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



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.


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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Website: www.grenlec.com/


Emergency Numbers:

Ambulance: 434

Fire: 911, 440-2112

Police: 911


Country Information


Embassy Information


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/


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


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



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