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Expat guide to Grenada, where to live, education, healthcare and more

Expat guide to Grenada, where to live, education, healthcare and more

Living in Grenada

Grenada is a magnet for tourists and expats mostly for their aesthetic, picturesque and care-free island sensibilities. If you’re taking a trip down the Caribbean into this little island, here are some information to help you.

Grenada

Expat Clubs


There are no expat meet up clubs as such in Grenada and most expats communicate online through websites such as ExpatWoman.com.

International Schools 


The Meridian School of Grenada
The Meridian School of Grenada was established as a tutorial school for the purpose of developing a well-rounded student – academically, spiritually, morally, socially, and physically – to live in today’s society and contribute to the nation’s stability.  The educational philosophy was based on the Christ-idea of education as defined by the principles of Christian Science.
Curriculum: Grenada
Address: P.O. Box 1280, Grand Anse (Belmont), Greystones, Belmont, St. George's, Grenada
Tel: +1 473 444 3310
Email: meridianschoolfund@gmail.com
Website: themeridianschoolofgrenada.com
 
Grenada Montessori & Preparatory School (GMPS)
GMPS provides an educational choice to Grenadians and visiting families. The Montessori environment creates respectful children who are socially and environmentally responsible. They are empowered by qualified, skillful and loving staff to express themselves in an authentic and caring manner.
Curriculum: Montessori
Address: P.O. Box 3201, St. Georges, Grenada, West Indies
Tel: +1 473 439 1234
Email: grenadamontessori@gmail.com
FB: www.facebook.com/GrenadaMontessoriPreparatorySchool
Website: www.grenadamontessori.com/

Local News in English





Country Information 


The Grenada Informer
The news service was established in 1985 and is Grenada’s leading weekly. The Informer has been popularized as THE FEARLESS WEEKLY THAT TELLS IT LIKE IT IS; it is NON-POLITICAL AND NON-PARTISAN, and covers the entire tri-island State.
Website: www.thegrenadainformer.com/
 
Country Information for Grenada
 
Location: Caribbean
Capital City: St. George's
Other Important Cities:
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
Language: English
Calling Code: +1-473
Internet TLD: .gd
Electricity: Grenada runs on 230V 50Hz. Grenada Electricity Services Ltd. provides the electricity for the entire country.
Address: P.O.Box 381, Grand Anse, St.George's, Grenada, W.I.
Tel: +1 473 440 2097
Email: customersupport@grenlec.com
Website: www.grenlec.com/
 
Emergency Numbers:
Ambulance: 434
Fire: 911, 440-2112
Police: 911
 
Country Information
en.wikipedia.org


Embassy Information


www.gov.gd/embassies_consulates.html

Residents Visa and Work Permit information


Visitors from select countries, including the US and the UK may enter and stay for a limited period. Other nationals must apply for a visa at a Grenadian embassy or consulate in their home or host country. Only a few countries may obtain a visa on arrival. The Embassy of Grenada in the US has a list of visa exemptions and regulations for each country: www.grenadaembassyusa.org/consular-services/consular-visitors/  

Documents Required (But not limited to)
  • Completed Visa Application
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure from Grenada
  • Two (2) passport pictures (no more than 3 months old), one certified by a Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public
  • If you are a Permanent Resident of the US (Please bring your Residency Card with you or notarized copy – see No. 8 above)
  • One money order for visa fee and if applicable another money order for the return of the passport from Embassy of Grenada
For further information please visit: www.grenadaembassyusa.org/consular-services/consular-visitors/

Accommodation


As a holiday destination, Grenada is not short on accommodation options that range from hotels, luxury resorts, apartments and villa rentals across the island. Go Grenada, by the country’s tourism association, has an online booking system that eases the search for housing needs. www.gogrenada.gd/plan/accommodation/?ref=nav

Driving License


Expats must present their domestic license in any of the police stations in Grenada to obtain a local driving license. For more information please visit: www.adcidl.com/Driving-in-Grenada.html

Healthcare


The general hospital at St. George is the main facility; there are smaller ones spread throughout the country, but expats are mostly referred to the general hospital. This means that services can be limited. Medical evacuation will be advised for more complex treatments. It is highly recommended to secure a health insurance that covers or reimburses any medical cost as well as evacuation cost.
 
Health Insurance

Cigna Global Health Options
Cigna provides international insurance coverage for expats. International medical evacuation is also available in cases where emergency treatment must be sought outside of the host country.
Website: www.cignaglobal.com
 
Hospitals

Grenada General Hospital
Address: St. George's, Grenada
Tel: +1 473 440 2051
 
Grenada University School of Medicine
Address: Grand Anse Beach, St. George's, Grenada
Tel: +1 473 444 4271
 
Old Trafford Medical Center
Address: TanteenTerrace, St. George's, Grenada
Tel: +1 473 440 7780
 
St. Augustine's Medical Services
Address: St. Paul's, St. George's, Grenada
Tel: +1 473 440 7780
Fax: +1 473 440 2051

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