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					Grenada
 Grenada · Carriacou & Petite Martinique
      The Spice of the Caribbean
               Introduction, What to See & Do   Diving
               Carriacou & Petite Martinique    Weddings & Honeymoons

    Contents   General Information


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Known as the Spice Island of the                                                      green landscape and the thriving
Caribbean, the scents of nutmeg,                                                      wildlife of Grenada are just two of its
cinnamon, cloves and ginger waft on                                                   many treasures that the visitor can
balmy air, over the idyllic island of                                                 enjoy.
Grenada.
The State of Grenada lies at the                                                      Cultural &
southernmost tip of the Windward                                                      Historical Interests
Islands. An ideal destination for those                                               Historic delights include three
seeking a relaxing, tropical holiday,                                                 military forts offering magnificent
Grenada has over 40 picturesque white                                                 views of the harbour, the exquisite
sand beaches with turquoise waters,                                                   Georgian architecture of the Houses
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
                                           Grenada                  The spice of the Caribbean


                                           crowds and are accessible to either the    of Parliament and the fascinating
the tranquil region of the West Indies.
                                           experienced or novice diver or             artifacts housed in the Grenada
Excellent accommodation ranges from
                                           snorkeler.                                 National Museum. The Capital, St.
luxury hotels, through affordable family
                                                                                      George’s, is filled with well-preserved
friendly hotels to self-catering
apartments and intimate guesthouses.
                                           Parks & Rainforests                        examples of French and English
                                           One-sixth of Grenada’s landmass is         colonial architecture.
Grenada has some of the most
beautiful beaches and the prettiest        preserved as parks and natural wildlife
harbour in the Caribbean and this          sanctuaries. Luscious, bountiful           Spicy Facts
paradise is only 9 hours flying time       tropical forests are filled with a large
                                                                                      ■ The State of Grenada is comprised
from the UK, and approximately 4           variety of flora and fauna. Glorious
                                                                                        of three main islands.
hours from North America. Carriacou is     waterfalls cascading into clear pools in
a twenty-minute flight or a 90-minute      some of the stunning rainforests              ●   Grenada (pronounced Gra-nay-da)
ferry ride away from Grenada, and is       provide the most breathtaking natural
                                                                                         ●   Carriacou (pronounced
the largest of the Grenadine islands.      views. A leader in the growth of eco-
                                                                                             Carry-a-koo)
                                           tourism, the Government of Grenada is
Aquatic Life                               dedicated to preserving the natural           ●   Petite Martinique (pronounced
A country of unique islands, one of        beauty of the country. The unspoilt,              Pitty Mar-ti-neek)
Grenada’s most lovely features is the
clear, turquoise waters. With 45
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, octopi,
sharks, and sea-horses among many
others.
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                                                     destroyed by fire in 1990. The building
      –the Isle of Spice                                                                    has been beautifully restored to retain
       ●   There are more spices per square                                                 most of its Victorian architecture. The
           mile than any other place on the                                                 complex houses the Ministry of
           planet                                                                           Finance and other offices.
       ●   Grenada produces 1/3 of the                                                      Gouyave & Grenville
           world’s nutmeg supply                                                            Nutmeg Processing Stations
       ●   Is the second largest producer                                                   These are the largest nutmeg
           in the world of nutmegs                                                          processing factories on the island.
                                                                                            Grenada is the second largest
       ●   Other spices grown include:         Fedon’s Camp                                 producer of nutmegs in the world,
           cloves, cinnamon, mace, ginger,     Located in the central mountain range        accounting for about a third of the
           bayleaves & tumeric                 of the Grand Etang, this historical site     world’s supply. Tours are available for
    ■ Grenada was first sighted by             can only be reached on foot. This            US$ 1 per person.
      Christopher Columbus in 1498             camp was named after Julien Fedon, a
                                               French planter, who led a revolt against     Grand Etang National Park
       ●   Between 1609 & 1783 the island      the British in 1795.                         A major tourist attraction and
           changed hands between the
                                               Fish Friday                                  naturalist park which encompasses the
           French and the British.
                                               Every Friday night the fishing town of       Grand Etang Lake, it covers 30 acres.
       ●   Grenada was awarded to Britain in                                                The lake is located approximately
                                               Gouyave is transformed to welcome
           1783 under the Treaty of            persons to Fish Friday. Local seafood        1,740 feet above sea level, and is
           Versailles                          delicacies of every description cooked       situated in a rainforest, with many
       ●   Grenada achieved its                over open fires are on the menu,             trails for hikers and nature lovers.
           Independence from Britain on        available from vendors.
           February 7, 1974                                                                 Shelia Buckmire
                                               Forts                                        National Library
    ■ The many bays and sheltered              Fort Frederick – Completed in 1791,          First established in 1846, this library
      anchorages make it a main yachting       this bastion type fort on Richmond Hill      is located in a former brick warehouse
      center in the Eastern Caribbean          commands a panoramic view of                 on the Carenage since 1892.
                                               St. George’s.
                                               Fort George – Overlooking the                Grenada National Museum

    What to
    see and do
                                               harbour, Fort George, built in 1706 is a
                                               vantage point for sightseers and offers
                                               a spectacular view of St. George’s tile-
                                               roof architecture and picturesque
                                                                                            Set in the foundations of an old army
                                                                                            barracks and prisons built in 1704,
                                                                                            this small but interesting museum just
                                                                                            off Young Street, St. George’s offers a
                                               skyline. This historic fort is also etched   fine collection of objects and artifacts
                                               in the nation’s history, being the centre    of the island’s history and culture.
    Belmont Estate                             of the island’s 19th October 1983
    Located in Belmont, St. Patrick's is a     political disturbance when Maurice           Grenada Seafaris
    300 year-old plantation that offers a      Bishop and part of his cabinet were          Thrill-seekers can enjoy a fascinating
    unique link between the past and the       executed by a faction of the People’s        boat ride exploring the island’s
    present. Your experience will include      Revolutionary Government. It is now          stunning coastline and dramatic
    a museum, gardens, an old cemetery,        the head-quarters of the Royal               landscape on a Grenada Seafaris
    traditional cultural performances and      Grenada Police Force but is open for         adventure. Grenada Seafaris offers a
    a restaurant that caters only for lunch.   sightseeing.                                 variety of island tours which showcase
    Carenage                                                                                the history, ecology and geography
                                               Financial Complex
    The inner harbour is a perfect                                                          of the island.
                                               This historic building, located at the
    horseshoe shape and is the centre          end of the Carenage, was partially
    of marine activity in St. George’s.                                                     Helvellyn Pottery
    Georgian buildings add character                                                        & Learning Centre
    to the Carenage.                                                                        A North African influence combined
                                                                                            with local talents creating an
    Dougaldston Spice Estate                                                                assortment of pottery designs.
    An historical monument to Grenada’s                                                     Helvellyn House, located close by is a
    past where most of the spices are                                                       traditional country house that serves
    grown and receive primary processing.                                                   by reservations, local lunch


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Lake Antoine
Six miles north of Grenville in the
parish of St. Patrick’s, Lake Antoine
occupies about 16 acres within a
perfect crater of an extinct volcano.

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

Leapers Hill
North of the town of Sauteurs is a
steep cliff face that descends vertically
for more than 100ft. This historic
landmark is where the Carib Indians in
Grenada leapt off the edge into the
sea, rather than surrender to the
French Colonist in 1650.

Levera National Park                        Fendue mound, displays the grandeur          Rosemount Falls, are privately owned
The scenery is beautiful, and marine        of misty mountains, lush vegetation and      and are only available to persons
areas are famous for their coral reefs      romantic hills and valleys. Its beauty is    lunching at the Rosemount Plantation
and sea grass beds that provide             adorned with a rich array of colours         House.
shelter for lobsters and beautiful reef     of poinsettias, flamboyant trees,            Royal Mt. Carmel Waterfall, consists
fishes.                                     bougainvilleas and palms. Lunch is           of two falls, cascading over 70 feet to
                                            available                                    crystal clear pools below. A fee of
Market Square
Bustling, noisy and colourful, the          River Antoine Rum Distillery                 US$ 1 is charged.
market is the centre of activity in St.     This privately owned distillery, whose       Seven Sisters Falls, consists of seven
George’s. It is the main site for those     processes have changed little since          waterfalls and is a 30-minute trek to
buying and selling local produce.           the 1800s, is the oldest functioning         the first fall.
                                            water-propelled distillery not only in       Tufton Halls Falls is unspoilt and
Marryshow House                             Grenada, but also throughout the             recently discovered, and is accessible
Now the local centre of the University      Caribbean. Guided tours are                  by foot only.
of the West Indies and a theatre for        available.
many cultural shows and plays. It was                                                    Westerhall Rum Distillery
the former house of T.A. Marryshow,         River Tubing                                 Located on the Westerhall Estate. In the
known as the Father of Federation.          Adventurous visitors can experience a
                                                                                         distillery itself there are still vestiges of
                                            “thrill of a lifetime” river tubing on the
                                                                                         the old artifacts and equipment that
Mt. Rich Amerindian                         Balthazar River, spinning and swirling in
                                                                                         make up the refinery process.
Petroglyphs                                 a modified river tube. View the exotic
Situated along the St. Patrick’s river      scenery of the tropical vegetation on
valley in the village of Mount Rich,        your trip down the river.
these petroglyphs are significant as the    Waterfalls
only extensive area of carvings left on     Annandale Falls are easily accessible,
the island that depict the way of life of   small and offers scenic beauty to its
the Amerindians. They can be most           visitors.
easily seen on the top and sides of a
                                            Concord Falls are three very
very large stone on the riverbank where
                                            picturesque waterfalls and are ideally
six carvings, headpieces, pottery,
                                            suited for swimming; the first, Concord
implements and tools (spears, bows
                                            Fall is accessible by road, the second
and axes) used in their hunting and
                                            Au Coin, and the third Fountainbleu are
fishing were found.
                                            only accessible by foot. A fee of US$ 1
Plantation House                            is charged.
This 18th century historical stone          Honeymoon Falls, is picturesque and
building elegantly located on the Morne     located at the base of Mt. Qua Qua.


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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                                                 Sites of
    eighteenth centuries was spelt
    Kayryouacou. The French were the
    first European settlers and were soon
    joined by English and Scottish
    settlers.
                                                                                       Interest
                                                                                       Anse La Roche Beach
                                                                                       The most scenic beach on the island




    Carriacou
    The residents of Carriacou are a proud
    and independent people. As with the
    Glaswegian descendants, the African
                                                                                       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.
    descendants can often trace their
    ancestry back to the African tribe to
                                                                                       The Carriacou Museum
    which they belong.
                                                                                       Housed in a restored cotton gin mill,
    The Big Drum Dance is a traditional                                                the museum has exhibits tracing the
    African dance originally performed                                                 early British and French occupation
    only on special occasions – at planting                                            of the islands. There is also an African
    time, the launching of a boat, or at a                                             and art section with paintings from
    tombstone feast, when a tomb-stone                                                 Canute Calliste, the islands’ most
    was erected on the grave of a relative.                                            famous artist.
    Today it is enacted at some cultural
    events.
                                                                                       Dumfries
    European dances such as the               The island has its own Carnival, which   On the south-eastern coast of the
    Quadrille, which was popular in both      is held the two days before lent, and    island, was one of the earliest
    England and France in the eighteenth      at Whitsuntide a two-day regatta is      settlements, and an historical area
    century, is still performed today.        hosted.                                  has been declared which shows 200


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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
                                             Petite
a national park because of its natural
state.

Ningo Well
The first well ever built on Carriacou.
                                             Martinique
                                             This dependency of Grenada has a           Fishing and boatbuilding are still the
                                             very strong culture. It also has one of    main occupations. Some corn and
Paradise Beach
                                             the highest per capita incomes in the      peas are grown and sheep and goats
Is peaceful, with beautiful calm seas,
                                             Eastern Caribbean.                         graze freely over the hills. Everything
and is one of the best beaches in the
                                                                                        else has to be imported.
Caribbean.                                   About 900 people live on the island,
                                             which covers 486 acres (194 hectares)      Although the island has electricity and
Sandy Island                                 and is 3 miles (5km) east of the           telephones, the lack of rivers has made
Just off Carriacou, is famous for its        northern half of Carriacou. The island     water a valuable resource, and all
beauty, palm fringed white sandy             can be reached only by boat.               homes have a storage tank to collect
beaches, clear blue waters and               The island is really one large hill. The   rainwater.
stunning coral reefs. A popular diving       eastern shore is rocky but there are
                                                                                        There is a small medical centre, visited
site, it’s scenery has often featured        some fine beaches on the western,
                                                                                        by a government doctor from
as a backdrop for television                 leeward side.
                                                                                        Carriacou once a week, post office,
advertisements.
                                             Like Carriacou, Petite Martinique was      school and a small Catholic Church.
                                             first settled by the French and many       Other denominations hold outdoor
Tyrrel Bay                                   islanders have names of French origin.     services.
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. 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.


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    Other                                       General
    Offshore                                    Information
    Islands                                     Airlines
                                                Air Canada offers one weekly direct flight
                                                                                                 Business Hours
                                                                                                 Shops – opening hours are generally 8 am to
    Isle de Rhonde, the largest and only        from Toronto during the period December          4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and on Saturday
    other inhabited island is about eight       to April.                                        from 8am to 1p.m.
    miles northeast of Grenada.                 American Airlines offers 3 flights weekly        Government Offices – Opening hours are
                                                from Miami, Florida                              Monday to Friday from 8am - 4 p.m., but
    Other northern islands are Sister                                                            payments must be made by 3 p.m.
                                                American Eagle offers flights via Puerto Rico.
    Islands, Marquis Islands, Diamond or                                                         Camping
    Kick ëem Jenny, Large, Frigate, Saline,     British Airways, Monarch Airlines and Virgin     Camping is not encouraged, as proper
                                                Atlantic Airways offer direct flights weekly     facilities are not in place.
    White Island, Les Tantes, Isle de Caille,   from London.
    Sugar Loaf, Rose Rocks, Bonaparte           Delta Airline offers weekly direct flights
                                                                                                 The Capital
    Rocks, Green Island and Sandy Island.                                                        St. George’s with a superb land locked
                                                from JFK, New York
                                                                                                 harbour, is located on the southwest coast of
                                                LIAT the Star of the Caribbean offers daily      Grenada. It is the seat of government and the
    Hog Island and Caliviny Island are to                                                        main commercial centre.
                                                flights from twenty-six (26) destinations in
    the south of Grenada, along with            the Caribbean.
    Glover, which was a Norwegian whaling                                                        Car Rental
                                                Condor offers one flight weekly direct from      Clients must be over 21 and have a valid
    station until 1925. The ruins still         Germany.                                         driver’s license together with a local permit.
    stand.                                                                                       In the winter season and in July/August, cars
                                                SVG offers daily flights between Grenada and     are rented for a minimum of 3 days.
                                                Carriacou with connections to Union Island.
                                                Conviasa offers flights twice daily to Grenada   Car Rentals Grenada
                                                from Magarita.                                   Adams Auto Rentals
                                                                                                 Tel: 473-444-3170 /473-405-0582
                                                                                                 E-mail: cjslodge@hotmail.com
                                                Area
                                                The State of Grenada is 133 square miles.        AVIS
                                                Grenada is 21 miles long by 12 miles wide.       Tel: 473 440 3936 Fax: 473 440 9009
                                                Carriacou is 13 sq. miles (34-sq. km) and        E-mail: avisgrenada@spiceisle.com
                                                Petite Martinique is 486 acres (194              Archie Auto Rentals Sales & Services
                                                hectares).                                       Tel: 473-439-0086, Fax: 473-439-0588
                                                                                                 E-mail: archie@spiceisle.com
                                                Banks                                            www.archierentals.com
                                                Banking hours are generally Monday to            Azar’s Auto Rental & Tours
                                                Thursdays from 8 am to 2 p.m., and on            Tel: 473-414-2911 Fax: 473-440-5978
                                                Fridays from 8 am to 4 p.m. Banks in             E-mail: rent@azarsrentals.com
                                                Grenada include First International Caribbean    www.azarsrentals.com
                                                Bank, Grenada Co-operative Bank, RBTT
                                                Bank, Republic Bank and Scotia Bank.             C & A Auto Rental
                                                                                                 Tel: 473-417-7063
                                                                                                 E-mail: canlucas@yahoo.com
                                                Beaches
                                                Grenada has 45 white sand beaches and            Chris & Nicky Vehicle Rental
                                                9 black sand beaches.                            Tel: 473-443-2881
                                                                                                 E-mail: chris_nicky@spiceisle.com
                                                Bike Rentals
                                                Adventure Jeep Tours 473 444 5337
                                                e-mail: adventure@spiceisle.com
                                                www.adventuregrenada.com

                                                Bus Fares – EC$
                                                Grenada: From St. George’s to: Annandale
                                                $2.50, Concorde $3.50, Grand Anse $2.50,
                                                Grand Etang $5.00, Grenville $6.00,
                                                Gouyave $3.50, La Sagesse $3.50, Sauteurs
                                                $6.50, Victoria $5.00, Westerhall $5.00
                                                Carriacou: Within one mile $1.50 – over one
                                                mile $2.50
                                                Fares are per person, one way and are
                                                subject to official change.
                                                Buses are numbered according to the route
                                                that they are authorised to ply.




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Dabs Car Rental                                                                   Consulate of Guyana
Tel / fax: 473-444-4116                                                           Tel: 473 440 2031 Fax: 473 440 4129
E-mail: cars@dabscarentals.com                                                    E-mail: Huggins@spiceisle.com
www.dabscarrentals.com
                                                                                  Consulate of Jamaica
David’s Car Rental                                                                Tel: 473 444 5210 Fax: 473 440 6605
Tel: 473 444 3399 Fax: 473 444 5777                                               Consulate of the Netherlands
e-mail: cdavid@spiceisle.com                                                      Tel: 473 459 0712 Fax: 473 440 6605
www.davidscars.com
                                                                                  Consulate of Spain
Dollar Rent-A-Car                                                                 Tel: 473 440 2087 Fax: 473 440 4008
Tel: 473 444 4786 Fax: 473 444 4788                                               E-mail: Hubbards@spiceisle.com
e-mail: reservations@dollargrenada.com
                                                                                  Consulate of Sweden
Fas Car Rentals                                                                   Tel: 473 440 3578 Fax: 473 440 4172
Tel: 473 443 2293 Fax: 473 443 3259                                               E-mail: Wilkinson@spiceisle.com
E-mail: fionamac@spiceisle.com
                                                                                  Embassy of Cuba
Gabriels Rental & Taxi Service                                                    Tel: 473 444 1884 Fax: 473 444 1877
Tel/Fax: 473 443 2304                                                             e-mail: embacubagranada@spiceisle.com
E-mail: gabrental@hotmail.com
                                                                                  Organisation of American States
General Rent -A -Car                                                              Tel: 473 440 2439 Fax: 473 440 6689
Tel: 473 440 2894                                                                 e-mail: oasgrnda@oas.org
E-mail: generalrenacar@spiceisle.com
                                                                                  United States Embassy
Indigo Car Rentals Ltd                                                            Tel: 473 444 1173-7 Fax: 473 444 4820
Tel: 473 439 3300 Fax: 473 444 5929                                               e-mail: usemb_gd@spiceisle.com
E-mail: indigocars@spiceisle.com
                                                                                  Venezuelan Embassy
J & B Auto Rentals                                                                Tel: 473 440 1721 Fax: 473 440 6657
Tel: 473 435 5029                                                                 e-mail: vennes@spiceisle.com
E-mail: jbautorentals@spiceisle.com                                               Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
www.jandbautorentals.com                                                          Tel: 473-439-6230 Fax: 473-439-6231
Jerry’s Auto                                                                      Consulate of Italy
Tel: 473 440 1730 Fax: 473 440 0616                                               Tel: 473-444-5676 Fax: 473-444-5314
e-mail: jerrys@spiceisle.com                                                      E-mail: tesoro@spiceisle.com
Maitlands Motor sales & Rentals
Tel: 473 444 4022 Fax: 473 440 8505                                               Climate
E-mail: rentals@maitlandsrentals.com                                              The lowest temperatures occur between
                                                                                  November and February. The climate varies
McIntyre Bros. Ltd.                                                               according to altitude. Driest season is
Tel: 473 444 3944 Fax: 473 444 2899      Psalms 1 Tel: 473-403- 8197              January to May. Rainy season is June to
e-mail: macford@spiceisle.com                                                     December (even then, it rarely rains for more
www.caribbeanhorizons.com                Quality Jeep Rentals Tel: 473-443-8307
                                                                                  than an hour at a time and not every day).
MCR Car Rentals                          Sunkey’s Rental Tel: 473-443-8382
                                                                                  Average Temperatures –
Tel: 473 440 5398 Fax: 473 440 6692      E-mail: sunkeywp@yahoo.com
                                                                                         J F M A M J        J A S O N D
e-mail: royston@spiceisle.com            Talk Back Rental Tel: 473-443-6721
                                                                                  Max 30 30 31 31 32 32 31 32 32 31 31 31
Nedd’s Rental & Service                  Wayne Auto Rentals and Services          Min 23 30 30 20 22 23 23 22 22 22 22 21
Tel: 473 440 5599 Fax: 473 440 6333      Tel: 473-443-6120
E-mail: neddrent@spiceisle.com                                                    Churches
Sanvics 4X4                              Consulates/Embassies                     There is a good representation of all the
Tel: 473 444 4753 Fax: 473 439 4123      French Consulate                         major religions in most towns. Roman
E-mail: sanvics@spiceisle.com            Tel: 473 405 9090 Fax: 473 444 3019      Catholics account for 64% of the population,
www.sanvics.com                          Consulate of Germany                     Anglican 22%, Methodist 3% and Seventh
                                         Tel/Fax: 473 440 7260                    Day Adventists 3%
Sunshine Tours
                                         E-mail: bluebeard@spiceisle.com
Tel: 473 444 2831 Fax: 473 444 4269                                               Clothing
e-mail: suntours@spiceisle.com                                                    Lightweight and informal summer clothing
Thomas & Sons                                                                     can be worn year round. Dress is generally
Tel/Fax: 473 444 4384                                                             casual and sportswear is accepted in most
E-mail: ctscarent@hotmail.com                                                     places.
www.spiceisle.com/ctscarent                                                       Visitors should not wear bathing suit or mini-
                                                                                  shorts in the streets or shops. Gentlemen are
Thrift                                                                            asked to wear long trousers for dinner at
Tel: 473 444 4984/2342                                                            hotels. Hiking shoes will prove useful.
e-mail: gvinn@spiceisle.com
www.grenadagrandview.com                                                          Nude/topless bathing is not permitted.

Y & R Car Rentals                                                                 Credit Cards
Tel: 473 444 4448 Fax: 473 444 3639                                               Major cards are accepted by most hotels,
e-mail: info@y-r.com                                                              car rental companies and shops.

                                                                                  Currency
Car Rentals in Carriacou                                                          The East Caribbean dollar is linked to the US
Ade’s Dream Tel: 473-443-7317
                                                                                  dollar at 2.7169.
E-mail: adesdea@spiceisle.com
Barba’s Jeep Rental Tel: 473-443-7454                                             Departure Charge – airports
                                                                                  Lauriston Airport –Carriacou
Fire Ball Tel: 473-406-4313
                                                                                  EC$10.00 security charge for persons
Franklyn’s Rental Tel: 473-443-8496                                               5 years and over traveling to Grenada



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     Diving                                                                                              Fares (EC$): $25 per person one way
     Grenada offers some of the best diving in the                                                       Power Catermaran Osprey Shuttle –
     Caribbean and boasts the largest shipwreck                                                          Tel/ Fax 473-440-8126
     in the Caribbean, a 600 - foot long cruise liner                                                    E-mail: osprey@spiceisle.com
     called the Bianca C. See page 13 for details                                                        Journey time 90 minutes
     on Diving in Grenada.
                                                                                                         Departures from Grenada to Carriacou
     Dolphin & Whale Watching                                                                            Monday – Friday     9:00am & 5:30pm
     About fifteen (15) species of whales can be                                                         Saturday 9:00am only
     seen in Grenadian waters. During the period                                                         Sunday 8:00am & 5:30pm
     December to April there is a 97% success
     rate of sighting whales and dolphins. Among                                                         Departures from Carriacou to Grenada
     those seen are the sperm, humpback, long                                                            Monday – Saturday 6:00am & 3:30pm
     and short fin padded whales.                                                                        Sunday 3:30pm only

     Tours can be arranged with First Impressions:                                                       Departures from Carriacou to Petite
     Tel/Fax: 473 440 3678.                                                                              Martinique
     E-mail: starwindsailing@spiceisle.com                                                               Monday – Friday      10:30am & 7:00pm
     www.catamaranchartering.com                                                                         Sunday 9:30am & 7:00pm

     Drivers License                                                                                     Departures from Petite Martinique to
     To obtain a local permit, a bona fide driving                                                       Carriacou
     license must be presented at the local traffic                                                      Monday – Saturday 5:30am & 3:00pm
     department at the Central Police Station on                                                         Sunday 3:00pm
     the Carenage, the cost is EC$ 30. Most car                                                          Fares
     rental firms issue local permits. Please note                                                       Grenada to Carriacou       EC$80.00 one way
     that driving is on the LEFT.                                                                        and Petite Martinique       EC$160.00 return
     Eco-Tourism                                                                                         Carriacou                  EC$30.00 one way
     Grenada & Carriacou have a lot to offer the                                                         to Petite Martinique         EC$60.00 return
     eco-visitor. Bird watching, hiking and whale
     watching are some of the activities that one                                                        Festivals & Special Events
     can enjoy.                                                                                          January        New Years Day
                                                                                                                        Spice Island Billfish Tournament
     Electricity                                        United Kingdom and its dependencies, British                    Grenada Sailing Festival
     Voltage is 220 volts - 50 cycles. Appliances       Commonwealth countries, Caribbean
     rated at 110 volts (US standard) normally          countries (except Cuba), European                February       Grenada Independence
     work satisfactorily with a transformer. Most       Community countries and their
     hotels have standard British three prong           dependencies, Norway, Japan, and Israel.         March          St. Patrick’s Day Festival
     plugs, and provide dual voltage shaver units.                                                       April          Grenada Triathlon
     Bring an adaptor plug for small appliances         Commonwealth of Independent States such
                                                        as Russia and the Ukraine and the Baltic                        Carriacou Maroon and String
     Emergency Telephone Numbers                        States such as Estonia and Latvia, and other                    Band Festival
                                                        eastern European countries such as Hungary,                     Easter Celebrations
     Police and Fire                           911
                                                        Romania and Slovenia are required to
     Ambulance               St George’s       434                                                       May            Labour Day
                                                        purchase a tourist visa on arrival in Grenada.
                                                                                                                        Drum Festival
                             St Andrews        724      The cost is EC$25.00.
                               Carriacou       774      Duty Free Allowances – Personal items, one       June           Fisherman’s Birthday
     Coast Guard                               399      quart in total wines and spirits; half-pound                    Rock D’ Spice
                                                        tobacco or 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes.          July / August Carriacou Regatta
     Entertainment                                      Restricted items are fruits, vegetables, meat,                 Grenada Carnival
     Most hotels provide entertainment; Steel           soil, illegal drugs, firearms and ammunition.                  Emancipation Day
     band music, crab racing, music and dancing.
     There are a few nightclubs. The repertoire of      Ferries                                          October        Thanksgiving Day
     Grenadian performers include folk music,           Mail Boat Schedule –
     drama and cultural performances.                   Journey time 3-4 hours                           December       Carriacou Parang
                                                                                                                        Christmas Day
     Karaoke                                            Departures from Grenada to Carriacou
                                                                                                                        Boxing Day
     Creole Shack, The Carenage St. George’s            Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
     Bananas, True Blue, St. George’s,                  10:00am                                          Food
     Flamboyant Hotel                                   Departures from Carriacou to Grenada             Grenada’s Market Square offers seasonal
     Movies                                             Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays 10:00am.           local fruit, vegetables and spices.
     Reno Cinema, Lagoon Road, St. George’s             Sundays - 12 noon.                               There are several super-markets, with a wide
     Tel: 473-440-5368                                                                                   variety of produce. Local meat, poultry,
     Movie Palace, Grand Anse, St. George’s                                                              seafood, fruits and vegetables, milk, and
     Tel: 473- 439-0901 Fax: 473-440-1500                                                                dairy products are safe to eat.
     www.moviepalacegrenada.com
                                                                                                         Geography
     Deluxe Cinema, Grenville, St. Andrew                                                                Grenada is located in the Caribbean. The
     Tel: 473- 442 -7636                                                                                 island is of volcanic origin and is divided by a
     Night Club                                                                                          central mountain range. It is the most
     Fantazia 2001                                                                                       southerly of the Windward Islands. Tropical
     Bananas, True Blue, St. George’s                                                                    rainforests, and the stunning beauty of
     Karma, The Carenage, St. George’s                                                                   dormant volcanoes make this a fascinating
                                                                                                         and diverse landscape with some of the finest
     Entry Requirements                                                                                  beaches in the world.
     A valid passport and return or onward ticket
     is required. However, proof of citizenship                                                          Golf
     bearing a photograph is acceptable from                                                             The Grenada Golf & Country Club is a 9-hole
     British and Canadian citizens, if accompanied                                                       course located near Grand Anse. Facilities
     with a copy of your birth certificate. Visas are                                                    include club rental, instruction, a snackette
     not required from citizens of USA, Canada,                                                          and bar, and caddy service.



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Green fees EC$70 for 9 holes, Club hire EC$                                                         National Museums
35 and Caddy fees A Class EC$40 and
                                                                                                    St. George’s:
B Class EC$30 Tel. 473-444-4128.
                                                                                                    Monday to Friday          9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Government                                                                                          Saturday                10.30 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
The State remains within the British
                                                                                                    Carriacou:
Commonwealth as an independent nation
                                                                                                    Monday to Friday          9.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
and the Governor General represents Her
Majesty the Queen. There is a 13-member                                                             Perils Bugs /Hazards (minor)
Senate and a House of Representatives with                                                          Mosquito and Sandfly Bites – Use a repellent
a Speaker and 15 members each                                                                       especially early mornings and evenings.
representing a constituency.                                                                        Supermarkets sell effective mosquito coils
                                                                                                    and vapour mats.
Handicrafts
A variety of locally made handicraft is                                                             Centipede Bites – Painful but not lethal. See a
available from craft vendors located at the       Location                                          doctor as swelling can occur. Antihistamine
Market Square, the Grenada Craft Centre,          The state of Grenada lies between Trinidad        tablets and creams help.
the Grand Anse Craft and Spice Market, the        and Tobago to the south and St. Vincent and       Sea Urchin Spines – Uncommon but very
Blind Work Shop and selected shops around         the Grenadines to the north in the Eastern        painful. To remove long black spines, apply
the country.                                      Caribbean. It is the southern-most of the         soft candle wax, leave it to set, then pull out.
                                                  Windward Islands. It is just 100 miles north      If they are under the skin, do not dig them
Health Clubs / Massage                            of Venezuela, 158 miles south west of             out, they will dissolve.
Body Image Health Club (Excel Plaza)              Barbados. Grenada is 12 miles (18km) wide
Tel: 473-444-3254                                                                                   Coconut Palms – Coconuts could drop off.
                                                  and 21miles (34km) long, covers a land area
Body & Soul Fitness Tel: 473-439-3939             of 133 square miles (440 square km), and is       Manchineel Apples – These trees provide
                                                  situated at 12N and 61W.                          shade on the beach and the fruit looks like
Hiking                                                                                              tiny green apples, but contain poison, which
Henry’s Safari Tours                              Marriage License                                  blisters the skin.
Tel: 473-444-5313 Fax: 473 444 4460               State Requirements - Visitors wishing to marry    Sun Burn – Even on cloudy days you can burn
e-mail: safari@spiceisle.com                      in Grenada must be resident for a minimum         so apply plenty of lotion often, even when out
www.henrysafari.com                               of three days, including weekends and public      walking.
                                                  holidays, prior to applying for a license.
Telfor Hiking Tours                               License & Stamp fees cost EC$35.00. For
Tel: 473-442-6200
                                                                                                    Pets
                                                  details on Your Wedding in Grenada please         GSPCA, Lowthers Lane, St. George’s
Phinton Ferrier Tel: 473-444-9241                 see page 17.                                      Tel: 473-440-4874

Hotels                                            Medical Facilities                                Population
A wide variety of properties are available.       All visitors are encouraged to have health        Approximately 102,000 of African, East
For further details contact the Grenada Board     insurance.                                        Indian and European descent.
of Tourism’s Office nearest to your location or   St. George’s
visit the website:                                                                                  Postal Information
                                                  General Hospital          Tel: 473-440-2051       Efficient mailing is enhanced by couriers. The
www.grenadagrenadines.com. In addition,
information is available from the Grenada         Old Trafford Medical                              General Post Office is on the Lagoon Road by
Hotel & Tourism Association at:                   Centre – Tanteen          Tel: 473-440-7780       the Port in St. George’s. There are sub-post
Tel: 473-444-1353, Fax: 473-444-4847 or                                                             offices in all towns and villages.
                                                  Brooke-Smith-Lowe
their website: www.gogrenada.gd
                                                  Institute –Calivigny      Tel: 473-443-5693       Preservation
Investing in Grenada                                                                                The barking of trees and taking of wildlife
                                                  St. Augustine’s Medical                           from the forests and rivers, and corals from
Persons interested in investing in Grenada        services –St. Paul’s      Tel: 473-440-6173
should contact the Grenada Industrial                                                               the sea are strictly forbidden.
Development Corporation,                          St. George’s University –
                                                  True Blue                 Tel: 473-444-4671
                                                                                                    Radio/Television
Frequente, St. George’s.                                                                            There are currently eight radio stations and
Tel.: 473-444-1035;                               St. Andrew’s                                      three television stations. Many hotels have
Fax: 473-444-4828.                                Mirabeau Hospital         Tel: 473-442-7251       satellite/cable television.
e-mail: gidc@spiceisle.com
www.grenadaworld.com                              St. Andrew’s Diagnostic                           Restaurants
                                                  Centre                    Tel: 473-438-3695       A wide variety exists offering local and
Land Holding License                                                                                international cuisine.
All non-Grenadians or firms wishing to buy        Carriacou                 Tel: 473-443-7400
                                                                                                    As a guide to prices –
real estate in Grenada must apply to the          Clinics and doctors are available island-wide.    A three course meal, per person varies from
government under the Alien’s Land Holding         All hotels have doctors available on call.        EC$ 30 in local restaurants to EC$ 120 in
Ordinance for license. This process requires
                                                  Veterinary services are available for your pets   4/5 star hotels.
little documentation.
                                                  at the GSPCA, Lowthers Lane, St. George’s         Drinks are from $2 for soft drinks, $4 for a
A fee of 10% on the value of the land or          Tel: 473-440-4874                                 beer, $6 for spirits
interest in land, share or debenture is
charged.                                                                                            Bottle of wine from $20

                                                                                                    Roads
Language                                                                                            There is a network of about 650 miles of
English is the official language
                                                                                                    paved roads. Most of the main roads are in
                                                                                                    good condition.
Laundry Service (For Yachts)
Grenada Laundry Services                                                                            Shopping
473-440-8499 Fax: 473 435 3321                                                                      Best buys include our spice baskets, locally
E-mail: cemeralds@spiceisle.com                                                                     made batiks and screen printed items, locally
Grenada Marine 473-443-1667                                                                         made perfumes and potpourris, local jams
                                                                                                    (especially nutmeg jam), jellies, syrups, local
Grenada Yacht Club 473-440-6826
                                                                                                    handicrafts, strawwork and paintings. Duty
Henry’s Safari Tours 473-444-5313                                                                   free stores exist in St. George’s, Grand Anse
E-mail: safari@spiceisle.com                                                                        and at the airport, selling jewelry, alcohol,
Spice Island Marina 473-444-4257                                                                    perfumes, crystal and other gift items.



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     Spices                                                                                         Spiceland Tours
     Spices have served many purposes from                                                          Tel: 473-440-5127 Fax: 473 440 5466
     flavouring foods to curing illness, and many                                                   e-mail:astral@spiceisle.com
     of the world’s spices are found in Grenada,
                                                                                                    Sunsation Tours
     giving the island a unique fragrance and the
                                                                                                    Tel: 473-444-1594 Fax: 473 444 1103
     reputation of the Isle of Spice. Among the                                                     e-mail:qkspice@spiceisle.com
     spices grown are nutmegs, cinnamon,                                                            www.grenadasunsation.com
     tumeric, cloves, ginger, mace, bay leaves,
     tonka bean and pimento or all spice.                                                           Sunshine Tours
                                                                                                    Tel/Fax: 473 444 4296
     Sports Fishing                                                                                 e-mail:suntours@spiceisle.com
     First Impressions Tel/ Fax: 473-440-3678
     E-mail: starwindsailing@spiceisle.com                                                          Vaccinations
     www.catamaranchartering.com                                                                    None are required unless you are coming
                                                                                                    from an infected area within six days of
     True Blue Sportfishing
                                                                                                    arrival, then a Yellow Fever vaccination
     Tel/Fax: 473-444-2048                                                                          certificate is required from all travellers over
     E-mail: grclifford@spiceisle.com                                                               one year of age.
     www.yesaye.com                                    Carib Tours
                                                       Tel: 473-444-4363
                                                       e-mail: carintravel@spiceisle.com            Valuables
     Tax                                                                                            Lock up just as you would at home. It is a
     There is a 10% Government Tax on hotel            Caribbean Horizon Tours                      good idea to leave some cash in safekeeping
     accommodation and 15%VAT on restaurant            Tel: 473-444-3944 Fax: 473 444 2899          in your hotel and avoid taking valuables to
     dining.                                           e-mail: macford@spiceisle.com                the beach or on a hiking trip.
                                                       www.caribbeanhorizons.com
     Taxis                                             Dave Tours                                   Water
     Taxis and minibuses for hire are denoted by       Tel: 473 444 1596 Fax: 473 444 1596          It is safe to drink. Bottled water is available.
     registration numbers beginning with H             e-mail: dave_tours@spiceisle.com
     Taxi Fares – all amounts are guide lines only     DOPCO Tours                                  Whale Watching – see Dolphins
     Grenada: Maurice Bishop International             Tel: 473-444-4732 Fax: 473 444 4818
     Airport to Grand Anse, L’Anse aux Epines          e-mail: dopco@spiceisle.com                  Yachts
                                                                                                    Arriving yachts should display the yellow ‘Q’
     approx $55EC. St George’s $55, within a           Grenada Tours & Travel
                                                                                                    flag and the courtesy flag of Grenada from
     mile radius $7. Trips outside of St. George’s:    Tel: 473-440-9150 Fax: 473 444 9447
                                                                                                    the star board spreader of the main mast.
     First 10 miles $4 per mile, then $3 per mile.     e-mail:huggins@spiceisle.com
                                                                                                    Captains should prepare the following: Three
     Between 6pm and 6 am, there is an                 www.hugginsgrenada.com
                                                                                                    crew and/or passenger lists; immigration
     additional charge of $10 per journey.
                                                       Henry’s Safari Tours                         cards for crew or passengers landing; ships.
     Carriacou: From Lauriston Airport to Belair,      Tel: 473-444-5313 Fax: 473 444 4460          stores and health declaration; a port
     Mt Royal, Top Hill Road approximately             e-mail:safari@spiceisle.com                  clearance from last port of call; ID for crew
     EC$30. Hillsborough EC$20, Harvey Vale,           www.henrysafari.com                          and passengers; a valid passport or birth
     Mt Pleasant EC$35, Belmont, Windward                                                           certificate, etc. Clearance is provided at The
                                                       Insight Tourism
     EC$35.                                                                                         Grenada Yacht Club, St. George’s, Grenada
                                                       Tel: 473-444-3697 Fax: 473-439-1456
                                                                                                    Marine in St. David’s, and Spice Island
                                                       E-mail: insightplanning@spiceisle.com
     Telecommunications                                                                             Marina, Prickly Bay. Clearance is also
                                                       Mandoo Tours                                 available in Hillsborough, Carriacou. There
     Cable & Wireless (Grenada) Ltd. operates a
                                                       Tel: 473-440-1482 Fax: 473 444 1428          are clearance and navigational aid fees. After
     fully digital telecommunications service with
                                                       e-mail:mandoo@spiceisle.com                  hours, the Customs and Immigration officers
     approximately 20,000 connections and
                                                       www.grenadatours.com                         are entitled to charge over time.
     world-wide direct dialling islandwide. Direct
     dialling is available from most hotel rooms.      Otway Tours
     IDD calls are on a per minute basis with a        Tel: 473 440 2558 Fax: 473 440 0532          Yacht Charters/Day Cruises
     15% VAT on landline service and 20%                                                            Carib Cats
                                                       P & M Investment
     government tax on mobile service. The IDD                                                      Tel: 473-444 3222 Fax: 473-442-3222
                                                       Tel: 473 440 0387 e-mail:pmi@spiceisle.com
     code for Grenada is 473 plus a seven-digit                                                     e-mail:helvellynhouse@spiceisle.com
     number.                                           Pete’s Mystique Tours
                                                                                                    First Impressions
                                                       Tel: 473-440-1671
     Mobile service is available on island from                                                     Tel: 473-440 3678
                                                       E-mail: pmistictors@spiceisle.com
     Cable & Wireless and Digicel.                                                                  E-mail: starwindsailing@spiceisle.com
                                                       www.grenadaexplorer.com/morain
                                                                                                    www.catarmaranchartering.com
     Tennis                                                                                         Footloose Yacht Charters
     Facilities are available at most hotels. Public                                                Tel: 473-440 7949
     tennis courts are located at Grand Anse &                                                      e-mail:footloos@spiceisle.com
     Tanteen, St George’s.                                                                          www.grenadasailing.com
                                                                                                    Horizons Yacht Charters
     Tipping                                                                                        Tel: 473-439 1000 Fax: 473-439 1001
     A 10% service charge is added by most                                                          e-mail: horizonyachts@spiceisle.com
     hotels and restaurants. Further gratuities                                                     www.horizonyachtcharters.com
     are at your discretion.
                                                                                                    Island Yacht Charters
     Ground Tour Operators                                                                          Tel: 473-443 5624 Fax: 473 443 3074
     A & E Tours                                                                                    Rhum Runner
     Tel /Fax: 473-435-1444                                                                         Tel/Fax: 473-440-4386
     E-mail: aandetours@spiceisle.com                                                               e-mail:runner@spiceisle.com
     Adventure Jeep Tour                                                                            Spice Island Marine Services
     Tel: 473-444-5337 e-mail:                                                                      Tel: 473-444 4257 Fax: 473 444 2816
     adventure@spiceisle.com                                                                        e-mail:simsco@spiceisle.com
     www.adventuregrenada.com                                                                       www.spiceislandmarine.com



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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
                                              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
located in the South of the island.                    and Isle de Rhonde, where the
                                                       underwater visibility is unparalleled
The diving in Grenada is some of the
                                                       and the sea life magnificent. Divers can
best in the Caribbean, and we boast
                                                       easily do two dives a day for a week
the largest Shipwreck in the Caribbean.
                                                       without exhausting Grenada’s dive
Diving in Grenada is perfect for the
                                                       sites.
novice and a challenge for the master.
The waters surrounding Grenada and                     Carriacou - which means Land of Reefs
Carriacou offer fun and excitement for                 - offers excellent and varied diving
divers of all skill levels. From lazy drift            opportunities. Waiting for you are
dives over coral gardens to an eerie                   nearly every kind of coral imaginable,
and challenging exploration of the                     along with the sea fans, sea horses,
wrecks of the Bianca C, these waters                   graceful rays, curious barracuda and a
are captivating more and more visitors                 full medley of colourful reef fish -
each year.                                             angels, clown fish and grouper.


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     Regulations:                               What sea creatures can you see?
     Damaging coral by anchor, chains or
     any other means anywhere in Grenada
                                                REEFS: rock beauties, angel fish, tang,
                                                grunts, damsel, fish, blennys, parrot
                                                fish, wrasse, trigger fish, jaw fish,
                                                                                          Grenada
     waters is Prohibited. NO MARINE LIFE
     MAY BE TAKEN WHILE SCUBA DIVING
     NOR MAY ANY CORAL, SPONGES,
     ETC. BE TAKEN FROM GRENADIAN
                                                spotted drums, morays, snake eels,
                                                lobsters...DEEPER WATER: eagle rays,
                                                turtles, grouper, occasional sharks on
                                                                                          Dive Sites
                                                                                          Boss Reef – there are three (3) main
                                                the Bianca C...WALLS: schools of          dive sites on this extensive reef (from
     WATERS AT ANY TIME. USE OF A
                                                yellow chromis, creole wrasse, horse-     the red buoy in the harbour to Point
     SPEAR GUN, HAWAIIAN SLING, POLE
                                                eye and blackjacks... WRECKS: As          Salines)
     SPEAR OR A SEINE NET IS NOT
     PERMITTED WITHOUT A LICENSE.               above, plus barracuda especially on       Windmill Shallows – a narrow ridge
                                                Bianca C.                                 only twenty to thirty feet wide, it rises
     Frequently Asked Questions                                                           from the plate coral at 90ft on the
                                                What Affiliation exists?
     Is there a decompression chamber?                                                    landward side and has a slope on the
                                                All dive shops have PADI instructors,
     No, however there are chambers in                                                    seaward side that drops to 140ft or so
                                                some also have BSAC and CMAS
     Barbados & Trinidad, both only 30                                                    before turning into a proper wall.
                                                teachers on staff. Other international
     minutes away by low flying plane                                                     There is an abundance of fish because
                                                diver certifications are recognized and   of tidal currents flowing over the ridge.
     (there is an air ambulance service on      dive shops do universal referrals.
     the island) but their services have                                                  Dragon Bay – is a wall dive starting in
     never been required by dive shops.         What types of Boats are used for          the sands of Dragon Bay and ending in
     (All members of the Grenada Scuba          Dives? -                                  Molinere. Deep channels of volcanic
     Diving Association have an emergency       It varies from PIROGUES with ladders      rock rise from a sandy bottom, making
     plan and oxygen on board.)                 to larger boats with platforms.           it suitable for beginners along the top,
                                                                                          and for advanced divers along the
     How deep are the sites and what is                                                   bottom of the wall. There is a black
     visibility like?                                                                     coral to be found from 45ft as well as
     Sites vary from 20 feet / 8 meters                                                   a mass of black gorgonians with
     to120 feet /40 meters.                                                               frequently sightings of groupers,
     Visibility varies from 30 feet to 100                                                morays and angelfish.
     feet.
                                                                                          Whibble Reef – a sloping sand wall
     What is diving like?                                                                 that descends sharply to 167 feet to
     Diving is comparable to the better-                                                  the north, and gently to the south. This
                                                                                          is an advanced drift dive over
     known dive sites in the Caribbean, with
                                                                                          enchanting reef and coral formations.
     the reefs considerably more intact; we
                                                                                          Travelling along the edge, schools of
     have a larger variety of fish and the
                                                                                          jack, runner and wrasse can be seen.
     largest wreck in the Caribbean. Most                                                 Among the brown coral, along the top
     diving in Grenada is easy, except                                                    of the reef, you see turtles, eagle rays
     where occasional strong currents are                                                 and the occasional sleeping sand
     experienced around the Bianca C, Isle                                                shark. Lobster and barracuda also
     de Rhonde and south coasts of both                                                   abound.
     islands.
                                                                                          Bianca C – a 600ft cruise ship, sunk in
     How many sites are there?                                                            1961, lying on a sandy plain in 167
     There are more than 50 sites                                                         feet of water, edged on the south side
     including, reefs, wrecks and walls most                                              by Whibble Reef. At times there are
     within 5 -15 minutes boat ride from the                                              strong tidal currents, making this an
     dive shops.                                                                          advanced deep dive (with a checkout
                                                                                          dive required). The ship is encrusted
     What marine life can you see?                                                        with hydroids as well as black, soft and
     The REEFS are composed of finger                                                     hard corals. There are schools of jack,
     coral, sea whips, sea fans, brain coral,                                             barracuda and spotted eagle ray in
     pillar coral, brown coral trees... The                                               abundance.
     WALLS have blue vase sponges, black                                                  Veronica L – Is a small cargo vessel
     gorgonians, black & brown coral... The                                               laying at 50ft/15m within a reef bed of
     WRECKS have hydroids, sponges and                                                    star corals and sea rods. The wreck is
     a variety of soft corals.                                                            schooled by Creole wrasses and


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chromis. Frog fish, nudibranches,           with angelfish, lobster, turtle, green
cleaning shrimp and blennies can be         moray eels, and stingrays.
observed.
                                            Kohanee – This is one of the most
Quarter Wreck – is the other part of        colourful reefs in Grenada due to its
three wrecks. It lies on the edge of        wide variety of sponges and soft
Grand Reef, there are some nice coral       corals. Two ridges give the opportunity
formations, and larger scholls of fish in   for a dive between 30ft /10m and 90ft
the deeper parts, along the descent         /30m encountering turtles, flying
towards the sandy plain on which the        gurnards, rays, star fish and Creole
Bianca C lies.                              wrasses.

Kick ‘em Jenny – offers excellent           Shark Reef – A gentle slope drops to
visibility of about 100 feet and is a       a 60ft deep sandy bottom. Sometimes
favourite of area dive masters. Kick’em     home to sleeping nurse sharks, giant
Jenny is a submarine volcano, and rare      channel clinging crabs, lobsters,
and plentiful coral and marine life can     morays, rays, turtles and the
be seen here. The site is often             occasional reef shark.
combined with the area around Isle de       San Juan Wreck – The wreck of an
Rhonde in a two –two dive.                  80ft fishing vessel in two parts at a
                                            depth of 90ft/30m, is also know as the
Grenada Marine Park, Happy Hill
                                            Shark Wreck, as it gives a nurse shark
& Flamingo Bay – A sheltered bay
                                            population a resting spot in the
perfect for beginners to explore the
                                            Atlantic currents.
under water world, the reef extends
out to a nice little drop off with the      Hema 1 Wreck – At a depth of
most prolific fish life close to shore.     110ft/35m, this wreck houses
                                            barracudas, nurse sharks, turtles and
Dragon Bay, Molinere Reef &                 pelagic fishes.
Bucaneer Wreck – A wall dive starting
in the sands of Dragon Bay and              King Mitch – Advanced diving at its
leading to small canyons in shallow         best, currents, blue water descend to
waters and a beautiful reef, dropping       125ft/38m. This wreck of a
to sand at 60ft. where the wreck of a       minesweeper is 4miles out in the
43ft yacht lies. Covered in hydroids        Atlantic Ocean. It is covered in
and black corals, the reef is inhabited     hydroids and soft corals and houses
by seahorses, lobsters, octopuses and       eagle rays, nurse sharks, gray reef
occasionally stingray.                      sharks and turtles.

Whibbles Reef – Just 50yards from
the Bianca C wreck, a sloping ridge
descends quickly from 60ft/20m to
                                            Carriacou
160ft/50m. One of the advanced drift
dives over a forest of black gorgoniens.
Along the drift you see turtles, creole
wasses, eagle rays, barracudas,
                                            Dive Sites
                                            Barracuda Point – Reef -Top is
lobsters and moray eels.                    27ft/9m and slope/wall 75ft/23m.
                                            Strong currents, a div for experienced
Quarter Wreck – the stern quarter of
                                            divers only.
a larger cargo vessel lies in shallow
water on the outside of a long shoal.       Deep Blue -Carriacou – The reef
The surrounding reef slopes to 60ft         slopes from 27ft /9m to 130ft /40m
/20m and is ideal for beginner divers.      and sometimes has strong currents.

Shakem Wreck – Is an inter island           Divers Surprise – Suitable for
freighter which sank in 2001, now           beginners as well, the reef slopes from
nicely overgrown with corals and fully      20ft/7m to 75ft/23m. Barracuda,
intact. Currents and a dept of              snapper, flamingo tongue, moray eels,
90ft/30m make is a dive for                 lobster and crabs are seen.
experienced divers.
                                            Magic Garden – Visit the wreck of a
Purple Rain – This reef slopes from         small tugboat ending in a rock-garden
35ft /11m to 85ft /25m. It is inhabited     with giant boulders and encountering


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     ‘champagne’ bubbles from volcanic
     activity at a gentle slope of 23ft/8m to
     66ft /20m.
                                                Isle de Rhonde                           Devotion2Ocean
                                                                                         Tel/Fax: 473-444-3483
                                                                                         E-mail: info@devotion2ocean.com

     Millennium 2000 – A steep slope to
     a depth of 72ft/22m with no strong
                                                Dive Sites
                                                The Deep Blue – A beautiful steep
                                                                                         www.devotion2ocean.com

                                                                                         Dive Grenada
                                                                                         Tel: 473-444-1092 Fax: 473 444 5875
     currents is specially suited for
     beginners and night diving.                wall dropping to 140ft /42m, covered     e-mail info@divegrenada.com
                                                with sea fans and sponges. Strong        www.divegrenada.com
     Sharky’s Hideaway –Underwater              currents attract an array of pelagic
                                                                                         Eco Dive
     landscape starts with reef slopes at       marine life. The dive ends in the
                                                                                         Tel: 473 444 7777 Fax: 473 444 1046
     23ft/8m and ends in a rock garden          shallow reef where large star coral
                                                                                         e-mail ecodive@ecodiveandtrek.com
     with canyons at 75ft/23m. Nurse            boulders give cover for nurse sharks,    www.ecodiveandtrek.com
     sharks, giant moray eels, porcupine        lobsters and moray eels.
     and angelfish can be seen.                                                          Native Spirit
                                                Sister Islands – A group of three        Tel /Fax: 473- 439 – 7013
     Western Adventure – Reef slopes            rocks where in one divers can find a     E-mail: info@nativespiritscuba.com
     steeply to a depth of 75ft/23m.            cave, surface and gasp some air.         www.nativespiritscuba.com
     Occasionally shrimps, stingray, eagle      Diamond Rock – This dramatic rock        ScubaTech Grenada
     ray, nurse shark and French angelfish      dividing the currents is well covered    Tel: 473- 439-4346
     are seen.                                  with sea fans and canyons. It attracts   Fax: 473-444-5050
                                                turtles and sharks.                      E-mail: info@scubatech-grenada.com
     World of Dreams – Stingray,
                                                                                         www.scubatech-grenada.com
     angelfish, giant soft corals, porcupine    Dive Facilities – Grenada
     fish and turtles are seen at this reef     Aquanauts Grenada Ltd                    Dive Facilities – Carriacou
     that slopes gently from 23ft/8m to         Tel: 473-444-1126 Fax: 473-444-1127      Arawak Divers
     72ft/22m.                                  e-mail aquanauts@spiceisle.com           Tel / Fax: 473-443-6906
                                                www.aquanautsgrenada.com                 E-mail: arawakdivers@spiceisle.com
     Wreck of the “Westsider” – The
                                                                                         www.arawak.de
     100ft long wreck is in a depth of
     90ft/28m. The dive is suitable for                                                  Carriacou Silver Diving
     experienced divers only. It is a                                                    Tel/Fax: 473-443 7882
     spectacular wreck dive and an                                                       e-mail scubamax@spiceisle.com
     abundance of marine life like                                                       www.scubamax.com
     barracudas, and lobster colonies can                                                Lumba Dive
     be seen.                                                                            Tel: 473-443-8566
                                                                                         E-mail: lumbadive@lumbadive.com
                                                                                         www.lumbadive.com


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      Your Wedding
       In Grenada                                                                   ■
Imagine getting married on a treasure     Documentation required                        All documents must be in English.
island against a backdrop of palm-        ■   Valid passports                           If the originals are in another
fringed white sands and a turquoise                                                     Language, they must be translated
sea sparkling behind you, or on a         ■   Birth certificates                        into English and certified.
sailboat, or in an arbour, scented with   ■   Sworn Affidavit, or letter from a
the perfume of exotic tropical flowers.       Clergy Man, Lawyer or Registry if     State Requirements
                                              one or both parties are single,       ■   Visitors must be resident on island
If you are looking for the perfect
                                              attesting to the fact that the
destination for your special day, then                                                  for a minimum of three days
                                              parties involved have not been
Grenada will fulfill your dream of a                                                    (including weekends and public
                                              married previously. (One each if
Caribbean paradise. Together with its                                                   holidays) before applying for a
                                              both are single)
sister islands, Carriacou and Petite                                                    licence.
Martinique, Grenada is renowned as        ■   Decree Absolute if divorced (one
                                              each if both are divorced)            ■   Application for a Marriage Licence
one of the prettiest and least spoilt
                                                                                        is then made at the Prime
islands in the Caribbean.                 ■   If widowed, a death certificate
                                                                                        Minister’s Office and the
Grenada has a wide selection of           ■   If under the age of 21, evidence of       necessary Stamp Duty and licence
accommodation, some of which offer            parental consent by way of an             fees paid. This process takes
wedding packages. Independent                 Affidavit from a Lawyer or Notary         about two days but slightly longer
Wedding Planners are also available to        Public.                                   if either party is divorced as
make your arrangements.                   ■   Legal proof if name is changed by         documents must be sent to the
No blood tests are required                   Deed Poll                                 Ministry of Legal Affairs.




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     A Typical Wedding Package includes                                                Prime Minister’s Office – 6th Floor
     the following and generally costs                                                 Ministerial Complex, Botanical
     between US$400.00 and                                                             Gardens, St. George’s
     US$1000.00.
                                                                                       Registry General’s Office – Ground
     ■   Marriage Licence                                                              Floor, Ministerial Complex, Botanical
     ■   Registrar or Minister’s Fee                                                   Gardens, St. George’s

     ■   Wedding Certificate                                                           Frequently Asked Questions
     ■   Ceremony                                                                      Q: What is the legal requirement of
                                                                                          residency prior to applying for a
     ■   Witnesses
                                            ■   EC$15.00 stamp to be provided             licence in Grenada?
     ■   Hotel Room upgrade (subject to
                                                with the marriage licence to the       A: Three days (including weekends
         availability)
                                                Prime Minister’s Office                   and public holidays)
     Additional amenities offered by some
                                            ■   EC$2.00 payable to the Registry        Q: I’ve lost my original birth
     hotels include:
                                                General’s Office
                                                                                          certificate – is a duplicate copy
     ■   Professional photographer
                                            ■   EC$5.00 stamp to be presented             from the Registry of Births,
     ■   Bridal bouquet and groom’s             with the certificate                      Deaths and Marriages
         buttonhole.                                                                      sufficient?
                                            Please note that these are the fees at
     ■   Wedding cake                       the time of printing and that these fees   A: Yes
                                            are subject to change.
     ■   Bottle of champagne or wine                                                   Q: I am adopted and therefore do not
                                            Office Locations                              have a Birth Certificate, only
     ■   Complimentary breakfast in room
                                            All offices are opened between                adoption papers, Will this do?
     ■   Witnesses, Best Man and Maid of    8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Monday to Friday       A: Yes
         Honour if required.                (closed on weekends and public
                                            holidays)                                  Q: How long would a clergyman,
     Associated costs:
                                                                                          lawyer or registrar need to know
     ■   EC$10.00 fee payable at the        Treasury – Financial Complex, The             the individuals to be able to attest
         Treasury                           Carenage, St. George’s                        to single status?


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A: There is no given time frame –         Q: Can my partner and I use one
   however, the necessary legal              affidavit to attest to both of us
   documentation must be provided            being single?

Q: How long does it take to have the      A: Yes, if both parties reside in the
   Marriage Certificate issued?              same Borough, County, City,
                                             Parish or State. No - if both
A: Approx. 2 working days                    Parties live in a different Borough,
Q: How will I get my certificate if I        County, City, Parish or State.
   leave within 2 days?                   Q: Is an official letterhead sufficient?
A: Prior arrangements can be made         A: No, an official stamp from the
   with the Registry General’s office        issuing office, together with a
   to forward the Certificate to a           signature must be placed on the
   given address (all costs to be            document
   borne by the couple)
                                          Q: Does an affidavit need a Notorary
Q: Where do I obtain a Sworn                 Public’s stamp?
   Affidavit confirming my single
                                          A: No, an official stamp from the
   status?
                                             issuing office (Lawyer, Registrar or
A: From a lawyer, registrar or               Church Office), together with their
   clergyman (priest). The document          signature is sufficient
   must be on letter headed paper,
                                          Q: Do I need a blood test or other
   with an official stamp from the
                                             medical examination for a
   issuing office
                                             marriage in Grenada?
   and signed.
                                          A: No.
Q: Can my partner and I use the
   same lawyer, registrar or
   clergyman to attest our Single
   status?

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
                 www.grenadagrenadines.com

                           Head Office
                   Grenada Board of Tourism
              P.O. Box 293, St. George’s, Grenada.
         Tel: 473-440-2279/2001 Fax: 473-440-6637
                    E-mail: gbt@spiceisle.com
                              Carriacou
                      Grenada Board of Tourism
               Main Street, Hillsborough, Carriacou
              Tel: 473-443-7948 Fax: 473-443-6127
                    E-mail: carrgbt@spiceisle.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
                         France
                 Grenada Board of Tourism
          c/o DUXIN COM, 3 Square Neuilly Château
               92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
     Tel: 33 09 5322 1675 Email: grenada@duxin.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
  c/o Eyes2market UK Ltd, 26 - 28 Hammersmith Grove
       4th Floor London W6 7BA, United Kingdom
       Tel: 020 8328 0644 Fax: 087 0199 2626
           Email: Grenada@eyes2market.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




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