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Grenada | Frequently Asked Questions

General Info, Travel Info, & FAQs are provided to assist with your vacation.

What is the population?
The population of Grenada is approximately 101,400, which includes 8000 people on Carriacou and 600 on Petite Martinique.

How big is the country/island?
Grenada is 12 miles wide and 21 miles long for a total of 133 sq miles.

Can I drink the tap water?
Tap water is safe to drink.

What are the best things to buy here?
Duty-free items include perfume, fine crystal, cosmetics, jewellery, leather accessories, rum and other spirits.

For souvenirs with local flavour look for batik and screen-printed textiles, woodcarvings, leather items, jewellery, soaps, candles, spices (such as nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and ginger) and local jams, jellies and syrups.

Are there nude beaches?
Grenada has no nude beaches.

What are the main industries?
The main industries are tourism, textiles, food and beverages, light assembly operations, construction and offshore financial services.

What native dishes should I try?
The national dish, oildown, is made by stewing salted meat, breadfruit, onion, carrot, celery, dasheen (a local root vegetable) and dumplings in coconut milk. You can also try callaloo soup (made from dasheen leaves), pepperpot stew (made with whatever meat is available), lambi (conch, pronounced conk), lobster, flying fish fingers and Grenadian caviar (roe of white sea urchin). Side dishes include rice and peas, plantains and yams.

Can I use my calling card from here?
Directory assistance:
Local directory enquiries, 411
Operator assistance, 0

AT&T: Service is available from pay phones and/or select hotels for calls to the US only using AT&T Calling Cards, AT&T Corporate Cards, American Express, Diners Club, Discover/NOVUS, MasterCard and Visa. Dial 1-800- 872-2881 + area code + local number and follow the voice prompts.

You can also dial 1-800 CALL USA or 1-800-225-5872 from any phone to use US calling cards and major credit cards.

BT: no service available

Canada Direct: Service is only available on public pay phones with calling cards from Bell, MTS, Aliant, SaskTel and Telus. Dial 1-800-744-2580 to reach a Canadian operator directly.

MCI MinutePass: no service available

Sprint: Dial 800-877-8787 and follow the voice prompts.

For more information see the section in General Info: Telecommunications.

How should I dress to go out?
Dress in Grenada is casual, although smart casual is more appropriate for evening outings. Light cotton clothing is ideal. It is unacceptable to wear bathing suits, short shorts and short tank tops in public. You may want to bring a light sweater/jacket for evenings.

Can I use my hair dryer and electric shaver?
Electricity is 220 volts, 50 cycles. Appliances from North America require a voltage converter or transformer. Most hotels provide dual voltage shaver units.

How much should I tip?
Tip about 15%. Most hotels and restaurants automatically add a 10% service charge to your bill, so check first, as it is not necessary to leave more unless you feel it is warranted.

Disclaimer: Information is provided as a service to visitors and is updated regularly. All information should be verified prior to travel.

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