Enjoy a holiday to Grenada, the Spice Island, to discover one of the highlights of the Caribbean, with warm & friendly Grenadian hospitality. Grenada's hidden coves offer wonderful seclusion on sun-kissed shores, the pleasing aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon floats in the air, rainforests spill down from the volcanic terrain and old French forts overlook the pastel shades of the lively capital, St George's, which is set in a beautiful bay, formed by the submerged crater of an extinct volcano. All in all, holidays to Grenada sum up the colourful, laidback charm of the Caribbean.
Beaches: Grenada boasts stunning white sand beaches, whose shores are lapped by brilliant blue water with exquisite coral reefs waiting to be discovered beneath the surface. While away the days on these sugar-sand beach retreats and snorkel in the warm waters to explore the intricate coral, or more advanced divers can head out with a local dive centre to one of the island's many shipwrecks.
Waterfalls: For those looking for a bit of an adventure why not take a guided hike through the rainforest and discover the "Seven Sister" waterfalls all on route. For the more laid back discovery just a short drive from the capital you will find Annandale Falls, whose rocks are encompassed by lush vegetation and soft ferns making for a breathtaking sight.
Sugar and Spice: Grenada is known as the Spice Island because there are more spices grown here per square mile than anywhere else in the world, nutmeg being its biggest export. Take a trip to the Dougaldston Spice Estate, where you can witness where the spices are grown and how they are processed. Sugar cane is another widely grown crop in Grenada and is the key ingredient in many of Grenada's Rum distilleries. A visit to the Grenada Sugar Factory, which is surrounded by luscious sugarcane fields, will tantalise your taste buds and show you the in depth process of the art of Rum making.
Dolphins, Whales and Turtles: The waters of Grenada become alive with the sight and sounds of dolphins and whales from December to April. During these months you have a 97% chance of spotting these beautiful creatures including humpback, long and short fin padded whales. Tours are available locally.
St Georges: Located on the south west coast of Grenada you will find the capital town of St Georges. This old historical town is dominated by British colonial architecture but with a distinct Mediterranean feel, St George's is a picturesque town that can be explored in a day. On Saturdays St Georges has a weekly market offering a wide variety of fresh produce, spices and handicrafts ? ideal souvenirs. To capture the best pictures of the capital head to Fort George, built in 1706 this old historic Fort offers spectacular views overlooking the harbour.
When to go
Temperature Range: 20°C - 32°C
Most popular: December - April
Best value: June, September, October and November
Best weather: December - April
Direct flights: Monarch from London Gatwick
Indirect flights: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines
Visa information: None for British citizens
Health information: No special vaccines required but Hepatitis A, Dengue Fever, Polio and Typhoid recommended
Time Difference: GMT -4 hours
When To Go
The best value time to visit Grenada is during the months of June through to November. Hoteliers often reduce their rates to attract business during this quieter period, meaning it's an ideal time to travel for those not wanting to encounter large crowds. Due to the rainy season the vegetation flourishes during these months making the island truly picturesque.
Best Time to Go
Grenada is best visited during the drier months of mid December to April, also the peak tourist season. The island during these months will be slightly busier but as a result you will find more options available to you in the form of trips, tours and excursions.
The high season in Grenada like most other Caribbean islands is from mid December to mid April. Temperatures are often slightly cooler during these months and the island incurs the least rainfall. Tours, excursions and hotels run at their optimum during these months and the island has a real buzz of life about it.
The hottest months in Grenada are historically June through to August when you can expect temperatures to reach 30°C. This coincides with the islands rainy season meaning you should expect an increase in humidity during these months as well as stronger trade winds which are often a welcomed relief from the heat.
Grenada has a varied climate depending on where you are situated. Coastal areas tend to be hotter and more humid whereas temperatures in the forests are slightly cooler and often incur light rain regardless of the season. Temperatures range from 20-32°C with a yearly average temperature of 27°C. The rainy season runs from June to December when the island encounters short sharp showers often accompanied by strong trade winds. Hurricane season is from June to November however hurricane threats are usually rare.
Grenada Travel Information
Etiquette and Customs
Beach wear should be kept for the beach, it is inappropriate for main town areas and restaurants.
The use of, to be in possession of or to traffic illegal drugs in Grenada will result in long prison sentences.
It is illegal to wear or import camouflage in Grenada, as this is reserved for the military.
In Grenada, they drive on the left hand side of the road.
Restaurant bills will automatically include a 10% service charge however you can leave more for good service should you wish. Any tips for other services are at your discretion.
There are four main carriers we use offering flights to Grenada from the UK.
Direct Carriers: There is one direct carrier to Grenada from the UK which is Monarch from London Gatwick.
Indirect Carriers: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer a service to Grenada from London Gatwick with a touchdown in Barbados for British Airways and Tobago for Virgin Atlantic, however you will not have to change planes. American Airlines offer an indirect service from London Heathrow and Manchester going via the States, whereby you will have to change planes.
Fastest Flight Time: 8 hours and 30 minutes.
British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter Grenada for tourist stays up to 3 months. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months on the date of return.