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CABIER OCEAN LODGE
Timezone: GMT/UTH -6/5
Best time to go?
With its warm climate, there really isn’t a bad time to visit in Grenada – temperatures range an average 29-31° C. The dry season is officially between December and May.
In the "rainy season" from June to November the island is very green with more flowers and fruits such as mango, pineapples, passion fruit, avocados etc. available to buy at roadside stalls. The “rainy season “ is not that rainy these days. It rains mostly at night as the land cools and draws in the clouds, usually in short heavy showers. During the day a short rain shower is followed by bright sunshine that dries everything in minutes, so visitors to the island really are not affected by it.
Around the time of the full moon is a very romantic time at Cabier, when in addition to a sky always full of thousands of stars extending from horizon to horizon, you will see thousands of glittering sparkling lights in the sea when the moon is rising out of the ocean and you will have your own moon shadow.
If you like to party then choose the first two weeks in August – because Grenada’s biggest event is the carnival with costumes, music, and of course rum and local food all the way around the Carenage in lovely St. George’s harbour as well as in local towns.
Grenada is located at around latitude 12 ° N and 61 ° 45 W which puts Grenada in the path of the Easterly Trade Winds. The wind perfectly cools all our guestrooms, villas and
apartments naturally. We also have rooms with air-conditioning and all have ceiling fans.
The Trade Winds make the Windward Islands perfect for sailing. Check out our stay and sail offer for trips in the Grenadines.
Good to know
230 V 50 HZ English Plugs – we have adapters for European Plugs, 110 Volt transformers
1 US$ = 2,67 East Caribbean Dollars (EC$) for cash,
Cash machines are available in Grenville and St.George’s. Information from the Lonely Planet guide about average prices on the island meals: Depending where you eat and what you drink these range from US$ 10 to US$ 40 per head including service and tax.
Country dial code:
from America 1-473 from other countries 001-473
How to get around in Grenada?
By far the cheapest way to get around is by bus. These privately owned. There are also
government regulated minivans. These cram in as many people as possible, drive very fast and play loud reggae, raga and soca music. Don’t be intimidated, however, as they’re also great fun and safe and the locals are very friendly! Buses run from 6 am – 8 pm daily, with a less frequent service on Sundays and holidays. Routes run from the main terminal at the market in St.George’s to cover the entire island. Simply ask the driver which bus to get on. There are regular bus stops and you can also flag one down at any point along the way, and with their constant honking, you’ll always know when they are around. For an extra EC$ or two they can be persuaded to come off route and drop you at Cabier.
We can arrange car hire for you with our car hire partner. You can pick up and drop off at
either the airport or Cabier or combination of the two. Minimum hire is 3 days. Allow
approximately USD$48 per day. Cabier is about half way to most of the island sights so it is easy to do half day trips.
At Cabier Ocean Lodge we can offer nine fully equipped rooms with a kitchenette.
Two Bays Villa and the two studios, Bayside and Beachside have fully equipped kitchens.
Most of our big Supermarkets are open until 7 pm. The Real Value Supermarket in Spiceland Mall at Grand Anse is open until 9 pm weekdays and on Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. There are local shops and a market for local fruit and vegetables as well as a fish in Grenville. There are local roadside stalls, a bakery in Crochu village, a lady who sells eggs, as well as a shop at the cross roads selling basic requirements. If you are self-catering with us Bruno goes to Grenville several times a week to shop and can possibly take you with him. Alternatively, there is the bus or minibus from Crochu village if you do not have a car.
If you are self-catering and want a break, or simply want to eat delicious meals outside
overlooking the ocean or under the stars then Enjoy “a love affair with food” on our terrace restaurant and bar. Staying at Cabier feels like being part of a large family with the chance to meet people from UK, Canada, US, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, France, Hungary, West Indies, and lots of other places.
Grenada is 4 - 5 hours behind GMT depending on whether it is British Summer Time and 5-6 hours behind western continental Europe.
No travel vaccinations are necessary. There are no poison-ness insects or snakes to be found on the island and tap water is safe to drink, although bottled water is readily available everywhere.
English (Official); French Patois as an alternative in the villages.
At Cabier Ocean Lodge we speak French, English and German
891 sq km.= 344 sq miles
53 % Roman Catholic, 13,8 % Anglican, 33,2% Protestant
Essentials and good to have
Do not forget to bring from home:
Hiking sandals or walking shoes,
“No Bite” Mosquito spray or mosquito milk,
plenty of sun screen,
hat or cap.
In the rainy season a light waterproof is also useful.
If you are interested in bird life, then bring some binoculars as apart from the Frigate birds soaring overhead and the wading birds visiting our natural environment we are visited by pelicans and occasional ospreys – and do not forget your
WiFi is available free of charge at the Lodge and at Two Bays.