Motto: "Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People"
Language: English and Patois
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Airports: Point Salines International Airport (GND)
Known for: Spices, nutmeg, music
Official Tourism Website: gov.gd
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1 473
Known as the Spice Island, Grenada is indisputably everyone’s idea of tropical splendor. The 120 square mile (310 sq km) island is a microcosm of all that’s best in the Caribbean.
There are silky white beaches, unspoiled rain forests, hills and waterfalls. Grenada has warm, clear bays for swimming and diving. Also, there is a breathtakingly beautiful colonial capital town.
Grenada's passion for food is a lasting legacy of the early French settlers. The national dish, Oil Down, is a combination of breadfruit, coconut milk, turmeric, dumplings, calalloo (taro leaves) and a salted meat eg. saltfish accra (codfish), smoked herring, or salt beef. It's often cooked in a large pot commonly referred to by locals as a karhee, or curry pot.
Grenada has peace and quiet for lovers of solitude and a lively nightlife in a perfect climate. It’s no wonder that the British and the French fought over it so many times.
Things To Do in Grenada
Adventure: One-ninth of Grenada’s land mass is dedicated to parks, natural sanctuaries and wildlife preserves. In these preserves are trails for hiking and mountain biking, bodies of water for kayaking enthusiast, also a bird watchers paradise!
Boating: An amazing way to start your boating adventure is in Carriacou (sister island) and sail up the islands of the Grenadines. There are many companies who will arrange bare boats, crewed yachts or charters to suit your vacation needs.
Water Sports: Grenada plays host to numerous water based activities including the SpiceIsle Bill Fishing Tournament, Grenada Sailing Festival, Carriacou Easter Ragatta and monthly yacht races.
Diving: Go beneath the calm surface to discover breathtaking underwater scenery and marine life. Best known for it’s wreck dives including Bianca C aka “Titanic of the Caribbean”, Shakem, Buccaneer and San Juan.
Entertainment: Throughout the year you can count on a variety of entertainment in Grenada. Local and regional theatres put on different productions, street festivals take on a life of their own attracting musicians and dancers. Hotels generally have entertainment in the season.
Cuisine of Grenada
Any island that is known as the “Spice Island” will certainly serve up interesting and elegant meals. Grenada does not disappoint. Just make sure you are properly attired–not formal. Long pants and perhaps polo shirt for the men and casual elegance for the women.
Marriage Requirements for Grenada
Visitors to the island must be resident on the island for a minimum of three (3) working days (this excludes weekends and public holidays) before applying for a license.
Application for a Marriage License is then made at the Prime Minister’s Office after the necessary stamp duty and license fees have been paid. This process takes approximately two days (and slightly longer if either partner is divorced, as documents must then be sent to The Ministry of Legal Affairs).
- Valid Passports
- Birth Certificates
- If one of the parties is divorced, proof of a Decree Absolute
- Proof of Single Status: an affidavit, or a letter from a clergyman, lawyer, or Registry on official letterhead attesting to the fact that the parties involved have not been married previously.
- If a name has been changed by Deed Poll proof is necessary
- If either party has been widowed, a Death Certificate is needed
- If either party is under 21 evidence of parental consent is required in the form of an affidavit
- All papers must be in English. If the original papers are in another language, they should be translated into English and certified
- No blood tests are required
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