Carriacou Travel Information & Arrival Briefing

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Tourism Information: Grenada Board of Tourism, 800/927-9554;

Documents: U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need passports or visas as long as they have two documents (one with a photo) documenting their citizenship. A driver's license is not a valid form of identification.

Currency: The Eastern Caribbean (EC) dollar is valued at about EC$2.70 to US$1.

Electricity: 220 volt, 50 cycles.

Taxes and Tipping: An 8 percent government tax is added to hotel and restaurant bills. A 10 percent service charge also is normally included. There is a US$16 departure tax.

Time: Atlantic Standard Time, the same as Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

Water Transportation: The two-hour “Osprey Express” departs Grenada each morning at 8 a.m. or 9 a.m., depending on the day. The roundtrip fare is US$30.

Around the Island : Car rentals average between $45 and $60 a day. A local license is EC$30. On Carriacou, contact Martin Bullen (473-443-7204) or John Gabriel (473-443-7454).

Be warned, many of the roads have more pits than pavement.

Where to Stay: Close to Windward are the Caribbee Inn in Prospect (fax 473-443-8142) and Bogles Round House Cottages in Bogles (fax 473-443-7841). The Cassada Bay Hotel (fax 473-443-7672) at the other end of the island at Belmont has wonderful views but the rooms still feel like dormitories, which they once were.

Airlines: Airlines of Carriacou has daily service from Grenada to Carriacou.

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