Airplane: Condor flies directly to Grenada from Frankfurt once a week. Most of the flight connections between Europe and Grenada go through London. Austrian Airlines and British Airways fly to Grenada from Vienna and Swiss International from Zurich.
American Eagle, Air Jamaica, Caribbean Star and LIAT fly to Grenada within the Caribbean.
SVG Air offers charter and scheduled flights between Grenada, St. Vincent, Mustique, Dominica, Bequia, Canouan, Barbados, Union Island, Martinique, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent and St. Lucia.
If all flights are fully booked, it is sometimes possible with a group to charter an aircraft for similar prices.
Airports: Point Salines International Airport (GND) is located 11 km south of the capital St. George’s. From here buses and taxis run into the city, and rental cars are also available.
Ship: Numerous cruise ships stop in Grenada. A dock north of the port in St. George was built exclusively for these ships. Most of Grenada’s visitors (around 70%) come to the island by cruise ship. Shipping companies that offer cruises to Grenada include Costa Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Silversea Cruises, Phoenix Reisen, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Princess Cruises.
Ferries run a total of four times a week between Carriacou and Union Island (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) (travel time between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the ferry).
Motorboats (water taxis) also run on the same route. However, depending on the sea conditions, this trip can be very rough.
There is a catamaran connection between the islands of Petite Martinique, Isle de Ronde and Carriacou (which all belong to Grenada).
Grenada – climate and best travel time
According to Bridgat, Grenada is climatically in the range of the humid tropics. Nevertheless, the temperatures do not rise too high due to the cooling north-easterly winds. The temperatures are pleasantly mild all year round, with daily highs averaging 29 ° C. The rainy season lasts from June to November. During this period, rain falls on an average of 22 days per month. Even in the driest months, between January and April, it rains 12 days a month, which explains the island’s lush vegetation. The hurricane season is between June and November.
Best travel time: With the warm weather in Grenada, there is no really bad time to visit, although the drier months make traveling a little easier. The second weekend in August is Grenada Carnival, the largest event on the island, so accommodations should be booked in advance. Winter is the main fishing season, with January hosting the Spice Island Billfish tournament attracting anglers from across North America and the Caribbean.
Grenada – transportation
Airplane: SVG Air has flights between the island of Grenada and Carriacou.
Ship: There are two ways to travel by ship in Grenada: either on slow, uncomfortable cargo ships or the more comfortable catamaran ferry The Osprey.
The cheapest place in Grenada to find cargo ships to other islands is on the north side of Carenage in St. Georges. In Carriacou, cargo ships anchor in Hillsborough town harbor and sometimes in Tyrrel Bay.
The catamaran The Osprey is the fastest and most reliable way to travel between the islands of Grenada. The catamaran connects the three populated islands of Grenada in less than two hours. Reservations are rarely necessary outside of Sundays and public holidays. In St. George’s the ferry starts from the east side of the Carenage.
Rental Car:There are many rental agencies on Grenada Island, including some on Carriacou. The minimum age to rent a car is 25 years. Credit cards are not always accepted by the landlord. An international driver’s license is recommended, but not a requirement. There is left-hand traffic in Grenada.
There are a total of 1,050 km of roads in Grenada. These are often quite narrow.
Buses run on the island of Grenada and Carriacou. They are inexpensive but also slow and often crowded. The main bus station is on St Georges’ west Granby Street.
Taxi: There are both taxis (legally set prices) and minibuses (between Hillsborough, Tyrell Bay and Windward) on the island of Grenada.
Health and Diseases in Grenada
No compulsory vaccinations are required for traveling in Grenada, there is an exception when entering from yellow fever areas, where proof of a yellow fever vaccination is required.
Vaccination against hepatitis A, diphtheria and tetanus is recommended for stays in Grenada, and vaccination against typhoid and hepatitis B for longer trips.
Malaria does not occur in Grenada.
Dengue fever occurs in Grenada. It is transmitted mainly by diurnal mosquitoes, so protect yourself consistently with mosquito nets and mosquito repellants against mosquito bites.
HIV / AIDS
In Grenada, as on other islands in the Caribbean, HIV / AIDS is widespread, so exercise caution with holiday acquaintances.
When traveling in Grenada, you should pay particular attention to hygiene when consuming fruit, vegetables, fish, seafood and meat. Tap water can be used as drinking water in Grenada, but drinking water can also be bought in bottles from grocery stores.
Medical care in Grenada is poor, so before traveling to Grenada you should definitely take out health insurance abroad with emergency repatriation.
In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:
A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.
Grenada – important addresses
Grenada Board of Tourism : c / o Discover the World Marketing,
Schenkendorfstrasse 1, 65187 Wiesbaden
Phone: (0611) 267 6720, Fax: (0611) 267 6760
email: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. And Mon – Thu 2.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m., Fri 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Embassy of Grenada in Belgium: IE Ms. Joan-Marie Coutain, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (May 28, 2003),
123 Rue de Laeken, 1st floor, B-1000 Brussels
Telephone: 0032 2 223 7303, Fax: 0032 2 223 7307
email: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Embassy of Grenada in Belgium is also for Germany, Switzerland and Austria responsible.
Honorary Consulate of Germany in Grenada: Margit Biebel-Potgieter, Honorary Consul,
Fontenoy, St. George’s
Telephone: (001473) 440 7260, 409 7260 (mobile)
email: [email protected]
Postal address: Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, PO Box 216, St. George’s, Grenada.