Where is Carriacou?
Carriacou is situated in the Eastern Caribbean, 12° north of the equator. Therefore the island falls outside of the hurricane belt. The island is approximately 20 miles from Grenada and is part of the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Villa La Pagerie is located within the High North Nature Park on the north-western side of Carriacou.
The nearby village of Hilsborough includes local grocers, a fish market, a small gourmet deli, multiple rum shacks and various shops and services.
Where to dine?
- Round House in Bogles
5 min by car from La Pagerie
Offering creative food and wines
- Green Roof ahead of Hillsborough
8 min by car from La Pagerie
Offering international cuisine
- Mermaid in Hillsborough
10 min by car from La Pagerie
Offering local food
- Slipway in Tyrell Bay
20 minutes by car from La Pagerie
Offering international/Italian food and wines
- La Playa on Silver Beach in Hillsborough
10 minutes by car from La Pagerie
A casual beach bar run by a Swedish couple, serving a selection of cocktails, some named after local celebrities and simple and wholesome food – A reggae band plays every Saturday afternoon from 3pm onwards
- Pizza meh Heart in Windward
15 minutes by car from La Pagerie
Offering large and delicious pizzas
English. Locals speak “kayak” a dialect which includes many French and African words.
It varies all year round within the low to mid eighties, that is 80-85°F or 27-32°C.
There are two main seasons, the dry season from January to June and the rainy season from July to December. Generally, rain falls at night with a few scattered showers during the day. Hurricanes can develop in the Caribbean between July and October, but are very rare in the Grenadines, being south of their usual pattern lane.
Light casual clothes. Beach clothes are to be avoided in town, not to offend locals.
220 volts/50 Hz. AC transformers/adapters to fit the British type 13 amp, 3 pin sockets are available on the island.
A small public hospital with a doctor (phone 443 7400) and a private clinic (phone 443 6302) offer medical care. If needed, near by French La Martinique larger island (40 min by air taxi) homes a larger and all-equipped hospital.
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$ or XCD).
USD 1.00 = XCD 2.70
EUR 1.00 = XCD 3.22
GBP 1.00 = XCD 3.74
CAD 1.00 = XCD 2.18
Check for updated currency change prior to arrival.
Banks in Hillsborough exchange money and cash Travellers’ Cheques and offer a 24hr ATM service (Grenada Co-op Bank, Republic Bank).