Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

,, Grenada is beautiful, but particularly in the northern part of the island. There the people seem friendlier, the air fresh, and flowers are blooming all around. I highly recommend it. You can hike, take a boat to Sandy Island, and be cooked lunch by a fisherman. It’s fantastically refreshing.(Anne, 2018)

Practicals

Transport

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Fun

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Caribbean - Grenada - Rastafari feeling

Public safety

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Grenada - police officer and the lady

Grenada - Saint George's - police - d.l. photo

Others

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Caribbean - Grenada - sidewalk fish market

Grenada - Rise above plastic - street art - s.a. photo

Background

Grenada colors

Destination in brief

Size: 348.5 km² (134.6 mi²)

Population: 112 523 (2020)

Capital city: Saint George's

Official language: English

Religion: 96% Christian

Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Average net monthly salary (2020): 870 USD

Most common surname: Charles

Geography

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Grenada - sea view - j.n. photo

History

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Grenada - stamp with King George VI (reign: 1936-1952) - half British West Indies dollar

Nowadays

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Carribean - Grenada - bar foreground and election posters

Grenada - Saint George's - d.l. photo

People

If you meet an average local there and talk for a few minutes, chances are good that he will invite you to his house for a dinner!

“It often surprises tourists how few people on the island can be presumed to be indigenous. 82% of the population are descended from African slaves, 13% are mulattoes, 3% are Indian or Lebanese (traders) and 2% are other (e.g. white). English is the official language, but in fact most locals speak a sort of creole, with a strong French influence. When they speak to tourists, they mostly use a simplified, pidgin version of English.

It’s striking how many men on the island spend their time lolling about, not even pretending to do useful work. Many men have dreadlocks, and wear Rasta clothing. The high unemployment rate explains the general listlessness, but doesn’t explain how so many of the locals can spend so much time in rum bars.

Caribbean - Grenada - aunty Irma sells flowers

Grenada - man

Tourist etiquette

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Grenada - required beach posture - c.f. photo

Gastronomy

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Caribbean - Grenada - home-cooking

Attractions

Grand Anse Beach

Grenada - Grand Anse Beach - a.s. photo

Grenada - Grand Anse Beach

Grenada - Grand Anse Beach - r.g. photo

 St. George's

Grenada - St. George's - a.r. photo

Grenada - St. Georges - Gran Mal Beach - g.s. photo

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