GRENADA - THE ISLE OF SPICE

Christopher Columbus discovered Grenada in 1498. Our volcanic island was named “Granada” after the rolling green hills of Granada in Andalusia, and has since become one of the world’s largest exporters in nutmeg!

GRENADA IN 60 SECONDS

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CURRENCY: We spend Eastern Caribbean Dollars - XCD$2.7169 = USD$1.00

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POPULATION: Our population is approximately 112,000. We're a small island and we are a fun, industrious and safe people.

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SIZE: Grenada is 133 sq miles and is tri-island state composed ot Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique located in the southern Caribbean.

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TRAVEL: Grenada is about 3 hours from Miami, 5 hours from New York and 10 hours from London. Airlines that come here include American Airlines, Jetblue, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Liat.

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LANGUAGE: Our only language is English. However, some of my fellow Grenadians may speak with a dialect that may require a trained ear to understand.

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RELIGION: Most people here are Christian and many of the Christians are Catholic. However, we do have people here that practice other faiths such as Islam and Judaism.

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ECONOMY: Most of our economy is tied to tourism. Additional drivers of our economy include agriculture (Grenada exports nutmeg, cocoa, soursop and fish), and education (Grenada hosts St. George's University which has a population of approximately 8000 students.)

VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

(Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries)

Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Cape Verde

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

 

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Mozambique

Nepal

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Norway

Palau

Panama

Peru

Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Senegal
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia

South Korea

Spain

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Kingdom and Crown dependencies

Uruguay

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe