Grenada’s mountainous landscape of volcanic origin makes this island one of the most beautiful in the entire Caribbean. Here there are crater lakes, rainforests, mangrove plantations along the coast, coupled with white sandy beaches and a blue-green sea dotted with coral reefs. Grenada is rightly known as the Spice Island, and nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla are just a few of the fragrant delights that grow here. When it comes to food, Grenadiers love it savory and spicy. A favorite Grenada dish, pepper pot is meat cooked with lots of pepper, garlic and onions. In addition to aromatic spices, music also plays an important role on Grenada. The calypso melodies heard throughout the island are reminiscent of Grenada’s African roots. See other countries in North America on hyperrestaurant.
Arriving by plane
Condor (DE) flies from Frankfurt/M. non-stop to Grenada, with feeder flights from various German, Austrian and Swiss cities. There are connections from Zurich with Lufthansa (LH) and from Vienna with Austrian Airlines (OS), each in cooperation with Condor (DE) via Frankfurt/M. From London, British Airways (BA) fly via Barbados and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) fly to Grenada via St. Lucia.
Frankfurt/M. – Grenada: 10 hrs 15 mins; Vienna – Grenada: 13 hrs 10 mins; Zurich – Grenada: 13 hrs 5 mins
€20 (EC$60); children under the age of 2 and transit passengers are excluded.
Arrival by ship
The port of St. George’s is used by cruise ships from Europe and the USA. There are also daily connections with a catamaran to the neighboring islands. The Tourist Office provides information on timetables and fares.
Cruise ships from Hapag Lloyd Cruises, P&O Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Phoenix and Windstar Cruises, among others, also call at St. George’s on their cruises departing from Europe.
Osprey Lines regularly connect Grenada with Carriacou and Petit Martinique with their ferries.
Traveling by car/bus
Grenada’s road network covers a total of approx. 1,100 km; approx. 700 km are paved.
Right-hand traffic/left-hand traffic
Condition of the roads
The mostly narrow roads are mostly in good condition, but quite winding.
In St. George’s or St. Andrew’s you can rent all imaginable vehicles from limousines to mini mokes. The minimum age for drivers is 26 years; a maximum age of 69 years is often given.
Taxis are available at the airport and in front of hotels, among other places. The prices are fixed by law.
Bicycles can be hired from various suppliers in St. George’s, and scooters can also be hired in Grand Anse, in the southwest of the island.
There are regular bus services between St. George’s and Grand Anse (journey time: approx. 10 minutes) and from Hillsborough to Windward and Tyrrel Bay. Buses to locations around the island also depart from the main bus station in St George’s, at the west end of Granby Street.
In the event of breakdowns with a rental car, the rental car company must be contacted. The ADAC foreign emergency call offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC foreign health and accident insurance comprehensive assistance in the event of vehicle breakdowns, traffic accidents, loss of documents and money, and medical emergencies. The emergency number is available around the clock; in the event of vehicle damage: Tel. +49 (89) 22 22 22, in the event of illness: +49 (89) 76 76 76.
In order to be allowed to drive a vehicle, a Grenadian driver’s license must be obtained on presentation of the domestic driver’s license. This is available at the airport, at the local police station in St. George’s and often from car rental companies for around €20 (EC$60).
Traveling by ship
All kinds of boats can be rented in Grenada. The offer ranges from yachts with a crew to small boats for solo sailors. Island tours are popular. Osprey Lines daily ferries connect St. George’s with Carriacou (journey time 90 minutes) and Petite Martinique.