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Visitor Information

In the United States, contact the Grenada Tourist Office at P.O. Box 1668, Lakeworth, FL 33460 (tel. 800/927-9554 or 561/588-8176; fax 561/588-7267).

In London, contact the Grenada Board of Tourism, 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, 4th Floor, London W6 7BA (tel. 020/8328-0650).

On the island, pick up maps, guides, and general information at the Grenada Board of Tourism, Bums Point, in St. George's (tel. 473/440-2279), open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

You can find information on the Internet at www.grenadagrenadines.com.

Getting There

Point Salines International Airport lies at the southwestern toe of Grenada. The airport is a 5- to 15-minute taxi ride from most of the major hotels.

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300 in the U.S. and Canada, or 473/444-2222; www.aa.com) flies from New York or Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where you can take an American Eagle shuttle flight into Grenada. US Airways (tel. 800/622-1015 in the U.S. and Canada, or 473/439-0681; www.usairways.com) has weekly flights from Philadelphia.

British Airways (tel. 800/247-9297 in the U.S. and Canada; www.britishairways.com) flies to Grenada every Tuesday and Friday from London's Gatwick Airport, making a single stop at Antigua en route.

Air Jamaica (tel. 800/523-5585 in the U.S. and Canada; www.airjamaica.com) offers nonstop flights from New York to Grenada two to three times a week.

LIAT (tel. 888/844-LIAT [5428] in most of the Caribbean, or 473/440-3967; www.liatairline.com), which early in the millennium incorporated the corporate structures of the regional airlines formerly known as Caribbean Star and SVG into its orbit, flies between Grenada, Carriacou, Petit Martinique, and several neighboring islands in the southern Caribbean. LIAT's twin hubs, into which most of the routes on its network are funneled, are Antigua and Barbados.

Finally, Virgin Atlantic Airways (tel. 800/862-8621 in the U.S. and Canada, or 800/744-7477 in Grenada; www.virgin-atlantic.com) flies nonstop once a week from London's Heathrow Airport.

Carnival on Grenada -- The second weekend of August brings colorful Carnival parades, music, and dancing. The festivities begin on Friday, continuing practically nonstop through Tuesday. Steel bands and calypso groups perform at Queen's Park. Jouvert, one of the highlights of the festival, begins at 5am on Monday with a parade of Djab Djab/Djab Molassi, devil-costumed figures daubed with molasses. (Be warned: Don't wear nice clothes to attend this event -- you may get sticky from close body contact.) The Carnival finale, a gigantic "jump-up" (like a hoedown), ends with a parade of bands from Tanteen through the Carenage into town.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.