FAQ


Do we really need a car?

It really depends what kind of traveller you are!  If you want to hike the mountain trails to swim in waterfalls, explore historical plantation houses and go on dives, snorkelling trips, or whale-watching, then you should definitely rent an SUV for at least part of your trip as these are a bit further away!

 

However, If you plan to simply relax by the pool, walk on the beach or go on local hikes then one of our local taxi drivers can take you to restaurants out of walking distance, and a taxi to Sauteurs (our closest town) should be only $40 EC round trip. Some guests enjoy going to Fish Friday with a taxi even when they have a rental car, which includes waiting for your return trip for only 160 EC.

How can we help Grenada when we visit?

Excellent question! We support the GSPCA (Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) www.gspca.gd who go above and beyond in helping dogs and cats on the island. Our own rescue dogs Big Joe and Harry have benefited hugely from their thoughtful assistance (we actually adopted Joe from them) and here are some before and after photos of them so you can see the sort of challenges they are adept at dealing with!

 

Please bring collars, leads/leashes or other helpful items to us to be donated in your name. Here is their current wish list!

 

We are also thrilled to support Pack for a Purpose as we have many guests who bring school supplies, reference and reading books, music instruments and art supplies for our local school, the River Sallee Government School. We’ll be posting a blog soon with all the details!

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and bring supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you'll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our project/projects.

Pack for a Purpose

What currency should we bring?

Grenada uses Eastern Caribbean Dollars (XCD), allso called EC Dollars here.  US dollars are fine, credit cards are accepted in bigger shops & very few restaurants in the north, but more in the south.  Our closest restaurant, Aggie’s, is cash only, for example, and you might be able to use a card in a larger gas station.  We always found it wise to withdraw some local cash from the bank machine or change some Canadian, US or British Pounds Sterling cash at the bank (you’ll need ID) so you can buy little things like beer or chicken & chips on the beach.  Most people are happy to accept US which is generally at 2.72 EC per 1 US dollar.

Tip: You absolutely must tell your bank and credit card company that you are travelling to Grenada or they will block your cards for fraud protection due to unusual spending!

What rental car company do you recommend?

We only recommend McIntyre Brothers, through Caribbean Horizons. We’ve been using them since we first started visiting the island in 2003 and they provide well-maintained Honda CRVs with 4 doors and air conditioning, backed by a charming team with excellent customer service. As an added bonus, they have kindly continued to offer free delivery to our guests anywhere on the island.

If you decide to go with another rental car company, make sure they offer an SUV or jeep of some sort (a regular car is too low for getting over some of Grenada’s giant speedbumps!), free delivery to Bathway, and that they are one of the very few companies who guarantee to have the local driving permits with them upon delivery. Otherwise, you may be forced to go all the way to Grenville with them, or on your own by taxi, to get a local permit!

We have tried other companies, and have learned the hard way that there is no comparison!

You can see their rates here: http://caribbeanhorizons.com/car.html

Let us know if you need help booking your rental vehicle, we’ll be happy to do it for you!