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Grenada in a nutshell

GETTING THERE:

From LAX to Grenada, there is connecting service (change of planes) on American, Air Jamaica and US Airways. Restricted round-trip fares start at $1,018.

The Osprey Express offers daily ferry service from Grenada to Carriacou for about $33 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY:

Gem Holiday Beach Resort, P.O. Box 58, Morne Rouge Bay, St. George's, Grenada; (473) 444-4224, fax (473) 444-1189, http://www.gembeachresort.com. Twenty modestly decorated air-conditioned apartments, with kitchens, adjacent to Morne Rouge Bay beach. Beach-side restaurant, bar, dance club. Doubles $75-$135, depending on season.

Green Roof Inn, Hillsborough, Carriacou, Grenada; telephone/fax (473) 443-6399, http://www.greenroofinn.com. Family-run guest house offers cozy but primitive rooms with ceiling fans and mosquito netting. Breakfast included. Restaurant. Doubles $70.

Laluna Resort, P.O. Box 1500, St. George's, Grenada; (866) 452-5862 (toll-free) or (473) 439-0001, fax (473) 439-0600, http://www.laluna.com. Exclusive Italian/Indonesian-style resort on secluded beach has ocean-view cabanas with private plunge pools. Restaurant, bar. Doubles $290-$530, depending on season.

La Sagesse Nature Centre, P.O. Box 44, St. George's, Grenada; telephone/fax (473) 444-6458, http://www.lasagesse.com. On a secluded beach abutting a mangrove estuary, this English country-style resort has two air-conditioned rooms and others with ceiling fans. Hiking trails. Beach-side restaurant, bar. Doubles $75-$150.

WHERE TO EAT:

Carenage Café, on the Carenage, St. George's, Grenada; (473) 440-8701. Owner Alberto Olivetti serves individual thin-crust pizzas and gelato in local flavors like soursop. About $8 for a medium pizza.

Cicely's, Calabash Hotel, L'Anse aux Epines, St. George's, Grenada; (473) 444-4334. Located in the island's oldest resort, this open-air restaurant offers British-style service and international and local cuisine. Live entertainment. Reservations required. Entrees $19-$35.

Patrick's, Lagoon Road, St. George's, Grenada; (473) 440-0364. Buffet with 22 local dishes -- Grenadian specialties like breadfruit salad, conch roti and callaloo soup. Reservations required. About $20 per person.

TO LEARN MORE:

Grenada Tourism Office, 317 Madison Ave., Suite 1704, New York, NY 10017; (800) 927-9554, fax (212) 573-9731, http://www.grenada.org.

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