Visitors who are flying long distances to reach Grenada may experience mild jet lag and time changes when they arrive.
Grenada is in in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, which is observed by many Caribbean nations. Local time on Grenada is four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
The time change experienced by travelers from the United States will vary depending on the time of year. Visitors from the West Coast should add three to four hours to their local time, while visitors from the East Coast may experience a one-hour jump or no time change at all. During daylight-saving time, from April to October, Eastern Standard Time will match Atlantic Standard Time on Grenada, while Pacific Standard Time will be three hours behind Atlantic Standard. For the remainder of the year, Eastern Standard Time will be one hour behind Grenada; Pacific Standard Time will be four hours behind.
Sample time comparisons for Grenada
At 12:00 p.m. on Grenada
|Amsterdam||5:00 p.m. (plus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
|Brussels||5:00 p.m. (plus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
|Hong Kong||12:00 a.m. (next day)|
|Istanbul||6:00 p.m. (plus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
|Los Angeles||8:00 a.m. (plus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
|Madrid||5:00 p.m. (plus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
|Moscow||7:00 p.m. (plus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
|Paris||5:00 p.m. (plus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
|Sydney||3:00 a.m. (minus 1 hour in daylight savings)|
Although traveling across a number of time zones can cause travelers significant headache and tiredness, the beautiful scenery and friendly people on Grenada should help body clocks adjust quickly to the change.
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