HM Queen Elizabeth II, represented locally by Governor-General Cécile La Grenade since 2013.
Head of government:
Prime Minister Keith Mitchell since 2013.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Three-point plugs are standard.
A mountainous and volcanic landscape gives Grenada one of the loveliest environments in the Caribbean, with crater lakes, rainforests and coastal mangrove plantations giving way to white sand beaches, and brilliant blue waters filled with coral reefs.
Grenada is known as the 'Spice Island' - and with good reason. Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla are just a few of the scented gems found here. When it comes to food, Grenadian's like it particularly hot and spicy. Pepper pot is a favourite - meat cooked with lots of pepper, garlic and onions. As well as frangrent spices, music is also an important part of life on Grenada, and the calypso tunes dancing over the island serve to evoke Grenada's African origins.
Most visits to Grenada are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
The hurricane season in Grenada normally runs from June to November.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice: