Grenada Warnings and Dangers

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Grenada Warnings and Dangers

  • ATMs problem in Grenada December 2013

    Arrived in Grenada 4th December 2013. Both my husband's and my debit cards did not work although February 2013 the same cards worked on all the ATMs in Grenada and Carriacou.We contacted our bank back home and they confirmed that our debit cards were valid. We could not understand what had happened in the meantime. Either the first ATM machine in...

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  • DIAL 911

    Hopefully you will never need to contact the Royal Grenada Police Force, Fire Brigade or an ambulance. If you do have an emergency – dial 9 – 1 – 1 from any telephone!OTHER PHONE NUMBERS:EMERGENCY - POLICE OR FIRE BRIGADE 911POLICE RAPID RESPONSE UNIT 439 1231COAST GUARD 399 OR 444 1931GRENADA ELECTRICITY 353AMBULANCE:ST GEORGE'S 434ST. ANDREWS...

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  • Driving at night

    If you have hired a car, watch out for locals driving at night. Lights at full beam all the time, and drive in the middle of the road seems to be the preferred method. And away from St. George there are no road signs, so you get lost a lot the 1st few days.

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  • DON'T BLOW UP YOUR COMPUTER !

    Grenada’s electricity is DOUBLE the voltage of the USA & Canada. It is 220 volts at 50 cycles, and British style three-prong plugs are used. If you want to plug in valuable electronics like a computer I would suggest a very good adapter, not a cheap one. Alternatively leave it at home and enjoy your holiday more.

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  • Hurricanes!

    Grenada is at the outer edge of the hurricane belt and is rarely affected by them, but about once every fifty years, it gets hit by a really bad one.In September, 2004, Hurricane Ivan, one of the worst ever, scored a direct hit on the tiny island of Grenada, leaviing 34 people dead and devastating much of the island. Hopefully, it will be at least...

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  • A Safe Place - WATCH THE ROADS!

    Grenada in my experience is a very safe place. It is a very dense and mountainous island with lots of hills. My only warning is the driving conditions since the roads are very narrow and curvy whilst driving up the hills we came across some reckless drivers speeding around bends ''were thinking what the hell?lol'' apart from that no...

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  • different driving

    While on our car tour of the island, be wary of the method cars use to go around bends or curves in the road. The local drivers do not slow down much when rounding the bend of a blind curve, they just honk their horn. Also remember that Grenada was once an English possesion and that they drive on the left side of the road!

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  • Mind the sea lice/thimble jelly fish...

    We went in March, and enjoyed a day trip snorkelling around a few sheltered bays on a catamaran trip.Anyway, a snrokelling we were, until suddenly in quick succession, I was stung on the arms and legs. I looked in the water and saw nothing. My husband, who was directly behind and didn't get stung by anything the lucky soenso, also looked and saw...

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  • Grenada Roads Are Terrible

    I had heard that the Grenada roads were hilly and curvey, and I've driven on backroads in several countries, but I was not prepared for how bad the driving is on Grenada. No one should attempt to drive from the airport to distant resorts at night. The roads are bordered by 2' to 3' dropoffs, or bordered by concrete walls or 10" high concrete curbs-...

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  • Beware the Manchineel Tree

    The Manchineel tree (Hippomane mancinella- from Euphorbia Family -Euphorbiaceae) is one of the dangers which can ruin a vacation for those unaware of its poison. It grows along beaches, and lures people (and animals) by offering them shade and small yellow apple-like fruits. The tree can grow to 30’ high (or more), with gray/brownish bark and shiny...

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  • Mosquitos!

    Mosquitos don't usually trouble me and on the rare occasion I am bitten, it's not a problem. However, the mozzies in Grenada made a real meal of me, and I reacted very badly - more than 40 in the first couple of days, many of which led to large, ugly hives on my skin. If you are sensitive, make sure you take a good repellent (unusually, Autan...

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  • try to avoid checking in luggage on...

    delayed luggage on Jamaica Air ( I flew direct from NYC) is apparently routine, the locals know and almost expect it. If you must check your luggage in, don't put anything valuable or something you can't be without in there, and don't lock it ( then the airline will be able to deliver it to you after passing customs inspection).

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  • Bonus is view of islands from...

    Bonus is view of islands from the air. This is St. Vincent.LIAT, the 'Caribbean Airline' can arrive early and take off early, so check in at least 1 hour early and proceed to the gate. Carry all valuable with you; don't check them in luggage.

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