15th Western Hemisphere Regional Conference

Welcome to Grenada


Grenada is a Caribbean country in the Western Hemisphere, situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself, Carriacou, Petite Martinique, plus three smaller islands to the north of the main island.

Grenada is known as the Island of Spice, due to its production of nutmeg and mace crops, of which it is one of the world’s largest exporters.


The Capital

St George’s is the capital and largest city!


Time Zone 

Grenada is in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). 



English is the official language of Grenada.


 Grand Anse Beach

Grenada has more than 40 different beaches; the most famous of them is the Grand Anse Beach. A 3km (2 mile) long beach situated on the southwest coast where our Conference Venue is located.

Take great care at all times when swimming as currents can be deceptively strong and not all beaches have lifeguards and/or warning flags. You should monitor all beaches carefully and obey any local warnings.


Local Health Care 

While Grenada has very few creepy crawlies, mosquitoes can be a nuisance, as they can in any tropical country, and may carry viruses such as Dengue, Zika,  and ChickV. These are not all prevalent in Grenada, but we feel it is wise to take steps to avoid being bitten. We suggest you take precautions by using repellent creams and sprays both day and night.



Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) is the local currency.



Grenada enjoys a tropical climate, hot and humid all year round. Average temperatures range from 24ºC / 75F to 30ºC / 87F, tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. The rainy season occurs between June to November, including hurricane season for the Caribbean. Grenada is located to the south of the hurricane belt and has a low probability of experiencing a severe storm, but do be prepared for a possible rainy day.