George’s

July / August Carriacou Regatta Grenada Carnival

Movies Deluxe Cinema, Grenville, St. Andrew’s Tel: 473-442-6200

October

Thanksgiving Day

November

Carriacou Sailing Series

Reno Cinema, Lagoon Road, St. George’s Tel: 473-440-5368

December

Carriacou Parang Christmas Day Boxing Day

Triple Reels Cineplex –Excel Plaza. Tel: 473-442-7636

Food

Night Club Fantazia 2001

Entry Requirements A valid passport and return or onward ticket is required. However, proof of citizenship bearing a photograph is acceptable from British, Canadian and US citizens, if accompanied with a copy of your birth certificate. Visas are not required from citizens of USA, Canada, United Kingdom and its dependencies, British Commonwealth countries, Caribbean countries (except Cuba), European Community countries and their dependencies, Norway, Japan, and Israel. Commonwealth of Independent States such as Russia and the Ukraine and the Baltic States such as Estonia and Latvia, and other eastern European countries such as Hungary, Romania and Slovenia are required to purchase a tourist visa on arrival in Grenada. The cost is EC$25.00. Duty Free Allowances – Personal items, one quart in total wines and spirits; half-pound tobacco or 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes. Restricted items are fruits, vegetables, meat, soil, illegal drugs, firearms and ammunition.

Ferries Mail Boat Schedule – Journey time 3-4 hours Departures from Grenada to Carriacou Tuesday Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10:00am Departures from Carriacou to Grenada Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays 10:00am. Sundays - 12 noon. Fares (EC$): $25 per person one way Power Catermaran Osprey Shuttle – Tel/ Fax 473-440-8126 E-mail: osprey@caribsurf.com Journey time 90 minutes

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EC$15.00 one way EC$30.00 return

Festivals & Special Events

Emergency Telephone Numbers Police and Fire Ambulance

EC$50.00 one way EC$90.00 return

Grenada’s Market Square offers seasonal local fruit, vegetables and spices. Departures from Grenada to Carriacou Monday – Friday 9:00am & 5:30pm Saturday 9:00am only Sunday 8:00am & 5:30pm

There are several super-markets, with a wide variety of produce. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables, milk, and dairy products are safe to eat.

Departures from Carriacou to Grenada Monday – Saturday 6:00am & 3:30pm Sunday 3:30pm only

Geography

Departures from Carriacou to Petite Martinique Monday – Friday 10:30am & 7:00pm Sunday 9:30am & 7:00pm Departures from Petite Martinique to Carriacou Monday – Saturday 5:30am & 3:00pm Sunday 3:00pm

Grenada is located in the Caribbean. The island is of volcanic origin and is divided by a central mountain range. It is the most southerly of the Windward Islands. Tropical rainforests, and the stunning beauty of dormant volcanoes make this a fascinating and diverse landscape with some of the finest beaches in the world.

Golf The Grenada Golf & Country Club is a 9-hole course located near Grand Anse. Facilities include club rental, instruction, a snackette and bar, and caddy service. Green fees EC$ 40 for 9 holes, Club hire EC$ 25 and Caddy fees A Class EC$ 15 and B Class EC$10 Tel. 473-444-4128.

Government The State remains within the British Commonwealth as an independent nation and the Governor General represents Her Majesty the Queen. There is a 13-member Senate and a House of Representatives with a Speaker and 15 members each representing a constituency.

Handicrafts A variety of locally made handicraft is available from craft vendors located at the Market Square, the Grenada Craft Centre, the Grand Anse Vendors Market, the Blind Work Shop nearby and selected shops around the country.

Health Clubs / Massage Aromatherapy & Massage

Perils Bugs /Hazards (minor)

Tel: 473-440-4646 Fax: 473 435 0558 e-mail: sheriff@caribsurf.com

Mosquito and Sandfly Bites – Use a repellent especially early mornings and evenings. Supermarkets sell effective mosquito coils and vapour mats.

Body Image Health Club (Excel Plaza) Tel: 473-444-3254 Island Magic Massage Clinic Tel: 473-444-3306 Fax: 473 444 4800

Centipede Bites – Painful but not lethal. See a doctor as swelling can occur. Antihistamine tablets and creams help.

Life Force Tel/Fax: 473-444-5845 e-mail: lifew@caribsurf.com

Sea Urchin Spines – Uncommon but very painful. To remove long black spines, apply soft candle wax, leave it to set, then pull out. If they are under the skin, do not dig them out, they will dissolve.

Hiking Henry’s Safari Tours Tel: 473-444-5313 Fax: 473 444 4460 e-mail: safari@caribsurf.com www.spiceisle.com/safari Telfor Hiking Tours Tel: 473-442-6200 Phinton Ferrier Tel: 473-444-9241

Horseback Riding The Horseman Tel: 473-440-5368

Hotels A wide variety of properties are available. For further details contact the Grenada Board of Tourism’s Office nearest to your location or visit the website: www.grenadagrenadines.com. In addition, information is available from the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association at: Tel: 473-444-1353, Fax: 473-444-4847 or their website: www.grenadahotelsinfo.com

Coconut Palms – Coconuts could drop off. of 133 square miles (440 square km), and is situated at 12N and 61 40’W.

Marriage License State Requirements - Visitors wishing to marry in Grenada must be resident for a minimum of three days, including weekends and public holidays, prior to applying for a license. License & Stamp fees cost EC$35.00. For details on Your Wedding in Grenada please see page 17.

Medical Facilities All visitors are encouraged to have health insurance. St. George’s General Hospital

Tel: 473-440-2050

Old Trafford Medical Centre – Tanteen

Tel: 473-440-7780

Persons interested in investing in Grenada should contact the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation, Frequente, St. George’s. Tel.: 473-444-1035; Fax: 473-444-4828. e-mail: gidc@caribsurf.com www.grenadaworld.com

Brooke-Smith-Lowe Institute –Calivigny

Tel: 473-443-5693

St. Augustine’s Medical Centre –St. Paul’s

Tel: 473-440-6173

Land Holding License

St. Andrew’s Mirabeau Hospital

Investing in Grenada

All non-Grenadians or firms wishing to buy real estate in Grenada must apply to the government under the Alien’s Land Holding Ordinance for license. This process requires little documentation. A fee of 10% on the value of the land or interest in land, share or debenture is charged.

St. George’s University – True Blue Tel: 473-444-4671

Tel: 473-438-3695

Carriacou

Tel: 473-443-7400

Clinics and doctors are available island-wide. All hotels have doctors available on call.

English is the official language

Laundry Service (For Yachts)

National Museums

Grenada Laundry Services 473-440-8499 Fax: 473 435 3321 E-mail: cemeralds@caribsurf.com Grenada Marine 473-443-1667 Grenada Yacht Club 473-440-3050 Henry’s Safari Tours 473-444-5313 E-mail: safari@caribsurf.com Spice Island Marina 473-444-4257 Spice Isle Cleaners 473-444-4747 Fax: 473 444 5867

St. George’s: Monday to Friday

Location The state of Grenada lies between Trinidad and Tobago to the south and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the north in the Eastern Caribbean. It is the southern-most of the Windward Islands. It is just 100 miles north of Venezuela, 158 miles south west of Barbados. Grenada is 12 miles (18km) wide and 21miles (34km) long, covers a land area

Carriacou: Monday to Friday

Pets GSPCA, Lowthers Lane, St. George’s Tel: 473-440-4874

Population Approximately 102,000 of African, East Indian and European descent.

Postal Information Efficient mailing is enhanced by couriers. The General Post Office is on the Lagoon Road by the Port in St. George’s. There are sub-post offices in all towns and villages.

The barking of trees and taking of wildlife from the forests and rivers, and corals from the sea are strictly forbidden.

Radio/Television Tel: 473-442-7251

St. Andrew’s Diagnostic Centre

Saturday

Sun Burn – Even on cloudy days you can burn so apply plenty of lotion often, even when out walking.

Preservation

Veterinary services are available for your pets at the GSPCA, Lowthers Lane, St. George’s Tel: 473-44-4874

Language

Manchineel Apples – These trees provide shade on the beach and the fruit looks like tiny green apples, but contain poison, which blisters the skin.

9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. 10.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. 9.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

There are currently eight radio stations, three television stations and extensive cable. Many hotels have satellite/cable television.

Restaurants A wide variety exists offering local and international cuisine. As a guide to prices – A three course meal, per person varies from EC$ 30 in local restaurants to EC$ 120 in 4/5 star hotels. Drinks are from $2 for soft drinks, $4 for a beer, $6 for spirits Bottle of wine from $20

Roads There is a network of about 650 miles of paved roads. Most of the main roads are in good condition.

Shopping Best buys include our spice baskets, locally made batiks and screen printed items, locally made perfumes and potpourris, local jams (especially nutmeg jam), jellies, syrups, local handicrafts, strawwork and paintings. Duty free stores exist in St. George’s, Grand Anse and at the airport, selling jewelry, alcohol, perfumes, crystal and other gift items.

Sports Fishing Beezo Charters Tel: 473 443 5477 Fax: 473 443 5164 e-mail:westrum@caribsurf.com

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First Impressions Tel/ Fax: 473-440-3678 E-mail: starwindsailing@caribsurf.com www.catamaranchartering.com

Sunsation Tours Tel: 473-444-1594 Fax: 473 444 1103 e-mail:qkspice@caribsurf.com www.grenadasunsation.com

True Blue Sportfishing Tel/Fax: 473-444-2048 E-mail: grclifford@caribsurf.com www.worldwidefishing.com/grenada/b1731/i ndex.html

Sunshine Tours Tel: 473-444-2831 Fax: 473 444 4296 e-mail:suntours@caribsurf.com www.travelgrenada.com/sun

Captain Peters’ Tel: 473 440 1349

West Indian International Tours Tel: 473-444-3697 Fax: 473 439 1456 e-mail:wiitgnd@caribsurf.com

Tax There is an 8% Government Tax at hotels and restaurants. Everyone leaving Grenada is required to pay an Airport service and security charge. Persons aged 13 years and over pay EC$ 50, persons 5 years to 12 years pay EC$ 25 and children under 5 years are exempted. Departure tax is collected when leaving the island at the airport.

Taxis Taxis and minibuses for hire are denoted by registration numbers beginning with H Taxi Fares – all amounts are guide lines only Grenada: Point Salines Airport to Grand Anse, L’Anse aux Epines approx $25EC. St George’s $30, within a mile radius $7. Trips outside of St. George’s: First 10 miles $4 per mile, then $3 per mile. Between 6pm and 6 am, there is an additional charge of $10 per journey. Carriacou: From Lauriston Airport to Belair, Mt Royal, Top Hill Road approximately EC$20. Hillsborough EC$15, Harvey Vale, Mt Pleasant EC$25, Belmont, Windward EC$25.

Telecommunications Cable & Wireless (Grenada) Ltd. operates a fully digital telecommunications service with approximately 20,000 connections and world-wide direct dialling islandwide. Direct dialling is available from most hotel rooms. IDD calls are on a per minute basis with a 10% government tax. The IDD code for Grenada is 473 plus a seven-digit number.

Tennis

None are required unless you are coming from an infected area within six days of arrival, then a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over one year of age. DOPCO Tours Tel: 473-444-4732 Fax: 473 444 4818 e-mail:dopco@caribsurf.com www.dopco.com Eco Trek/Eco Tours Tel: 473 444 7777 Fax: 473 444 4808 e-mail:trek@ecodiveandtrek.com www.ecodive.com Funseeker Tours Tel: 473-444-1342 Fax: 473 444 1342 Grenada Tours & Travel Tel: 473-444-2909 Fax: 473 444 9447 e-mail:huggins@caribsurf.com Henry’s Safari Tours Tel: 473-444-5313 Fax: 473 444 4460 e-mail:safari@caribsurf.com www.spiceisle.com/safari K & J Tours Tel: 473 440 4227 Fax: 473 440 4227 Mandoo Tours Tel: 473-440-1482 Fax: 473 444 1428 e-mail:mandoo@caribsurf.com www.grenadatours.com Otway Tours Tel: 473 440 2558 Fax: 473 440 0532 P & M Investment Tel: 473 440 0387 Fax: 473 440 8619 e-mail:pmi@caribsurf.com www.pminvestments.freeservers.com

Facilities are available at most hotels. Public tennis courts are located at Grand Anse & Tanteen, St George’s.

Serendipity Tours Tel: 473 444 1656 Fax: 473 444 2836 e-mail:serendipity@caribsurf.com www.serendipitycompany.com

Tipping

Spiceland Tours Tel: 473-440-5127 Fax: 473 440 5466 e-mail:astral@caribsurf.com

A 10% service charge is added by most hotels and restaurants. Further gratuities are at your discretion.

Trip operators

Valuables Lock up just as you would at home. It is a good idea to leave some cash in safekeeping in your hotel and avoid taking valuables to the beach or on a hiking trip.

Water It is safe to drink. Bottled water is available.

Whale Watching – see Dolphins Yachts Arriving yachts should display the yellow ‘Q’ flag and the courtesy flag of Grenada from the star board spreader of the main mast. Captains should prepare the following: Three crew and/or passenger lists; immigration cards for crew or passengers landing; ships. stores and health declaration; a port clearance from last port of call; ID for crew and passengers; a valid passport or birth certificate, etc. Clearance is provided at The Grenada Yacht Club, St. George’s, Grenada Marine in St. David’s, and Spice Island Marina, Prickly Bay. Clearance is also available in Hillsborough, Carriacou. There are clearance and navigational aid fees. After hours, the Customs and Immigration officers are entitled to charge over time.

Yacht Charters/Day Cruises Beezo Tel: 473 443 5477 Fax: 473 443 5164 e-mail: westrum@caribsurf.com www.caribbeanconnection.com/export/westr um.htm Carib Cats Tel: 473-444 3222 Fax: 473 444 5497 e-mail:helvellynhouse@caribsurf.com First Impressions Tel: 473-440 3678 E-mail: starwindsailing@caribsurf.com www.catarmaranchartering.com

Adventure Jeep Tour Tel: 473-444-5337 e-mail: adventure@caribsurf.com www.adventuregrenada.com

Footloose Yacht Charters Tel: 473-440 7949 Fax: 473 440 6680 e-mail:footloos@caribsurf.com www.grenadasailing.com

Carib Tours Tel: 473-444-4363 Fax: 473 444 2899 e-mail: carintravel@caribsurf.com

Island Yacht Charters Tel: 473-443 5624 Fax: 473 443 3074

Caribbean Horizon Tours Tel: 473-444-3944 Fax: 473 444 2899 e-mail: macford@caribsurf.com www.caribbeanhorizons.com Dave Tours Tel: 473 444 1596 Fax: 473 444 1596

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Vaccinations

Rhum Runner Tel: 473-440 2198 Fax: 473 440 4179 e-mail:renthom@caribsurf.com Spice Island Marine Services Tel: 473-444 4257 Fax: 473 444 2816 e-mail:simsco@caribsurf.com www.spiceislandmarine.com

The underwater scenery in Grenada is every bit as breathtaking as it is above the waves, and just as accessible. Most of the diving facilities in Grenada are located in the South of the island. The diving in Grenada is some of the best in the Caribbean, and we boast the largest Shipwreck in the Caribbean. Diving in Grenada is perfect for the novice and a challenge for the master. The waters surrounding Grenada and Carriacou offer fun and excitement for divers of all skill levels. From lazy drift dives over coral gardens to an eerie and challenging exploration of the wrecks of the Bianca C, these waters are captivating more and more visitors each year.

Diving

Most sites are easily accessible either by snorkeling near to shore reefs, or by taking a brief ride on a dive boat. The farthest site is around Kick ‘em Jenny and Isle de Rhonde, where the underwater visibility is unparalleled and the sea life magnificent. Divers can easily do two dives a day for a week without exhausting Grenada’s dive sites. Carriacou -which means Land of Reefs -offers excellent and varied diving opportunities. Waiting for you are nearly every kind of coral imaginable, along with the sea fans, sea horses, graceful rays, curious barracuda and a full medley of colourful reef fish angels, clown fish and grouper.

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Regulations: Damaging coral by anchor, chains or any other means anywhere in Grenada waters is Prohibited. NO MARINE LIFE MAY BE TAKEN WHILE SCUBA DIVING NOR MAY ANY CORAL, SPONGES, ETC. BE TAKEN FROM GRENADIAN WATERS AT ANY TIME. USE OF A SPEAR GUN, HAWAIIAN SLING, POLE SPEAR OR A SEINE NET IS NOT PERMITTED WITHOUT A LICENSE.

Frequently Asked Questions Is there a decompression chamber? No, however there are chambers in Barbados & Trinidad, both only 30 minutes away by low flying plane (there is an air ambulance service on the island) but their services have never been required by dive shops. (All members of the Grenada Scuba Diving Association have an emergency plan and oxygen on board.) How deep are the sites and what is visibility like? Sites vary from 20 feet / 8 meters to120 feet /40 meters. Visibility varies from 30 feet to 100 feet. What is diving like? Diving is comparable to the betterknown dive sites in the Caribbean, with the reefs considerably more intact; we have a larger variety of fish, the largest wreck in the Caribbean and a submarine volcano. Most diving in Grenada is easy, except where occasional strong currents are experienced around the Bianca C, Kick ‘em Jenny and Point Saline. How many sites are there? There are more than 28 sites including, reefs, wrecks and walls most within 15 -20 minutes from the dive shops. What marine life can you see? The REEFS are composed of finger coral, sea whips, sea fans, brain coral, pillar coral, brown coral trees... The WALLS have blue vase sponges, black gorgonians, black & brown coral... The WRECKS have hydroids, sponges and a variety of soft corals.

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What sea creatures can you see? REEFS: rock beauties, angel fish, tang, grunts, damsel, fish, blennys, parrot fish, wrasse, trigger fish, jaw fish, spotted drums, morays, snake eels, lobsters...DEEPER WATER: eagle rays, turtles, grouper, occasional sharks on the Bianca C...WALLS: schools of yellow chromis, creole wrasse, horseeye and blackjacks... WRECKS: As above, plus barracuda especially on Bianca C. What Affiliation exists? All dive shops have PADI instructors and dive insurance. Dive shops in Carriacou also have CMAS. What types of Boats are used for Dives? It varies from PIROGUES with ladders to larger boats with platforms. Is E6 slide film available? No one on the island does high quality developing and there is no E6 slide film suitable for diving use.

Grenada Dive Sites Boss Reef – there are three (3) main dive sites on this extensive reef (from the red buoy in the harbour to Point Salines) The Hole –starts in sand bars then descends down a slope of 50ft. where the elusive green moray might be seen. Further along this gentle drift dive, you will come to the hole, a frequent hangout for barracuda. On any of these three dives you will often see the “blue rain” of a descending school of Creole wrasse. Valley of Whales – where hills of coral contrast with canyon floors of sand concealing shoals of grunts, yellow chromis, and the occasional Spanish hogfish. There are also clumps of pillar coral. This is the place where a whale was sighted cruising in 60ft of water with its child – a once in a million chance. Forest of Dean – offers vast expanses of soft brown coral “trees” that hide shoals of tropicals. In the sand patches you find rays, conch, and octopus. On the surrounding coral reefs there are frequent cleaning stations (look for fish hanging head down) Grandmal Point – one of few wall dives around Grenada and Carriacou. The wide spectrum of reef life is accented with plentiful whip coral, gorgonians and sea fans. Happy Valley – starts in a forest of brown coral at 20ft, leading to a wall that shelves down to 90ft. For the observant there is an encrusted admiralty anchor. When the tide is right, this is a pleasant drift dive to Dragon Bay. Windmill Shallows – a narrow ridge only twenty to thirty feet wide, it rises from the plate coral at 90ft on the landward side and has a slope on the seaward side that drops to 140ft or so before turning into a proper wall.

There is an abundance of fish because of tidal currents flowing over the ridge. Dragon Bay – is a wall dive starting in the sands of Dragon Bay and ending in Molinere. Deep channels of volcanic rock rise from a sandy bottom, making it suitable for beginners along the top, and for advanced divers along the bottom of the wall. There is a black coral to be found from 45ft as well as a mass of black gorgonians with frequently sightings of groupers, morays and angelfish. Three Wrecks – three parts of a cargo ship that sank in St. George’s Harbour and had to be cut to be removed. Because it is so close to Quarantine Point, there is often a strong current running, which makes it rarely, dived. However, on the inshore, there is a flat reef with a profusion of angelfish and rock beauties. Flamingo Bay – the wall with the most prolific fish life. Shoals of Creole wrasse, yellow chromis, gunts, and jack knife fish lead down the wall to 90ft where there are groupers, jacks and rays to be seen. The wall itself is encrusted with whip coral, an assortment of sponges, and sea fans. In the shallower parts of the reef, black seahorses have been sighted. Channel Reef – a shallow reef that drops off to form a deep-water entrance to St. George’s harbour. Turtles, lobsters and a variety of soft corals provide a backdrop for a large collection of encrusted anchors from the many ships that called at St. George’s over the years. Molinere Reef – a wonderful dive for both beginners and advanced as well as snorkellers. Beginning 20feet down, its slopes to a wall that starts at 35 feet dropping to 65 feet. Along the top of the reef there is a wide variety of small tropicals including yellow-headed and mottled jaw fish, as well as spotted drums. For the more advanced diver, there is a wreck, the Buccaneer, a 42ft two masted sloop stripped and penetrable. In this deeper water, lobster and spotted morays can often be seen.

Red Buoy – the shallows conceal an 18th century wreck now visible as clumps of coral. At 70ft, along the man-made wall, there is a quantity of admiralty anchors. The silage from the harbour ensures a profusion of blue vase sponges in the shallower water. Whibble Reef – a sloping sand wall that descends sharply to 167 feet to the north, and gently to the south. This is an advanced drift dive over enchanting reef and coral formations. Travelling along the edge, schools of jack, runner and wrasse can be seen. Among the brown coral, along the top of the reef, you see turtles, eagle rays and the occasional sleeping sand shark. Lobster and barracuda also abound. Bianca C – a 600ft cruise ship, sunk in 1961, lying on a sandy plain in 167 feet of water, edged on the south side by Whibble Reef. At times there are strong tidal currents, making this an advanced deep dive (with a checkout dive required). The ship is encrusted with hydroids as well as black, soft and hard corals. There are schools of jack, barracuda and spotted eagle ray in abundance. Spice Island Reef – is the place for resort courses and beginners. It’s a level sand area, edged by a reef of finger coral, interspersed with brain coral that supports an array of tropicals. The coral heads in the sand act as nurseries for reef fish with a multitude of juveniles to be seen. SS Orinco – lies just off La Sagesse Point. Wrecked on November 1, 1990 on the rocks of the headland, it is in rough water and only suitable for experienced divers. Veronica L – a cargo vessel that recently went down just outside the town of St. George. It lies near the mouth of a river, so consequently, is heavily silted, and with little around it. Quarter Wreck – is the other part of three wrecks. It lies on the edge of Grand Reef, there are some nice coral formations, and larger scholls of fish in the deeper parts, along the descent towards the sandy plain on which the Bianca C lies.

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Kick ‘em Jenny – offers excellent visibility of about 100 feet and is a favourite of area dive masters. Kick’em Jenny is a submarine volcano, and rare and plentiful coral and marine life can be seen here. The site is often combined with the area around Isle de Rhonde in a two –two dive.

Twin Sisters – not to be confused with Sister Rocks off Point Cistern, this is one of the most spectacular dives in the Grenadines with walls and drop offs descending to 180ft, plus a mysterious cavern. The depth and strong currents here make another dive for experienced divers only.

Carriacou Dive Sites

Mabouya Island – this island just off Hillsborough Bay offers a variety of interesting reefs and abundant fish life, including sharks, rays, eels and turtles.

Jack a Dan – a good site for beginners, for acclimatizing or for an excellent night dive. There are lots of lobsters, angelfish and moray eels to see. Sandy Island – extensive reefs just off shore, ranging to a maximum depth of 70ft. Many fishes and turtles populate this area. This is an excellent site for night diving. Sister Rocks –just off Point Cistern and Jack Iron Point. A great dive to 100ft with spectacular walls, large rocks, and barracuda. Because strong currents are often present, this is a dive for experienced divers only. Pago das Garden – close to Frigate Island with an amazing array of corals and plentiful fish life. Depths range from 40 to 80 feet.

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Saline Island – because of the currents, this is an ideal drift dive, offering the chance to see extensive reef formations.

Dive Facilities – Grenada Aquanauts Tel: 473-444-1126/439-2500 Fax: 473-444-1127/439-2501 e-mail aquanauts@caribsurf.com www.aquanautgrenada.com

Devotion2Ocean Tel/ Fax: 473-444-3483 E-mail: scubagirl@caribsurf.com www.devotion2ocean.com Dive Grenada Tel: 473-444-1092 Fax: 473 444 5875 e-mail diveg’da@caribsurf.com www.divegrenada.com Eco Dive and Trek Tel: 473 444 7777 Fax: 473 444 1046 e-mail ecodive@ecodiveandtrek.com www.ecodiveandtrek.com Scubatech Tel: 473- 439-4346 / 444-4334 Fax: 473-444-5050 E-mail: robnkatie@caribsurf.com www.scubatech-grenada.com

Dive Facilities – Carriacou Arawak Divers Tel / Fax: 473-443-6906 E-mail: arawakdivers@caribsurf.com www.arawak.de Carriacou Silver Diving Tel/Fax: 473-443 7882 e-mail scubamax@caribsurf.com www.scubamax.com Lumba Ltd Tel: 473-443-8566 Fax: 473-443-8811 E-mail: lumbadive@lumbadive.com www.lumbadive.com

Your Wedding In Grenada Imagine getting married on a treasure island against a backdrop of palmfringed white sands and a turquoise sea sparkling behind you, or on a sailboat, or in an arbour, scented with the perfume of exotic tropical flowers. If you are looking for the perfect destination for your special day, then Grenada will fulfill your dream of a Caribbean paradise. Together with its sister islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada is renowned as one of the prettiest and least spoilt islands in the Caribbean. Grenada has a wide selection of accommodation, some of which offer wedding packages. Independent Wedding Planners are also available to make your arrangements. No blood tests are required

Documentation required ■

Valid passports

Birth certificates

Sworn Affidavit, or letter from a Clergy Man, Lawyer or Registry if one or both parties are single, attesting to the fact that the parties involved have not been married previously. (One each if both are single)

Decree Absolute if divorced (one each if both are divorced)

If widowed, a death certificate

If under the age of 21, evidence of parental consent by way of an Affidavit from a Lawyer or Notary Public.

Legal proof if name is changed by Deed Poll

All documents must be in English. If the originals are in another Language, they must be translated into English and certified.

State Requirements ■

Visitors must be resident on island for a minimum of three days (including weekends and public holidays) before applying for a licence.

Application for a Marriage Licence is then made at the Prime Minister’s Office and the necessary Stamp Duty and licence fees paid. This process takes about two days but slightly longer if either party is divorced as documents must be sent to the Ministry of Legal Affairs.

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A Typical Wedding Package includes the following and generally costs between US$400.00 and US$1000.00. ■

Marriage Licence

Registrar or Minister’s Fee

Registry General’s Office – Ground Floor, Ministerial Complex, Botanical Gardens, St. George’s

Wedding Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

Ceremony

Witnesses

Q: What is the legal requirement of residency prior to applying for a licence in Grenada?

Hotel Room upgrade (subject to availability)

Additional amenities offered by some hotels include: ■

Professional photographer

Bridal bouquet and groom’s buttonhole.

Wedding cake

Bottle of champagne or wine

Complimentary breakfast in room

Witnesses, Best Man and Maid of Honour if required.

Associated costs: ■

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Prime Minister’s Office – 6th Floor Ministerial Complex, Botanical Gardens, St. George’s

EC$10.00 fee payable at the Treasury

EC$15.00 stamp to be provided with the marriage licence to the Prime Minister’s Office

EC$2.00 payable to the Registry General’s Office

EC$5.00 stamp to be presented with the certificate

Please note that these are the fees at the time of printing and that these fees are subject to change.

Office Locations All offices are opened between 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Monday to Friday (closed on weekends and public holidays) Treasury – Financial Complex, The Carenage, St. George’s

A: Three days (including weekends and public holidays) Q: I’ve lost my original birth certificate – is a duplicate copy from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages sufficient? A: Yes Q: I am adopted and therefore do not have a Birth Certificate, only adoption papers, Will this do? A: Yes Q: How long would a clergyman, lawyer or registrar need to know the individuals to be able to attest to single status?

A: There is no given time frame – however, the necessary legal documentation must be provided

Q: Can my partner and I use one affidavit to attest to both of us being single?

Q: How long does it take to have the Marriage Certificate issued?

A: Yes, if both parties reside in the same Borough, County, City, Parish or State. No - if both Parties live in a different Borough, County, City, Parish or State.

A: Approx. 2 working days Q: How will I get my certificate if I leave within 2 days? A: Prior arrangements can be made with the Registry General’s office to forward the Certificate to a given address (all costs to be borne by the couple) Q: Where do I obtain a Sworn Affidavit confirming my single status? A: From a lawyer, registrar or clergyman (priest). The document must be on letter headed paper, with an official stamp from the issuing office and signed. Q: Can my partner and I use the same lawyer, registrar or clergyman to attest our Single status?

Q: Is an official letterhead sufficient? A: No, an official stamp from the issuing office, together with a signature must be placed on the document Q: Does an affidavit need a Notorary Public’s stamp? A: No, an official stamp from the issuing office (Lawyer, Registrar or Church Office), together with their signature is sufficient Q: Do I need a blood test or other medical examination for a marriage in Grenada? A: No.

A: Yes, if both parties reside in the same Borough, County, City, Parish or State. No, if both parties live in a different Borough, County, State, City or Parish.

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GRENADA BOARD OF TOURISM OFFICES Head Office Grenada Board of Tourism P.O. Box 293, St. George’s, Grenada W.I. Tel: 473-440-2279/2001 Fax: 473-440-6637 E-mail: gbt@caribsurf.com www.grenadagrenadines.com Carriacou Grenada Board of Tourism Main Street, Hillsborough, Carriacou Tel: 473-443-7948 Fax: 473-443-6127 E-mail: carrgbt@caribsurf.com Canada Grenada Board of Tourism 439 University Ave. Suite 920, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Y8 Canada Tel: 416-595-1339 Fax: 416-595-8278 E-mail: tourism@grenadaconsulate.com Germany Grenada Board of Tourism Schenkendorfstrasse 1, 65187 Wiesbaden, Germany Tel: 0611-2676720 Fax: 0611-2676760 E-mail: grenada@discover-fra.com United Kingdom Grenada Board of Tourism 11 Blades Court, 121 Deodar Road, London SW15 2NU England Tel: 020 8877 4516 Fax: 020 8874 4219 E-mail: grenada@representationplus.co.uk USA Grenada Board of Tourism P.O. Box 1668, Lake Worth, Fl 33460, USA Tel: 561-588-8176 Fax: 561-588-7267 E-mail: cnoel@grenadagrenadines.com Toll Free: 1-800-927-9554

Please note that every effort is made to ensure that the information contained is correct. The Grenada Board of Tourism cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions or changes.


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