Getting Here

Although Carriacou is a remote island, it is very accessible. You can access Carriacou by international flights to Grenada; airport code GND.  Various airlines such as, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, Delta, and other charters all fly daily to Grenada. This is then followed by a short connection to Carriacou by ferry or plane. If your flight arrives in Grenada after 5pm, we advise you to stay overnight in Grenada before planning your onward connection to Carriacou. Please check with your local travel agent. There are many suitable hotels in Grenada to choose from. Have a look at Trip Advisor recommendations. Click here for more info OSPREY FERRY CONNECTIONS TO CARRIACOU  By Sea: The Osprey ferry leaves St Georges, Grenada daily to Carriacou and the journey takes as little as 90 minutes. Click here for more info
  • Cost: 1 Way EC$80.00 – Return: EC$160.00
  • Tickets can be purchased on the Jetty before boarding or in advance from theOsprey ferry office in St Georges
  • Times: Grenada to Carriacou – departs 9am (Sunday 8am departure). Carriacou to Grenada – departs 3.30pm
By Air: Carriacou has a small airport with daily flights from Grenada and other Caribbean islands. The local airline is SVG Air serving Carriacou to Grenada
  • Cost: 1 Way EC$124.00 – Return: EC$245.00
  • CheckSVG Air website for prices and times HERE
SVG AIR British, US and Canadian citizens do not need a visa. If you are unsure, please check with your passport issuer. JEEP RENTAL IN CARRIACOU We can organise a jeep rental for your stay at Windmill Villa (jeep rental fee’s apply). Please advise when placing a booking with us. You will need a visitors driving license while on the island. This is issued at the local police station. Please bring your drivers license (both parts if applicable) and EC$30. TRANSFERS TO WINDMILL VILLA  There’s no need to worry about transfers to Windmill Villa as we will organise a complimentary pick-up from the jetty or airport in Carriacou to your apartment at Windmill Villa. WELCOME FOOD BASKET AT WINDMILL VILLA CARRIACOU MAP Once you arrive at your Windmill Villa apartment, you will be greeted to a complimentary basket of food essentials to kick start your holiday! Carriacou which is part of the three island state of Grenada.  Grenada is the largest of the Grenadine islands which includes Petite Martinique.  Carriacou is located north of Grenada  and it’s an English speaking island with a rich cultural heritage. (click the map on the right to expand view) Carriacou (pronounced: Carry-a-koo), is roughly 13 square miles. The name Carriacou is taken from the Amerindian name for the island “Kayryouacou” which means island of reefs. The main population are descendants of slaves from West Africa. Today, the island is known for it’s boat building, fishing, agriculture, and tourism. GENERAL INFO:
  • Language:  English
  • Currency:  Eastern Caribbean Dollar EC$. US Dollars are also accepted in Carriacou and Grenada
  • Exchange Rate:  $1 = EC$2.7 (roughly)
  • Electricity:  220 +110 Volts/50 HZ (UK plugs are fine).  13amp, 3 prong sockets
  • Temperature:  Averages 27-32 degrees celsius or 80-85 degrees fahrenheit
  • Time Zone:  GMT +4
  • Telephone International Code:  +1 473
CARRIACOU FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES: Carriacou is a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax!  But if you decide you’d like to explore, there are a range of activities to enjoy in and around the island. Carricaou has a  great range of facilities at your disposal while staying at Windmill Villa. The main town of Hillsborough (5 mins from Windmill Villa) has a selection of banks, shops, restaurants, chemists, taxi’s, and bars.
  • Diving & Snorkling :  Carriacou is the perfect place to enjoy diving and snorkling as the island is surrounded by reefs. There is a local diving school in Hillsborough Town. Click here for more info
  • Carriacou Museum:Visit the museum in Hillsborough town and find out about Carriacou’s rich cultural history. A gift shop is available too.
  • Island Hopping:Why restrict yourself to Carriacou, when you can explore other beautiful smaller islands that surround Carriacou? Take a picnic to Sandy Island, White Island to name a few.
  • Beaches: Carriacou has many secluded beautiful beaches for you to visit. You can take a day trip to Silver Beach, Paradise Beach or maybe Coconut Beach to name a few.
  • Fishing:Why not hire a boat and go fishing around the waters of Carriacou? It’s a great way to explore and enjoy the surrounding areas.
  • Hiking & Walking:There are a variety of old ruins to visit around Carriacou such as the old Sugar Mill in Belaire and the remains of the lime factory in Craigston. You can also go hiking up to High North, Carriacous highest elevation (943 ft ASL).
  • Island Tours:Why not rent a jeep or book a taxi and take an island tour? It’s a great way to see the island.
FESTIVALS: Carriacou is one of only a few Caribbean islands that have traditional African cultural festivals.
  • Carriacou Maroon & String Band Festival (Late April):  The Maroon festival in Carriacou is about giving thanks to ancestors through music, dance, eating “smoke food”, and rituals. A range of string instruments are played in variuos musicians in events around the island. The festival is of African origin and the takes place annually.
  • All Saints (Early November):  Carriacou locals pay tribute to their ancestors by visiting their graves, sharing rum and water on the gravestones and with each other. Eating, drinking, and story-telling are all part of this tradition.
  • Carnival (Early February, before Lent):  Carnival is a street festival comprising of a Queen Show, Soca Monarch Show leading to the J’ouvert street party. This festival dates back to the emancipation of slavery in 1838.
  • Regatta (Last weekend of August):  Watch various races between yachts and other wooden boats around the island. There are great activities for all the family on the main island too.
  • Big Drum Dance– Traditional African spiritual dance festival.
  • Tombstone Feast– This is a private feast hosted by families in Carriacou. Deceased relatives tombstones are erected with a celebration of food, drink, and music.
  • Parang Festival– Traditional Christmas festival of music, song and dance in Carriacou with African origins.
Simply Carriacou has some information about activities on the island. Click here for more info