SAFETY AND SECURITY
Petty crimes, such as thefts and purse-snatchings, occur and increase just before and during annual festivities, such as Carnival in August.
Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times. Carry a photocopy of the identification page of your passport with you.
Never leave valuables, such as money, credit cards and personal electronics unattended, especially on beaches and in vehicles.
Do not carry large amounts of cash, and use caution when using ATMs, especially after dusk. If you are threatened by robbers, stay calm and do not resist.
Avoid unpatrolled, isolated beaches, trails and other unpopulated areas, especially after dark. Check with local authorities to determine which beaches are safe.
Stay in busy, reputable and well-protected accommodation and keep the doors locked at all times. If staying on a yacht, remain vigilant when moored, as there has been an increase in thefts and burglaries from yachts harbouring along the south coast of Grenada. Avoid travelling between Grenada and Trinidad at night because waters are unsafe and robberies are frequent.
Sexual assault against female travellers occurs. Women travelling alone may also be subject to some forms of harassment and verbal abuse.
Safe-travel guide for women
SWIMMING AND WATER ACTIVITIES
Coastal waters can be dangerous. Riptides are common.
Not all beaches have lifeguards or warning flags. Rescue services may not be consistent with international standards. If you practice water activities, ensure that equipment is safe and in good condition, and that helmets and life jackets are available.
Follow the instructions and warnings of local authorities.
Water safety abroad
If you intend on engaging in hiking:
- never do so alone and always hire an experienced guide from a reputable company
- buy travel insurance that includes helicopter rescue and medical evacuation
- ensure that your physical condition is good enough to meet the challenges of your activity
- ensure that you’re properly equipped and well informed about weather and other conditions that may pose a hazard
- inform a family member or friend of your itinerary, including when you expect to be back to camp
- know the symptoms of acute altitude sickness, which can be fatal
- obtain detailed information on trekking routes before setting out and do not venture off marked trails
Demonstrations take place from time to time.
- Avoid areas where demonstrations and large gatherings are taking place
- Follow the instructions of local authorities
- Monitor local media for information on ongoing demonstrations
More about mass gatherings (large-scale events)
Most roads are narrow and winding. Blind corners are common on mountain roads. Potholes, speedbumps and a lack of lighting pose as hazards. Road surfaces often deteriorate during periods of intense heat and during the hurricane season.
Drivers often drive at excessive speeds. Look out for pedestrians because most roads do not have sidewalks.
Drive defensively at all times.
Roadside assistance is not widely available.
Taxi transport is available on Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique islands. Only use licensed taxis. Their license plate should begin by the letter H. Order taxis from restaurants. Standard taxi fares exist for most destinations. Confirm the fare before departing.
A network of private minibuses operates at fixed fares throughout the islands of Grenada and Carriacou, although service is fairly limited.
Rental cars can be hired locally.
Ferry services are available between Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Water taxis operate between tourist hotels on Grand Anse beach and the capital.
We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.
General information about foreign domestic airlines