Grenada Travel Overview

Grenada Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Saint George’s

Official language: English

Currency: dollar

Continent: Caribbean North America

Beautiful Leeward Island

Grenada is waiting for you with beautiful beaches, a turquoise blue sea, lots of untouched nature and lonely bays.


According to Countryaah, the island of Granada is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its closest neighbor is Saint Vincent and the Venezuelan coast 200 km south.

Worth knowing

Located in the Caribbean Sea, you can count on pleasantly warm water all year round. The area is therefore ideal for diving and sailing trips and beach holidays. The region is also very popular among deep-sea fishermen.


Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

XCD / 951


Continent: North America

Region: Caribbean

Geo coordinates: N 12 ° 15 ’46 ” W -61 ° -36′ -15″

Highest mountain: Mount Saint Katherine (840 m)

Total area: 344 km²

Mainland: 344 km²

Coastline: 121 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1974

UN member since: 1974

Other political affiliation: Organization of American States

Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy

Houses of Parliament: bikameral

Party system: Multi-party system

State building: centralized

Political culture: Subject culture

Particularities: British Commonwealth State


Grenada GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: agr. Products, nutmegs

Economic growth: 2.2%

Electricity consumption: 160 million KWh

Oil consumption: 1,800 million m³

Cultivation area: 35.29%

Demographic data

Residents: 89,700

Residents in cities: 34,500

Minorities: European minorities

Average age: 21.7 years

0-14 years: 33.4%

15-64 years: 63.4%

> 65 years: 3.2%

Population growth: 0.26%

Birth rate: 08/22 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 6.88 / 1,000 residents

Migration: -12.59 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.08

Fertility: 2.34 children / woman

Infant mortality: 14.27 ‰

Life expectancy men: 63.06 years

Life expectancy women: 66.68 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: GD

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: GRD

ISO 3166 numeric: 308

Top Level Domain: gd

IOC country code: GRN


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Number of doctors: 110

Daily food intake: 3,050 kcal / resident


Illiteracy: 4%


Foundation: 1974

Last sovereign since: 1974


Main religious group: Christians

Distribution of religions: approx. 64% Catholics, 22% Anglicans, others


Prison inmates: 200


Arriving by plane

Condor (DE) (Internet: flies non-stop from Frankfurt to Grenada. From other German airports, the connection mostly goes via London.

British Airways (BA) (Internet: flies twice a week from London via Barbados to Grenada.

There are connections from Vienna with Austrian Airlines (OS) (Internet:, from Zurich with Swiss (LX) (Internet: .

Departure fee

50 EC $; 25 EC $ for children aged 5-12.

Arrival by ship

Cruise ships from Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises (Internet:, Holland America Line (Internet:, Princess Cruises (Internet:, Phoenix Reisen, among others and Norwegian Cruise Lines (Internet: regularly call at St. George’s. 70% of all tourists visit Grenada on a cruise.
There are daily connections with a catamaranto Carriacou, Petit Martinique and the Isle de Ronde. The tourist office provides information on timetables and fares.


On the way by car / bus

The road network covers approx. 1050 km. The streets are narrow and winding. Taxis are the best mode of transport. Prices are set by law. Buses are cheap but slow. The main bus station is at the west end of Granby Street. Minibuses run between Hillsborough, Windward and Tyrell Bay. Rental car: In St. George’s or St. Andrew’s you can rent all kinds of vehicles, from limousines to mini mokes. Minimum age: over 25 years. Credit cards are not always accepted. Documents: On presentation of your own driver’s license you can get a local driver’s license for a limited period (approx. 30 EC $). International driver’s license recommended, but not mandatory. Minimum age 25 years.
Left-hand traffic.

On the way by ship

In Grenada you can rent boats of all kinds. The offer ranges from yachts with crews to small boats for solo sailors. Island tours are popular. There is a regular ferry service to Carriacou (journey time 90 minutes).