the communication system?
Phone: Telephone service is available. The area
code for Carriacou is (1) 473. For visitors who would like to
give friends and family the number at the cottage it is: 443-6003.
(Please check your international access code Ė itís the
same as the US.)
Cell Phone/Mobil: We are told that US visitors can now roam and that subscribers
of AT&T can use their phones here. Europeans
will find that GSM 1900 signals work, though we canít vouch for
their roaming abilities. Aside from the main telephone company we are
also served by Digicel.
Internet: Internet service is also available and with the advent
of broadband connections, Tamarind Cottage is now outfitted with free
WiFi. As well, there are several internet cafes in town if you have
other online or computer needs.
Ship to Shore Radio: if you are a sailor, it is the same as
anywhere in the Caribbean. It can be quite useful. Everyone, including
many taxi drivers, monitors VHF channel 16.
This section does not really belong here, but we didnít know where else to put it.
traveled all over the world and have found the short-wave reception on
Carriacou to be better than anywhere else.
Telephone Co. "Flow"
Formerly known as "Cable and Wireless," then "Lime," is VERY expensive (coming and going).
Be very careful, calling anywhere from Carriacou will cost you at least
$1US per minute and calling to Carriacou from the US can easily set you
back $2 per minute (if you donít have a special international calling
plan.) Similar costs have been reported by European visitors. We
therefore urge you to have a Whatsapp, Skype or similar account. One of our favorites is MagicJack. It works extremely well from the cottage, however it is geared to
For your convenience we have provided a link to the Grenada