Spices, straw weaving, printed cotton and other fabrics are particularly recommended. Numerous duty-free shops sell goods from all over the world. Shop opening times: Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00, Sat 08:00-13:00.
Hotels offer discos and entertainment programs with music, dance and cabaret.
Seafood, local vegetables and fruits, Calaloo Soup (similar to spinach), crab, sea snails (Lambi) and avocado ice cream are the culinary specialties. Almost all hotels and restaurants offer English, European and North American specialties in addition to exotic local fish dishes. Drinks: A local company produces numerous fruit drinks. The island rum and carib beer are excellent. The bars offer a wide range of wine, spirits and cocktails. Local rum used to be shipped in casks labeled Georgius Rex Old Grenada. The initials GROG are said to be the origin of the sailor’s drink.
There are numerous modern luxury hotels in Grenada, advance booking is recommended. There are also inexpensive hotels, guesthouses and holiday apartments. 8% tax and 10% service will be added to invoices. Details and a list of hotel prices from the Tourist Office. Information also from Grenada Hotel Association, Ross Point, PO Box 440, St. George’s. Tel: 444 13 53. (Web: www.grenadahotelsinfo.com)
You can pitch your tent in Grand Etang National Park and on the grounds of some schools and churches, but you must first obtain a permit.
53% Roman Catholic, 13.8% Anglican, Protestant minorities 33.2%. African American Religions.
Social Rules of Conduct
Social etiquette: The influences of the British and French colonial powers and the Catholic Church are still noticeable in the culture today. The Big Drum dance on Carriacou and the Shango dance in Grenada were influenced by African slaves. Clothing: Casual clothing is accepted, bathing suits are required on the beach. Smoking is allowed everywhere. Tipping: 8% tax is included in all hotel bills. 10% of the invoice amount is appropriate as a tip. Taxi drivers expect a tip.
Best travel time
Tropical. Dry season January – May, rainy season June – December. The average temperature is 28°C.
Area (sq km)
112,523 (Source: homosociety)
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