Grenada holidays

Grenada holidays

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Grenada holidays are for the paradise-seekers, the snorkellers, the palm-tree snoozers, the adventure-lite explorers and the luxury-lovers. Bringing everything from friendly vibes to tropical rainforests, this year-round idyll has the Caribbean dream all wrapped up and packaged in blissful resort hotels.

Top things to do in Grenada

• Grand Anse Beach: It’s one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, with 2 miles of white sand plus a craft and spice market that’ll have you spending your East Caribbean dollars in a flash.

• Morne Rouge Beach: Nicknamed BBC, this smaller beach is no less beautiful. Known for its calm, shallow water, it’s perfect for family holidays to Grenada. And mesmerising sunset views make it a popular evening hangout too. Your venue? La Plywood Beach Bar.

• Annandale Falls: Grenada’s got an incredible 14 waterfalls and Annandale is one of the most visited. Why? Well, it’s spectacular, easy to get to and you can swim in the natural pool amidst the rainforest as the water plunges down from 30ft above you. Simply unforgettable.

• River Sallee Boiling Springs: A visit to Grenada’s sulphur springs is worth holding your nose for! Bring your cossie for a dip in the largest of the pools, and make sure you try a mud massage.

• Fort George: Soak up some history with stunning views at the 18th-century Fort George (named for King George III) and its well-preserved neighbour Fort Frederick, both on the harbour in the capital St George’s.

• Taste 'The Spice Isle': Spices are big business here! Check out the melt-in-the-mouth curry goat, warmly flavoured nutmeg ice cream and refreshing Grenadian rum punch. Other local dishes include the hearty Oil Down stew, veg-rich callaloo soup and moreish sweet potato pudding.

• Belmont Estate: This 17th-century plantation is a must-visit, with its tree-to-bar chocolate factory, home-grown restaurant, organic farm and goat dairy.

• Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park: The world’s first! Scuba down to swim among the statues and reef life. Or get a view from above on a glass-bottom boat trip in Molinere Bay.

• The Tower Estate: Sip blue tea (yes, really!) in the Great House. Tour the botanical gardens. And book in for a refined afternoon tea at this estate in St Paul’s.

• Spicemas Festival: A joyous party soundtracked by steel drums and soca bands, it’s well worth planning your trip around this spectacular fiesta at the end of July / beginning of August. One of the best events in Grenada.

Where are the best places to stay in Grenada?

• St George’s: The capital of Grenada is at the heart of island life. Pick up sarongs and souvenirs at the open-air St George’s Market. Wander along the buzzing Carenage harbourfront. Indulge your sweet tooth at the House of Chocolate mini-museum and cafe. As for where to stay in St George’s, you’ll find Grenada’s most popular hotels just outside the city.

• Grand Anse: The best beach in Grenada, Grand Anse is a mere 10 minutes from St George’s. There’s plenty going on here, with an array of sun-soaked hotels near the sand, tons of watersports and a brilliant beachfront market. And as this is the biggest resort on the island, with all the bars, restaurants and souvenirs you could want, Grand Anse is the ultimate choice for your Grenada holiday. Make the most of it with a stay at Radisson Grenada Beach Resort and vibing nights out at Umbrellas Beach Bar.

• Morne Rouge Bay: A classic curve of Caribbean sand sets the scene for lazy days of superb snorkelling, sleepy sunbathing and sea-view dining. Just south of Grand Anse, this lovely spot is a hit for serene couples’ holidays to Grenada, while families looking for a slower pace (and great sandcastle-building conditions!) love it too. Morne Rouge is a lot quieter than Grand Anse, which is a huge part of its appeal – that and the long, soft beach! And if you’re up for a hike, prepare to be dazzled by the views from Morne Rouge Hill.

• Tamarind Bay: Home to the mesmerisingly idyllic Magazine Beach, Tamarind Bay is one of Grenada’s hidden gems. Just the ticket for that away-from-it-all, desert-island-dream type of getaway! Peace and quiet are the main draws so it’s not for you if you like a lively vibe – though you’ll still be close enough to St George’s (around 10 km) to get right into the thick of things in no time. Step straight out onto the sand from the Royalton Grenada hotel, a winner for great-value All Inclusive holidays to Grenada.

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Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND), 7 km from the capital, St George’s

Grenada is best for…

Couples: The postcard-perfect scenery, blissful sand spots and chilled-out beach bars all lend more than a hint of romance to Grenada holidays.

Nature lovers: From lazy waterfall swims to hikes with stunning sea views, the island’s rainforest and coastline are a natural paradise.

Foodies: Whether you’re tucking into local specialities like callaloo and saltfish, toasting your holidays with a Grenadian rum punch, or restaurant-hopping your way around St George’s, your tastebuds will be well and truly tickled.

Fast facts for Grenada

Language: English is the official language of Grenada. You’ll also hear two local dialects when you’re out and about – Grenadian Creole English and patois (Grenadian Creole French).

Currency: Grenada uses the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Local time: Grenada is 5 hours behind GMT / 4 hours behind BST.

Fly to: Maurice Bishop International Airport (previously called Point Salines International Airport). It’s about 7 km south of St George’s.

Flight time: It takes around 10-11 hours to fly from London to Grenada. Flights are indirect, meaning there will be a stop on the way.

Tourist information: Find all the Grenada travel tips you need at the Pure Grenada tourism website.

Important travel advice: From ‘do I need a visa for Grenada?’ to ‘What are the passport requirements?’, plus safety info and more, check the latest Grenada travel advice before you go.

Getting around Grenada

Bus: If you love a proper local experience, hop aboard the public buses. Full of chatter and music, bus rides in Grenada are more than a way to get from A to B! They run from 6 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday, have a helpful conductor on board and are a great-value way to get around Grenada. Just be prepared for lots of stops and an unpredictable journey length!

Taxi: There are plenty of taxis in Grenada. They’re not metred, with flat fares for different destinations – check before you get in, and ask if there’s any flex on the price.

Water taxi: Feel the thrill of a motorboat skimming along and the mist of the sea spray on your skin as you zoom around the coast. Yep, private water taxis are Grenada’s most fun way to travel!

Ferry: Fancy a day trip to Carriacou, the nearest of Grenada’s sister islands? It takes 90 minutes to 2 hours by sea. Set your alarm for an early start – the daily ferry to Carriacou leaves St George’s at 9 am (and heads back at 3.30 pm).

Hire car: Driving is the easiest way to find the less visited sand spots in Grenada (like secluded La Sagesse Beach) and get to breathtaking highlights like the Welcome Stone hiking route on the east coast. But renting a car is also the most expensive way to travel around, and most roads are narrow, winding and bumpy. If you’re fine with that, check out our partner's Grenada car hire options, you’re in for an amazing adventure!

Grenada weather

Temperatures in Grenada: Average temps range from 21-29°C in January (the coolest month) to 23-31°C in May (the hottest of the dryest months).

• Grenada’s known for its tropical climate, with balmy beach days galore! Think 7 or 8 hours of sunshine every day, all year round.

• If you’re after the most beachy weather, the best time to visit Grenada is from January to May – especially March and April, the driest months here. And that makes Grenada the cream of the crop for Easter sunshine holidays!

• It’s not always perfect, with Grenada’s rainy and hurricane season to keep you on your toes from June to November. Don’t worry, there aren’t many hurricanes in Grenada, and you can check in on the hurricane forecast to set your mind at rest while you’re away.

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Grenada holidays FAQs
Grenada FAQs
Where is Grenada?

Grenada is an island in the Caribbean West Indies, north of Trinidad and Tobago and south of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Its two little sister islands (Petite Martinique and Carriacou) are 2 to 3 hours away by ferry.

Lapped by the Caribbean Sea, Grenada’s west coast is where you’ll find St George’s and the most popular beaches. Over on the eastern shores of the island, you’ll dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean instead. But don’t worry, the water’s lovely wherever you choose for a paddle!

Grenada or Granada? Are they the same place?

Confused? Book your tropical long haul holidays to Grenada Caribbean, and your city breaks to Granada in Spain.
 

What is Grenada like for a holiday?

If you want to swim in warm waters off beautiful sandy beaches; lose yourself in calypso and soca; or explore tropical rainforests studded with waterfalls – then Grenada holidays are your dream come true!

A quintessential Caribbean paradise island, package holidays to Grenada are ideal for couples, honeymoons, and quiet family escapes.

Is Grenada good for LGBTQ+ holidays?

Sad to say, Grenada isn’t very welcoming to LGBTQ+ travellers, and it’s a similar picture across the rest of the Caribbean. The good news is, we do have tons of other more enlightened destinations to recommend, from magnificent cities to the stunning beaches of Thailand. Have a look at our LGBTQ and gay-friendly holidays and get that break booked!

Why is Grenada called The Spice Island?

Grenada is the second-biggest grower of nutmeg and mace in the world! So expect local food to come with a hint of Christmas spice. Yum!